Sunderbans Tiger Camp - PI-0234
The Sunderbans is the largest prograding deltaic region of the world. At the launch of ’Project Tiger’ in the year 1973, the Sunderbans was among the nine Wildlife Reserves declared as ‘Tiger Reserves’. In the year 1987 due to “high biodiversity” and “ongoing geological processes” Sunderbans National Park was declared a ‘World Heritage Site’ by IUCN. Whereas Kolkata is a vibrant city on the move, volatile and unpredictable. The Gateway to India, till 1912, and the capital of the Raj in India, it still bears the Victorian imprint on its streets and structures. A city just about ready to burst at the seams.
Day 1: Kolkata
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - Thursday, March 28, 2019
On arrival our representative shall meet you at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to hotel. Overnight hotel. Kolkata, The City of Joy, in the state of West Bengal often known as India-s 300 years old cultural capital. It was here that in 1690 an agent of the London based East India Company Job Charnock, received permission to set up a factory in a village named Sutanuti, and that triggered the start of the British Imperial colonization of the Indian subcontinent.
Day 2: Kolkata
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - Friday, March 29, 2019
After breakfast enjoy city tour of Kolkata - Birla Planetarium, Victoria Memorial
and drive past the Fort Williams, The Howrah Bridge
, the Secretariat Building and the Old Court House Street. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3: Kolkata - Sunderban
Friday, March 29, 2019 - Saturday, March 30, 2019
Morning transfer to Sonakhali Jetty through beautiful countryside-s, rural bazaar with stopovers at local Fishermen-s village. Arrive Sonakhali and embark motorized boat. Briefing and interpretation by our local guide com naturalist - followed by 2 hours spectacular cruise through river Hogol, Gomor, Drugaduani and Gumdi. Optional stopover at Gosaba - one of the 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. Arrive Bali Island and check into Sunderbans Jungle Camp. Lunch at the Camp and followed by 3 hours birding and game cruise to Sudhanyakhali watch tower through creeks and canals. Return to Camp by evening - infotainment by our poacher-turned-guides over tea and snacks. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Sunderban
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - Sunday, March 31, 2019
Morning after breakfast full day came cruise and birding tour to Netidhopani watch tower (subject to weather permitting the same) including Crab catching and fishing expeditions from the fragile country boats. Evening return to Camp and experience the local rural theatre performed by the villagers. The theatre tells interesting story about the Tiger Lord, Forest God and Goddess, fishermen and honey collectors with lot of songs and dance. Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Sunderban - Kolkata
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Monday, April 1, 2019
Morning after breakfast proceed to Sonakhali by boat - arrive and transfer Kolkata and check-in to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay.
Day 6: Kolkata
Monday, April 1, 2019 - Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Assistance in time and transfer to airport to connect flight for your onward destination.