Sundarbans,the UNESCO World Heritage Site is perhaps the largest block of tidal mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans covers parts of Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. Though the Sundarbans are famously known for the mangrove forests and for tigers, the place is place is an ideal gateway if one wants to be in the midst of nature.
Sharing my journey into the land of verdant greens, crocodiles ( the river is full of them!), fishes, stillness and natural virgin beauty.
Setting sail to experience the wild in Sunderbans
Dusk on the river in Sunderbans. Don’t miss the moon speck in the twilight sky.
Country home ( Kachachri-bari)@Sunderbans.
The old patriarch of the place has his traditional hookah ..or gor-gora as it is known in Bengali
Pathways strewn with exotic smelling flower, known locally as ‘shuili’ ( these flowers bloom @this time of the year, Oct-Nov)
The soothing verdant idyllic backyard @Sundarbans
Blooming lotuses fill the freshwater pond. It was a sight to behold!
All one could hear was the stillness of the place @Sundarbans
Lush green wheat fields, laden with grain
Soaking in nature sounds from the shaded verandah
Slice of the green paradise from the roof
Thanks to the immensely courteous hospitality of the locals we had a ready supply of Fresh green tender coconut water; our drink when we were in Sundarbans.
With just the heightened senses as companion, enjoyed the leisure walks in the midst of nature
Fields laden with rice grain
The stunning sunset beside the river banks @Sundarbans
The earth has music for those who listen