Sundarbans - Mystical Wilderness : 3Nights/4Days

  • Wildlife
  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Meals included
  • Boat
  • Photography

Destination

Sajnekhali - Pakhir Jungle – Dobanki – Panchmukhi – Netidhopani (optional) – Burirdabri / Boni Camp (optional)

Trip at a Glance

The trip will start and end at Kolkata.
The minimum group is of 8 – 10.
The trip can be done throughout the year
All transportation will be done by AC Car/Bus and the sightseeing on Boat.
The trip can be done by a single individual, couple, family and group of friends.


Activities and Highlights

A chance to get a sight and listen to the roar of the very famous”The Royal Bengal Tiger".
A breathtaking Boat Ride experience into the Largest Mangrove forest in the world.
Shoot the Bird watching Session at 'Pakhir Jungle' with your camera.
Mouthwatering Foods and Local dishes to relish your taste buds.
A chance to visit one of the UNESCO's World Heritage Centre- Sunderbans National Park.
Visit Burir Dabri, a beautiful location deep in the forest.
Visit remote and isolated islands like Satjelia, Mollakhali, Kumirmari.

Sundarbans is the part of world’s largest delta, consisting of the mouth of the Ganga, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers. Sunderbans, the world’s largest estuarine forest covers an area of 9630 sq km and 70% of the area is under saline water. This famous home of Royal Bengal Tiger, sprawling over an area of 1330.10 sq km forms the core of Sundarban forests. . The region comprises of luxuriant mangrove forests, swamps and forested islands, interwoven with a network of small rivers and rivulets. 40% of this area lies in West Bengal, while the remaining fall in the Bangladesh.

Sunderbans are thought to be named after Sundari trees. The region is quite rich in floral wealth, which includes, Genwa, Dhundal, Passur, Garjan and Kankra. One of the most remarkable features of this place is the bayonet like roots of mangrove forests that stick out above the water level. It is also dotted with sacred sites like, Ma Bonobibi (the goddess of the forest), Shiber Kumir (Lord Shiva’s Crocodile), Dakshinaroy (an ogre, the ancestor of all tigers) and Kapil Muni (an incarnation of Vishnu) etc. It became a part of ‘Project Tiger’, launched in 1972 and was recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997. Besides the tiger, it is haven to a rich variety of animals, like wild boar, fishing cats, otters, civets, rhesus, monkeys and spotted deer. The brackish waters are full of aquatic and reptile life forms that include olive ridley sea turtle, hard-shelled batgur terrapin, pythons, king cobra, chequered killback, monitor lizards and slvator lizards. The Sunderbans are also breeding ground for several varieties of birds like, heron, egret, cormorant, fishing eagle, white belied sea eagle, seagull, tern, kingfisher as well as migratory birds like whimprel, black-tailed godwit, little stint, eastern knot, curlew, sandpiper, golden plover, pintail, white-eyed pochard and whistling teal etc.

Traversing the mangroves by motor launch is quite an experience. Also visit the Sajnakhali Sanctuary for birds, the ruins of a 400 year old temple at Netidhopani and Kaikhali Island, a fine picnic site. The best time to visit is from September to May. During winters the chances of viewing the tiger are better.

Day 01

Guest pickup will start from Kolkata by 9 AM in our AC vehicle. Packaged Breakfast will be provided.
You will reach Godkhali Jetty between 11 AM – 12PM and board our Boat.
On boarding, guests will be served with Welcome Drinks (Tea).
The cruise will start for Sajnekhali between 12PM – 1PM.
Enroute to Sajnekhali guests will be served with lunch between 1 PM – 2PM.
Guests can do sightseeing in and around the area, especially, the Sundarban Museum / Mangrove Interpretation Center.
We will continue our cruise towards the Island – Pakhir Jungle / Bird Sanctuary between 4 PM – 5PM, which is upstream of River Gomadi. Here guests can do bird watching, enjoy the view of Sunset.
Tea & light snacks will be served.
We will cruise towards the hotel at Sajnekhali.
Guest can explore the local market.
Dinner will be served between 9 PM – 10 PM.

