The 12 Best Khulna City Tourist Spots To Visit In 2021

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A district in Bangladesh’s southwestern part, Khulna, is the country’s third-largest. An unprecedented union of industrial commerce, nature, and folk culture has taken place in this district.

There are shrimp industries and shipbuilding industries in the Khulna district of Bharpur in a significant number of river variations, including Rupsa, Bhairava, Chitra, Pashu, Kapotaksha.

Among the best and historical places in Khulna district various tourist spots of Sundarbans, Sundarbans (Karamjal, Dublar Char, Kataka, Hiran Point), Rupsa River Bank, Khan Jahan Ali Setu, Rabindranath Tagore’s Father-in-law’s house, Shiromani Memorial, and Birshrestha Ruhul Amin Soudha, etc. are notable.

The 12 Best Khulna City Tourist Spots To Visit In 2021

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1. Padmabeel (Lotus Beel) of Bhutia/ভূতিয়ার পদ্মবিল

Best Khulna city tourist spots in Bangladesh

Padmabeel (Bhutia Padma Beel) of Bhutia is located in Terkhada Upazila of Khulna district. For nature lovers, this Padma Beel is like a heavenly kingdom.

Thousands of lotus bloom all over the beel. This charming scene works like magic to relieve the fatigue of busy civic life.

The Padmabil adhering village of Bhutia reflects the stunning nature of Bengal, which is not seen everywhere as before. From 6 am to 6.30 am, it is the best time to see lotus flowers.

Because as the evening progresses, the lotus also starts closing the petals off it. September-October is the ideal time to visit Padmabill in Bhutia.

How to go to Padmabeel?

If you want to see the Padma Beel of Bhutia, you have to come to Khulna district city first. Khulna city has to go to Terkhada Bazar by bus or CNG, about 18 km away from Khulna.

Anyone local in the Terkhada market will give you the place location if someone asks about Padma Beel. Small dingy boats are available for roaming around Padmabeel in the Terkhada market; if you want to board a boat, bargain before.

Where to stay in Padmabeel?

Tiger Garden International, Hotel Castle Salam, Western Inn, Hotel Holiday International, Hotel Millennium, and City Inn Limited are among the private residences in Khulna city. You can stay in any of them according to your budget.

Where to eat in Padmabeel?

There are several good restaurants at Shivbari Junction in Khulna city. Sandesh, 1 Taka puri, Kacci Biryani, and Galda shrimp are famous in Khulna city. Don’t miss any of the food while you are in Khulna.

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2.Putney Dwip/পুটনী দ্বীপ

Photo Credit – Ishtiaq Ahmed

An island located in the scenic nature of Khulna district is called Putney dwip or Putney Island. Its other name is Islandchar to the residents. There are a sea on the horizon and dense forests on the other side, with green grass wilderness and zigzag canals on one side of Putni Island.

Putney Island is terrific in a word. As the tide swells, the whole area floats—the late afternoon sunset here in the Arpangasia river and the mohona of the Bay of Bengal.

Being a deer and fish sanctuary, there is not much of a prison and a common man on Putney Island. But many locals in the vicinity come to Putney Island to extract crabs. Although deer and fish roam in the forests and creeks of the island, it is known that there is no tiger infestation.

How to go to Putney Dwip?

If you want to go to Putney Island, you will need the permission of the forest department. In this case, you can contact the Mongla forest department office or the forest department office at Hiron Point for permission.

You can travel from Mongla in Bagerhat to Putney Island via Dublar Char or Hiran Point on a trawler with permission.

Where to stay in Puntey Dwip?

There is no provision for a night’s stay on Putney Island. If you want to stay camping, set up a tent in a place where tidal water does not reach. You can also stay in trawlers.

There are tourist accommodations at Neelkamal in Hiranpoint, Kachikhali at Tiger Point, and Rest House in The Forest Department in Katka.

Where to eat in Putniy Dwip?

If you can make the necessary purchases from Mongla, you will not have to be tense about eating on trawlers or the island.

Necessary advice while visiting Putney Island

  • It is impossible to go to a big launch on Putney Island, so hire a trawler without thinking of alternatives.
  • This route is unknown to many due to downward movement so check out the trawler by looking at experienced and familiar drivers.
  • Avoid traveling to Putney Island during the rainy season.
  • Travel with enough water and urgent essential medicines.

