Explore the Enchanting Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal: A Haven for Wildlife Enthusiasts
Sundarbans National Park in West Bengal beckons with an aura of unparalleled mystery and natural beauty, where the majestic tiger moves with unparalleled stealth and grace. Navigating through a landscape where the air feels moist and the silence is occasionally broken by the sweet melodies of birds and the distant rumble of motor boats, visitors are in for an unforgettable experience.
This gem of a destination, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987, serves as a biosphere reserve, a national park, and a tiger reserve, showcasing the remarkable richness of its mangrove ecosystem. Spanning an astounding 40,000 square kilometers, the Sundarbans delta extends from the River Hooghly in West Bengal, India, to the River Baleswar in Bangladesh.
Boasting an intricate network of creeks and tributaries weaving through the terrain, the Sundarbans captivates tourists embarking on boat rides through its waterways. Little do they know that the elusive big cat and saltwater crocodile silently observe their every move with a keen eye.
The name “Sundarbans” itself translates to “beautiful forests” in the local language, and the delta lives up to its name with mangrove trees lazily gracing the mudflats. These trees, including the dominant Sundari trees with distinctive roots rising above the water for respiration, add to the enchanting beauty of this natural wonder, especially during the monsoon season.
If you seek an immersive experience in a diverse ecosystem where nature unfolds its wonders, Sundarbans National Park is the perfect destination. Immerse yourself in the magic of the world’s largest mangrove forests and witness the harmonious coexistence of wildlife in this captivating region.
Sundarban National Park 4 Night 5 Days Package
Discover the unparalleled beauty of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in West Bengal. Immerse yourself in the enchanting natural landscapes, meandering waterways, and the charm of village life, all while having the opportunity to encounter the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. Our Sunderbans weekend tour guarantees a wildlife adventure set amidst stunning surroundings. Unlike other national parks, the game drive itself is a breathtaking experience as you navigate through picturesque creeks.
Delve into the sanctuary’s unique ecosystem and the lush habitat that hosts over 70 tigers, 270 bird species, 35 reptile species, 42 mammal species, and 8 amphibian species. Capture glimpses of elusive creatures such as fishing cats, wild boars, macaques, and more. Our Sunderbans holiday packages ensure a comfortable and hassle-free vacation with exceptional service and well-planned arrangements, making your exploration of this natural wonder truly unforgettable.
Sundarban National Park 3 Night 4 Days Itinerary
In the morning, we’ll pick you up from your Kolkata hotel, railway station, or airport and drive 125 km to Gathkhali jetty, passing through beautiful countryside and rural markets. Along the way, we’ll make stops at local tea shops and fishermen’s villages. Upon reaching Gathkhali, we’ll transfer you to our motorized boat. Our local guide and naturalist will brief you over tea, coffee, or a welcome drink, and then we’ll embark on a two-hour journey through the scenic rivers Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani, and Gumdi. Alternatively, you can visit Gosaba, one of the earliest human settlements in the Sunderbans, and explore the house of Sir Daniel Hamilton, a Scottish banker who initiated India’s first cooperative movement here.
Upon arrival, check in at your jungle resort, enjoy a hot lunch, and then tour on a 3-hour birding and game cruise to Sudhanyakhali watchtower through canals and creeks. In the evening, return to your jungle resort for dinner and an overnight stay.
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 for dinner and an overnight stay.
Today after morning tea and breakfast, we will leave for a full day birding and game cruise to Burir Dabri Watch tower. Later, return back to the jungle resort for the dinner and an overnight stay.
In the morning after breakfast,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. Later, return back to the resort by sun down. Enjoy your dinner followed by an overnight stay at the Jungle Resort.
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. after lunch and thereafter, proceed to Gathkhali. On arrival at Gathkhali, our representative will transfer you back to Kolkata by car.
