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A total 245 genera and 334 plant species were recorded by David Prain in 1903. While most of the mangroves in other parts of the world are characterised by members of the Rhizophoraceae, Avicenneaceae or Combretaceae, the mangroves of Bangladesh are dominated by the Malvaceae and Euphorbiaceae. Dominant flora includes:
The Sundarbans flora is characterised by the abundance of sundari (Heritiera fomes), gewa (Excoecaria agallocha), goran (Ceriops decandra) and keora (Sonneratia apetala) all of which occur prominently throughout the area. The characteristic tree of the forest is the sundari (Heritiera littoralis), from which the name of the forest had probably been derived. It yields a hard wood, used for building houses and making boats, furniture and other things. New forest accretions is often conspicuously dominated by keora (Sonneratia apetala) and tidal forests. It is an indicator species for newly accreted mudbanks and is an important species for wildlife, especially spotted deer (Axis axis). There is abundance of dhundul or passur (Xylocarpus granatum) and kankra (Bruguiera gymnorrhiza) though distribution is discontinuous. Among palms, Poresia coaractata, Myriostachya wightiana and golpata (Nypa fruticans), and among grasses spear grass (Imperata cylindrica) and khagra (Phragmites karka) are well distributed.
The varieties of the forests that exist in Sundarbans include mangrove scrub, littoral forest, saltwater mixed forest, brackish water mixed forest and swamp forest. Besides the forest, there are extensive areas of brackish water and freshwater marshes, intertidal mudflats, sandflats, sand dunes with typical dune vegetation, open grassland on sandy soils and raised areas supporting a variety of terrestrial shrubs and trees. Since Prain’s report there have been considerable changes in the status of various mangrove species and taxonomic revision of the man-grove flora. However, very little exploration of the botanical nature of the Sundarbans has been made to keep up with these changes. Differences in vegetation have been explained in terms of freshwater and low salinity influences in the Northeast and variations in drainage and siltation. The Sundarbans has been classified as a moist tropical forest demonstrating a whole mosaic of seres, comprising primary colonisation on new accretions to more mature beach forests. Historically vegetation types have been recognised in broad correlation with varying degrees of water salinity, freshwater flushing and physiography.
EXPLORE SUNDARBANS WITH US… (3days/4nights)
16 Mar – Day-01: Start from Dhaka at 10PM. Full night Journey.
17 Mar – Day-02: Early morning Board the guest at awaiting boat at Khulna early in the morning within 08:30. Then start cruise towards the Sundarbans forest. On way stopDhangmari Forest station. Take the permit, forest guard and pay the fees. The cruising will continue till Kotka. Upon arrival depends on tide, It might be possible to take a short walk inside the forest to have a glimpse of the forest. Anchor the boat near a suitable place for overnight stay.
18 Mar – Day-03: Very early in the morning take the small boat for cruise through the small canal for bird watching trip inside forest. Back to the big boat and take breakfast then walk through the Mangrove forest and climbing the Watch tower to Jamtola Sea-beach. After lunch, the boat will resume its journey, which will continue till Kochikhali.
Upon arrival, the accompanying Guide will lead you towards Visiting Point, where you will find plenty of deer, Monkey, birds etc. Back to the boat, snacks will be served. On this evening,Bar-B-Q dinner will be offered. Stay overnight on the boat inside the forest.
19 Mar – Day-04: Very early in the morning, the boat will resume its journey towards Khulna. Have sightseeing on Harbaria Eco-tourism spot for the natural beauty of forest on way back. Arrive in the evening then leave the boat at Khulna. After Dinner start transfer from Khulna to Dhaka.
20 Mar – Day- 05: Early Morning Arrived Dhaka.
Package price: BDT 12,000.00 for per person ( AC Bus )
N.B: Foreigners have to pay more 5800 taka per person for Govt. fees
Ship Capacity: 70 Person
- All meals during the trip
- All activities inside the forest as per itinerary
- Mineral water for drinking during the trip
- Forest fees & permission for Bangladeshis
- Armed forest guard from the forest department
- An accompanied experience Guide during the trip
- Dhaka – Khulna – Dhaka Ac/Non AC Bus Ticket
Things to carry by guest:
- Snicker shoes for walking
- Hat/Cap for sun protection
- Sun-burn lotion & insects spray
- Binoculars, Flash light, Camera & Films
- Towel, Bath Soap/Shampoo, Toothpaste & Tooth Brush
- Emergency Medicine
Standard Food Menu
Day: 1 Toast, Butter, Boiled Egg, Jam, Sundarban Honey, Banana, Tea & Coffee
Day: 2 Plain Porata, Egg Fry, Mixed Veg, Chicken Dal, Tea & Coffee Or Bhoona Khichuri, Egg Malaikari, Bringle fry, Pickle, Green Salad.
