Where the land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal lies the Indian Sundarbans, a stretch of impenetrable mangrove forest of great size and bio-diversity. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sundarban is a vast area covering 4262 square km's in India alone, with a larger portion in Bangladesh. 2585 sq. km's of the Indian Sundarban forms the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. The total area of the Indian part of theSundarban forest, lying within the latitude between 21°13’-22°40’ North and longitude 88°05’-89°06’ East, is about 4,262 sq km, of which 2,125 sq km is occupied by mangrove forest across 56 islands and the balance is under water.
The Sundarbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal, 21°13’-22°40’ North and longitude 88°05’-89°06’ East, it is also the world’s largest estuarine forest. The Sundarbans is inhospitable, dangerous and monotonous. Dense mangrove forests occupy 56 islands and the balance is under saline water which flows through numerous tidal channels and creeks. It is difficult to approach and even more difficult to spend time in. But for those who dare, it must be one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth.
The key to birding the Sundarbans is overcoming the geographic and physical hurdles. Though only a 100 odd km's from Kolkata city, Sajnekhali, an established tourist/visitor destination takes 5 – 6 hours to reach through a combination of road and water transport. In a landscape dominated by great tidal creeks and waterways, the only way to access and enjoy the area is on motorised boats which come in various sizes and shapes. Sundarbans is the home of swimming man-eating tigers, estuarine crocodiles, sharks, poisonous snakes and pirates. Man fights for survival in great numbers by living off nature’s bounty by accepting and fighting against these odds. The visitor has no choice but to stay within limits and out of trouble. This means that there is very little conventional bird-watching, more observations from water.
But the dark and foreboding attractiveness of the mangroves also hides some of the most sought after birds in the world and a chance encounter with a Brown-winged Kingfisher, a Grey Headed Lapwing, a Pallas’s Fish Eagle, a Lesser Adjutant or maybe a Mangrove Whistler is always a possibility ~ as is the unforgettable sight of the most secretive great cat in the world.
Birding is difficult not just because of the terrain but also because the density is not evident from the limited view one gets from a noisy boat. The fringes of Sundarbans play host to many local endemics and the visitor is well advised to spend time on land outside the core area before venturing into the heart of the National Park. Once inside the Park, the only access to land is at the Sajnekhali compound and the various Watchtowers you can visit. Remember that the watchtowers are inside wire cages and do not allow you to stroll in tiger-land.
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Sundarban 1 Day Trip : INR 6,200/- per head
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Sundarban 3 Night 4 Days
Day 01 Kolkata - Sunderbans National Park
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.
Day 02 Cruise and birding tour to Netidhopani watch tower
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.
Day 03 cruise to Do Banki watch tower– Kolkata
Today after morning tea and breakfast, we will proceed for birding and game cruise to Do Banki watch tower to enjoy a small canopy walk. Afternoon is free for leisure. An overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03 Sunderbans National Park– Kolkata
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
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List of Conference
Company - Trust Klub : Incentive tour of 35 executives in the Sunderbans.
Company : TATA Asset Management Limited – Incentive tour of 13 Executives with MD(TATA Mutual Fund) in the Sunderbans.
Company - USV Pharmaceuticals : Conference of 80 executives in the Sunderbans.
Company – TTK Prestige Limited : Conference of 35 executives in the Sunderbans.
Company - USV Pharmaceuticals : Conference of 120 executives in the Sunderbans.
Company – Conference of Ranbaxy : Conference of 12 executives.
Company : Crompton Brisk : 30 executives in the Sunderban.
NGO : Humboldt Club : Conference of 50 Scientist in the Sunderbans.