Katka beach is located in the southeast corner of the Sundarbans. Katka is one of the most interesting places in the Sundarbans. It is located about 90 km from Mangla Port and is the main centre of the Sundarbans East Sanctuary.
One of the main attractions of the Sundarbans is the Royal Bengal Tiger. But seeing tigers in the forest is as risky as it is heavy. However, both the sighting of the tiger and its safe stay is possible from the Katka Sanctuary, an excellent tourist destination in the Sundarbans. One of the main attractions of the Sundarbans is the Royal Bengal Tiger often seen here. Apart from this, Katka Sanctuary has always occupied a special place in the list of tourist favourites due to the presence of beautiful Chitra deer herds, different species of birds, calm nature and various wild animals.
Accommodation and Tourists Attractions
The Forest Department has a rest house in Cuttack. There is a wooden jetty here to get up from the launch at the rest house. The rest house is a short walk from the jetty. In front of it, you can see the huge waves of the deepwater of the sea. It is surrounded by numerous small and big canals. Travelling by boat in these canals is very interesting. Chitral deer can be seen grazing on the banks of the canal. Besides, monkeys, otters and forest roosters can be seen. Sometimes the roar of the tiger can be heard. In the dark night, the light of millions of fireflies makes fascinated. At the rear of the Katka Forest Department office, straight northwest, a tangled canal on the north side of the tail made of wood, The root of the Mangrove plants can be seen at low tide. If you walk for a while in the south of the forest, you will see three tiger hills in a row. Tiger footprints are often seen on this hill.
The Katka Jamtala Watch Tower attracts tourists with its spectacular views of wildlife, deer herds, pigs running around, monkeys manipulating, tiger deer hunting or tiger walking in a royal manner etc. attracts tourists tremendously. Leaving behind the Katak Watch Tower, walk straight north for about three kilometres to Jamtala Beach. Along the way, you can find the success of the naming of the beach of different sizes of Berrie. Jamtala beach is secluded and clean. Artwork of crabs can only be seen across the beach. Seen somewhere, the roots of a tree washed away by the waves of the tide. The beach goes straight east and ends at Kachikhali. Jamtala beach is not an ideal place for bathing.
The daily fee for every domestic tourist in Katka Sanctuary area is about Tk 150, students Tk 30, foreign tourists Tk 1500. Outside the sanctuary, domestic tourists – Tk 60 and foreign tourists -Tk 1000, students – Tk 20, researchers – Tk 40. In Karamjal, domestic tourists pay Tk 20 and foreign tourists Tk 300.
Helicopter/Seaplane one time about 30 thousand Taka, renewal fee 10 thousand Taka. Launch above 100 feet 15 thousand Taka, renewal fee 4 thousand Taka, launch 50 feet to 100 feet one time 10 thousand Taka, renewal fee three thousand Taka. Below 50 feet seven and a half thousand Taka and renewal fee two and a half thousand Taka, trawler three thousand Taka and renewal – 1500 Taka. Speedboat five thousand Taka and two thousand Taka. Jaliboat (tourist boat) two thousand rupees and one thousand Taka. In addition to the fixed travel fee of the forest department, daily guide fee is Tk 500, launch crew fee is Tk 80, security guard fee is Tk 300, telecommunication fee is Tk 200, video camera fee is Tk 200 for domestic tourists and Tk 300 for foreign tourists. However, these rates can be very time to time.
On the occasion of Rash Purnima in the Sundarbans, the fee for pilgrims for three days is Tk 50 per person, unregistered trawler Tk 600, registered trawler Tk 200 and trawler location fee Tk 200 per day.