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Sundarban Package Rates
The above cost includes
- Cruise in Motor Boat in the Creeks & Forest
- Service of Trained Local Guide
- Entry Fee for Watch Tower, Sajnekhali Museum and other places of Sight Seeing
- All Meals (Buffet Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Buffet Dinner)
- 2 Nights & 3 Days – (2 Breakfast + 3 Lunch + 2 Dinners)
- Packages based Ex – Kolkata by vehicles specified as per programs chosen
- For Deluxe Programs AC Deluxe Cottage Rooms will be provided where as for Standard Programs only
- NAC Cottage Rooms will be provided
The cost does not include
- Camera Fees
- Cultural Shows
- Soft Drinks & Hard Drinks
- Accommodation in Kolkata
- Any service not specifically mentioned in the Tour Cost Includes Section.
- Incidentals, if any.
- Personal expenses of group members such as tipping, laundry, room service, shopping, telephone calls, etc.
- Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as road block due to natural climates and accidents. Etc.
- Incidental costs, if any.
Sundarbans Watch Towers Zones By Forest Department
Sajnekhali Watch Tower: –
The headquarters of the Forest Department also serves as the administrative hub for the Sundarban Tiger Reserve, where visitors must obtain permission for entry. Within the Sajnekhali Watch Tower complex, you can find the Mangrove Interpretation Centre, a Bono Bibi Temple, and a Crocodile Park. Adjacent to the watchtower is a freshwater pond frequented by various bird and animal species. To facilitate wildlife observation, observation lines have been created, enabling visitors to observe wildlife from a safe distance. Bird enthusiasts can spot seven vibrant Kingfisher species, White Bellied Sea Eagles, Plovers, Lapwings, Curfews, Whimbrels, and Sandpipers.
Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower:
The Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower stands out as a prime location for observing wildlife. It features a serene freshwater pond thoughtfully created by the forest department, attracting a variety of animals that gather to quench their thirst. Adjacent to the pond, there are open stretches of land devoid of dense vegetation. Cleared observation pathways enable visitors to witness wildlife from a safe distance. This remarkable spot offers glimpses of Axis deers, Wild Boars, Crocodiles, and even the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger.
Dobanki/Dobanke Watch Tower:
The Dobanki Watch Tower features a captivating Canopy Walk, providing a distinctive perspective for wildlife observation. Stretching approximately half a kilometer in length and situated at an elevation of around 20 feet above the ground, it offers a remarkable bird’s-eye view. Adjacent to this structure, there is a serene freshwater pond that attracts a diverse range of bird and animal species. Specially designated observation points have been created, allowing visitors to observe wildlife from a safe distance. Commonly spotted creatures include spotted deer, Brahminy Kites, and, on occasion, majestic tigers.
Jharkhali Watch Tower:
Jharkhali Watch Tower has a tiger rehabilitation centre and a butterfly park.
Netidopani/Netidhopani Watch Tower:
The Netidhopani Watch Tower provides a vantage point from which visitors can admire the remnants of a 400-year-old Shiva Temple. According to local legend, King Pratapaditya constructed a protective road on the far right edge of the forest to safeguard the coastal region from Mughal incursions, which is now buried beneath the ground. In close proximity, there is a freshwater pond where various animals gather to quench their thirst. Additionally, strategic clearings have been created, enabling tourists to observe wildlife from a distance.
Burirdabri Watch Tower:
Burirdabri is celebrated for its distinctive watchtower, a meandering mud walk, and a mangrove cage trail leading to the Raimongal Watch Tower. This unique experience allows visitors to closely observe the terrestrial fauna, including telescopic snails, a diverse range of crabs, and various mollusks during the mud walk. The journey reaches its zenith at a well-crafted wooden watchtower, providing captivating vistas of the magnificent Bangladesh Sundarbans.
Sunderban Resort –
Sunderban Wild Camp boasts 08 individually designed rooms, each providing mesmerizing vistas of the lagoon and the charming resort surroundings. Our expansive accommodations have been thoughtfully crafted with an emphasis on comfort, artistic expression, and a strong connection to the local culture and heritage. Local artists have adorned the interiors with their paintings, and the furniture has been meticulously crafted by local artisans using indigenous materials whenever feasible. We are dedicated to maintaining a minimal impact on the pristine natural environment. Our lodging options are perfectly suited for couples, families, or intimate gatherings of friends exploring the wonders of the Sundarbans National Park.