Sundarban package tour from kolkata - A rare experience in the mangrove forest

Relax and Enjoy in Sundarban, an amazing Biodiversity park in the world

Sundarban, the largest mangrove forest in the world, and home to Royal Bengal Tiger spreading across around 10,000 sq km covering two countries India, and Bangladesh. In India, it is around 40% of the total area, and it is around 60% of the Sundarban lies in Bangladesh. Sundarban package tour from Kolkataoriginates from Kolkata and Kolkata is the nearest city from Sundarban and around 105 km away from Sundarban river gateway, Gadkhali. One can travel by road from Kolkata to Gadkhali in around 3 hours of time and from Gadkhali, your boat sailing will start. There are numerous rivers, canals, and creeks that are part of Sundarban and making it the most complex water network in the world after the Amazon forest in Brazil.

The Sundarban is also called the “Amazon of the East”. The Biodiversity of Sundarban will amaze every visitor Sundarban and make it one of the most amazing forests in the world. You can find many inhabitant villages spreading every nook and corner of Sundarban and also there is the core area of the forest, where there are no inhabitants and restricted to the tourists. Tourists are allowed only in the buffer zone of the forest.
Sundarban is home to many kinds of wild animals like the Royal Bengal Tiger, different species of Crocodiles, spotted deer, and numerous kinds of aqua fauna. It’s also home to many species of birds. There are many inhabitant islands like Gosaba, Satjelia, etc. Gosaba is the largest island of Sunderban and Satjelia is the 2nd largest inhabitant island of Sundarban. Both Gosaba and Satjelia island having electricity, but the rest of the islands are still devoid of electricity, they mainly depend on Solar power.
There are different kinds of Sundarban tour available from Kolkata, Sundarban weekend tour 2n/3d is the popular tour, it starts from Friday morning from Kolkata and you will be back on Sunday evening. There are also tours like which spans 3Nights, 4 Nights, and even 5 Nights tour, which will take you to very close to “Mohona” of Bay of Bengal. You can also experience a complete customize tour as per your convenient date and duration.



Itinerary for Sundarban Package Tour from Kolkata


Day 1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#Em_dash" style="background-color: #fee481; cursor: pointer; color: #000000; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">– Pickup from your Kolkata Hotel / Home / Science City junction and proceed towards Gadkhali River jetty, around 100 km from the city, and will be covered with 3 hrs. The packed breakfast would be served during the journey, and you will reach Gadkhali River Jetty around 11-11:30 am. Your boat will be waiting at the Jetty and Green Coconut will be served as Welcome Drinks in the boat. Soon, the boat will start sailing, and you will notice the riverside village and after 30 mins, your villages will disappear and you will enter into the core area of Sundarban.
The riverside mangrove forest with a muddy river bed is a completely new experience for you and you can get a glimpse of different kinds of birds and animals inside the forest from your boat and always be ready with your zoom camera.



Day 2 Wake up early with the chirping of melodious birds and enjoy the morning beauty of this bio diversified forest. Post breakfast, your full-day boat sailing will start and will take you to different watchtowers from where if you are lucky enough you may see the king of Sundarban, Royal Bengal Tiger. The whole day boat cruise, you will feel the required relaxation and peace, which is well-deserved for long.

First, it will take you to Sajnekhali Watch Tower https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#Em_dash" style="background-color: #fee481; cursor: pointer; color: #000000; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">– This is the entry points of other island and your necessary forest permits are processed from here. Here there is a nice nature interpretation center along with an adjacent pond, where you can see crocodiles. This is the most famous watchtower in Sundarban from where you have a fair chance to spot a Royal Bengal Tiger, spotted deer, and crocodiles.
Sudhyanakhali Watch Tower https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#Em_dash" style="background-color: #fee481; cursor: pointer; color: #000000; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">– This watchtower offers you a 360-degree view of the forest and within the deep jungle area. The chances of spotting Tiger, Deer, Crocodile is quite high here as there is a sweet water pond in its vicinity and wild animals are frequently coming here to drink sweet water.
Do-Banki Watch Tower https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#Em_dash" style="background-color: #fee481; cursor: pointer; color: #000000; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">– It’s a canopy walk of around 950 meters inside the jungle through an elevated track passing through the deep jungle, and you are under the net. After crossing this canopy walk, you will reach the Do-Banki watchtower. The canopy walk inside the jungle is the most thrilling part of this watchtower excursion.

Come back to the resort in the evening.



Day 3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dash#Em_dash" style="background-color: #fee481; cursor: pointer; color: #000000; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: normal; font-variant-caps: normal; font-weight: 400; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; text-decoration-style: initial; text-decoration-color: initial;">– Have your breakfast in the resort, and take a casual walk within the nearby village. Try to feel the local villager’s life, how they struggle against all odds of nature, like super –cyclone, etc. Visit also Hamilton Bungalow and Rabindra Nath Tagore Bungalow in Gosaba Island. Lunch will be served on board and you will reach Gadkhali jetty around 1 pm for the return journey towards Kolkata.
The trip ends with a sweet memory.

Things to Remember for Sundarban Package Tour
• Please maintain silence while in forest area
• Don’t play loud music/ DJ
• Don’t wear bright coloured clothing
• Don’t throw any garbage in the river
• Don’t try to touch river water, it might be risky
• Always follow Captain’s instruction, particularly in adverse weather.
• Consume only Packaged drinking water


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