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3.Hiran Point/হিরণ পয়েন্ট

Photo Credit – Md. Saiful Islam

Hiran Point is a protected sanctuary located on the Pramatta Kunga River banks in the Khulna range in the southern part of Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest. Neelkamal is another name for Hiran Point, one of the world heritage declared by UNESCO.

Being a sanctuary, Hiran Point has quickly become a safe, natural habitat for wildlife, reptiles, and birds, including monkeys, deer, tigers.

As a result, one of the Sundarbans attractions here is the sighting of animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, Chitra Deer, Large Egret, Crying Prick, Dhyani Bak, etc.

Walking on a beautiful wooden road at Hiran Point, animals like deer, monkeys, guisaps, crocodiles, etc., can be seen.

There is also a watchtower at Keorasuthi, just 3 km from Hiran Point. The natural beauty of Sundarbans can be enjoyed from the watchtower from Hiran point.

Expenses

Daily travel fee for students in sanctuary areas – Tk. 30 (0.36$), travel fee for ordinary domestic tourists – Tk. 150 (1.78$), foreign tourists travel fee – Tk. 1500 (17.77$).

The travel fee for students outside the sanctuary is Tk. 20 (0.24$), general tourist fee. 70 (0.83$), foreign tourist travel fee – Tk. 1000 (11.84$) and researchers’ travel fee – Tk. 40 (0.47$).

Other expenses including travel fee of forest department including guide fee of Tk. 500 (5.92$) per day, security guard fee of Tk. 300 (3.55$), launch crew fee of Tk. 70 (0.83$) and a telecommunication fee of Tk. 200 (2.37$).

The video camera fee is Rs 200 (2.37$) for domestic tourists and Rs 300 (3.55$) for foreigners.

During Ras Purnima in Sundarbans, pilgrims have to pay a fee of Rs 50 (0.59$) per person for 3 days. Registered trawler fee is Tk. 200 (2.37$), unregistered trawler fee is Rs 800 (9.48$), and trawler fee is Tk. 200 (2.37$) for daily stay.

How to go to Hiron Point?

At present, about 100 agencies are engaged in the tourism business in Sundarbans. You can easily visit Sundarbans with a good tour management agency.

Various buses are plying from Gabtoli and Sayedabad bus terminals in Dhaka to Bagerhat.

Meghna Transport (01717-388553) and Tourist Transport (01711-131078) left the Sayedabad bus terminal. And from Gabtoli bus terminal, Sakura Transport (01711-010450) and Sohag Transport (01718-679302) leave.

If you want, you can come to Khulna by train from Kamlapur. You will get the launch of The Sundarbans Hiran Point from Khulna to Rupsa or from Mongla Port in Bagerhat.

Apart from this, various vessels going to Sundarbans are also available from Morelganj, Sharankhola in Bagerhat.

Where to stay in Hiron Point?

There are accommodations at Kachikhali at Tiger Point in Sundarbans, Neelkamal at Hiran Point, and Resthouse in the Forest Department in Katka. If you want to stay in Neelkamal, domestic tourists will need Rs 3000 (35.53$) per room and Rs 5000 (59.22$) for foreigners.

Kachikhali will cost Rs 3000 (35.53$) per room and Rs 5000 (59.22$) for foreigners. In Katka, the room cost will be the same as above, Rs 3000 ((35.53$)  for domestic tourists and Rs 5000 (59.22$)  for foreigners.

The tourism corporation has hotels to stay in Mongla and get general quality residential hotels at poshur bondore. Apart from this, there are opportunities to spend the night in various quality hotels located in Satkhira and Khulna cities.

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4.Tomb of Birshrestha Ruhul Amin/বীরশ্রেষ্ঠ রুহুল আমিনের সমাধি

Photo Credit – Jewel Osman

Mohammad Ruhul Amin (Birsrestha Ruhul Amin Grave Yard), the best martyr of the military title, is lying in sleep on the east side of the Rupsa river in Khulna district.

On December 10, 1971, the brave freedom fighter was martyred in an enemy airstrike on a warship near the Khulna shipyard.

Every year, on Ruhul Amin’s Martyrdom Anniversary and Armed Forces Day, the Bangladesh Navy and the local administration pay homage at Rahul Amin’s cemetery by organizing various programs.

