Barely 65 miles on the South from the mega-metropolis of Kolkata and dominated by the legend- ary swimming swamp Tigers, Sunderbans is the largest mangrove forests and delta in the world formed by three great river systems: Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna. Considered as one of the last true wildernesses remaining on our planet Earth, this tidal country beholds a unique ecosystem totally governed by the diurnal tides resulting into a thriving arena for a myriad life forms - from mammals to the vertebrates. Desig- nated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunder- bans is contiguous to Bangladesh. The legendary Bonobibi deity revered and worshiped by all inhabitants of these islands.
Being the only Mangrove Tiger Reserve in the world, Sunderbans have the rare distinction of being declared a Biosphere Reserve. The 4 million people inhabiting in about 54 islands scattered across this vast landscape depend heavily for their livelihood on this mysterious and hostile forest terrain.
In Sunderbans, you are at the mercy of a world not only unseen but unsuspected. The only constant is change; new land forms quickly here. Nature does not obey the rules; ish climb trees; the animals drink salt water; the roots of the trees grow up toward the sky instead of down to the earth; the tide may run in the opposite direction in the same creek. And here, the Tigers do not obey by the same rules by which tigers elsewhere govern their lives - Spell of the Tiger (book)
Come, discover the realm of this magical land!
Reach Kolkata by 10 am. Spend the rest of the day in the city, sightseeing famous places, enjoy shop- ping and return to Hotel for sumptuous dinner and retire for the night.
Post breakfast, leave from Hotel at around 08.00 am. It would be a three hours travel to Gadkhali ferry station through small bazaars, towns and countryside. Transfer to motor launch and set sailing for about 2 hours to reach the jungle camp. Check in followed by a hot lunch. Recoup. In the afternoon set out for a guided village walk to get a feel of the Island with its people and their local life. Evening tea and snacks will be served. Rest for a while followed by dinner and overnight stay.
Morning to afternoon boat safari, deep in the Mangrove forest. Lunch and tea services will be arranged on board. Return to the camp in the evening. Enjoy Bonobibi Theatre performed by local folk artists. Dinner and overnight stay.
Morning to afternoon boat safari, deep in the Mangrove forest. Lunch and tea services will be arranged on board. Return to the camp in the evening. Get together for a fun filled session and dinner. Overnight stay at the camp.
After breakfast, we leave for Kolkata. Enjoy lunch en route. Catch an evening light/train back home with fond memories and wild experiences.
- Pickup/Drop from/to Kolkata airport in AC vehicle
- 1 day Kolkata sightseeing
- 1 night accommodation in Kolkata
- Transfer to Sunderban by road & boat
- Boat safaris in Sunderban
- All park fees
- 3 nights accommodation in comfortable jungle camp based on double / triple occupancy
- All meals including morning and evening tea
- Services of local guides, drivers and boatmen
Cost does not include:
- Travel tickets – flight/train
- Tips to forest guides and resort staff
- Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and sodas
- Laundry and other items of personal nature
- Forest fees for Video cameras / Handycam / any other type of camera
- Any other cost not mentioned in the inclusions
In the event of any cancellation by you, the initial deposit amount paid, shall stand forfeited and further cancellation shall be levied as mentioned in the Terms and Conditions.
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