Sunderban 03 nights - 04 days
03 Nights/04 Days
Kolkata - Gothkhali – Sunderban Tiger Camp
Your journey will start in the morning from your pick up point from Kolkata Hotel through beautiful countryside and rural bazaar with a brief stopover for tea and refreshments. Around midday you arrive at Gothkhali Jetty (Travel by land ends here), where you will be greeted by your local guide and provided refreshments onboard your cruiser. We cruise through rivers Gomor, Durgadhwani to enter river Pitchkhali on banks of which lies Sunderban Tiger Camp overlooking the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (Total Journey: 4 Hours [Road 2 Hours: Boat 2 Hours).
On your arrival you will be greeted by our team and checked into your cottage at Sunderban Tiger Camp followed by a hot lunch. Your afternoon entails observing endemic and migratory birds and wildlife while you cruise through the creeks and canals of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve forest to Sajnekhali Watchtower and Mangrove Interpretation Centre whilst refreshments are served on board.
As the sun sets in the distant horizon we return to the resort to refresh and join us for Hi-Tea with Snacks by the evening bonfire to view Adibasi dance performed by the tribal’s of Sunderbans. The folklore depicts their century old cultural in its true native form. They showcase happiness and hardships in their lives through dance and recitals of their folklore.
One can also go to the watchtower at the resort after their return from the cruise to observe the birdlife within the resort (Sunderban Tiger Camp houses 64 species of birds to date).
A warm dinner cooked with farm fresh vegetables and is served at the Fishermans Wharf dining hall which displays different tools used by the locals to catch fish ends your first day in the Sunderban Tiger Camp.
As you wake up to the chirping of birds and morning wake up bell, a hot cup of tea is served in your balcony. Refresh and board a thrilling cruise towards Dobanke Watch Tower as we move into the Sunderban Tiger Reserve Forest through creeks and dense forest and numerous rivers (breakfast onboard).
The canopy walk at Dobanke Watch Tower inside the forest sends chills down your spine (experience the life in which caged animals live in, while getting a 360˚ view of the forest). We visit the spotted deer rehabilitation centre after which we cruise back through Matla – Sea Face (the point from where Bay of Bengal can be seen) to Sunderban Tiger Camp for lunch.
In the afternoon you will experience the true Sunderbans, as you walk through the native village of Dayapur. You will encounter many wonderful sights as you learn about the lifestyle, local crafts, cuisines, and way of life of the local villagers (how man and tiger coexist in such a difficult terrain). Observe their indigenous farming methods and how their houses are completely mud made with small entrances. Your tour will pass through the village market and eventually end at the resort for refreshments followed by a wildlife movie and dinner to end another day in the reserve forest.
Wake up with the morning bell and promenade around the resort to view an array of birds followed by a warm cup of tea. Freshen up and have your breakfast at the Fishermans Wharf before we depart for Netidopani Watch Tower (Depends on Weather condition and Permit availability, Incase of non availability of Permit we will provide alternative jungle cruise inside national park.), which is located deep inside the Sunderban Tiger Reserve. It houses a 300 year old temple of ‘Bon Bibi’ - Forest Goddess where the villagers who are fishermen and honey collectors of every caste pray for their safety and security from the tiger and crocodile whom they have personified as gods and goddesses. (Hot Lunch is served onboard as we cruise back to the resort,Incase of late start in morning lunch will serve on Boat).
Sunderban Tiger Camp- Gothkhali –Kolkata
As you wake up to the chirping of birds and morning wake up bell, a hot cup of tea is served in your balcony. View the array of birds in the fruit trees near your cottage.
Refresh before we head for the morning cruise into the Sunderban Tiger Reserve once again through creeks and rivers heading to the Sudhayakhali Watchtower. Walk through the caged walkways after disembarking towards the watchtower, searching for the elusive tiger. Keep a look at the sweet water pond where you may sight a deer drinking water or a water monitor lizard basking by the sun as well as monkeys and wild boars may be sighted nearby. Breakfast is served on board with refreshments as we cruise back to Sunderban Tiger Camp.
After an early lunch you will be transferred back to Kolkata Hotel.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Tour Package Includes
- Accommodation is on twin sharing basis
- Meals : breakfast at all places
- Transfers from one place to another
- Sightseeing in private cars
- Vehicle will be provided based on the itinerary
- All current taxes such as hotel taxes and transportation taxes
Tour Package Excludes
- Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples
- Meals not mentioned in inclusions
- Personal Expenses / Purchase of things
- Any kind of insurance
- Any increase in the govt. taxes and state taxes
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary.
Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure
In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:
- 16 days to prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
- 15 days to 01 days prior to arrival or no show – 100% of the tour/service cost.
Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.