A view of the grounds with the dining hut in the background.
A view of the grounds with the cottages in the background.
The brick pathway alongside the cottages.
The pond in front of the dining hut.
Another view of the grounds.
Inside a cottage bedroom.
The small yet tidy bathroom attached to the bedroom.
A ship sails by on the river Pitchkhali, just beside our resort.
Small fishing boats alongside the river bank beside the resort.
A fisherman casts his net in a small creek in low tide.
A view of the start of the tiger reserve along the river. Notice the protective netting along the river as the tiger is a very good swimmer.
A bird resting on the resort boundary fencing.
A crab in the mud on the river bank.
The Brown-Winged Kingfisher (Pelargopsis amauroptera) is found in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand in subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
The Ruddy Kingfisher (Halcyon coromanda) is a medium-sized tree kingfisher - widely distributed in east and southeast Asia, including India.
The White-breasted Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the white-breasted kingfisher or Smyrna kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher, also found in the Sunderbans.
Another White-breasted Kingfisher
Pallas's fish eagle (Haliaeetus leucoryphus) - also known as band-tailed fish eagle - is a large, brownish sea-eagle often seen in the mangroves.
Egrets (Ardea alba) are large birds with impressive wingspans, which hunt by standing immobile or wading through wetlands to capture fish.
Herons (Ardeidae) are long-legged freshwater and coastal birds found abundantly in the mangroves.
Lesser Adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus) is a large wading bird in the stork family, having a bare neck and head.
The Terrapin (Batagur affinis) is a turtle of the Batagur family found along mangrove rivers.
The Olive Ridley sea turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), is a medium-sized species of sea turtle found in warm and tropical waters, primarily in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Crocodiles (Crocodylinae)are large aquatic reptiles that live throughout the tropics in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Australia.
The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor, is a monitor lizard found widely distributed over South Asia, and grows to about 175 cm from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail.
Royal Bengal Tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) prefer dense forests and lush grasslands and are extensively found in the Sundarbans.
The Spotted Deer (Axis axis) is found in wooded regions of the Indian subcontinent - and is easily spotted in the Sundarbans.
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