Sunderban National Park, located in West Bengal, is one of the largest national parks in India. It boats an exotic array of flora and fauna species, especially Royal Bengal Tiger. The mesmerizing woods of Sunderban are the natural heaven for ardent wildlife lovers and nature admirers. The climate conditions of the region are perfect for mangrove growth and thus include widespread mangrove woods. For these reasons and intents, Sunderban is an ideal place for wildlife tours.
This 2 nights and 3 days itinerary will take you to explore Sunderban in all-inclusive way. The tour offers you to have a close interaction with local villagers and their lifestyles. The scheduled trip makes certain that you cherish every single moment of your wildlife trip to Sunderban.
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel/railway/airport Kolkata as per your convenience and drive straight to Gathkhali jetty, which is about 125 kms. On the way, we will pass through beautiful countryside's, rural bazaar with stopovers at Local Tea shop and Fishermen's' villages. On arrival in Gathkhali, we will transfer you and your luggage to our motorized boat. Thereafter, our local guide cum naturalist will brief you about the rest of the day tour over tea/coffee/welcome drink followed by two hours stunning journey through river Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani and Gumdi or you can stopover at Gosaba, one of the earliest human settlements of Sunderbans to visit the house of Sir Danniel Hamilton, a Scottish banker who initiated the first co-operative movement of India here. On arrival, check in at your Jungle resort. Enjoy hot lunch followed by 3 hours birding and game cruise to Sudhanyakhali watch tower through canals and creeks. In the evening, return back to your Jungle resort for dinner and an overnight stay.
After morning tea and breakfast, we will leave for a full day game cruise and birding tour to Netidhopani watch tower provided the weather conditions are suitable. Your lunch will be served on board. In the evening, return back to your jungle resort to experience the local Rural theatre (Bonobibi Yatra) performed by the villagers.
The theatre tells interesting story about the Forest God and Goddess, Tiger Lord, fishermen and honey collectors with lot of dances and songs. Enjoy dinner and a night stay at the hotel.
After hot morning tea followed by the breakfast, we will leave for guided village walk in which participants are encouraged to have a close interaction with the local villagers in order to encounter about their livelihood. Later, we will proceed for guided adventure journey by manually-oared country boat followed by a short travel to DoBanki watch tower to enjoy a small canopy walk. In the afternoon, return back to your jungle resort for lunch and thereafter, proceed to Gathkhali. On arrival at Gathkhali, our representative will transfer you back to Kolkata by car.