The Sundarbans is the largest mangrove forest with an area of about 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi), of which about 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi) are located in Bangladesh. The forest extends across Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat districts and located in the delta region of Padma, Meghna and Brahmaputra river basins. Sundarban is densely filled with flora and fauna. This region is famous for containing Royal Bengal tigers. Apart from this, it contains 260 birds species, deer, crocodiles, snakes, dolphins etc. Sundari, Gewa, Goran, Keora grow prominently throughout the area. Sundarbans has many places to go and many things to do. The region is filled with canals and creeks where tourists can have boat rides. There is a trail from Kochikhali to Kotka which goes through the Jamtola sea-beach, forests, watch-tower and open field. Tourists can gain experiences by seeing various animals, birds with mangrove trees.
HOW TO GO:
Tourists can use launch from Khulna to Rupsha or Mongla port of Bagerhat and then they can use ship from Mongla or Morelganj or Sharonkhola to reach Sundarbans. There are some buses starting from Dhaka to Khulna whose details are given below.
|NAME OF SERVICE||COUNTER NAME (PHONE NO.)|
|Hanif Enterprise||Gabtoli Terminal (8015366, 8011750, 9003380)
|Green Line||Fakirapool (9356506)
|Eagle Paribahan||Gabtoli (8017698, 8017320, 04494413673)|
WHERE TO STAY:
There are many hotels and government rest house in Khulna to stay in.
|HOTEL NAME||PHONE NO.|
|CSS Rest House||041722355|
|Hotel Castle Salam||041730725|
|Hotel Royal International||041813067-9|
|Platinum Jute Mills Ltd Rest House||041762335|