Hiron Point, a protected sanctuary in the southern part of the Sundarbans. Another name is Nilkamol. Located on the western bank of the river Kunga, in the Khulna Range. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site under Sundarbans, largest mangrove forest in the world.
As Hiron Point is a sanctuary, this place is a safe haven for tigers, deer, monkeys, birds, and reptiles. For this reason, it is one of the best places to watch the Royal Bengal Tiger and other live wildlife in the Sundarbans area.
From Hiron Point, you can see Chitra deer, wild boar and other attractive animals of Sundarbans. Among the birds, there are Halcyon, yellow chestnut Halcyon, blackhead fishery Halcyon, large egret, medal buck, etc. There are also lots of crab habitats. And there are various types of butterfly.
At Keorasuti, there is an observation tower (watchtower) 3km away from Hiron Point from which you can see the nature of the forest. There are three good resthouses run by the Mongla Port Authority. It may need to take the permission of the port authorities to stay on the rest house.
Need to mention, there are deer in the jungle surrounding the Nilkamol River. For this reason, this place is known as Hiron/Deer Point for the free movement of deer in the area.
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Places to visit Near Hiron Point:
If you go to Hiron Point, as one of the parts of Sundarbans, you can see some other interesting places. For example.
5. Triangle (Tinkona) Island
6. Tiger Hill
7. Jamtala Beach
8. Watch Tower of Jamtala
9. Katka Forest Office
10. Gorar Ban
On the two sides of this area, there are the treses of Keora and Golpata. You will also see various types of birds in this part of Sundarbans.
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How To Go?
As Hiron Point is a part of Sundarban Mangrove Forest, you have to go by Launch here. That means you have to come to Khulna Mongla first from anywhere of the country. Then you have to take permission from the forest department of Sundarbans. Then contact with the Launch authority to know the time-schedule.
Where Will You Stay?
You will get a small resort and rest of the Forest Department near Nilkamol, you can stay the night easily there. If you want to get quality hotels, you have to come back to Khulna City. There are some of the most popular residential hotels in Khulna City. For example, Hotel Royal, Castle Salaam, Hotel Tiger Garden, Hotel West Inn, Hotel City Inn, Hotel Millennium, etc.
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Want To Travel Hiron Point?
Hiron Point is a perfect place for a group or family tour. The beauty of this place will give you awesome feelings. At the same time, you can come back with a fresh mind by visiting here. Hopefully, you can go here within a tight budget. If you want to travel here with safety and want to enjoy the place with more joy, Travel Mate can help you with arranging the tour. Contact us for further details. Above all, you may add any missing information about things to do or places to visit in Sundarbans from the comment section. Happy Traveling. ♥