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The Sundarbans-the largest continuous blackofmangrove forest in the world -covers in area of 5770sq.km of land and water. It is a part of world's largest delta, which has been formed form sediments deposited by the great rivers Ganges and Bhamhaputra that converge on to the Bengal basin. The western part of the forest lies India and the rest [about 60%] in Bangladesh . River channels and tidal creeks, varying, in width from just a few meters to five kilometers in some places All parts of the Sundarbans forest are subject tidal inundation during spring tides. The Bangladesh part of the forest is dominated by a high mangrove forest cover. The climate is mainly tropical maritime with lots of rain, most of which falls during the monsoon. The monsoon season [May-October] is hot and humid, while winter [October-Feb] is mild and dry. During January temperature can fall as low as 4 deg c.
The entire National Park area is covered by mangrove forest. There are small patches of brackish marshes on emerging islands and riverbanks, and sandy areas with grass and low shrubs on some of the outer islands. The two dominant mangroves are Sundori and Gewa
About 32 species of mammal are still found in this forest. Among these are Rhesus Macaques, Clawless, Otters, and Leopard Cats, Fishing Cats and Spotted Deer. The entire Sundarbans Forest comprises the largest remaining tract of habitat for the Royal Bengal Tiger
Some Bright Moments with The World heritage Sundarbans
Blue Sea Tour
Bangladesh 's only beach resort is near the Myanmar border in an area where Rohingya refugees have settled to escape persecution in Myanmar. It has a Burmese Buddhist flavour and few amenities to service the visitors attracted by its enormous expanse of shark-free beach. Even modestly clad bathers, especially females, should expect to be gawked at by locals and Bangladeshi holidaymakers. Bangladeshi women who swim (they are a rare breed) do so in a flowing shalwar kameez . South of Cox's Bazar are more secluded beaches where having a swim can still be a private experience rather than a public spectacle. They include Himacheri Beach and Inani Beach . Note that the beaches are not considered entirely safe at night.
At the moment the road from Chittagong to Cox's Bazar is one of the worst in the country and still unfinished, but you can avoid it altogether by making your way from Dhaka to Chittagong, and then doing a short 20 minute flight from there. Alternatively buses go straight from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar, a distance of 370km (230mi).
St Martin Island
This small coral island about 10km (6mi) south-west of the southern tip of the mainland is a tropical cliché, with beaches fringed with coconut palms and bountiful marine life. There''s nothing more strenuous to do here than soak up the rays, but it''s a clean and peaceful place without even a mosquito to disrupt your serenity. It''s possible to walk around the island in a day because it measures only 8 sq km (3 sq mi), shrinking to about 5 sq km (2 sq mi) during high tide. Most of island''s 5500 inhabitants live primarily from fishing, and between October and April fisher people from neighbouring areas bring their catch to the island''s temporary wholesale market. A ferry leaves Teknaf for St Martin every day and takes around 3 hours.
Getting to St. Martin''s is a three-step program. First you''ll need to fly or bus it down to Cox''s Bazar, and then catch a bus to Teknaf, which is right on the very tip of Bangladesh, sandwiched up against Myanmar. From Teknar, ferries run daily to St. Martin Island. The total distance from Dhaka to the island is 510km (316mi).
WHERE THE FRIENDSHIP OF SKY AND SEA
The nature has a lot of secrets and moods. Men love friendship may be nature also. To see the friendship of sky and see we will bring you Cox's Bazar the largest unbroken sea breach of the world.
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