Tuesday, May 12, 2009


A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarbans is located south of Kolkata (India) and spreads over 54 islands and stretches to Bangladesh. Sundarbans is the world's largest delta, which is formed by the merger of three rivers-the Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Popular for its tigers, Sundarbans is equally known for its large mangrove forests.Mangrove forest is a woody community that can be periodically submerged in seawater of the inter-tidal zone of tropical and subtropical regions.They act as nurseries and feeding grounds for many fish, shrimp and crustaceans and non-resident fish enter the mangroves to feed at high tide. Mangroves are also prime nesting and migratory sites for hundreds of bird species.Sundarban is of the last preserves of the Bengal tiger and the site of a tiger preservation project.

We were there only for a two day visit due to our hectic schedule.Every trip we have made so far we have always been blessed with rains.However, this time we did not get to see the sunshine at all so we only managed to get a few shots from the ferry we were travelling in.

Please don't miss the rain.

A football game in progess.

Inspite of the rains these kids were really
enjoying themselves.

Common Kingfisher

Black-capped Kingfisher


Luck is never on our side so we are just happy
with the tiger pug marks and still hoping that
one day we will see the tiger.


  1. I'm so glad I'm getting to see areas I've never visited (within India, I mean). I've never seen the black-capped kingfisher. It's beautiful. So are the water lilies. Slices of life...so well captured from the ferry.

  2. Great photos! The one of the football match in the rains is fun.
    The last photo ... I think luck really was on your side. Imagine if the tiger was coming up behind you instead !

  3. Kanak,We really wished the rains would have stopped so that we could have stepped down from the ferry but alas!!anyway there's always next time.

    Thanks Sunita,for football fans there's no stopping them rain or sun:-)yeah, the tiger from behind is a scary thought but one from front wud have made our day at least we would have nad a pic to post..lol

  4. Wow, you were in some rain. Glad you had umbrellas. These birds are beautiful. At first I thought the kingfisher was a hummingbird til I enlarged the picture.

  5. Susie,we did not have any umbrella's so there was no venturing out.But we loved it anyway.Due to the rains wild life was not visible.maybe next time.

  6. Great photo's,I really like your blog.

  7. Some beautiful pictures in your blog, of places I can only dream about.
    Love that Kingfisher, and the rain certainly was falling in that second shot.

  8. Well done very nice Blog.

  9. Sam and Lisa and John,glad you liked our blog.

    Holdingmoments,Thanks for visiting and your kind comments.

  10. Wonderful Blog !! Beautiful Photographs !!