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.
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:
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!
The 1 mile walk towards the beach, through the forrest:
And finally at the beach!
Tiger tracks! Apparently the king of the jungle visited the beach just an hour before we did.
The next site was Dublar Chor, a village of fishermen. They mostly deal with dried fish. You can see the dried shrimps:
On Hiron Point, the 798th world heritage site(that’s what they said). We spotted some deer not too far way.
And a wild 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.
Tiger again! This one was much closer. Some of us could even smell it.
Day 3: 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.