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Sundarbans Famous Tourist Spots.

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Sundarbans Famous Tourist Spots :

THE HEAVENLY SUNDARBAN

The Sundarbans is the largest contiguous block of mangrove forest in the world. It is located on the extreme south and south-west part along the Bay of Bengal of Bangladesh.

Sundarbans Reserved Forest (SRF) covers an area of 6017 sq km, out of that 4143 sq km (69%) is land and rest 1873 sq km (31%) is water bodies.

The Sundarbans is located south of the tropic of cancer between 89° 00' to 89° 55'east longitude and 21° 30' to 23° 30' north latitude.

Sundarban is intermingled with numerous rivers, canals and creeks. There are 450 named rivers in Sundarban. The major rivers are: Passure, Shela, Shibsa, Vadra, Jamuna, Raeymongol, Vola, Marzat, Aruashibsa etc.

It is a globally significant ecosystem rich in biodiversity and provides a habitat for numerous plant and animal species; nursery ground for fish and act as natural barriers against natural clamities.

About 3.14 million people depend on Sundarbans resources. The British Govt, assumed the proprietary right of the Sundarbans in 1828. The management was placed under Forest Department in 1875 and was declared as reserved aforest in 1878.

Administrative units :

The whole Sundarbans is under Khulna Circle and divided into Sundarban West Forest Division (H/Q at khulna) and Sundarban East Forest Division (H/Q at Bagerhat) in 2001. Total manpower of the circle is 1068 and administered through 04 Ranges, 16 Revenue stations and 72 patrol posts.

Forest Products :

Major forest products come from sundri, gewa, passur, keora etc, and minor forest products include nypa leaves, firewood, grasses, fish, honey and waxes are found in Sundarbans.

Biodiversity in the Sundarbans.
Flora :

It has considerably high floral diversity and in total about 334 plant species, additionally 165 algae and 13 orchid species are also recorded. Among them Sundri (Heritiera fomes), Keora (Sonneratia apetala), Baen (Avicennia officinalis), Passur (Xylocarpus meknogensis), Kankra (Bruguiera gymnorhiza), Goran (Ceriops decandra), Golpata (Nypa fruiticans), Singra (Cynometra ramiflora), Bhola (Hibiscus tiliceae), Hental (Pheonix paludosa), Khulshi (Aegicerus corniculatum), Gewa (Excoecaria agallocha) ect, are most important.

Fauna :

There are more than 375 wildlife species which include 35 reptiles, 315 birds, 42 mammals. There are 291 (210 whitefish, 24 shrimps, 14 crabs and 43 molluscs) fish species exist in Sundarbans.
The major wildlife in Sundarbans include Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigers), Spotted deer (Axis axis), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Monkey (Macaca mullata), Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), python, turtle, dolphin, otter, jungle cat, fishing cat and a variety of bird species. Among fishes fin fish, shrimp and crabs are important.

Conservation efforts :

As a part of conservation planning 3 wildlife sanctuaries were established (as shown in the map). These are situated in areas deemed to have wildlife management potential and as representative portions of natural areas in the three different biotopes which is free from timber extraction and other forms of harvesting and maintained as undisturbed breeding ground for wild animals and fishes.

The total area of the sanctuaries are 1,39,700 ha which is meant for wildlife and nature conservation.

Sundarban East Sanctuary : This sanctuary has an area of about 31,227 ha.
Sundarban South Sanctuary : It consists of an area of about 36,970 ha.
Sundarban West Sanctuary : It consists of an area of 71,502 ha.

World Heritage Site :

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee declared Sundarbans as its 798th World Heritage Site on the 6th December, 1997 which includes 3 wildlife sanctuaries.

Ecotourism Sites :

The Sundarbans Reserve Forest (SRF) as a whole offers a unique set of attractions to visitors from all over the world. The reasons are not only for ‘hotspots' but also for the presence of charismatic mega fauna the Royal Bengal Tiger, estuarine Crocodile and ganges river Dolphin.

Koromjal :

Koromjal is a forest station for the Rangers. Here you can see a dear breeding center. To visit Sunderbans you need to go there with a guide and it is even better if you go there with a group. You can stay two-three days in Sunderban depending on your desire and requirements. One day tour is not enough for Sundarban as you will not be able to see the nature in haste. For one day tour you can go up to Koromjal and at a glance visit the outer portion of Sunderban forest areas.

The entry point of the Sundarbans. This place is about 05 km from Mongla Sea port.

Major Attraction :

01. About 700 m wooden trail inside the forest to get a glimpse of Sundarbans.
02. Deer & Crocodile breeding centre.
03. Boating in the small Koromjal cannel.
04. Mangrove arboretum.

Herbaria :

This place is recently developed as Eco-tourism centre and it is about 14 km from Mongla, relatively nearer for the day visitors.

Major Attraction :

01. Observation tower inside the sundry forest.
02. First hanging bridge inside the (Sundarban Reserve Forest).
03. Very big fresh water pond with a round watches room in the middle.
04. Inaugural spot of tiger census 2004.
05. Wild boar, spotted deer, crocodiles, tiger, birds etc.

Katka :

Katka is one of Heritage sites in Sunderban. In Katka there is a wooden watching tower of 40, fit high from where you can enjoy the scenic beauty of Sunderban. A beautiful sea beach is there is Katka, you will enjoy while.

This is the paradise of the Sundarbans. This place is about 150 km from Khulna city and 100 km from Mongla.

Major Attraction :

01. Huge spotted deer herds in close to rest house.
02. Jamtala nature watch tower.
03. Royal Bengal Tiger spotting if you are lucky enough.
04. Badamtala virgin and wilderness beach where you can see tiger pug mark early in the morning.
05. Rest house with security.

