Eden Gardens and Sunderbans National Park -Tourist places in West Bengal
Bengal is a place where a number of tourist spots and religious places are present. These places are centre of attraction for the people of Bengal as well as people from all over India come to these places to get mental peace and for fun. In this article I will discuss everything in detail about Eden Gardens and Sunderbans National Park, famous tourist places in West Bengal.
Eden Gardens, West Bengal
Eden garden holds a number of prestiges associated with it as it is the oldest and biggest cricket ground in India. The park has got its name on the name of sister of Governor of Auckland named eden. The ground is not only large but also quite beautiful. It has huge seating capacity also. It is surrounded with a number of trees and thus appealing in looks. It is located at teh bank of river Hoogly. The eden gardens of Kolkata has witnessed a number of cricket matches including many significant ones also. Its beauty is enhanced by pagoda. The first match played on the ground was between Australia and England in 1897.
Sunderbans National Park
It is one of the largest forests in India. It is surrounded by three rivers Ganga, the Brahmaputra and the Meghna. The total area covered by the Sunderbans National Park is 2,585 sq km.A variety of flora and fauna is present here including the Royal Bengal Tigers, spotted deers, wild pigs, monkeys, herons, kingfishers and white-bellied eagles. A number of types of aquatic animals are also found at this place including the fishes, red fiddler crabs and hermit crabs. Sajnekhali a place in this park is popular for variety of crocodiles found.