Brief Event Description
|Event Organiser||Mumbai Travellers Club|
|Event Location||Sundarban, Bengal|
|Pickup Time||08 : 00 a.m|
|Things to Carry||NA|
|Itinerary||Day 1 : Reach Science City at 09:00 a.m. Breakfast of veg sandwich will be served.Three hours of road to godkhali. Cross over to the island of Gosaba, which is the biggest market for hundreds of villages around. Reach our eco village abode on the island of Satjelia,followed by lunch. A walk through the beautiful paddy fields and the village of honey collectors and fishermen, looking out for local rituals and beliefs.This village has no car or electricity hence it makes this walk surreal. Country boat ride for bird watching, during two to three hours, spotting seven types of kingfisher, egret, Brahmani eagles, pond heron, black cormorants, magpie robin, green bee eaters and above all getting introduced to the lovely mangroves, with surreal creatures like fiddler crabs, mud skipper fish etc. Return to the hotel, just after the sunset. An enchanting evening with the local musicians with their age old musical instruments, trying to understand the local music in their backyard. A session of refreshments. Dinner is served according to the leisure of every individual guests, getting prepared to spend the night in the mud cottages of our eco village or in the sleeping cabins of our boats, ELMAR and PARA SIEMPRE.Our Eco-village is powered by Solar energy so you can have the creature comfort of fan and light in your cottage with the silence of the jungle and be sure to sleep like a baby. Day 2 : We try to start as early as possible, board our personalized engine boat, ELMAR, get the required permissions from the forest office, which is just opposite to our village, and head off into the jungle, for our rendezvous with one of the biggest mangroves of the world, rich in flora and fauna. This boat cruise will last till sunset and during this period we will visit 3 watch towers, namely Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali and Dobanki. Cruising the small channels and creeks we will try to spot different wildlife, spotted dear, wild boars, civet cat, monitor lizard, crocodiles, dolphins and of cos the ROYAL BENGAL TIGER. Breakfast, lunch and other refreshments will be cooked and served on the boat. Back to the village. This evening is without any activities, but the traveler can enjoy sitting on the banks of the river in front of our eco village watching the gorgeous sunset or take a walk in the eco village under the sky filled with stars, enjoying the silence and the pollution free air of this village, or go to pay a visit to the families of honey collectors and fishermen, or make bonfire. Day 3 : A small walk in the village for pictures of sunrise, mangroves, village and birds, or else cycle can be provided for the ones who would like to explore the island on wheels. Post Lunch, feedback session. Proceed towards Kolkata. Reach Kolkata by 06:00 pm. Start return journey to Mumbai. Note** Those who extend a day in their itinerary (3N/4D), shall proceed with the schedule on Day 3 as per the Day 2 after lunch and shall check out on Day 4 after exploring Magroves, village, bird and Island etc.. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :) Inclusions: 1. Full day boat Safari, Nature Trails, Birdwatching trails at Sundarban Tiger Reserve 2. 2N/3D Accommodation in globally a acclaimed ecotourism theme village 3. Village trails for interaction with tribes, honey collectors and fishermen 4. All meals from Day 1 Breakfast to Day 3 Lunch (Veg + Non Veg) 5. Services of expert local naturalist on Sundarban and Mumbai Travellers lead 6. All transfers to and fro Kolkata Exclusions: 1. Flight / Train tickets to and fro Kolkata 2. Anything other than mentioned above Train Suggestion : Mumbai to Howrah Option 1: Howrah Mail from CSTM-Howrah Dept : Wednesday (08:35 pm) Arrival : Friday (06:00 am) Option 2: Samarsatta Exp Ltt-Howrah Dept : Wednesday (08:35 pm) Arrival : Friday (08:30 am) Howrah to Mumbai Option 1: Mail from Howrah-CSTM Dept : Sunday (08:15 pm) Arrival : Tuesday (05:30 am) Option 2: Gyaneshwari Exp:Howrah-ltt Dept : Sunday (10:50 pm) Arrival :Tuesday (08:30 am) Flight Suggestions : Going : Take overnight flight reaching Kolkata early morning (before 8 am) on 27th March 2015 Return : Take evening flight leaving Kolkata late evening (After 7 pm) on 29th March 2015 for 2N/3D plan or 30th March 2015 for 3N/4D plan|
|Instructions & Guidelines||NA|
About the Tour : Sundarban tiger serve is located on the eastern corner of India and is one of the UNESCO world heritage site today. The untamed area of 4246 square km in India (as major part is in Bangladesh country as well) is well dominated mangrove forests and is ruled by the Royal Bengal Tigers. Along with tigers, the entire area is very rich in biodiversity with birds like brown winged kingfisher, black capped kingfisher, Pallas’s fish eagle, Grey headed fish eagle, Peregrine falcons, swamp partridges and numerous ducks, Reptiles like dangerous salt water crocodiles, king cobra, monitor lizards, Mammals like leopards, pangolin, spotted deers, Otters etc. Other wildlife sightings like fiddler crabs and mudskippers is also very rewarding for photography. The exclusively rare biodiversity at Sundarban is Bengal tigers, Estuarine crocodile, Gangetic dolphins, River terrapin and Hawksbill turtle. This tour is particularly designed to explore every bit of Sundarban from wildlife to Rural lifestyle, Boat safaris to Bird watching supplemented by local cuisines and classic ambience.The camp site that we are going to stay at is a world class ecofriendly eco-tourism theme village situated on an island, Kept excellently clean, run entirely on solar system and empowered by local tribes for household work. Overall this expedition is totally one of its kind experience in entire India !!