Day: 3 Porata, Egg Fry, Mixed Vegetable, Chicken Lotpoti, Tea & Coffee
Day: 1 Plain rice, Green Vegetable, Parsey Dopiaja, Beef/Chicken/Duck, Dal, Salad
Day: 2 Plain rice, Various Vorta, Tengra Bhoona, Chicken Curry, Dal Bhoona, Salad
Day: 3 Plain rice, Mixed Vegetable, Rui Fish Bhuna, Chicken with Potato, Dal, Salad
Day: 1 Plain rice, Mixed Vegetable, Vetki Dopiaja, Chicken Curry, Dal, Salad
Day: 2 Special BBQ Party- Fried Rice, Porata, Chicken Bar-B-Q, Beef/Mutton
Bhoona, Chinese Vegetable, Salad, Soft Drinks (Pet bottle).
Morning Snacks: (11am) Plain Cake/Dry Cake/Lexus Biscuit/Pran Peanut Bar
Afternoon Snacks: (04pm) Singara/Samucha/Chola Muri/Vegetable Pakura
Snacks will be served two times everyday…….
Menu may change with mutual discussions of the both party and additional/Spl. Item may serve against extra payment.(Subject to availability of the Items)
Exotica: Sundarbans: 4 Nights 3 Days
Journey from Dhaka to Khulna. Departure from Dhaka at 10:30 pm (by AC Coach Service) and arrival at 7.00 am Khulna.
Join the boat at Khulna, the starting point of your Safari Cruise
Board our vessel M.V. Mahira early in the morning at Jailkhana Ghat, Khulna. Soon after we will start cruising south towards Sundarban. Following the formalities at the Forest Department Station at Chadpai near Mongla Port, the cruise to the south-eastern part of the jungle will continue, reaching Kotka in the afternoon. If time permits your guide will offer some activities in the forest. Overnight on board.
Cruise through the Estuarine wilderness Shortly after sunrise we will invite you to explore the narrow creeks aboard a wooden rowboat, allowing a close look at the unique mangrove fauna & Flora. After a leisurely lunch the guide will offer a variety of activities, including an easy trek to the pristine beach facing the Bay of Bengal, a hike through the mangroves and an evening boat trip. Overnight on board in Kachi Khali.
Cruise towards Khulna Depending on the tide schedule, the boat will begin the return journey with the high tide and cruising the whole day arrive Khulna in the evening. On the way you will enjoy the peaceful cruise through the creeks of the Mangrove forest. After having dinner on board you will disembark the boat and avail your Opted mode of returning back to your place of living.
Journey from Khulna to Dhaka. After Denner we will start from Khuln to Dhaka at 11:00 pm. Arrivel to Dhaka early in the morning and tour will be end.
1. The trip as per itinerary with on board accommodation on twin sharing basis and meals starting from Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner according to Itinerary.
2. Forest permission and entrance fees for Bangladeshi nationals only.
3. Experienced English Speaking guide.
4. Dhaka – Khulna – Dhaka Ac Bus Ticket
For your own comfort, we request you to carry minimum luggage. However, we suggest you to carry the following items:
Torch / Towel / Umbrella / Raincoat / Binoculars / Suitable Clothes / Camera & Film / Mosquito repellent / Sun screen lotion / Walking shoes & Sandals / Swimming gear / Reading material / Board Games.
Standard Meal Menu:
Toast, Butter, Egg-omelet / fry, Jam, Sundarbans honey, tea & coffee, seasonal fruit.
Chapati, omelet, mixed vegetable, Sundarbans honey, tea & coffee, fresh fruit.
Chanachur, Cake, Noodles, Vegetable Pakora, Bisquites.
Plain rice, mixed vegetable, thick dal (lintels), fish fry, salad, tea & coffee, dessert.
Plain polau, fried vegetable, chicken curry, salad, tea & coffee, dessert
Khichuri, potato chop, fried vegetable, mutton curry, salad, tea & coffee, dessert
Plain rice, vegetable chop, thick dal, fish or chicken curry, mixed vegetable, salad, tea & coffee, dessert
Fried rice, French fry, boiled vegetable, chicken curry, salad, tea & coffee, dessert
Noodle & fried rice, mixed vegetable, Bar-B-Q chicken & fish, salad, tea & coffee, dessert
Chef will select the day’s menu from the above items.
Rules & Regulation
- Smoking is strictly prohibited in cabin.
- The Booking will be cancelled if the passengers fail to report at the station 30 Minute before the departure time.
- If necessary, the Authority can change the Seat / Cabin.
- Authority will not be liable any accident, theft, loss or damages.
- For changing date or canceling the booking, must be informed the issuing Authority.
- You have to care your luggage.
- Littering is strictly prohibited in the river, shore and tourist spots.