Mohammad Rahul Amin was born in 1935 in Baghpanchra village of Sonaimuri Upazila in Noakhali. He was the artificial officer of the Palash Gun Board given to the Navy of the Indian Government during the Liberation War in 1971.

On December 10, three gunboats, Palash, Padma, and Pavel, left Haldia Naval Base for Mongla port to capture The Pakistan Navy PNS Titu.

But when the gunboat Palash got very close to the Khulna shipyard, bombs and firing started from militant aircraft.

The Commander of Palash ordered everyone to leave the gunboat, but Ruhul Amin tried his best to keep the gunboat running. Suddenly a ball hit Palash’s engine room, and it was destroyed.

He was brutally killed by Pakistani soldiers and rajakars on the river banks when Birshrestha Rahul Amin reached the river bank with injuries.

According to family sources, Ruhul Amin’s body was lying on the Rupsa river banks for three days. Abdul Ghaffar of Rupsa police station buried Ruhul Amin in Bagmara village in East Rupsa char with villagers’ help.

Mohammad Rahul Amin was awarded the highest military title after Bangladesh became independent in recognizing its bravery, outstanding courage, and supreme self-sacrifice in the great liberation war.

After 24 long years, in 1994, the “Rupsa Reporters Club” and the Bangladesh Navy took over the responsibility of preserving and maintaining the tombs of Birshrestha Ruhul Amin and Bir Uttam Shahid Mahibullah.

At present, the graveyard complex of Birshrestha Ruhul Amin and Bir Vikram Mahibullah has been constructed with 1.5 acres of land.

How to go to Bir Shrestha Ruhul Amin Tomb?

From Dhaka, you can come to Khulna by Bus, train, or launch. Go straight 50 yards ahead from Khulna Rupsha bus stand to  Bir Shreshtha Ruhul Amin road, and you will see the graveyard.

Where to stay around Bir Shreshtha Ruhul Amin Tomb?

Tiger Garden International, Hotel Castle Salam, Western Inn, Hotel Holiday International, Hotel Millennium, and City Inn Limited are among the private residences in Khulna city.

Where to eat in Bir Shreshtha Ruhul Amin Tomb?

There are several good restaurants at Shivbari Junction in Khulna city. Sandesh, 1 Tk puri, Kacci Biryani, and Galda shrimp are famous in Khulna city.

Some things to note:

  • Wear decent clothes while going to the cemetery.
  • Keep shoes or sandals out before getting up at the cemetery.
  • Pay homage by maintaining silence at the cemetery.
  • Don’t throw any garbage in the cemetery.

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5.Khulna Divisional Museum/খুলনা বিভাগীয় জাদুঘর

Photo Credit – Sajidur Rahim

On September 12, 1998, the second-largest Khulna Divisional Museum in Bangladesh was established next to the public hall adjacent to Shivbari Mor in Khulna district city.

Photographs of various heritage sites and other essential structures in the southern region are attractions of this museum.

Rare artifacts found by excavations at various places like Bharat Bhayana in Jessore, Barobazar in Jhinaidah, and Khan Jahan Ali Samadhi Soudho in Bagerhat have been preserved in Khulna divisional museum.

Apart from this, the Khulna Divisional Museum has artifacts of various antiquities of Gupta, Pal, Sen, Mughal, and British period, terracotta, stone and black stone statues, gold and silver coins of the Mughal period, copper, iron, brass, clay, and glass sheets, toys made of various metals, weapons and used materials, calligraphy and various artifacts of various regions of Khulna division.

The Khulna Divisional Museum is currently under the supervision of the Bangladesh archaeology department.

Entry Fee & Time Frame

The museum is open from 10 am to 6 pm from Tuesday to Saturday during summer. And it is open in winter from 9 am to 5 pm. There is a break from 1 to 1:30 pm.

The museum is closed every week on Sundays and other public holidays.

The museum is also open for half a day every Monday of the week. The entry fee at Khulna Divisional Museum is Tk. 15 (0.18$), for children under the age of five is Rs. 5 (0.059$).

And the entry fee for foreign tourists from SAARC countries is Rs 50 (0.59$), and the entry fee for visitors from other countries is Tk. 100 (1.18$).

How to go to Khulna Divisional Museum?

