SUNDERBAN TOUR 2N 3D | SUNDERBANS 2N 3D TOUR | SUNDERBAN TOUR
In front of Indira Cinema, Bhowanipur
Opposite Bhowanipur Police station,
Metro Station Stoppage - Jatin Das Park
|Reporting Time |
09:00 - 09:15 hrs
SUNDARBANS TOUR PACKAGE COST (Per person)
|GROUP DEPARTURE PACKAGE COST |
INR 5990 + 3.75% GST = INR 6215 per person
AC VEHICLE FOR TRANSFERS AND NON AC RESORT ROOMS
|GROUP DEPARTURE PACKAGE COST |
INR 6990 + 3.75% GST = INR 7252 per person
AC VEHICLE FOR TRANSFERS AND NON AC RESORT ROOMS
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Sunderban 2N 3D Tour Itinerary: With Netidhopani
Day 1: Kolkata – Godhkhali / Sonakhali, Sunderbans : Visit Sajnekhali WT
Start at 09:00 - 09:15 hrs from Kolkata in an AC vehicle and transfer to Sonakhali/Godhkhali/Jharkhali, al journey of about 3.5 hrs by surface transfer.
With us, your Sunderbans Cruise starts the moment you reach Godhkhali. We do not inconveniencing you by making you cross the river from Godhkhali to Gosaba on a Kheya (A local ferry) as some tour operators do and then make you ride a local rickshaw on bumpy roads for about 45 minutes to reach Pakhiralaya or to your resort. We do not save the cost of hiring a boat on Day 1. For us, your comfort is of utmost importance and not saving costs.
Board the waiting motor Steamer at the Jetty for your journey to the World’s largest Mangrove forest, the Sunderbans Islands and the homeland of the Royal Bengal Tiger.
What makes the Sundarbans unique is that unlike other Tiger Reserves in India or abroad, there is no Jeep safari or Elephant Safari in Sundarbans. Here spotting the tiger is through boat journey. You can choose to call it a Boat Safari. In fact you are always on the Boat Safari in Sundarbans whenever you are in the Forests of Sundarbans.
Our Sundarban Tiger Reserve approved guide who awaits your arrival on the Steamer, apprises you and keeps on providing information about this Unique Ecosystem as well as the World's largest Delta as the boat cruises down the rivers Hogol, Gomar, Durgaduni and Gumdi and in about an hour and a half you would reach the Sajnekhali watchtower.
Enroute enjoy birding and game cruise and try to sight wildlife from the Sajnekhali watchtower and also visit the Sajnekhali Museum, the River Terrapin Pond and Mangrove Interpretation Centre.
Enjoy the sunset on the forest while returning to your resort and retire for the night. Overnight stay would be at the resort/Boat depending upon your choice.
Meal plan : Breakfast-(Yes, Packed on the way) Lunch-(Yes, On the boat) Dinner-(Yes, at the resort)
Day 2: Sundarban Jungle Safari and visit to the Netidhopani Watchtower, the Canopy walk and Dobanki Watchtower at Sundarbans
The second day of your Sundarban Tour involves a full day cruise through the rivers and narrow creeks of the Sundarbans National Park as well as the World’s Largest Mangrove Forest and a lovely birding experience.
Food would be prepared and served on the motor boat.
Cross through the numerous creeks and canals of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve, notable among them being the Bonobibi Bharani, the Sundar Khali, Gazikhali, Chora Gazi Khali, Deul Bharani, the Pancha Mukhani (5 River junction), the Netai River and reach the Netidhopani Watchtower.
The Netidhopani Watchtower is one of the most important watchtowers situated close to the Core area of the Sundarban Tiger Reserve. Entry to this Watch Tower is highly restricted and controlled by the Sundarban Tiger Reserve authorities as it lies in the Core area of the Sundarban Tiger Reserve and only 13 boats are granted permission to visit Netidhopani watchtower everyday.
