Shared between India and Bangladesh, the Sundarbans, meaning beautiful forest, have been declared a UNESCO heritage site. This area has a silent charm that manages to amaze one with the simplicity and naturalness of its ecological balance in spite of offering habitat to some of the most dynamic and awe-inspiring flora and fauna. They are in fact the last remaining stands of the mighty jungles which once covered the Gangetic plain and the sustainability of this natural structure is pretty majestic. Since 1966, the Sundarbans have been a wildlife sanctuary, and it is estimated that there are over 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and about 30,000 spotted deer in the area.
This forest has the largest number of Sundari trees. Sundarbans epitomizes wilderness with its meandering rivers, springs, creeks and estuaries. It is a declared Tiger Reserve, home to the Royal Bengal Tigers- an almost extinct species who swim in the saline water and are often man-eating varieties.
Other endangered species in the Bioreserve are Batagur baska, King Crabs, Olive Ridley and Turtle. You can also find the jungle fowl, giant lizards, spotted deer, wild boar and crocodiles in these forests. The Siberian ducks are another famous attraction here. Besides this, there are over 64 varieties of Mangroves such as Goran, Genwa, Dhundal, Garjan, Kankra, Sundari and Passur.
Arrive at Kolkata Airport. Our executive will pick you up from the airport. From there, once all the passengers have assembled, we proceed to the hotel, this is a 4 hour drive including ferryboat rides, where, once we reach the hotel, we will take you on a tour of the island village of Bali, where you can watch local residents conducting their everyday chores – fishing, weaving, and boat-making. A short cruise in country boats along the narrow canals completes the Sunderbans experience. Have a delicious dinner, and get a good day’s rest for our safari and boat rides tomorrow.
Meals: Lunch, Tea and Dinner
This day we take you on a full day cruise. We leave just after breakfast and head towards the canopied walk at Dobanki. We then proceed to the furthest point-Netidhopani, where you can see age-old excavations and view game from the watchtower. If you are lucky you can spot the famous swimming tigers of Sunderbans. We keep a sharp watch for basking Estuarine Crocodiles and the elusive Irrawaddy Dolphins. Lunch is on board and we return late in the evening after watching the spectacular sunset.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea and Dinner
Wake up and have a delicious breakfast and explore the nature around the hotel. After lunch, we transfer you back to Kolkata.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
What is included in the tour
- Hotel Accommodation
- A park guide
- National park entry fee
- To & fro transfers from Kolkata
- All cruises
- All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
What is NOT included in the tour
- Personal expenses like laundry, drinks, and camera fees
- Any kind of transportation till Kolkata and return
- Personal Camera Charges
- Unscheduled stay due to natural events.
- Customized package for pickup from your respective location.
- Valid ID proof is compulsory (Aadhar/ Pancard/DL)
- Carry camouflaged cloths, or any dull colour cloths ( Please no bright colour)
- Torch with extra batteries
- Cap, Hat, Sunglasses
- Good Shoes, Sandal
- Water Bottles
- Energy bars, dry fruits, Glucose, Electral powder
- Personal First aid
- Sanitary Kit
- Raincoat/Poncho, Umbrella
- Camera, Binocular (optional)