On the final leg of its journey to the sea, the Ganges is joined by its mightiest tributary - the Brahmaputra. As the waters of the two mighty rivers merge, they overspill their banks to fan out into hundreds of rivulets and create the largest delta in the world. This is one of the wildest places on Earth, and perhaps the last place in the world where the tiger is still king. We discover how people and wildlife live in this inhospitable habitat and how they cope with the extremes in weather brought by the annual monsoons and hurricanes. Here, the modern world, with the bustling cities of Calcutta and Dhaka, meets the huge wetlands which, in turn, support the largest mangrove swamps on earth - the ancient swamps of the Sundarbans. The wetlands are amazingly diverse - home to giant lizards and snakes, huge man-eating crocodiles, great herds of chital deer, and forests full of monkeys. We capture the amazing diversity of this wetland, rarely filmed before, and paint an intimate portrait of the royal Bengal tigers who rule here.
Episode #103 / Length: 51 minutes