Sundarbans or India’s Amazon Valley is the land of magnificence and beauty. The place got its name from the ubiquitous Sundari trees found in abundance here. The Sundarbans has been formed by the confluence of three rivers, namely, the Ganges, the Meghna and the Brahmaputra and it is a part of the world’s largest delta on the Ganges. The Sunderbans has the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of it being the single largest block of mangrove forest in the world. Covering an area of nearly 26,000 Sq Km (including India and Bangladesh), the Sundarbans is definitely a must-visit place.
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days
Activities: Boat Safaris, Village and NGO Visit
Tour starts from: Kolkata and Ends at: Kolkata
Destinations covered: Sundarban National Park (Click here to read about Sundarbans)
Grade: Medium. Walking at marshy land an banks of delta to board boat and get down from it.
Season: All year round
Best Time to Visit: All year around (avoid 15th December to 10th January and Weekend around 26th January). As per our personal observation, sighting of Saltwater Crocodile is more dependent on rush/number of boats running than whether of Sundarbans and tiger sighting is highly unpredictable. While winters (November to February) has good whether, monsoons provides amazing landscapes to photograph.
Day 01: Arrival at Kolkata and drive to Godhkhali jetty point (3.5 hours’ drive). Optional visit to Sajnekhali interpretation center.
Day 02: Full day boat cruise in Sundarbans delta.
Day 03: Full day boat cruise with option of visit to Rangabelia Tagore Society.
Day 04: Village visit and Departure to Kolkata