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Mysterious Sundarbans - 3 Days
Sundarbans - The Land of 274 Royals!

Validity: Till 30th June 2024

Where the land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal lies the Indian Sundarbans, a stretch of impenetrable mangrove forest of great size and biodiversity. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sundarbans is a vast area covering 4264 square km in India alone, with a larger portion in Bangladesh. 2585 sq km of the Indian Sundarbans forms the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. The Sundarbans are a part of the world's largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal, it is also the world’s largest estuarine forest. 70% of the area is under saline water and the area is crossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries. It is difficult to approach and even more difficult to spend time in. But for those who dare, it must be one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth.

Day 1: Kolkata - Sundarbans

Morning pick-up from your Kolkata hotel/ airport / railway station and drive to Godkhali jetty (125 km/3 hrs) through beautiful countryside and rural bazaars with stopovers at the local tea shop and fishermen’s villages. From Godkhali transfer by motorized boat to your resort.

On arrival, briefing and interpretation by a naturalist over tea/coffee/welcome drink followed by a 2 hour spectacular cruise through rivers Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani and Gumti. Optional stopover at Gosaba - one of the earliest human settlements of Sundarbans to visit the house of Sir Daniel Hamilton - a Scottish banker who initiated the first co-operative movement in India here. After lunch enjoy a 3 hour birding and game cruise to Sudhanyakhali watch tower through creeks and canals.

Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Sundarbans - Full Day Game Cruise

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game cruise and birding tour to Netidhopani watch tower (subject to weather permitting). Lunch will be served on board. This evening, enjoy local rural theatre (Bonobibi Yatra) performed by the villagers. The performance tells an interesting story about the Tiger Lord, Forest God and Goddess, fishermen and honey collectors with a lot of songs and dances.

Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Sundarbans - Village Walk - Adventure Cruise - Godkhali Jetty - Kolkata

After breakfast enjoy a guided village walk during which participants are encouraged to have close interaction and interesting encounters with the local villagers and their lifestyle, local craft and cuisines, indigenous farming and household equipment used by the villagers. Then go on a guided adventure cruise by manually-oared country boat followed by a short cruise to Dobanki watchtower to enjoy a small canopy walk.

After lunch, transfer by motor boat to Godkhali jetty and then transfer to Kolkata by car.

End of tour.

Validity: Till 30th June 2024

Package Price on Jungle Plan: From Rs. 27,130 per person on double sharing basis.

Price Includes:

  • A dedicated motorized boat with a good seating arrangement on the front deck and an earthen-colored canvas on top for spectacular views of the mangrove forest. A basic, clean western toilet. The boat has beds inside, with the provision of a kitchen facility. On the game cruise, enjoy a lifetime experience by watching flora and fauna and having tea and coffee, snacks, soft drinks, and a hot buffet lunch on board.
  • Fees for permission, entrance, and guide.
  • 2 nights / 3 days stay in the jungle resort, including all meals.
  • The cultural show 'Bonobibi Yatra' is a mythological folk dance drama. The story tells of the "Tiger Lord'' being performed by the villagers in their costumes and concert.
  • An island cruise in a traditional country boat.
  • Morning village walk: share and interact with local villagers, visit their farms and kitchen gardens, and be a witness to their way of life.

Price Excludes:

  • Travel insurance coverage, medical expenses, tips and gratuities, personal bills and expenses, drinks and laundry, etc.
  • Airfare / train ticket.
  • Airport / railway station transfers to / from hotel.
  • Guide, entrance charges and camera fees.
  • Deviation from the tour itinerary.

Note:

  • Above rates are not valid for the festive season (Diwali, Christmas and New year). Please contact us for the same.
  • Price valid for Indian nationals only. NRIs / Overseas guest are requested to contact us.
  • Hotel mentioned above are subject to availability.
  • Taxes as applicable.

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