In case of visiting the Divisional Museum of Khulna, one has to come to Khulna city first. From Dhaka, you can go to Khulna by train, bus or launch.

You can travel from Gulistan or Sayedabad in Dhaka to Khulna by buses like Sohag, Hanif, Falguni, Seva, and Green Line. The fare will be Tk. 500-1300 (5.90$-15.33$).

The distance from Khulna city to the divisional museum is only 4 km. You can take a bus to the Sonadanga bus terminal in Khulna city and visit the Khulna Divisional Museum in front of Zia Hall.

From Kamlapur, Dhaka, you can go to Khulna by train in Sundarbans or Chitra Express. The fare will be Tk. 505-980 (5.95$-11.55$).

Every Wednesday, by boat, steamers like Ps Mahsud or PS Ostrich travel from Dhaka to Khulna via Mongla.

Where to stay

Khulna city has various quality public and private housing facilities. Among the private hotels are Tiger Garden, Inter National Hotel, City in Limited, Hotel Castle Salam, Western Inn, Hotel Holiday International, and Hotel Millennium.

Where to eat

There are several good restaurants at Shivbari Junction in Khulna city. Sandesh, 1 taka puri, Kacci Biryani, and Galda shrimp are famous in Khulna city. Don’t miss these tasty food items while you are here.

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6.Khan Jahan Ali Bridge/খান জাহান আলী সেতু

Photo Credit – Almasian

Khan Jahan Ali Bridge is built on the Rupsa River in Jibananda, which is more popular than the rupsa bridge. It is also known as the gateway to Khulna city due to road connectivity with all southern districts and Mongla seaport through Rupsa Bridge.

The Japanese-aided Rupsa Bridge has become a fantastic destination for Khulna people during all festivals and weekends.

The length of the Rupsa bridge is 1.60 km. The bridge has special lanes for pedestrian and mechanical vehicles to travel. There are also four steps each at both ends of the bridge to climb the main bridge.

Visitors are always crowded on the banks of the river on the western end of the bridge. And the city of Khulna looks the most beautiful from the top of the bridge at night.

How to go to Khan Jahan Ali Bridge

The distance from Khulna city to Rupsa Bridge is 17 km. In the case of the rupsa bridge from Dhaka to Khulna, one has to go to Khulna city first. You can travel from Dhaka to Khulna by road, rail or boat.

By road, buses like AK Travels, Sohag, Hanif, Falguni, Seva Green Line, and Tungi Para Express from Gulistan or Sayedabad in Dhaka can travel Khulna via Mawa Ghat.

The fare will be Tk. 400-1300 (4.72$-15.33$) per bus. The bus will stop at the Sonadanga bus terminal in Khulna city. Go ahead on Easy-bike or Rickshaw to Khanjahan Ali Bridge via a separate road leading to Rupsa Bridge.

You can go to Khulna from Kamalapur in Dhaka to Sundarbans or Chitra Express. The fare will be Tk. 505-980 (5.95$-11.55$).

Again, every Wednesday from Badamtali Ghat in Dhaka, steamers like P.S. Mashud or PS Ostrich travels to Khulna via Mongla.

Where to stay near Khan Jahan Ali Bridge

Khulna city has various quality public and private housing facilities. Among the residential hotels are Tiger Garden Inter National Hotel, City in Limited, Hotel Castle Salam, Western Inn, Hotel Holiday International, and Hotel Millennium.

Khulna also has government housing like Circuit House, LGD Rest House, BIWTC Rest House, Khulna City Corporation Rest House, Mongla Port Rest House, Road, and Public Road Rest House.

Where to eat

Khulna city has some good restaurants and cafes of medium to high quality. These restaurants have all kinds of food, including Bengali shahi food, fast food items, Chinese.

Among the popular dishes in Khulna are Chuijhal Ghuggi and Jhalmuri, Chuijhal Khasi and Beef, Khaleespur Mega Mor Biryani, 1 taka puri, Sandesh, and Galda Shrimp.

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7.Rabindranath Tagore’s Father-in-law’s Home – Robindro Complex Dokkhindihi / রবীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুরের শ্বশুড়ালয়

Photo Credit – Danish Biswas

Dokkhindihi village of Phultala Upazila has located just 19 km from the divisional city of Khulna. In Dokkhindihi village, there is a once magnificent Roy House and Rabindranath Tagore’s in-law’s house.

