The Sundarbans – Mangrove Forests


In the south western part of Bangladesh lies the
largest single block of tidal halo- phytic mangrove forest in the world – The
Sundarbans – The land of the Royel Bengal Tiger.
This mangrove of serene natural beauty with peach
and tranwuility is one of the world heritage site in the country.

It is a cluster of islands densely forested and
crisscrossed by hundreds of meandering streams creeks rive and estuaries. It
is one of the richest repository of biodiversity with 330 species of mangrove
plants, 424 species of wildlifes including 315 species of birds. It is a
natural habitat if spotted dear, crocodiles, wild boar, lizards, monkeys,
pythons , kind cobras and of course kingly Royal Bengal Tiger. This heavily
forested swampy land is the last strong hold of more than 400 Royal Bengal
Tigers. The life style of the wood cutters, nomadic fishermen and the daring
honey collectors have enhance the charm of this unique beauty.


1) Hiron Point (Nilkamal) for tiger,monkey,  deer, birds, crocodiles and natural beauty.
2) Katka for deer, tiger,  varieties of birds and monkey, crocodiles,
morning and evening symphony of wild fowls. Vast expanse of grassy meadows
running from Katka to Kachikhali (Tiger Point) provide opportunities for wild
3) Tin Kona Island for tiger and deer.
4) Dublar Char (Island) for fishermen. It is a
beautiful island where herds of spotted deer are often seen to graze.
5) Karamjal Mangrove Arboretum, View Dolphin
jumping, Deer and Crocodile rearing station
6) Kachikhali for Virgin beach Night canoeing
Deer, Crocodiles, Monkeys and Monitor lizards
7) Mandarbaria for Turtle breeding spot, Dolphins,
King Crabs and numerous species of crabs

Means of
Water transport is the only means of communication
for visiting the Sundarbans from Khulna or Mongla Port. Private motor launch,
speedboats, country boats as well as mechanized vessel of Mongla Port Authority
might be hired for the purpose. From Dhaka visitors may travel by air, road or
rocket steamer to Khulna – the gateway to the Sundarbans. You can start journey
from Dhaka to Khulna by road or by river. The quickest mode is by air from
Dhaka to Jessore and then to Khulna by road.
Journey time: It varies depending on tides against
or in favor in the river. Usually it takes 6 to 10 hours journey by motor
vessel from Mongla to Hiron Point or Katka.
main tourist spots in Sundarban are Karamjol, Katka, Kochikhali, Hiron point
and Mandarbaria. Hiron Point (Nilkamal) for tiger, deer, monkey, crocodiles,
birds and natural beauty. Katka for deer, tiger, crocodiles, varieties of birds
and monkey, morning and evening symphony of wild fowls. Vast expanse of grassy
meadows running from Katka to Kachikhali (Tiger Point) provides opportunities
for wild tracking.
Tin Kona Island for tiger and deer.