A Tour with the Royals
A Tour with the Royals
The Sundarbans. Let’s assume, we all know what a pride it is for us Bengalis. Having to experience the wildlife beauty for 5 days is more than what one could ask for. And if the trip offers staying and cruising on the best cruise ship, then everything should just be perfect.
I went on to a 5-day trip to the Sundarbans recently on the MV Flamingo cruise ship, while enjoying the gracious beauty of Bangladesh’s rivers. After reaching Khulna, the first place we, me with the other tourists, headed to Harbaria. Harbaria is one of the most attractive and dangerous places of the Sundarbans. It was just by the river called ‘Poshur’. Harbaria is where the Royal Bengal Tigers rarely roam. But the actual main attraction of Harbaria was the dotted deer, and we did get to see two beautiful ones. Howsoever, we did not take the long wooden pathway, which leads to the deep of the mangrove forest as it was very restricted. The last thing we did in Harbaria was to get up to the watch tower and got a bird’s eye view of the entire forest point. And it was beyond beautiful.
After Harbaria, we toured down to hike Kotka, which is a territory of The Great Royal Bengal Tigers. The green surrounding kept reminding me how beautiful our country is. It was evening by the time we were done hiking down Kotka. Hiking made it easier to see and feel the beauty around us.
The next place we went to see was the canals and small creeks in small country boats. And that was the first real Bengali experience we had there. And words would fall short if I wanted to express how it felt.
Then we went to the most popular place in the Sundarbans, which is the Jamtola sea beach, where there is a jungle surrounding it. Without a visit there, it would be an incomplete tour in the Sundarbans. There we walked through the jungle that surrounded the beach. And it was exciting and scary at the same time. But the scenic beauty surely was breathtaking, I must say.
Our next and last place for visiting in the tour was Karmajal, which is one of the wonderful places in the Sundarbans. We went there to get a look at the most precious and beautiful species of Bangladesh’s wildlife.
And there the tour ended. Everything about the Sundarbans in one word was ‘Majestic’.