Rabindranath Tagore’s in-laws (Father-In-Law’s House of Rabindranath) are now known as the ‘Rabindra Complex.’

There are busts of world poet Rabindranath Tagore’s wife and a two-story edifice. The house has also been decorated by lush green gardens, paan barges, and nurseries.

It is heard that Rabindranath Tagore’s Masaradha Sundari Devi and aunt Tripura Sundari Devi were born in this south dihi village. In his youth, the world poet had visited his uncle’s house in this South Dihi village with his mother several times.

So Rabindranath Tagore’s father-in-law’s house has various arrangements on the poet’s birth and death anniversary.

In the beginning, this place is neglected with the memory of Rabindranath Tagore’s in-laws and the world poet. Due to which many monuments of the poet could not be preserved.

Rabindranath Tagore’s father-in-law’s house was first renovated in 1995, and in 1999 this place was recognized as a preserved antiquities.

During Rabindranath Tagore’s visit to his father-in-law’s house

Rabindranath Tagore’s in-laws are open to visitors for six days a week except for Sundays. Visitors can visit Rabindranath Tagore’s in-laws’ house from 10 am to 6 pm in summer and from 9 am to 5 pm in winter.

How to go to Rabindranath Tagore’s Father-in-law’s Home

To see the in-law’s house of world poet Rabindranath Tagore, you have to first come to the divisional city of Khulna. There are various bus services from Dhaka to Khulna, including Eagle, Sohag, Hanif, and Greenline.

Rabindranath Tagore’s in-law’s house can be easily traveled by rickshaw or autorickshaw from Khulna and Phultala Upazila by separate bus.

Where to stay

Khulna city has residential hotels of different quality to stay in. These include Tiger Garden, Hotel Royal, Castle Salam, Western Inn, Hotel Holiday International, and Hotel Millennium.

You can contact if necessary:

  • Hotel Tiger Garden: 88041721108
  • Hotel Castle Salam: 01711397607, 88041720160, 88041730725
  • Hotel Royal International: 01718679900

Where to eat

Khulna city has modern quality restaurants ranging from general quality food hotels to upper class. You can have food at any hotel you like by searching for a little.

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8. Bangabandhu Island/বঙ্গবন্ধু আইল্যান্ড

Photo Credit – Sayed Tohin

Bangabandhu Island or Bongobondhu Dwip is located in the Bay of Bengal between Hiran Point and Dubalar Char, about 10 km from Dublar Char in Mongla Upazila Khulna division.

The char has about a 10 square kilometer area, located about 2 meters above sea level. Local fishermen in the vicinity found Bangabandhu Island while fishing, but there was no specific information about char discovery.

However, in 1992, a fan of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Malek Farazi, landed on the island with two companions and later put up Bangabandhu Island.

The greatly endangered species of birds in Bangabandhu char meet the chamuchtunto batan and the Eurasian oysters. If luck goes well, the Irrawaddy dolphin will be seen in the river that flows by the char. On Bangabandhu Island, which has huge tourism potential, the construction of tourist destinations, watchtowers, etc., is currently under discussion.

How to go to Bangabandhu Island?

Meghna Transport (01717-388583), Tourist Transport (01711-131078), Sakura Transport (01711-010450), Sohag Transport (01718-679302), etc.

You can then hire a boat to go to Bangabandhu Island from Mongla port in Bagerhat. But the best thing is to board a bus directly from the Saidabad bus stand to Mongla.

In this case, Sundarbans and tourist service buses will cost Rs 500 (5.90$) to Rs 600 (7.07$) per person.

Where to stay in Bangabandhu Island

After returning from Bangabandhu Island during the day, Bangladesh tourism corporation motel at Poshur in Mongla, you can stay at Rs 600 (7.07$) to Rs 2000 (23.58$).

You can contact room book at 04662-75100. You can also spend the night at Tk. 200 (2.36$) to Rs. 800 (9.43$) in general quality hotels in Mongla city.

If you want to spend the night in Sundarbans, you can spend the night in a tourist’s vessel. You can also spend the night at Neelkamal in Hiranpoint or Kachikhali at Tiger Point or Rest House of Forest Department in Katka.

In Neelkamal and Kachikhali, for rooms have to pay a rent of Rs 3000 (35.37$) per room. You can stay at Rs 10,000 (117.90$) if you rent four rooms in Kachikhali.

