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Sunderbans Wildlife Cruise: 3 Nights & 4 Days

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Arrival & Departure: Kolkata (CCU) West Bengal, India
Embarkation: Gadkhali Jetty at Sunderbans
Disembarkation: Murshidabad Jetty, Transfer by Road to Kolkata
Highlights: Impenetrable mangrove forests, winding rivers, lush Sundari trees, somnambulant crocodiles, spotted deer, Sunderbans is all that and more. Peer into its soul and you will see Nature at its purest at this largest estuarine national park & largest delta in the world. You will be amazed at the sheer diversity and breathtaking beauty of this Tiger Reserve by this 3 night and 4 days cruise cum tours. With creek rides, Forest walks, Wildlife, visits to Fishermen’s cove, Sunderbans Islands, Haldia, Deer Rehabilitation Centre, Diamond Harbour, Village tours, Watch towers offering the best experience of this treasure trove that boasts of myriad and mysterious life forms.
Destinations Covered: Kolkata, Sunderbans Village, Biosphere Reserve, Lothian Village, Namkhana, Haldia, Kolkatta.
Duration: 3 Nights & 4 Days
ExtensionThis cruise can be extended to 6 nights & 7 Days by adding 3 Nights Ganges Heritage Cruise.
Facilities on board: 12 Luxury cabins of 165 sq. ft., 20 Deluxe cabins of 135 sq. ft., Each cabin has twin or double bed, en suite shower and toilet, Intercom facilities, Tea/coffee maker, air-conditioners, Ample Reading material, Emergency kit including torches, caps and umbrellas which will help you in Jungle trail. Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Bar, Open air Gym, SPA & Massage facilities, Library with many rare books, Conference Room, Music System, Navigational and communication Systems : Mini SATCOM, Radio, Telephone VHF, Eco Sounder, Radar. The vessel also has life saving and fire fighting appliances on board like Life Jacket, Life Buoys, Life Rafts, Fire Extinguishers, Fire Pumps with hoses & Nozzles, Fire buckets and Life Boat also on board.
Day 1: 
At 7:30 a.m. you will be picked up from Kolkata for surface transfer to the Mangrove Land – the Sunderbans. Passing the country side arrive at Sunderbans.  En route welcome drinks, light snacks and mineral water will be served. The guests will be transferred to small boat to embark the Cruiser anchored at the main river and awaiting the guests to Check in. Safety and tour briefing.
After lunch, visit to a typical Sunderbans village for an interaction with the village, to experience their life style. Guests will experience farming, paddy husking, honey packing, fishing and various occupations of the region. In the evening you will enjoy a rich mythological folk drama by the local artists followed by a traditional Bengali meal, overnight on board.
The Sunderbans are a part of the world’s largest delta formed by the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. The place derives its name from the Sundari trees growing in this region. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and a Biosphere Reserve in 1989.
The bio-diversity of the region is amazing. If you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the ever elusive Royal Bengal Tiger, otherwise you can always watch Chital, Deer, Monkey, and aqua life–Olive Ridley Turtle, Hermit Crab, Water Monitor, King Cobra, Rock Python etc.  Besides the diversity of flora and fauna another unique feature of this place is the existence of human civilization in these adverse situations and their struggle for life every day.
Day 2:
Early this morning at 5.30 AM you may enjoy a spectacular sunrise, while the cruiser sails towards the east. This day the guests will experience the lifestyle of the people of Sunderbans, their traditions, culture along with the rich Biodiversity of the region.
The guests can enjoy their first glimpse of the wildlife in Sunderbans from the Sudhonyokhali Watch Tower. From here the guests will be transferred to a small creek boat for an extensive ride through the creeks along the mangrove forests and shore visit to the exotic Sunderban islands – Netidhopani and Dobanke, a Deer Rehabilitation Center..
Day 3:
This morning the guests will be taken to the Lothian Island where the guests can feast their eyes on the wide range of migratory and local birds of this region. Later the guests will visit theCrocodile project on Bhagabatpur Island which is a hatchery and sanctuary to the biggest estuarine crocodiles in the world.
Next the guests will visit the Fisherman’s Cove at Namkhana. The busy fishing harbour will give an insight to the lifestyle of the fishermen. The guests can buy fresh fish and other sea foods to be cooked in the live kitchen counters. Later in the evening depending on the tide, vessel sails to Kolkata passing through Haldia, Diamond Harbour, Raichak etc.
Day 4: Murshidabad Jetty
Today we reach and anchor at Murshidabad Jetty. After a delicious breakfast you will be transferred to Kolkatta.
Please Note: The time of Check-in, disembarkation and the excursions may vary depending upon the tidal and other environmental conditions.
Extension: This cruise can be extended to 6 nights & 7 Days by adding 3 Nights Ganges Heritage Cruise.
Package Includes:
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis,
  • All meals (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks and Dinner),
  • Unlimited bottled drinking water,
  • Tea, coffee and soft drinks,
  • Cruising and Shore excursions,
  • Narrow creek rides,
  • Village visits,
  • English speaking guides,
  • Pick up from Kolkatta to embarkation jetty,
  • Pickup from disembarkation point to Kolkatta,
  • Evening Entertainments,
  • Forest Permission charges,
  • And all taxes and service charges.
Price as per Request


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