Holidaymakers throng the Sundarbans

9 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

KHULNA: The Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, was a major draw for tourists during the long Eid-ul-Fitr vacation, reports UNB.

Despite unfavourable weather, several thousand tourists visited the forest every day during the Eid holiday, said Karamjal Wildlife Conservation Centre official Azad Kabir.

Forest officials said the influx of tourists would continue for some more days.

The Sundarbans, a world heritage site, is known for its wide range of flora and fauna that include the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, the rare Irrawaddy and Ganges dolphins, and various species of birds and animals.

But heavy rainfalls discouraged many tourists from visiting various spots including Harbaria, Hironpoint, Katka, Kachikhali and Dublarchar in the forest, Kabir said.