The Place : Sunderbans Tiger Camp District : South 24 Parganas

Awarded as a "UNESCO World Heritage Site" Sunderbans is the world's largest delta & mangrove swamp. It is here that the river Ganges creates a unique estuarine forest whose fragile eco-system is supported by numerous rivers and lakes that surround the area. It is also the world's largest estuarine forest and one of the most attractive and alluring places for any tourist. The vast swampy delta of the two great Indian rivers, Brahmaputra and the Ganges stretches over areas consisting of mangrove forests, swamps and forest island all creating a chain of small rivers and streams. The Sunderbans National Park in West Bengal is home of the Royal Bengal Tiger.

These evergreen mangrove forests pulsate with a myriad forms of life. The sea creeps in at high tide. The forests float. The ebbing waters reveal nature so alive on the glistening mud flats. The land is split by numerous rivers and water channels all emptying into the Bay of Bengal. Venture further to discover a rich tribal folklore. It is believed that Bonobibi, the goddess of the forest, protects the wood-cutters, honey-collectors and fishermen on their hazardous missions. For, as the saying goes, `Here the Tiger is always watching you'.

 

Sunderbans Tiger Camp, the worldclass resort provides end to end service starting from pick up from Kolkata (near Priya Cinema, Deshopriya Park) and drop at the same place. Their package includes the entire itinerary, food, accommodation and to-fro journeys. The resort provides amazing and topclass accommodation with amazing ambience. Their itinerary includes visit inside the forest, canopy walks, village walks.

September to March are the best months to visit Sundarbans, the winters being the most pleasant period in the area. Summers could be quite hot and temperature shoots up, but are an ideal time to visit the wildlife sanctuary. The monsoons with full generosity in showers may make travelling a little difficult but the lush green surroundings might just make up for it.

Kolkata to Sunderban Tiger Camp is 115 Km.( Approx. 2.5- 3 Hour).  From Science City turn left and get onto Basanti Highway and drive towards Basanti. Drive past Ghatakpukur (26km) followed by Malancha (20km) and then after another 44km we reach Basanti. From Basanti turn left and drive for another 10 Km reaching Gothkhali Jetty. Here we park the car and board a ferry to Waxpol Ghat- the entrance jetty to Sunderban Tiger Camp on Dayapur Island.

The  following is included in the itinerary

1. Sajnekhali :
The mangrove interpretations centre and watch tower.

2. Sudhanyakhali :
A popular watch tower for wildlife sighting.

3. Dobanke:
Canopy walk to the watch tower whilst visiting the spotted deer rchabilitation centre.

4. Netidopani :
Has the remains of a 300 year old temple, worshipped by people of all religions and a watch tower for a    bird’s eye view of the surrounding forest.

5. Burirdabri :
Visit the Bangladesh side of Indian Sunderbans, where the flora and fauna is very different. Also, experience the caged and mud walk leading to the Raimangal view point (view of Bangladesh).

6. Dayapur Village :
During the village walks interact with the locals and experience their life of hardships.

The Royal Sunderban Tour Fixed Departure


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