Sundarban Wildlife Tour Packages

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Sundarban Wildlife Tour Package

From all the corners of the country the national parks and wildlife reserves filled with abundant flora and fauna. The exhilarating experience of getting close near wild beasts in their natural habitat makes you feel like you are in a different world. Take inspiration from the vast greenery, huge forests, and spotting a Royal Bengal Tiger  It is said that Sundarbans derived its name from the Sundari trees which are found in abundance here. The Park is the largest single block of tidal halophytic (a halophyte is a plant that naturally grows where it is affected by salinity in the root area or by salt spray, such as in saline semi-deserts, mangrove swamps, marshes and sloughs, and seashores) mangrove forest in the world.

Sundarbans National Park is a home to the tigers that are well adapted to unique environment of the Park. They are expert in swimming and can also catch fish for their feast. Sundarbans also shelters wildlife like fishing cats, macaques, wild boar, Common Grey Mongoose, fox, jungle cat, flying fox, Indian Pangolin and chitals.

Numerous migratory birds make Sundarbans their temporary home in the winters. Some of the most beautiful birds sighted here are Open Billed Storks, White Ibis, Water Hens, Coots, Pheasant Tailed Jacanas, Pariah Kites, Brahminy Kites, Marsh Harriers, Swamp Partridges, Red Jungle Fowls, Spotted Doves, Common Mynahs, Jungle Crows, Jungle Babblers, Cotton Teals, Herring Gulls, Caspian Terns, Gray Herons, Brahminy Ducks, Spotted Billed Pelicans, Large Egrets, Night Herons, Common Snipes, Wood Sandpipers, Green Pigeons, Rose Ringed Parakeets, Paradise Flycatchers, Cormorants, Fishing Eagles, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Seaguls, Common Kingfishers, Peregrine falcons, Woodpeckers, Whimprels, Black-Tailed Godwits, Little Stints, Eastern Knots, Curlews, Golden Plovers, Pintails, White Eyed Pochards and Whistling Teals.

Apart from the above wildlife species, Sundarbans also inhabits fascinating species such as Olive Ridley turtles, dolphins, sea snakes, king cobra and crocodiles. Some of the aquatic beings found here are Saw Fish, Butter Fish, Electric Rays, Silver Carp, Star Fish, Common Carp, Crabs, Prawn, Shrimps, Gangetic Dolphins, Skipping Frogs, Common Toads and Tree Frogs.

Destination:  Sundarbans – Sajnekhali Watch Tower, Sajnekhali Sanctuary, Bird’s Island, Sudhyanakhali Watch Tower, Dobanki Watch Tower, Panchmukhani, Buridabri Watch Tower,  Rabindranath Tagore’s  Bunglow.

Duration        : 3 nights 4 Days

Pick up & Drop: Kolkata ( Fixed Pick up point for group tour ,Residence or Hotel).

Accommodation: Double Deluxe Non AC Room/ Double Deluxe AC Room/ Luxury AC Room as per your choice.

What you may see: Mangrove forest with different species of trees,  excellent view of Sunrise and Sunset , Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodiles on the bank of the river, Monitor Lizard, Spotted Deer, Monkey, Small Octopus, Star Fish, Jelly Fish, Crabs, Prawn, different species of Birds.

Tour Itinerary:

 THREE NIGHTS  & FOUR DAYS 

1st Day: Kolkata – Sundarban :

 Sundarban Farm & Wildlife Tours  welcome’s you to the Sundarban Tiger Reserve , Biggest Mangrove forest and a World Heriage site declared by UNESCO in the year 1985and was made a biosphere Reserve in 1989. . The journey will start in the morning at 7:30 AM from Esplanade (Near K.C.Das Confectionery and our  second pick up point is from P.C.Chandra Garden (Gate No.1), Science city -  at 8:00AM.  Packed Breakfast will be served on the way with a brief stopover for tea and refreshments, At midday you arrive at Gothkhali Jetty, where you will be greeted by our local guide and transfer to the boat . We cruise through rivers Gomor, Durgadhwani to enter river Pitchkhali on bank  of which lies Our Resort overlooking the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (Total Journey: 5 Hours [Road 3 Hours: Boat 2 Hours). 

