Every time I think of writing about our travels to Sunderbans National Park, Bangladesh, I start putting my thoughts in words, but somehow end up scrapping the post. We have been here 3 times now with the children and I have been twice before, Ashique several times over. It is one of our favourite places in Bangladesh, a real gem of a place.
The Sundarbans mangrove forest is the largest of such forests in the world (140,000 ha), lies on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. It is adjacent to the border of India’s Sundarbans World Heritage site. It is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, more than 260 species of birds, salt water crocodile and many other endangered species. It is a travel destination that is very dear to us, a place that is very special and magical, and each time we have been, both with children and without, has been a different experience, full of adventures(good and bad), activities and wonderful memories.
I have decided to just do a photo essay from ONE of our trips, 2013 August. One of these days, I will be happy with writing more in depth about it, probably when we are living in Bangladesh! Until then, enjoy these images from a very special place.
Very unique vegetation, the trees have to adapt to living in harsh conditions and intertidal environment
Our home for 5 days, meandering along the river, always a pleasure travelling with Guide Tours..With them you are never a stranger 🙂
I have never seen a tiger in this spot myself, Ashique has though! I have heard a tiger from the boat, seen the pug prints, have heard the monkeys sending out warning howls indicating the tiger is nearby. It’s still a thrilling feeling knowing a tiger maybe watching you from behind these trees as I am standing here!
I didn’t write about how we got here or about costs, but do feel free to send me any questions you might have regarding logistics, safety, best time to go, how to get there and any other information you might need!
Sunderbans (translated beautiful forest) Forever 🙂
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