KOLKATA & SUNDERBAN
(05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS)
Welcome on arrival at Kolkata and Transfer to Hotel, Overnight at Hotel. Evening free for leisure. Kolkata is the city of Joy, contrast and culture. Once it was the capital of India and now is the capital of Bengal. A visit to Kolkata may bring visitors to be in touch with combination of a rich 300 years old cultural heritage, vibrant modern life and cultures of different communities. Situated on the banks of river Hooghly, Kolkata was the first headquarter of the East India Company and later served as the capital of British India until 1912.
DAY 02: KOLKATA SIGHTSEEING.
Morning at 9.30 AM starts the full day city tour with an introduction about India & Bengal, drive by the old heritage building of BBD Bagh and visit the bank of the River Ganga to understand the significance of the mighty river in our life. Also visit the famous Flower Market at Howrah, Victoria Memorial, St. Paul’s Cathedral and Kalighat Temple; you will finish the day’s tour at the Mother Teresa’s House, the headquarter of the Missionaries of Charity. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03: TRANSFER TO SUNDERBAN.
Morning at 7 AM transfer to Godkhali jetty (125 Kms/3.5Hrs) through the beautiful countryside and rural bazaars. Arrive at Godkhali and board the motorised boat. After briefing and interpretation by our local guide cum naturalist over Tea/Coffee/Welcome drink, cruise through Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani and Gumdi rivers to the Sudhanyakhali watch tower through creeks and canals. Experience the Island Cruise and arrive at Bali Island and check in into resort. Evening enjoy the infotainment by the local villagers. Overnight at the Camp. Sunderbans is the most intriguing wilderness of the world. This forest is the home of Royal Bengal Tiger, Crocodiles, Kingfishers, Spotted/Chital Deer, Dolphin, Wild Bear, Fishing Cat, Water Monitor, Marine Turtle, Red Hermit Crab, Egrets, Open Billed Stork, Heron, Tiger Prawn, Marine & estuarine Fish etc. The total area of forest is 4264 sq. km. The whole forest is studded with mangroves. Honey collectors, fishermen, woodcutters and other folks will be the added attraction to the tourists. Bonbibi Yatra, the well known folk theatre, which visitors might see.
DAY 04: EXPLORE SUNDERBAN.
Morning after breakfast full day game cruise and birding tour to Netidhopani watch tower (Subject to weather permitting the same).Lunch will be served on board. Back to Bali Island, Evening enjoy the Bonbibi Yatra – the well known folk theatre, by the local villagers. Overnight at the Camp.
DAY 05: MORE OF SUNDERBAN AND TRANSFER TO KOLKATA
Morning after breakfast experience the village walk and to be followed by adventure cruise by manually oared country boat and cruise to Dobanki to experience the Canopy Walk in the Tower, transfer back to the camp, lunch and followed by transfer to Kolkata, Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 06: DEPARTURE TRANSFER.
Transfer to airport to connect your flight to the next destination.
- 05 Nights Accommodation on Twin Sharing basis at the above mentioned hotels.
- All transfers and sightseeing at Kolkata as per itinerary by appropriate sized AC Vehicle.
- All transportation at Sunderban (Ex: Gothkhali) by exclusive motorized boat.
- Guide cum Naturalist for sightseeing at Sunderban
- Assistance on arrival at Kolkata.
- All currently applicable Taxes except 9% Government Service Tax.
a) Guide Charges,
b) Porter Charges,
c) Entry Fees,
d) Personal Expenses: such as Laundry, Telephone Calls, Alcoholic & Non Alcoholic Beverages, Food (if not included),
e) Additional Sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mentioned in the itinerary
f) Any services not mentioned in the itinerary,
g) High Season Surcharge,
h) Government Service Tax.