On your arrival you will be greeted by our team and checked into our Resort . Hot lunch will be served at our dining hall.  Afternoon you cruise through the creeks and canals of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve forest to Sajnekhali Watchtower and Mangrove Interpretation Centre.

 Watch the sun sets in the distant horizon we return to the resort to refresh and join us for Tea with snacks by the evening to watch Adivasi dance performed by the tribal’s of Sunderbans.  They show happiness and hardships in their lives through dance. 

A warm dinner will be served in the dinning  hall  at the 8:30 PM  followed by camp fire ( Winter ) in the garden. 

2nd Day: Sundarban Tiger Reserve 

Wake up call at 6:00 AM with a hot cup of tea is served in your balcony. Refresh and board a thrilling cruise towards Dobanki Watch Tower as we move into the Sundarban Tiger Reserve Forest through creeks and dense forest and numerous rivers (breakfast on board). 

The canopy walk at Dobanki Watch Tower inside the forest sends chills down your spine . After that we visit  Panchamukhani, Pirkhali, Gajikhali  by Boat which we cruise back through Matla – Sea Face (the point from where Bay of Bengal can be seen) . Then return to  Resort for lunch. 

In the afternoon you will experience the true Sunderban, as you walk through the native village of Jamespur. You will encounter many wonderful sights as you learn about the lifestyle, local crafts, cuisines, and way of life of the local villagers. 

Observe their indigenous farming methods and mud houses made with small entrances.  Back to the resort for refreshments followed by a  Bawl Folk song and dinner  at 9:00 PM. 

3 rd Day: Sundarban Tiger Reserve 

Wake up to view an array of birds followed by a warm cup of tea. Freshen up and have your breakfast at the Resort and then  depart for Netidopani Watch Tower, 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).

 In the  evening free for individual activities. 

4th Day: Sundarban Tiger Reserve  - Kolkata 

Wake up call at 6 AM with  a hot cup of tea in the morning . 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 to the 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 Roar Resort.  After an early lunch you will be transfer back to Kolkata .

Tour price includes:

  • Up and down Car Fare.
  • Accommodation in Resort (Family wise).
  • All meals (Tea / Coffee, Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks & Dinner). 
  • All sightseeing.
  • Forest entry fees & guide charges.
  • Cultural program (Tribal folk dance)

Tour Price excludes:

  • Still / Video camera charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Optional tour.
  • Any type of special menu.
  • The Overseas tourists have to pay Rs. 1000.00 per head for guide charge from Kolkata. 

Note:

  • There are no hidden costs.
  • You must carry valid photo identity proof during travel.
  • Also carry specific medicines if you need.
  • Our Standard Journey Starts from specific point : Kolkata 
  • Obey the rules of Guide and Tour Manager.
  • Maintain peace and cleanliness of the Jungle & River
  • Itinerary may change without any prior notification

 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND DURING SUNDARBAN TOUR

  •   Carry sunglasses, hats and sun tan lotion duringyour Sundarban Trip.
  •   Wear light cotton dress preferably with colour Green, Ash, light Brown.
  •   Wear tied shoes preferably gumboots.
  •   Carry medicines for cough, cold & fever etc.
  •   Drink only Filtered water, Mineral water or Coconut water.
  •   Carry torch with spare batteries.
  •   Carry spare batteries for your cameras as recharging facilities is limited.
  •   Carry Binoculars to view distant animals and landscapes.
  •   Maintain silence when you are watching any animals during your Sundarban Trip.
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THINGS YOU SHOULD AVOID DURING SUNDARBAN TRIP

  •    Do not play sound systems& loud speakers during Sundarban Tour.
  •   Travelling inside Sundarban is permitted only from Sunrise to Sunset.
  •   Do not indulge in hunting or fishing during Sundarban Tour.
  •   Do not pluck flowers in the Sundarban National Park.
  •   Do not wear any glossy clothing that attract undue attention of the Wildlife.
  •   Do not irritate the animals you see during Sundarban Jungle Safari.
  •   Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited in Sundarban ( Boat & Jungle).
  •   Do not carry plastic bottles, plastic bags and chips packets inside Sundarban Core Area.
  •   Do not pollute the pristine habitat by throwing anything from the boat/Launch.
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Documents Required :

