The Sunderbans is the world’s largest delta and a vast stretch of small islands covered with mangrove trees and interspace by estuarine creeks, which drain into the Bay of Bengal. Apart from being home to an amazing array of bird life, it is also one of the unique tiger habitats in the world.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tora Eco Resort
Arrive in Kolkata in the morning, where you will be met by our representative and transferred by a comfortable vehicle to the jetty at Gadhkali. The 2½ hour drive takes you through the lush-green rural Bengal landscape, dotted with its picturesque villages and quaint markets, giving you a fleeting glimpse at rural life.
Arrive at the resort, check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or birding around the resort.
Key species: Red-collared Dove (R), Common Redshank (R), Lesser Adjutant (R), Common Sandpiper (R), Chestnut-eared Bunting (R), Bristled Grassbird (R), Streak-throated Woodpecker (R), Brown-cheeked Rail (R)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tora Eco Resort
This day we take you on a full-day cruise. We will leave just after breakfast and head towards the canopied walk at Dobanki. We then proceed to the furthest point, Netidhopani, where you can view wildlife from the watchtower. If you are lucky you can spot the famous swimming tigers of the Sunderbans. We keep a sharp watch for basking Saltwater Crocodiles and the elusive Ayeyarwady Dolphins. Another attraction nearby is a 400-year-old temple, which is in ruins, but still draws visitors for its mystique and charm.
Lunch is on board, and we will return to the lodge 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.
Key Species: Buffy-fish Owl (W+S), Brahminy Kite (R), Mangrove Pitta (W), Whimbrel (R), Large-tailed Nightjar (W).
Today, we will take you on a tour of the island village of Bali, where you can watch residents conducting their everyday chores - fishing, weaving, and boat-making. Learn more about their traditional customs and way of life. A short cruise in country boats along the narrow canals completes the Sunderbans' experience. After lunch, we transfer you back to Kolkata.
- River Cruise
- Chances of spotting Sundarban Tigers
- Chances of spotting endangered species of Irrawadi Dolphins
- Stay at Nature Resort in the heart of Mangrove
- Farm fresh meals
- Accommodation for 03 nights in Sunderbans Assistance at arrival and departure
- All transfers in AC Vehicle Meals as per itinerary
- River cruise 02 National Park visit by boat cruise
- 01 Village visit All taxes
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Gir National Park Gujarat
Sometimes it is not just the species spotted but also the amazing moments. Some of our guests had the unique opportunity to witness the mating of Asiatic Lions in the Gir Forest, truly a special moment.
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One advantage of living near the birding hotspot of Bharatpur is that you can see some amazing birds, like the graceful Sarus Crane, in your backyard during this lockdown