The Sundarbans is a large mangrove forest spread across Bangladesh and West Bengal in India; it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sundarbans are the largest littoral mangrove belt in the world, stretching 80 km (50 mi) into the Bangladeshi and Indian hinterland from the coast. The Sundarbans has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The forests aren’t just mangrove swamps though, they include some of the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles which once covered the Gangetic plain. The Sundarbans cover an area of 10,500 sq km, of which about one-third is covered in water/marsh areas. Since 1966 the Sundarbans have been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are now 400 Royal Bengal tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area.
What to see:
- Hiron Point a beautiful spot, great for spotting tigers and other wildlife
- Tin Kona Island another popular spot for wildlife spotting.
- Katka a base for safaris, and good spot to see tigers and for bird-watching.
- Dublar Char Island it’s possible to fish here.
What to do:
- Take a 3/4 days journey by tourist ship and enjoy forest.
Where to Eat:
If you are traveling with tourist ship, they will provide you all the food. There is no shop or restaurant inside forest.
Where to shop:
On the way back you can buy honey from forest.