Type: Nature Attraction
Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. It extends across the Khulna, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Patuakhali, and Barguna districts of Bangladesh. The Sundarbans literally means in Bengali - beautiful forest. But the Sundarbans may have been named after the Sundori tree as well, which grows abundantly there.
Here you can enjoy the monkey's screaming, and chirping of the birds and peacocks, folks of deer, howl, owls, bees, and the roar of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger. There are also 330 species of trees, 270 species of birds, 14 species of reptiles, 42 species of wild animals and 32 species of shrimp, and of 200 species of fish found in Sundarbans. Because of the scenic beauty of Sundarbans, tourists are attracted to visit the forest. Indeed, the number of tourists in the Sundarbans has increased in recent years more than ever. The best time in the year for Sundarbans' tour is from mid-October to April.
There are several beautiful places in the Sundarbans. These include Hiron Point, Dubalar Char, Sharankhola, Chalkata, Tiger Point Tower, Tiger Point Sea Beach, Jamtala Sea Beach, Seven River Point, Kalirchar, etc.
The main attraction of the Sundarbans is the Royal Bengal Tiger. But in the Sundarbans, you must see the tiger's footprints at least. The footprints give the feeling as if the tiger has passed this route just a while ago. You can also take photographs of these footprints.
You can also visit the Dublar Char. This island of the Bay of Bengal is known as Shutkipolli. Fishermen from various places come here every year during the fishing season and create temporary homes. They collect a huge amount of fish from the sea and sell them in the market by making them dry.
The things you must keep while traveling in the Sundarbans are pure water bottles, fast-relief boxes for primary treatment, one pair of socks, cameras, radios, necessary winter clothes, etc.
Besides this nature attraction, there are four more nature attractions listed in Khulna. There's also twelve attractions listed in this district in other categories. You will find the exact location of Sundarbans on the map above.
How to Go
There are several ways to go to Sundarbans from Dhaka.
By plane: The fastest way to get to Sundarbans from Dhaka is by plane. There are several airlines that offer direct flights to Khulna, the gateway to the Sundarbans. The flight time is about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
By train: Another option is to travel by train. The train journey from Dhaka to Khulna takes about 8 hours. There are several trains that depart from Dhaka every day.
By bus: The cheapest way to get to Sundarbans from Dhaka is by bus. The bus journey takes about 12 hours. There are several bus companies that offer services to Khulna from Dhaka.
By car: If you are driving, the distance between Dhaka and Khulna is about 288 kilometers. The drive takes about 6 hours.
Once you arrive in Khulna, you can take a boat to Sundarbans. There are several boat operators that offer services to different parts of the Sundarbans.
Tips for Visitors
Here are some tips for planning your trip to Sundarbans:
1. Book your tickets in advance, especially if you are traveling during peak season (December-February).
2. Pack light clothing, as it can get hot and humid in Sundarbans.
3. Be aware of the risk of malaria and dengue fever in Sundarbans. Take precautions to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
4. Hire a guide to help you explore Sundarbans. The guide will be able to show you the best places to see wildlife and learn about the local culture.
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1 visitor shared a review on Sundarbans.
I along with some of my friends visited Sundarbans back in 2002. We hired an engine-boat from Mongla port and went deep inside the forest. The natural view was breathtaking. We spent the whole day roaming through the Canals of Sundarbans and came back in the evening.
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Nearby Nature Attractions
Following is a list of other nature attractions found within few kilometers of Sundarbans. You may also view all nature attractions in Khulna, Khulna Division.