Khochikhaly :

Beach lovers will like this beautiful sea faced site. This place is 14 km east of Katka. You can enjoy and Visit.

Major Attraction :

01. Butterfly Park.
02. Deer, Monkey, Monitor lizards sitting.
03. Tiger Spotting.
04. Rest house with security.
05. Dimmer char & pokhir char island offer excellent wildlife viewing an breeding ground for Olive Ridley Turtles.

Hironpoint (Nilkomol) :

This is also known as "Hiron-Point" and about 80 km from mongla. This is another tourist spot in Sunderban. It is called the world heritage state. You can enjoy the beauty of wild nature and spotted dears walking and running in Hiron-point.

Major Attraction :

01. Watch tower inside the keora forest.
02. King cobra, otter, wild boar, spotted deer sitting.
03. Tiger spotting.
04. World heritage site plague.

Dublar Char :

Dublar Char (Island) for fishermen. It is a beautiful island where herds of spotted deer are often seen to graze.

This island is the most largest fishing centre in the SRF and about 80 km from Mongla. About 1,50,000 people are associated in the fishing activities.

Major Attraction :

01. Offers natural and cultural attractions to the visitors.
02. Species diversity of fish and crab.
03. Annual religious celebration of ‘Rush Mela'

Mandarbaria :

This isolated island is situated in the extreme south-west corner of Bangladesh, distance from Satkhira Range headquarter is about 75 km.

Major Attraction :

01. Kudrat point the farthest point south in Bangladesh.
02. Wild boar, spotted deer, monitor lizard, tiger spotting.
03. Beautiful sunset view.
04. Sea turtle nest hear and that arrives to lay its eggs during the winter months.

Dobeki :

This place is about 15 km from Satkhira Range H/Q. There is a rest house by the side of the river kalagachi.

Major Attraction :

01. Golpata (Nypa Fruiticans) in the both bank of the river.
02. Very big fresh water pond where you can see wild boar, spotted deer.
03. Tiger pug mark sitting.

Kalagachia :

This place is about 05 km from Munshigange, Satkhira Range Office.

Major Attraction :

01. Wild boar and spotted deer sitting.
02. Recently developed Eco-tourism site.

Sekhar Tek :

The Sekher Tek area is located about 20 km south of Nalian and on the bank of the Sibsa. This is a ruins of Pratap's Sibsa Fort, a dilapidated Siva temple and remains of old building of former habitations.

Now you can see there thick forest with Sundri trees and infested with Tiger, Wild boar, Snakes and herds of beautiful spotted deer.

Honey Collection :

About 300 t honey and 80 t wax collected annually and 3000 people are engaged in these activities.

Shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali Mazar :

Besides the Sixty Dome Mosque, shrine of Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali is only 03 km ahead. You can go there by rickshaw (a three wheeled peddler). A great number of tourist goes the shrine to pray for this great man Hajrat Khan Jahan Ali. From this shrine a steamer goes to the Thakur Dighi where you will find the ancient crocodiles in this Dighi.(Dighi is a local name of larger pond) Besides this Dighi a Nine Gambuj Mosque is an attraction also for the tourists.

Sixty Dome Mosque :

In mid-15th century, a Muslim colony was founded in the inhospitable mangrove forest of the Sundarbans near the seacoast in the Bagerhat district by an obscure saint-General, named Ulugh Khan Jahan. He was the earliest torch bearer of Islam in the South who laid the nucleus of an affluent city during the reign of Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah (1442-59), then known as 'Khalifalabad' (present Bagerhat). Khan Jahan aborned his city with numerous mosques, tanks, roads and other public buildings, the spectacular ruins of which are focused around the most imposing and largest multidomed mosques in Bangladesh, known as the Shat Gambuj Mosjid 160' X 108'). The stately fabric of the monument, serene and imposing, stands on the eastern bank of an unusually vast sweet-water tank, clustered around by the heavy foliage of a low-laying countryside, characteristic of a sea-coast landscape. So in the year 1459 the great Azam Ulugh Khan Jahan established this mosque, which called Shat Gambuj Mosjid. In Bengali Shat means the number 60. Though it is called Shat Gambuj Mosjid, actually the numbers of Gamboj in the mosque are 81. The mosque roofed over with 77 squat domes, including 7 chauchala or four-sided pitched Bengali domes in the middle row. The vast prayer hall, although provided with 11 arched doorways on east and 7 each on north and south for ventilation and light, presents a dark and somber appearance inside. It is divided into 7 longitudinal aisles and 11 deep bays by a forest of slender stone columns, from which springs rows of endless arches, supporting the domes. Six feet thick, slightly tapering walls and hollow and round, almost detached corner towers, resembling the bastions of fortress, each capped by small rounded cupolas, recall the Tughlaq architecture of Delhi. The general appearance of this noble monument with its stark simplicity but massive character reflects the strength and simplicity of the builder. This mosque is 160 ft long and 108 ft in its width. This is one of the most beautiful archeological and historical Mosques in Bangladesh.

Shagordari :

Shagordari (Jessore) This is another tourist spot, which is in Jessore district, under Khulna Division. Sagordari is famous for the residence of Great poet Michael Modhusudon Datta, famous for his wonderful composition of sonnets. He was born in the year 1824 and died in 1873. This two-storied residence, which is known as Michel Modhusudon museum, is now under the custody of Bangladesh Archeological Department, where you can see the daily usage materials of the great poet. Every year from 25-30 January a great mela (exhibition) is organized here, which is called Modhumela need after our beloved poet. A huge crowd comes to Shagordari every year for the occasion of this mela.