Sundarbans, the largest in the world measuring about 40,000 sq km is a mangrove area in the delta formed by the confluence of the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers in the Bay of Bengal of Bangladesh’s Khulna Division. It spans from the Hooghly River in India’s state of West Bengal to the Baleswar River in Bangladesh. Four protected areas in the Sundarbans are enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Sundarbans National Park, Sundarbans West, Sundarbans South and Sundarbans East Wildlife Sanctuaries. The Sundarbans mangrove forest covers an area of about 10,000 km2 of which forests in Bangladesh’s Khulna Division extend over 6,017 km2 and in West Bengal India extend over 4,260 km2 across the South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts.
The most abundant tree’s variety of the world largest mangrove forest are Sundri and Gewa. There is a trail from Kochikhali to Kotka which goes through the jungle open field and Jamtola sea beach located deep inside the Sundarban in the shore of Bay of Bengal. Walking on about 10km long trail will provide a great experience to discover the Sundarban Mangrove Forest in Bangladesh.
Sundarban is home of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopards, Rhinoceros, Wild Buffaloes, Wild Hogs, Wild Cats, Barasinga, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, Barking Deer, and Monkeys are the principal varieties of wild animals found in Sundarbans. Crocodile, River Dolphins and Irrawaddy Dolphins are also found in the Sundarban.