Back to the Wild Again

It’s been a long time since I blogged about my traveling. So here it goes.

Two weeks ago, I made 4 day tour to the largest mangrove forest of the world, the Sundarbans.  I always fancied about having an adventure there, so this time I went on a four day trip on board a ship with some of my college friends. Here are a few pictures from the tour:

Early morning on the first day, the ship had to stop for sometime for dense fog.

boat in fog

The first day was uneventful. The ship cruised towards Kotka forrest range, and it was dark when it got there. Next day we boarded a boat to make the trip to Kotka beach:

boat ride

This is the ship where we stayed on during the whole trip: MV Kheyapar(picture snapped from the boat). Nice hospitable crew, and great food!

mv kheyapar

The 1 mile walk towards the beach, through the forrest:

kotka beach walk

And finally at the beach!

kotka beach

Tiger tracks! Apparently the king of the jungle visited the beach just an hour before we did.

tiger footprint

The next site was Dublar Chor, a village of fishermen. They mostly deal with dried fish. You can see the dried shrimps:

dublar chor

On Hiron Point, the 798th world heritage site(that’s what they said). We spotted some deer not too far way.

hiron point chital deer

And a wild boar!

sundarbans boar

The pointy things sticking out of the ground are called “Shasmul”, don’t have the english for it. Being a coastal forrest, the soil of the Sundarbans is relatively more saline. ‘Shashmul’ are extensions of the tree roots, they have chambers in them to filter oxygen right out of the atmosphere.

shashmul sundarbans

Tiger again! This one was much closer. Some of us could even smell it.

tiger footprint at hiron point

Day 3: Harbaria Echo Park

harbaria echo park

This is my whole troop, minus me.

At the Karamjal Crocodile farm. They keep the fully grown crocs at the lake.

Back in the town of Khulna on the last day, we decided to ride out the town before taking the bus to Dhaka.

khulna van ride

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5 thoughts on “Back to the Wild Again

  1. Nice post! Made me wish visit there again!
    I think the roots of mangrove trees are known as “aerial roots” or “breathing tubes”?!?

  2. nice post rubayeet.. made me recalled the nice tour.. thanks again you all the group that I found as a energetic and joyful team of nature lovers.

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