It takes Rs 2000 (23.58$) to take a room at The Kataka Rest House. Foreign travelers will have to count Rs 5,000 (58.95$) per room to spend the night in these rest houses.

9.Shahid Hadis Park/শহীদ হাদিস পার্ক

Photo Credit – Ashim Kumar

Shahid Hadis Park is a historical park located on Babukhan Road in Khulna, established in 1884 but later named after Shaheed Sheikh Hadithur Rahman Babu in a mass uprising on February 21, 1969.

A martyr’s minar has been constructed in imitation of the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka at Shahid Hadis Park. Hadith Park has a vast lake. Shaheed Minar and water fountains have been built on the lake.

The city of Khulna can also be seen at a glance from the observation tower built at Shaheed Hadith Park.

History of Shahid Hadis Park

After the establishment of Khulna Municipality in 1884, the municipal authorities built the Khulna Municipal Park with the thought of entertaining the citizens.

Later, on June 16, 1925, Mahatma Gandhi, the hero of the non-violent movement, addressed the park, and in his honor, the park was renamed ‘Gandhi Park.’

On August 14, 1947, after the country’s partition, the park was renamed ‘Jinnah Park’ at reception for Muslim League leaders. On February 21, 1969, Sheikh Hadithur Rahman Babu was martyred by police at an anti-Pakistani dictatorial rally near the park.

On February 22, the crowd at the end of the funeral at the Martyrs’ Hadith prayer renamed the park “SShahid Hadis Park.”

How to go to Shahid Hadis Park?

You can travel to Khulna by buses of different quality from Saidabad, Mahakhali, and Gabtoli bus terminals in Dhaka. You can easily reach Hadith Park in Khulna city with rickshaws or battery-operated autorickshaws.

Dhaka to Khulna by Train:

Two trains from Dhaka, Sundarbans, and Chitra Express left for Khulna at 6.20 am and 7 pm, respectively. The Sundarbans Express is on a journey break on Wednesday, and Chitra express trains on Monday.

The ticket per person for boarding trains is Rs 505 (5.95$), and Snigdha AC is Rs 840 (9.90$), and 15% VAT is applicable with the ticket price.

P.S. Mahsud or Ostrich launch left from Dhaka to Khulna only at 6.30 pm on Wednesday.

Where to stay

Khulna city has residential hotels of different quality to stay in. These include Tiger Garden, Hotel Royal, Castle Salam, Western Inn, Hotel Holiday International, and Hotel Millennium.

You can contact if necessary

  • Hotel Tiger Garden: 88041721108
  • Hotel Castle Salam: 01711-397607, 88041720160, 88041730725
  • Hotel Royal International: 01718-679900

Where to eat

Khulna city has modern quality restaurants ranging from general quality food hotels to upper class. You can have food at any hotel you like by searching for a little.

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10.Karamjal Tourist Spot/করমজল পর্যটন কেন্দ্র

Photo Credit – Javir Abedin Amin

Karamjal tourist spot is located on the banks of the Poshur River in Sundarbans. The tourist spot has been set up on 30 hectares of land about eight kilometers from Mongla seaport under the forest department’s supervision.

Karamjal is the most suitable place if you want to taste the Sundarbans tour in a day. There are various species of animals, including crocodiles, deer, rhesus monkeys, to enhance nature’s beauty.

Besides, wooden trails, towers, and fishermen’s fishing personnel are additional receipts. Karamjal is the only crocodile natural breeding center in Bangladesh.

It takes one to one and a half hours to reach Karamjal tourist spot by engine-operated boat from Mongla. The first of the tourist destinations in the Sundarbans map, which gives the initial idea of the map about the Sundarbans.

The richness of the Sundarbans’ biodiversity can be gauged from the walking path called monkey trail made of zigzag wood in front. If you want to see and enjoy the Poshur river on this path, you can sit on a bench built there and rest.

About half a kilometer south of there is a shed at the head of the road. From this place, you can see another wooden trail on the west side.

This route will take you to crocodile and deer breeding centers and observation towers. Seeing the beauty of the surroundings from this tower will fill your mind with sure tranquillity.

Ticket Price of Karamjal Tourist Spot

The entry price for Bangladeshi and foreign tourists to Karamjal tourist destination swells to Rs 20 (0.24$) and Rs 300 ( 3.54$), respectively.

