Sundarbans - Mystical Wilderness : Day Trip

  • Wildlife
  • Meals included
  • Boat
  • Photography

Destination

Sajnekhali - Pakhir Jungle – Dobanki – Panchmukhi

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.

Move your belly to the magnificent steps of the Jhumur Dance, A Traditional Folk Dance by Local Village Girls.

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.

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).
Guests can visit the Sundarban Museum / Mangrove Interpretation Center.
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.
After reaching Dobanki between guests can experience the areal view of the forest from the canopy walk.
You will cruise through various islands like Bonbibibharani, Sundorkhali, Choragazi, Pirkhali etc.
You will reach Panchmukhi and get a chance to view the Royal Bengal Tigers.
You will start sailling back to Godkhali and enroute lunch will be served between 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM.
You will reach Godkhali between 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM, wherein guests will be dropped off to Kolkata in our AC vehicle.

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Inclusions

All transits to and from Kolkata
Boat service.
All necessary permit cost.
Driver allowances & Car parking fees.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Snacks (Veg. & Non – Veg.)

Exclusions

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

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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