Luxurious Wild life Excursion
Minimum 20 (Hotel & Car FARE EXTRA)
Pickup from Kolkata in an exclusive vehicle and drive to Godhkhali, a journey of about 3 hrs. We transfer you from Godhkhali jetty by motor boat to the resort/hotel located in the Sundarbans Islands. This journey would take you down the rivers Hogal, Gomar, Durgaduni and Gomati in about an hour and a half. After lunch, set off on motor boat and view wildlife from the Sajnekhali watch tower and visit the Sajnekhali Museum and Mangrove Interpretation Centre.
Thereafter we visit the Sudhanyakhali watch tower at the Sundarban National Park. Most of the tigers are sighted from this tower. Some other wildlife like axis deers, wild boars and crocodiles may also be seen from this watch tower. There is a sweet water pond where animals come to drink water. Behind the pond are stretches of land bereft of any vegetation where one can sight animals from a distance. Dinner and night halt at the hotel/resort.
Day 2: Sundarbans
The second day involves cruising through the deep creeks and covering Kumirmari as well as Morich Jhapi.
Burirdabri in Sundarbans national Park is famous for its watchtower, a mudwalk and mangrove cage trail leading to a viewpoint known asRaymangal View Point. Visit the Jhingakhali watch tower offers an exciting view of the jungles. Overlooking an untamed forestscape, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature resplendent in her pristine virginal beauty. You can also take a stroll through the Kumirmari bazaar if you want to have a first-hand view of a typical rustic Indian market place.
Day 3: Sundarbans
The third day involves a full day cruise through the rivers and narrow creeks of the Sundarbans National Park and a lovely birding experience. Food would be prepared and served on the motor boat. Start after bed tea and visit the various watch towers of Neti Dhopani (Subject to weather and tide conditions permitting) as well as Do Banki.
The canopy walk at Do Banki gives you an opportunity to view wildlife from a netted enclosure. Next on our itinerary would be the Spotted Deer Rehabilitation Centre. Thereafter, enjoy the thrill of cruising deep in the “Indian Amazon” as India Beacons calls it and also around the islands of the Sundarban Tiger Project Area. Let yourself be guided by our Naturalist and Guide to view the Mangrove forest from close quarters, deep inside the creeks and return in the evening. Overnight stay would be at the hotel/boat.
The Netidhopani watchtower offers one a view of the ruins of a 400 year old Shiva Temple. It is also believed that there is a road on the extreme right of the forest which was built by King Pratapaditya to guard the coastal area. It is now covered with earth. There is also a sweet water pond. This watch tower has a capacity to host 20 persons at a time.
Day 4: Sundarbans special feature “Mudflats”
In the morning, we cruise along the creeks and take you for a village tour at Chargheri Char, the southernmost village of South 24 Parganas. This is a special attraction of the India Beacons tour where you have a chance to get a feel of the “Mudflats”. An important physical feature of Sundarbansare the “Mudflats”. Do not forget to carry your “Bermudas” as the inviting waters of the Sundarbans entice you to wade through them and frolic on the “Mudflats”. You may be lucky enough to see small Octopus, Star Fish, Jelly Fish, Horse shoe Crab, prawn seeds as well as many other variety of fishes etc.
Optional activity involves country boat ride along the jungles.
We then set off for a visit to a village and learn about the experiences of the villagers in the forest. Meet the fishermen, the Honey Collectors as well as the woodcutters and share their experiences of the Jungle.
Day 5 Sunderbans to Kolkata
Enjoy the day at leisure till noon. We depart for Godhkhali to be transferred to Kolkata. Arrive at Kolkata by about 5:30 / 6:00 pm. Your Sundarbans tour ends with sweet memories.
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