Dominated by the legendary amphibian Royal Bengal 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 the thriving arena for a myriad life forms – from mammals to the vertebrates. Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sunderbans is contiguous to Bangladesh. The legendary Bonobibi deity revered and worshiped both by the Hindus and Muslims marks a remarkable departure from the usual notion which prevents Muslims from worshiping any idol.
Being the only Mangrove Tiger Reserve in the world, Sunderbans is conserved as 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.
Come, discover the magical delta!
Accessibility by Train: Kolkata
Accessibility by Air: Kolkata
Day 1: 12/12/19:
Receive the guests at the airport and depart by chartered coach to Gadkhali jeety which takes about 3 hours. The journey cuts it way through small Bazaars, towns and countryside. On arrival transfer to our motor vessel which has comfortable sitting and observation deck, toilets and rest cabins in the lower deck. Set out for a guided tour on a cruise on the myriad waters of the Ganga delta. Dinner and overnight halt on boat.
Day 2: 13/12/19:
After early breakfast set out for a full day boat safari in the deep mangroves of the tiger reserve.
Tea/coffee/juice/, snacks and hot lunch will be served on board. Dinner and overnight halt on.
Day 3: 14/12/19:
Full day boat safari inside the Tiger Reserve with provision for tea/coffee/juice and hot lunch on board. Dinner and overnight halt on.
Day 4: 15/12/19:
Boat ride in a nearby tidal creek to get some good photos of Collared Kingfisher, Spotted Owlet and Mud Skippers. Early lunch and retrace your footsteps back to Calcutta Airport. Tour Ends.