We planned Sundarbans as the first destination of the trip, and during the return journey we would also visit some places of historical importance.
In the return journey from the Sunderbans, the boat moved very close to the shores that boarded by village homes. Children were swimming and playing in the river which have stolen dozens of life a few days back during the hurricane Aila. We have seen their parents were queuing up in the shore for relief supply . It is true, the innocent smiles of children always save us from the pangs of hard realities. It was amazing to see a boy around ten years was fast enough to swim with our boat and finally catch it.
While the boat was nearing Mongla sea port, Halim and other fiends sang "Aei Padma, Aei Meghna, Aei Jamuna, Surma nodi Tote, Amar Rakhal mon gan geye jay, aei amar desh, aei amar prem........."
Mausoleum of Saint Khan Jahan Ali
The Sixty Dome Mosque (Bengali: Shat Gombuz Moshjid)
Tagore's Father in law's house at Daksindihi, Khulna