Located about 320 km. south-west of Dhaka and spread over an area of about 60000 sq, km of deltaic swamps along the coastal belt of Khulna, the Sundarbans is the world’s biggest mangrove forest – the home of the Royal Bengal tiger. These dense mangrove forests are cross-crossed by a network of rivers and creeks.
Here, tourists find tides flowing in two directions in the same creek and often tigers swimming across a river or huge crocodiles basking in the
sun. Other wildlife of the region include the cheetahs, spotted deer, monkeys, pythons, wild bears and hyenas. The forest is accessible by river from Khulna or Mongla. There are rest-houses for visitors to stay and enjoy the unspoiled beauty and splendor of the forest. Continue reading “Sundarban”