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The big four and the mangrove tigers
06 nights & 07 days
Best season:
November-March
Kaziranga & Sunderbans National Park
ITINERARY

Day 01: Guwahati-Kaziranga
Meals:
dinner and tea service
Fly to Guwahati in the morning and transfer to Kaziranga National Park (4½ hr.). In the evening tribal or Bihu dance (subject to availability) by log fire under bamboo grove along with dinner. Overnight in a wildlife lodge.

Day 02: Kaziranga National Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea service
Wildlife viewing and nature watch in the park. Late afternoon tribal village visit, Assamese village to see silk worm rearing. Dinner and overnight in a wildlife lodge.

Day 03: Kaziranga National Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea service
Early morning visit to the National Park on elephants (optional). Afternoon visit to the park for wildlife viewing. Overnight in a wildlife lodge.

Day 04: Kaziranga-Guwahati-Calcutta
Meals:
breakfast
Drive to Guwahati to connect flight to Calcutta. Arrive in Calcutta in the evening. Overnight in a medium class clean hotel.

Day 05: Calcutta-Sunderbans National Park
Meals:
lunch, dinner and tea service
You are met in the morning and transferred by a comfortable vehicle to the jetty at Sonakhali. The 2½ hour drive takes through the lush-green rural Bengal landscape, dotted with its picturesque villages and quaint markets. Our personal boat, the M.B. Sundari awaits you here. You cruise down the rivers Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani, Bidya and the Gumdi. As you sip tea or coffee, our resident naturalist explains the many mysteries of the Sunderbans. On this stretch alone you can see six different types of Kingfishers! A couple of pleasant hours later you arrive at the Sunderbans Jungle Camp on the Island of Bali. Here a sumptuous lunch awaits you and after a short rest in the well-appointed cottages we take you down to Sajnekhali, to see the Mangrove Interpretation Center and return via the Sudhyanakhali watchtower. You can either dine aboard the boat or at the resort.

Day 06: Sunderbans National Park
Meals:
breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea service
This day we take you on a full day cruise. We leave just after breakfast and head towards the canopied walk at Dobanki. We then proceed to the furthest point-Netidhopani, where you can see age-old excavations and view game from the watchtower. If you are lucky you can spot the famous swimming tigers of Sunderbans. We keep a sharp watch for basking Estuarine Crocodiles and the elusive Irrawady Dolphins. Lunch is on board and we return late in the evening after watching the spectacular sunset. In the evening the local village troupe enacts the opera based on the popular myth of the Goddess Bonobibi.

Day 07: Sunderbans National Park-Calcutta
Meals:
breakfast, lunch and tea service
We take you on a tour of the island village of Bali, where you can watch local residents conducting their everyday chores-fishing, weaving and boat-making. A short cruise in country boats along the narrow canals completes the Sunderbans experience. After lunch we transfer you back to Kolkata. Fly to the next destination.

TOUR COST
Valid till September 2008
2 to 3 persons: US $ 1400 per person
4 to 6 persons: US $ 1190 per person
Single room supplement: US $ 350

Airfare extra

The above cost includes only:
Accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis in: medium class clean hotel in Calcutta. Wild Grass Resort or Ban Habi in Kaziranga National Park, MB Sundari launch in Sunderbans National Park.
Meals as specified in the itinerary.
Air-conditioned vehicle for transfers, transport and sightseeing.
Transfer of Guwahati-Kaziranga-Guwahati and Calcutta-Sunderbans-Calcutta by a private vehicle.
All jungle visits (in shared vehicles & boats) in Kaziranga & Sunderbans (excl. camera fee) Note: elephant ride at an extra cost in Kaziranga National Park.

Above cost does not include:
Optional tours/excursions
Elephant ride in Kaziranga National Park

Airfare

Guided culture tours & monument entrance fees
Personal and incidental expenses
Tips, laundry, phone calls, bottled water, alcohol, camera fee etc.
Meals unless specified

About MB Sundari
This meticulously maintained and charming river launch is an experience in itself. This self-contained floating abode can sleep eight in comfort. The bathrooms are fully equipped with running water and showers. Complete electricity back-up is provided. The kitchen serves delicious Indian and western meals. You sit in the canopied upper-deck on comfortable chairs and watch the wonders of the Sunderbans go by.

Food
Clean, hygienic veg. and non veg. food prepared by our local chef will be served on buffet. Tea service will always be available. Desserts and special local items like fish and crabs will be there.

Activities
Tiger sighting can never be guaranteed in Sunderbans as the type of forest is different and there is hardly any scope to explore the jungle on foot. However, our expert field guide and Sarengs, having highest professional knowledge, dexterity and long experiences will surely try their best to showcase this world heritage site and help you have host of interesting activities and unique experience. Our field guides will also help you identify flora and fauna.

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