- Making noise, annoying animal, injury plantation is not allowed.
WHEN CNCELLED INDIVIDUAL BOOKING GROUP BOOKING
3 Weeks before departure NIL 30%
2 Weeks before departure NIL 40%
1 Week before departure 1000 Tk. 50%
3 Days before departure 50% 65%
48 Hours before departure 75% 75%
24 Hours before departure 100% 100%
For the exclusive booking please confirm the tour at least 4 weeks before the schedule. While making a confirm booking of the tour, a payment amounting to 50% of the tour fee is to be made. The balance to be paid 72 hours prior to the commencement of the trip. We accept cheques & cash both.
Tour price: BDT 13,490/- USD 250 (per pax)
Night-1st : Depature from Dhaka at 10:30 pm (by AC Coach Service)
Day-1st : Arrival to Khulna/Mongla at 07:00 am. After breakfast Departure from Khulna/Mongla to go to Sundarban at 07:30 am. This time we will enjoy the beauty of Sundarbans River and forest. We can see Crocodile some places if we are lucky.
Night-2nd : Anchore our boat in Kochikhali. This nght we’ll enjoy the nature of sea and sundarban forest.
Day-2nd : From 06:45 am – 08:15 am we will boating in the kochikhali canal and kochikhali forest office site. After 08:30 am we’ll come the boat and take Breakfast. After breakfast we visit the very beautiful sea faced Egg Birds Island beach. Come back to the boat at 11:00am and boat will start for katka sentury camp. Arrival to katka at 12:30 pm. Start for Badamtola beachas soon as possible. This beach is very beautiful for enjoying with sundarban forest (the Home of Royal Bengal Tiger). You may find here a different sensation. We also visit Jamtola watch tower when we’ll go to Badamtola. Jamtola is a largest wildlife habitation. Come back to the boat at 02:30 pm. After lunch we’ll visit katka senctury camp area at 03:30pm-05:00 pm. We’ll boating on the Jamtola canal if possible with day light.
Night-3rd : Anchor our boat in katka. This night we’ll enjoy the nature of sea and forest. Or, if you are interested to visit the eco-tourism site Harbaria then we’ll start for Harbaria. Arrival to Harbaria at midnight.
Day-3rd : Visit Harbaria eco-tourism site at 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Here we can see Tigers pug mark, Wildbore and natural beauty of sundarban. After visit here start for Khulna. Arrival to Khulna at 7:30 pm.
Breakfast Option: (Any one)
* Bread, Egg, Jam/Jelly, Butter, Banana.
* Paratha, Egg,Vegetable, Banana.
* Paratha, Chicken lotpoti,Egg, Banana.
* Paratha, Pulse(dal), Egg, Banana.
* Kedgeree, Egg, Vegetable, salad.
* Kedgeree, Chicken lotpoti, Vegetable, Salad.
Lunch Option: (any one)
* Plain rice, chicken curry, small fish, vegetable, pulse (dal), salad, fruit/soft drinks.
* Plain rice, beef, mixed vegetable, small fish, pulse (dal), salad, fruit/soft drinks.
* Plain pulao, chicken korma, vegetable, salad, fruit/soft drinks.
* Plain rice, beef/ mutton bhoona. Mixed, pulse (dal), salad, fruit/soft drinks.
* Plain rice, fish curry, vegetable, vorta, pule(dal), salad, fruit/soft drinks.
Dinner Option: (any one)
* Plain rice, chicken curry, small fish, vegetable, pulse (dal), salad.
* Plain rice, fish curry, vegetable, vorta, pulse (dal), salad.
* Plain pulao,chicken korma, vegetable, salad.
* Plain rice, beef/ mutton bhoona. Mixed, pulse (dal), salad.
Light Snacks: (any one each time)
* Chicken soup
* Mixed muri + Chanacur
* Vegetable chop
* Vegetable roll
** Light snacks will be served 10:30 am and 04:30 pm.
** Tea/coffee will be available 06:30 am to 09:30 pm.
Note: We can change this food menu if you need more food. In this case price will be Changed.
01. Dhaka-Khulna-Dhaka by Bus (Ticket basis].
02. Vessel Accommodation [Cabin Sharing basis].
03. All Meals (On Vessel).
04. Activities ([Tracking, Boat cursing, Beach activities, Watching Tower).
05. Forest Permission & Arms Guard.
06. Experienced Guide and Care.
Booking & Cancellation
Reservation on first come first serve basis.
2nd Installment will have to pay 15 days before journey date.
25% cancellation charge will be applicable before 07 days of departure.
50% cancellation charge will be applicable before 03 days of departure.
Price Excluded: Entry Fees, tips and Personal Expenses.
Terms of Payment: 1st Inst. 60% + Rest amount.
NOTE: Tour date and schedule may be changed due to non availability of