Hiron Point is a protected wildlife sanctuary in the south of the Sundarbans. Sundarbans is the largest
mangrove forest in the world. It is located on the west bank of Kunga River in Khulna district which is in the
southern part of Bangladesh. Another name of Hiron point is Nilkamal. UNESCO has recognized Hiron point
as a World Heritage site.
As a wildlife sanctuary, Hiron Point is home to many tigers, deer, monkeys, birds and reptiles. This place is one
of the most famous places to see the Royal Bengal Tiger in the Sunderbans area. Besides Bengal tigers, Chitra
deer, wild pigs and many birds are found in Hiron point. Among the birds, there are White Chest Kingfish,
Yellow Chest King fish, Black head Kingfish Dhani bok etc. Different species of crabs and colorful butterflies
are also seen here.
There is no rest house for the tourists to stay here. But there are two banquet stations in a delightful
environment to relax and enjoy. One of those is "Obokash" and the other is "Khanik". There is a spectacular
map of Sundarbans made with various colored stones in Hiron Point. Where the wildlife sanctuaries are, where
tigers, deer, crocodiles, monkeys, snakes can be observed, everything has been shown by the statues of
different animals on this map. Looking at this map, tourists can get an idea about the entire Sundarbans forest.