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Sundarbans

Travel Guide Asia Bangladesh Sundarbans

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Introduction

The Sundarbans mangrove forest is the world largest mangrove forests of its kind and is located in the southwest of Bangladesh and in parts of India on the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers on the Bay of Bengal. The Sundarbans are shared with India and form a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests and has a high biodiversity with a wide range of flora and fauna. Animals include 260 bird species, the Royal Bengal tiger and other threatened species such as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python. Some of the wildlife, though, is very elusive and it is a matter of luck, for example, to see a tiger. It is best to arrange tours from Dhaka or Kulna which can last for a week or more if you want.

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Getting There

By Train

From Dhaka to Khulna it is a 10 to 11 hour journey by direct train.

By Car

The road condition is good, so anyone can just hire a car (and driver!) and go to Khulna by car.

By Bus

By bus Khulna is well connected with Dhaka.

By Boat

Paddle rocket steamers also run between Dhaka and Khulna. The trip is very exiting and enjoyable but takes arround 20 to 24 hours to complete.

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