Bangladeshi students and researchers can enter for Rs 20 (0.24$) and Rs 40 (0.47$). However, foreign researchers have to count Rs 500 (5.90$) to enter karamjal. Anyone under twelve has to cut a ticket of Rs 10 (0.12$) to enter Karamjal.

The charge for Bangladeshis is Tk. 200 (2.36$) and for foreigners Tk. 300 (3.54$) for entering with video cameras. It is good to say that 15 percent VAT is applicable with all prices here.

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How to go to Karamjal Tourist Spot

From Gabtoli or Sayedabad bus terminal in Dhaka, Meghna Transport (01717-17388553), Tourist Transport (01711-131078), Sakura Transport (01711-010450), Sohag Parivahan (01718-679302), etc. left for Khulna. After reaching Bagerhat, You can then hire a boat to Karamjal from Mongla port in Bagerhat.

Apart from this, karamjal tourist destinations can also be visited from Morelganj, Sharankhola, and Rupsa in Khulna.

In this case, Sundarbans and tourist service buses will cost Rs 500 (5.90$) to Rs 600 (7.07$) per person from the Saidabad bus stand to Mongla.

It may cost Rs 1000 (11.79$) to Rs 1500 (17.68$) to hire an engine-powered boat suitable for 10 people from Mongla Ferry Ghat.

Where to stay near Karamjal Tourist Spot

It is possible to stay overnight in the Sundarbans in a tourist’s vessel or at the Neelkamal in Hiranpoint, Kachikhali at Tiger Point, and the Forest Department’s Rest House Katka.

In the Neelkamal and Kachikhali, rooms are rented for Rs 3000 (35.37$) a day. However, if you rent four rooms in Kachikhali, you have to pay Rs 10,000 (117.90$).

It takes Rs 2000 (23.58$) to take a room at The Kataka Rest House. Foreign travelers will have to count Rs 5,000 ( 58.95$) per room to spend the night in these rest houses.

And if you return from Karamjal in a day, you can stay at Bangladesh Tourism Corporation’s Motel at Poshur in Mongla for Rs 600 (7.07$) to Rs 2000 (23.58$). You can contact 04662 – 75100 to book the room.

You can also spend the night at Tk. 200 (2.36$) to Rs. 800 (9.43$) in general quality hotels in Mongla city. Or moved to Khulna and found residential hotels of different quality there.

Travel Advice at Karamjal Tourist Centre

  • Don’t enter the forest without a forest guard.
  • Do not feed any animals (crocodiles and deer) at the breeding center.
  • Poshur rivers are almost always more or less overflowing so travel with good engine-driven boats.
  • Make sure your navy has enough life jackets and buoys.

11. Sundarban/সুন্দরবন

Tiger hunted a deer and eating it in Sundarbans. Bangladesh
Photo Credit – Sundarban

The Ultimate Sundarbans Travel Guide

12.Katka Beach/কটকা সমুদ্র সৈকত

Photo Credit – Anwar Ahmed

Katka is one of the most diverse places in the Sundarban mangrove forest, located about 90 kilometers north of Mongla port.

There is a 40-foot tower in Katka, which offers splendid views of the Sundarbans’ natural beauty. The Kataka Watch Tower is Straight North To The Kataka Beach.

Katka beach is known to locals as Jamtala beach. The crab’s artwork is visible all over the deserted and clean beach. Katka beach merges straight east into Kochikhali.

The waves’ size on this beach is very variable, and it is pretty risky to get into the water due to unknown smuggling.

The launch is the primary way to go to Katka. The launch with tourists is anchored in The Katka Khal. If you walk a little bit west from the Katka Forest Department, you will be able to see the brick-and-mortar road.

In this way, there is a beautiful wild beach. Katka beach is an ideal place to see the sunset.

Many beautiful Chitra deer can be seen when you go to a slightly quiet place in the forest of Keora on the north side of the wooden teal behind the forest department office.

It also has crocodiles, monkeys, wild boars, cougars, and birds of different species.

Tiger footprints are often found in three tiger mounds south of the forest. In the past, there are dense forests and freshwater ponds. This pond is the only water source for coast guards, forest officers, and local fishermen working here.

