Suggested Activities: Visit tea garden, trekking, reaching different ethnic people, seven-layer tea shop, breathtaking scene for photos.

Outstanding feature of Lawachara rain forest: Largest group of Hoolock Gibbon in Bangladesh *155 species of birds  * Agar plants and more than 20 species of wild orchids * Easy access by road * Tripura and Khashia villages * Marked trails for 1/2 hour, one hour and three hours hikes.

Habitat flora and fauna:

This forest is semi-evergreen. The 20 mammal species include six primates, 246 birds, four amphibians, and six reptiles. Notable species include the Hoolock Gibbon; Capped Languor, Slow Loris, Pig-tailed Macaque, Orange-bellied Himalayan Squirrel, Barking Deer and Masked Civet. Most notable plants include a variety of spectacular orchids, that bloom in abundance during the rainy season.*

(Information provided by The Forest Department of Bangladesh)

Location: In the southwest of Bangladesh.

The Sundarban is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. Sundarban literally means “beautiful jungle” or “beautiful forest” in the Bangla language. the name Sundarban also have been derived from the Sundari trees that are found in Sundarban in large numbers.

The Sundarban is very rich in wildlife. There are high profile and vulnerable mammal’s living in two contrasting environments and there are home to approximately Five hundred Bengal Tigers. Blue-eared kingfisher sighted in the Sundarban.

The Sundarban provides a unique ecosystem and extensive habitats for wildlife. Large number of people exploits this forest for timber, nipaleave (Gulpata), fish & honey

Outstanding features: Home of the Bengal Tiger, Spotted Deer, Iriwaddy Dolphin, and Estuarine Crocodile, * A rich avifauna (birds of the region) comprising of about 50% of bird species known in Bangladesh, * A refuge and passage for migrant and seasonal birds, Dominant species like Sundari, Gewa and Goran a total of 334 plant species, Thousands of hectares of unbroken and uninhabited wild nature.

(Information provided by the Forest Department of Bangladesh)

Suggested Activities: Canoeing, jungle safari, river cruising.

YBT selected three areas for visitors.

1. Karamjal,

2. Katka,

3. Kachikhali.

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