Day 02

Bed tea will be served at 6 AM.
The cruise will start between 6:30 AM – 7.00 AM.
After getting the required permissions you will cruise towards Dobanki, which is the furthest point on the southern part of the sanctuary zone. The core area starts from here. Breakfast will be served between 8AM – 8:30 AM.
After reaching Dobanki between 10 -11 AM guest can experience the areal view of the forest from the canopy walk.
You will cruise through various islands like Bonbibibharani, Sundorkhali, Choragazi, Pirkhali etc.
Enroute lunch will be served between 1 PM – 2 PM.
You will cruise towards your hotel at Pakhiralay.
Tea & light snacks will be served.
Dinner will be served between 9 PM – 10 PM.

Day 03

Bed tea will be served at 6:30 AM.
After getting the required permissions you will cruise towards Sudhanyakhali.
Breakfast will be served between 8AM – 8:30 AM.
On the way you will be passing through the historical side Morichhapi. You will cruise through numerous remote and isolated islands like Satjelia, Mollakhali, Kumirmari etc. This is the last location in the extreme south east of Sundorbon. You will experience Bangladesh Border in the middle of the river Raimangal.
You will reach Burir Dabri watch tower at around 11PM -12PM. On the way to the tower you will experienced the walk through the famous mud walk.You will get a feeling of actually walking in the dense forest of Sundorbon.
Enroute lunch will be served between 1 PM – 2 PM.
You will start your journey back to your hotel at Pakhiralay.
Tea & light snacks will be served.
Dinner will be served between 9 PM – 10 PM.

Day 04

Bed tea will be served at 6:30 AM.
After getting the required permissions you will cruise towards Sudhanyakhali.
You will sail deep into the forest through the narrow channel and creeks of Sarakkhali I & II, Peerkhali I, II, III & IV.
Enroute breakfast will be served between 8 AM – 8:30 AM.
You will reach Panchmukhi and cruise deep into the forest and get a chance to view the Royal Bengal Tigers.
You will reach Sudhanyakhali watch tower between 10:30 AM – 11 PM.
You will start selling back to Godkhali and enroute lunch will be served between 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM.
Tea & light snacks will be served.
You will reach Godkhali between 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM, wherein guests will be dropped off to Kolkata in our AC vehicle.

Special Package

Guest can opt for a special trip to Netidhopani village on the 3rd day of the trip with additional cost.

We will provide hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis with attached bathroom as per the package chosen.

Inclusions

All transits to and from Kolkata
Boat service.
All hotels as per the package choose
All necessary permit cost.
Driver allowances & Car parking fees.
Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner (Veg. & Non – Veg.)

Exclusions

Airfare & Train cost.
Travel insurance.
Personnel expenses - alcoholic & nonalcoholic beverages, laundry, telephonic calls, tips & gratitude, etc.
Natural calamities expenses incurred.
Still and video camera charges

Cotton Clothes.
Umbrella, Raincoats.
A warm jacket, a sweater for winters.
Toilet kit.
Medicines.
Dry fruits, chocolates.
Binoculars and Camera.
Cap.
Hand Sanitizers.

Required Documents

It is mandatory to carry original & Photocopy of an identity proof and two copies of recent passport size photograph.
The travelers need to carry a medical certificate duly signed by a doctor.

What are the chances of spotting tigers in Sundarban National Park?

Royal Bengal Tigers are the main draw in the Sundarbans, but you can also spot Saltwater Crocodiles, various primates, leopards, King Cobras and Indian Cobras. However, tiger sighting is a matter of chance. It is not advisable to be totally focused on tigers because travelers would end up missing a lot of other interesting sights.

Can I stay in house boat?

Yes, if you inform Ghumakkad in advance, then we will make proper arrangement for the same.

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