Explore Sundarban with Mission Sundarban Tours & Travels
Sundarban is one of the best, one of the most attractive and fascinating places for the travellers from around the world, along with the local people from Bangladesh. Being the largest mangrove forest of the world and having an extra ordinary biodiversity, this forest is the point of interests for almost all adventurous travellers from Bangladesh and people from all around the world. The name Sundarban can be literally translated as “beautiful forest” in the Bengali language (Shundar, “beautiful” and ban, “forest”). The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees that found in Sundarbans in large numbers.
Sundarban is situated at the mouth of the great Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and it is shared by India and Bangladesh, however Bangladesh holds the two-third of the whole forest. The forest covers 10,000 sq kilo-meters of the delta, two-thirds of this lies within Bangladesh’s borders. A large number of foreigners come to Bangladesh every year only to visit this unique mangrove forest. Besides, local tourists also go to visit Sundarban.
About a third of the Sundarban Forest area is covered by a complex network of tidal creeks, mudflats and small islands, and the entire forest is subject to tidal inundation. Sundarban, Bangladesh’s only protection against tidal surges and annual cyclones, has the highest biodiversity of any mangrove forest in the world.
Apart from its aesthetics and biodiversity, Sunderban is a pride of Bangldesh. It heightens the glory of this nation to the worlds, as it is marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.