The Netidhopani watchtower offers a very high probability of sighting wild animals along with the Royal Bengal tiger as lesser number of boats sail on the routes along the Netidhopani Watch Tower.
Apart from the Netidhopani watch Tower, the Camp also has the ruins of a 400 year old Shiva Temple.
There is also a sweet water pond. This watch tower has a capacity to host 20 persons at a time.
It is also believed that there is a road on the extreme right of the forest which was built by King Pratapaditya to guard the coastal area. It is now covered with mud. The silence of the place would charm you.
After visiting the Netidhopani watch Tower, we cross the meeting point of the Rivers Matla and Vidya and proceed to visit the Dobanki Watchtower and the Canopy Walk. The canopy walk at Dobanki gives you an opportunity to view wildlife from a netted enclosure.
Thereafter, enjoy the thrill of cruising deep in the “Indian Amazon” as India Beacons calls it and also around the islands of the Sundarban Tiger Project Area.
Let yourself be guided by our Naturalist and Guide to view the Mangrove forest from close quarters, deep inside the creeks and return in the evening to the resort.
Overnight stay would be at the resort/Boat as per your prior selection.Meal plan : Breakfast (Yes, on the Boat) Lunch(Yes, On the boat) Dinner(No)
Day 3: Sundarbans Safari, Sudhanyakhali Watchtower and return to Kolkata
The third day of your Sundarban Tour involves cruising through the creeks of Pirkhali and visiting the Sudhanyakhali Watchtower and Jharkhali (Optional).
Most of the tigers are sighted from the Sudhanyakhali Watchtower. Some other wildlife like axis deers, wild boars and crocodiles may also be seen from this watch tower.
This watch tower has a capacity to host 25 persons at a time. There is a sweet water pond where animals come to drink water. Behind the pond are long stretches of observation lines, bereft of any vegetation where one can sight animals from a distance. The Brahmini Kite, Brown Winged Kingfisher, Jungle cat as well as the Monitor lizards are very often sighted from the Sudhanyakhali Watchtower.
Then we may follow any of the following two options:
(a) Option 1:
Thereafter, we can opt to cruise through the creeks and canals of the Sundarban Tiger Reserve and the worlds's largest delta looking for a chance to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger and other wild animals and after lunch on the boat, at around 12:00 - 12:30 hrs, depart for Godhkhali.
(b) Option 2 (Depending upon India Beacons choice):
Visit the Jharkhali watchtower and depart from Jharkhali. After lunch on the boat, at around 12:00 - 12:30 hrs, we depart for our last destination, Jharkhali. At Jharkhali, visit Asia’s first Tiger Hospital wherein at present two tigers are kept for treatment and recuperation.
Arrive at Kolkata by about 16:30 / 17:00 hrs. Your Sundarbans tour ends with sweet memories.
Meal plan : Breakfast (Yes, on the Boat) Lunch(Yes, On the boat) Dinner(No)
SUNDERBAN TOUR 2N 3D COST INCLUDES:-
- Transfer from Kolkata to Sonakhali/Godhkhali/Jharkhali and return by AC Vehicle.
- Welcome drinks (Non Alcoholic) on arrival.
- Accommodation in non AC rooms or non AC Boat as per selection.
- Boat rent and boat charges for all the days.
Food plan is APAI (Breakfast, Lunch, Evening snacks and Dinner) at Sundarbans. We generally serve a mix of Bengali/South Indian/North Indian Food at Sundarbans (Both Veg and non-Veg). However Jain food as per specific timings (Dinner before sunset) is also available upon prior intimation.
In case of entire boat bookings, we serve Gujarati, Marwari and South Indian cuisines too.
Guide charges, Entry Fees to Watchtowers, and Boat Entry Fees
SUNDERBAN TOUR 2N 3D COST EXCLUDES:-
• All kind of personal expenses such as COOLIE AND CARTAGE cost, tips, laundry, telephone bills, and beverages.