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Expenses in Katka Beach

The daily travel fee for domestic tourists in sanctuary areas is Tk. 150 (1.77$), for students – Tk. 30 (0.35$), the travel fee for foreign tourists is Tk. 1500 (17.68$).

The entry fee for domestic tourists outside the sanctuary is Tk. 70 (0.83$), students – Tk. 20 (0.24$), travel fee for foreigners – Tk. 1000 (11.79$) and travel fee for researchers – Tk. 40 (0.47$). The travel fee for domestic tourists in Karamjal is Tk. 20 (0.24$) per person and Tk. 300 (3.54$) for foreigners.

A one-time fee for helicopters/Sea planes is Rs. 30,000 (353.70$), a fee of Rs. 10,000 (117.90$) for renewal. 15,000 (176.85$) for launch above 100 feet, renewal fee of 4,000 (47.16$) taka.

For a 50-foot to 100-foot launch, a one-time payment of Rs. 10,000 (117.90$) is paid, and the renewal fee is Rs. 3,000 (35.37$). The boat below 50 feet costs 7,500 (88.42$) taka, and the renewal fee is 2,500 (29.48$) taka.

The common trawler can stay in Sundarbans at a fee of Rs 3,000 (35.37$), with a renewal fee of Tk. 1500 (17.68$). The speedboat has to pay a fee of Rs. 5,000 (58.95$) it takes 2,000 (23.58$) taka to renew.

For those known as jaliboats to them have to pay a one-time fee of Rs. 2,000 (23.58$) and a renewal fee of Rs. 1,000 (11.79$).

In addition to the travel fee of the forest department, other expenses include Tk. 500 (5.90$) per day for guide, Tk. 300 (3.54$) for security guards, Tk. 70 (0.83$) for launch crew, Tk. 200 (2.36$) for telecommunication fee. Video cameras have a fee of Rs 200 ($2) for domestic tourists and $3 (R300) for foreign tourists.

During Ras Purnima in Sundarbans, pilgrims have to pay a fee of Rs 50 per person for 3 days, registered trawler fee is Tk. 200 (2.36$), unregistered trawler fee is Rs 800 (9.43), and trawler fee is Tk. 200 (2.36$) for daily stay.

How to go to Katka Beach?

At present, about 100 agencies are engaged in the tourism business in Sundarbans. You can quickly go to Sundarbans with good tour management. You can go to Katka through these people of the establishment.

The launch is the main way to go to Katka. The launch with tourists is anchored in The Kataka Khal. Various buses are plying from Gabtoli and Sayedabad bus terminals in Dhaka to Bagerhat.

Meghna Transport (0171717388553) and Tourist Transport (01711131078) leave the Sayedabad bus terminal. And from Gabtoli bus terminal leave Sakura Transport (01711010450) and Sohag Transport (01718679302).

If you want, you can come to Khulna by train from Kamlapur. You will get the launch from Khulna to Rupsa or from Mongla port in Bagerhat to Sundarbans. You can also hire various ships from Morelganj, Sharankhola in Bagerhat, to Sundarbans.

Where to stay in Katka Beach?

There are arrangements for accommodation at Kachikhali in Tiger Point in Sundarbans, Neelkamal in Hiranpoint, and Resthouse of Forest Department in Katka.

If you want to stay in Neelkamal, domestic tourists will need 3,000 (35.37$) taka per room and 5,000 (58.95$) taka for foreigners. Kachikhali will cost 3,000 taka (35.37$) per room and 5,000 taka  (58.95$) for foreigners.

It will take 2,000 (23.58$) taka per room to take a cut and 5,000 taka (58.95$) per room for foreigners.

There is not much residential hotel to stay in Bagerhat. Mumtaz Hotel on Rail Road has inadequate facilities, but its quality is relatively good, but the cost is a little higher. You can also check for accommodation in other hotels around the hotel.

The tourism corporation has hotels to stay in Mongla. There are some typical quality hotels for tourists to stay in the animal port.

You can find some ordinary hotels in Satkhira city if you want to stay there. Ngo Sushilan has a night stay at the resthouse and dormitory at Munshiganj in Shyamnagar.

Hotel Royal, Castle Salam, Hotel Tiger Garden, Hotel West Inn, Hotel City Inn, Hotel Millennium, etc., are among the various quality residential hotels in Khulna city.

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