A magnificent mangrove cluster of islands situated in Bangladesh, Sundarbans was formed by the junction of the Meghna, Ganges, and Brahmaputra rivers. The Southeast Asian equivalent of the Amazon forest, the Sundarbans is home to the Royal Bengal tiger and over 250 types of birds. The view and the hospitality from the locals make this area a frequented tourist spot, despite it being tough to navigate through most of the area.
The best idea is to contact a tourist guide or to join a tour group to make the most out of your Sundarban trip. However, do not travel in a huge group; a maximum of ten people should be fine. The more people there are, the lower the chances of you taking your time at each location you visit, and the more congested it gets when traveling from place to place. Definitely avoid doing a day trip to the Sundarbans, because you will not get enough time to see all the spots worth taking a look at!
There are several top-notch areas to visit in Sundarban, but some of the best include:
- Nilkomol: Also known as Hiron Point, this place is rich with wildlife. As a matter of fact, you are sure to see at least one Royal Bengal Tiger at this location. A rest house is situated in this area known as the Neelkomol. If you are hoping to observe some rare types of birds and wildlife, you must visit this spot.
- Jamtola and Kotka Beach: A spectacular stretch of blue on each spot, Kotka and Jamtola beach are just half an hour away from one another, on foot. You can get to Kotka beach first using a launch and then head towards Jamtola next. Both points are a sight for sore eyes if you enjoy isolated, glorious beaches.
- Karamjol: This is a ranger station located deep inside the Sundarbans that is scenic and a superb spot to enjoy wildlife. Crocodiles, ducks, foxes, monkeys, wild boars, this place has it all. It is also known as a deer breeding center. The countless trees and untouched natural beauty are to die for.