On a standard package we cannot guarantee you a sighting of the fabled royal Bengal tiger but we can promise to take you to the land of the fearsome “bhag” where culture and tradition has grown around respecting lush forest with its abundance of exotic and unique species of animals, flora, and insects.
Paddle Steamer, ancient mosques, tombs and crocodiles - Duration 3 Days /2 nights
Day 03: Early breakfast, and then head towards Bagerhat, to explore the World Heritage Sites of Shat Gambud Mosque, the Tomb of Khan Jahan (Turkish warrior whose lake contains the rare marsh crocodiles) and other local areas of interest. Then drive to Jessore airport with a lunch break at Khulna. Taking the evening flight to Dhaka.
Ancient mosques and jungle - Duration 3days/2nights
Day 03: After an early breakfast, drive to Jessore airport to take the morning flight to Dhaka. Time permitting, we can visit the historical Barobazar on the way. This is the port where the world famous muslin used to be exported to the region and here we explore some more remarkable archaeological ruins of the Sultan Shahi period and possibly visit the biggest banyan tree in Asia.
Mystical Songs & Tagores Lodge* - Duration 2 days/1 nights
Trail of the Bengal Tiger -Duration 3 nights & 4 days
Day 01: Fly to Jessore over the countless tributaries that feed in to the Bay of Bengal. Upon arrival, your guide will greet and drive you to Mongla where you will board the waiting motor boat. Lunch will be served and the boat will start its journey towards largest mangrove forest in the world - the world heritage site of the Sundarbans. The river banks will reveal a variety of flora and fauna and we will cruise till the captain anchors the boat near a suitable Forest Station for the night. Dinner is on the boat and your overnight stay will be to the chatter of the wildlife in the forest.
Day 02: Early in the morning, the boat will resume its journey deeper into the forest until it reaches Kotka where it might be possible to take a walk through the forest trail right up to the beach where you can climb the watch tower, bathe or even swim2 . Then its back to the boat for lunch and visit the Kotka forest office and adjoining areas to look for deer, monkeys, and other wildlife. The evening ends back on the boat for dinner and overnight stay inside the forest.
Day 03: Early in the morning we take a trip deeper inside the Kotka canals with small local boat and look out for wildlife. After breakfast, more forest activities will follow and around late afternoon the boat will start its journey back towards Mongla and will stop near the forest Station either at Harintana or Supothi for overnight stay on the boat inside the Mangrove forest.
Day 04: Today the boat resumes its journey towards Mongla early in the morning. You will leave the boat at Mongla port immediately after having an early lunc. We drive to Jessore airport to take the afternoon flight for Dhaka.
* Seasonal: Lalon Mela is held during the months of March-October.
We have listed four Khulna packages. However if you are after a more leisurely tour or want to customise your visit, we would be delighted to personalize your trip. Please look at "Tailor Made" for ideas or contact us and we shall take care of the rest.
Khulna contains the ancient Shat Gombud mosque, mangrove forests, shrimp farms. legendary honey collectors, rare marsh crocodiles, deer, exotic birds, rivers offering cruises and of course The Trail of the Bengal Tiger. Let The Tiger Trail be your "partner in your adventure".