• It also does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.
• Camera Charges, Optional, suggested or unspecified activities.
• Insurance – Personal as well as Travel insurance. India Beacons Sojourn does not take any insurance on behalf of their guests. Guests are however advised to take the same on their own.
SUNDERBAN 2N 3D TOUR PACKAGE:- IMPORTANT NOTES
Being a River Tourism in Bengal, more particularly, the Sunderban two Night Tour itinerary is subject to change/alterations as the visit to the various watchtowers depend upon weather and tide conditions. India Beacons Sojourn reserves the right to alter the itinera
However, all watchtowers and destinations as mentioned in the itinerary will definitely be covered.
Comparison between the INDIA BEACONS SUNDARBANS TOUR and the tours conducted by OTHER TOUR OPERATORS:
SOME OTHER OPERATORS
Transfer from Kolkata to Canning and vice versa by Train. Then from Canning Station to the Jetty by other mode of conveyance (Minimum 01 hrs to 01 hours 30 mins from Canning).
|Direct transfer from Kolkata to jetty and back by AC vehicle for India Beacons tour||For India Beacons Tour, inconvenience to guest avoided. Other Operators save cost, we do not.|
Upon arrival at Godhkhali, crossing the river by local ferry across to Gosaba (Costs Re.1.00 per person) and then by local rickshaw van to Pakhiralaya/Jatirampur (Maximum Rs.15 -20 per person)
|Our boat keeps waiting for you at the jetty and you get the services of the boat for the rest of the day till you check-in the resort.||Other operators avoid the cost of a day’s Boat Rental thereby not providing you with the services of the boat on arrival.|
Services of Government Recognised Guide from your arrival not provided.You are without the services of a guide on Day 1. May be joined by an escort from Kolkata with no knowledge of Sundarbans.
|Sundarban Tiger Reserve approved Guide awaits your arrival on the boat and informs you about Sundarbans from Day 1. Other operators deem fit to avoid the Guide cost by not providing guide from Day 1.||You are left with no choice even when you want a Guide from Day 1|
You are not taken to Sajnekhali for registration to the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve. Your arrival at Sunderbans as a tourist is unrecorded.
|Your entry details are recorded upon your arrival at Sunderbans.||Other operators avoid STR Permission costs of Man permission as well as Boat Permission on Day 1.|
Compare their itinerary to see for yourself as to how much of Sundarbans you cover and how many Watch Towers you visit.
|Maximum coverage of 4/5 watchtowers in India Beacons 2N 3D Sundarban tour.||Other operators do not cover this much of Sundarbans.|
Boat safety and Hygiene aspect on the Boat as well as Resort/Eco resorts questionable.
See for yourself the hygiene on the boat as well as our Resort.
Boats with sufficient no of Life jackets, Life Buoys as well as Fire Extinguishers on the boat
|Sufficient Hygiene and Safety measures not taken by many operators.|
Use of 2/4 cylinder slow boats (Lesser Coverage)
|Use of 6 cylinder fast boats||More coverage in India Beacons tour.|
Fixed Quantity for Food
| Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
Hygienic preparation and serving of food
So other operators offer you a LOWER PRICE THAN US by:
- making you avail local transport,
- not providing you with services of Government Recognised Guide from Day 1
- by not Registering your Entry to the Sundarbans on day 1 and
- Giving you less coverage of Sundarbans.
India Beacons Sojourn operates the Sundarbans Tour with its OWN fleet of well maintained vehicles ranging from Toyota Etios, Innovas, Chevrolet Enjoy as well as Tempo Travellers, their own boat M.B India Beacons as well as their own resort, The Sunderbans Golden Head.
So you are assured of the best of India Beacons Service and Hospitality.
THE ULTIMATE DIFFERENCE IS HERE FOR YOU TO COMPARE AND CHOOSE your Tour Operator.