  •  Documents required during the Tour:
  • Please carry valid photo Id proof (Original Voters card / Original Driving License)
  • PAN CARD IS NOT ACCEPTED IN MANY HOTELS
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Booking Policy :

 Booking Confirmation has to be sent to us by E-mail

Kindly send us the below details to book a tour:

  • 1.Guest Name
  • 2.Final confirmed guests
  • 3.Travel Date
  • 4. Arrival / Departure details

 Cancellation Policy :

 Cancellation has to be sent to us by E-mail

Cancellation as per Date of booking -

  •  30 -15 Days prior to departure 25% of tour cost
  • 14 -07 Days prior to departure 50% of tour cost
  • 07- 03 Days prior to departure 75% of tour cost
  • 03 Days/No show 100% of tour cost

 IDENTITY CARD:

  • Indian Guests   :   Need to carry Original Government approved ID card for all travelers.
  • Foreign Guests :   Need to carry Original Passport with Visa for Forest Permission. Photo copy of the same should be carried.

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Ask Questions About Sundarban Wildlife Tour Packages

Sunderbans National Park was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in 1973 by Government of India and was given the status of the national park in 1978. It is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites too. The huge marshy delta of two great Indian rivers as Ganges and Brahmaputra expands over areas, which include the mangrove forest, marsh land and jungle island all mixed in a system of small rivers and also some streams. Sunderbans is the largest mangrove forest in the world. The name Sunderbans has come from Sundari plants, which were in a large quantity once in this region. The major attractions of the park is its topography. The major animal of the national park is Royal Bengal Tiger and it is one the most famous place for tiger safari in India. The few other wildlife of Sunderbans are Fishing Camp, Common Grey Mongoose, Jungle Cat, Wild boar, flying fox, fox, chital, macaques and Pangolin.

Anybody may plan their Sundarban tour by their own. The nearest Airport is Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport. The Airport is well connected to major cities of India through regular flights. Cabs can be hired from the Airport to reach Sundarban which takes around 3 hours to reach.

Mostly 1 night/2 days or 2 nights/3 days packages are popular but anybody may extend their day. It is better to visit Sundarbans in a group. The main cost of visiting Sundarbans is the boat, thus visiting in a group helps dividing the boat cost, otherwise you have to bear the whole cost of the boat.

Yes, you may book a private boat for your family or group. It can be hired from Gothkhali or Sonakhali.

The most popular places to visit the Sundarbans are Sajnekhali Watch Tower, Sudhnyakhali Watch Tower, Dobanki Watch Tower, Panchmukhani, Pirkhali, Gajikhali, Hamilton Bunglow, Netidhopani, Buridabri, Kalash etc.

We arrange regular packages from Kolkata on sharing basis as well as private basis. Package includes up and down car fare from Kolkata to Gothkhali , Accommodation in our Resort ( Both AC and Non Ac rooms are available) , All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks & Dinner), All Sightseeing as per itinerary, Forest permit & Guide charges, Cultural programme.

You have to select your Sundarban Tour Package on the basis of Land &  River Transfers, Accommodation, Food, Jungle Permit & Guide. Normally  a  Sundarban Package comes as an all-inclusive package ex. Kolkata. The Tour Operator should provide a guide during Marine Safari hired additionally from Sajnekhali Office during permitting. You should select a proper tour operator to visit the Sundarban for make the package attractive and economical with proper safety measure like proper accommodation, hygienic  food ,  life jacket & proper boat.

River Cruises on boats are the best way to enjoy the Sundarban Delta.

Although multi-cuisine is not available in Sundarbans, fresh local vegetables, fishes like Bhetki, Parshe and Hilsa and chicken is available. The food is delicious and healthy.

While the Sundarbans National Park makes up the core zone with the highest concentration of tigers, the buffer zone is made up of the Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary. The area that tourists get to visit is the well-defined Eco-tourism zone where the incidence of any fatalities is extremely rare and to visit the Sundarban by a proper guide is completely safe and secure. You have to arrange your Sundarban tour by a proper professional tour operator to make your tour proper and attractive also.