CAMPING IN MONGLA and A DAY TRIP to SUNDARBANS
Inception of Nature Experience based tourism
Sundarbans, the single largest mangrove forest in the world and home to the Royal Bengal Tiger, is always a fascinating destination for me. I forgot how many times I went there and yet to see the mighty cat in the forest. Well, you have to be extremely lucky to see this majestic nocturnal animal. Usually, tourist goes for a boat trip in the forest for a couple of days. I did the same, but this time we came up with a different plan of camping nearby the forest followed by a day trip to Sunderban. This is the best way to utilize your weekend. A few months back I moved to Khulna for my livelihood and now living in Khulna. All my other tripmates would join from Dhaka.
There has been a great shift in tourism destination and interest about tourism experience among young travelers considering the contents are being posted in social media. Once tourism was all about visiting any tourist attraction destinations or destination resorts. So there has been a boom in tourism industry focusing on brick and mortar development of tourism destinations and inception of luxury resorts in suburban areas of mega cities of Bangladesh. In recent days this scenario has changed. Once tourists used to save pennies for one or couple of tours in year. Now those youths are spending their weekends in exploring natural destinations offering natural wonders or in activities that expose them to the nature.