Sunderbans - The Mighty Mangroves
Jungle Lore offers a 3 nights and 4 days experience in Sunderbans. The mighty mangroves are one of the most bio-diverse habitats. Our team of experienced naturalists make sure that your mangrove experience is an unforgettable one.
DAY 1 - Departure for Kolkata via flight overnight stay at the boat.
Pickup from Kolkata Airport, A journey of 3 to 3:30hrs will take you to Godhkhali, the gateway to the Sundarbans.
Upon arrival at Godhkhali jetty, we transfer you to the Motor boat. Thereafter your cruise begins and this journey would take you down the rivers Hogol, Gomar, Durgaduni and Gumdiandin. In about an hour, you would enter the Sundarbans National park.
We complete your formalities for entry to the forest and after lunch on the boat itself, set out to view wildlife from the Sajnekhali Watchtower and visit the Sajnekhali Museum and Mangrove Interpretation Centre.
Cruise through the creeks and enjoy the lovely sunset on the river against the backdrop of the Sundarbans Forest.
We remain on board the boat enjoying the thrill of staying overnight on the boat on the river.
DAY - 2 - Full Day at the mangroves overnight stay at the resort.
The second day involves cruising through the deep creeks and covering the watchtowers of Burir Dabri, Kumirmari as well as Morich Jhapi.
Burirdabri in Sunderbans National Park is famous for its watchtower, a mudwalk and mangrove cage trail leading to a viewpoint known as Raimongal view point. Visit the watch tower at Burirdabri camp. The Kumirmari watchtower offers an exiting view of the jungle. Overlooking an untamed forest scape, enjoy the sights and sounds of nature resplendent in her pristine beauty. Spend you evening watching " Bono Bibir Pala" folklore of Sunderbans.
Overnight in the Resort with Ac Rooms
DAY - 3 - Full Day at the mangroves overnight stay at the resort.
The third day involves a full day cruize throught the rivers and narrow creeks of the Sunderbans National Park. We visit the various watch towers of Neti Dhopani and Do Banki (Subject to weather conditions)
We continue with the full day boat safari and spend the night in a Resort with Ac Rooms
DAY - 4 - Safari till Lunch and Departure to aiport
We start our morning with the boat safari and we set off for the visit to a local village and learn about their cperiences in the forest. We also the country boat ride along the jungles.
After lunch on the boat we depart for Godkhali to be transfered to Kolkata. Arrive in Kolkata airport to take a flight the flight back home.
The boat stay experience:
Staying on the Safari Boat is an exclusive adventurous experience. You stay in the forest while you are there. There are 6-8 double beds, 2 bath rooms, dinning area, sitting area in the boat. There is no electricity but solar light is available on the boat. We are safe from rains and wild animals, since these are big boats.
Trip Cost : Rs 22,500 + GST (5%)
The Cost Does Not Include:
Where the land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal lies the Indian Sunderbans, a stretch of impenetrable mangrove forest of great size and bio-diversity. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sunderbans is a vast area covering 4264 square km in India alone. The Indian Sunderbans forms the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. A paradise for birdwatchers, the list includes such rarities as the Masked Finfoot, Mangrove Pitta and the Mangrove Whistler.
The Sunderbans are a part of the world's largest delta formed by the mighty rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal, it is also the world’s largest estuarine forest. The Sunderbans is criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries. It is one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth, a truly undiscovered paradise.
Wildlife in Sunderbans :
The Sunderbans forest is home to more than 250 tigers. The Bengal Tigers have adapted themselves very well to the saline and aqua environs and are extremely good swimmers. As you enter the wild land of the Sunderbans you'll be thrilled to see the spotted deer and rhesus monkey. The aqua fauna of Sunderbans include a variety of fishes, red fiddler crabs and hermit crabs.There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks. Sunderbans National Park is also noted for its conservation of the Ridley Sea Turtle. There is an incredible variety of reptiles also found in Sundarbans, which includes king cobra, rock python and water monitor. The endangered river Terrapin, Batagur baska is found on the Mechua Beach, while the Barking Deer is found only in Holiday Island in Sunderbans.
Why should you visit Sunderbans:
Sundarbans- The Land of Adaptations
Heavy tidal effects, sedimentation, cyclones and the dynamic changing landscape ensures all species practice amazing feats of adaptation to survive in the Sundarbans. ecosystem.
Tigers of Sundarbans have varied and unusual diet and have been documented eating crabs, fishes and occasionally attacks humans who infiltrate the restricted area for fish, crab and honey collection.
Spotted deer are mainly grazers in any other habitat but in Sundarbans they are mainly browsers. T Like tigers, they have adapted to tolerate water and swim pretty often to go from one island to another.
Rhesus macaques have adapted to digest mangrove leafs, fruits, flower, seeds. They also eat crabs and fishes. Here you will often see Rhesus macaques eating soft and tender part of the salt water grasses.
While some mangrove roots stop the intake excessive salt from the water before it reaches the plant, some have far-reaching, exposed roots that allow oxygen to be transferred to the roots trapped below ground in areas where there is limited oxygen in the soil.
While some Mangrove leaves have glands that excrete salt, some allow the mangrove to conserve its fresh water ability and some can even turn to reduce the surface area of the leaf exposed to the hot sun to reduce water loss.
There are 65 species of crabs, some that can climb trees when the tide rises while Mud skippers are from the fish family but behave like amphibians and also climb trees when needed.
No Safari timings in particular, you are on safari all the time
Added on-night stay at the resort to charge electronic equipment and also have a different perspective
Expertise - Like any other destinations, our team of naturalists will make your experience memorable. They know their stuff!
Trip Cost :
Rs. 22,500/- + GST (5%) per person (Indian Nationality)
Trip Dates :
12th to 15th August 2017
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