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State West Bengal
City Calcutta
Airport Calcutta Airrport
Distance from Airport 16 Km/ 10 Mile
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West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation - Sunderban Package Tour - 2012- 2013
[Reservation]
Sunderban Tiger Tour

Sunderbanpackage tour view Unlike other wildlife parks, where roads, jeeps & guides provide a semblance of control, here visitors will find themselves holding their breath and stiffening to a state of alertness as their boats glides through the creeks and rivulets, bordered with primeval mangrove forest sheltering the most unimaginable dangers in its impenetrable undergrowth. A unique region where there are no borders to divide fresh & saline water, river and sea.

Sunderban is characterised by the sundari trees that give the mangrove their name. These trees hold together the small islands of mud, on which they grow, with their roots. Nevertheless, with each incoming tide, the greyish brown silt looses itself to water seamlessly.

Sunderban, the world's largest estuarine forest and delta covered by mangrove forests and vast saline mud flats is situated on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal.  A land of 54 tiny islands, criss-crossed by innumerable tributaries of the Ganges that was once infested by Arakanese and Portuguese pirates is now the abode of varied flora & fauna population.

 If you carry little luck may experience a salt water crocodile sunning itself in the mud; a flash in the corner of your eye could be deer running into the forests. Most famously, however, this protected area is home to the Royal Bengal tiger, which is known here to attack human-being. There are strategically placed watch towers from which, fortunate travellers may chance to observe the regal beast in its natural surroundings, a thrill that can only be experience firsthand. Incidentally, these watch towers may be reached only through corridors covered in protective net fencing.

Sunderbanpackage tour view 1Sunderban, the largest delta in the world, consists of 10,200 sq km of mangrove forest, spread over India (4200 sq km of Reserved Forest ) and Bangladesh (6000 sq km approx of Reserved Forest ) and is also the largest mangrove forest in the world.  Another 5400 sq km of non-forest, inhabited region in India, lies along the north and north-western fringes of mangrove forest.  Hence, the total area of Sunderban region in India is 9600 sq km which constitutes the Sunderban Biosphere Reserve.  Indian Sunderban is bound on the west by river Muriganga and on the east by rivers Harinbhahga and Raimangal. Other major rivers flowing through this eco-system are Saptamukhi, Thakurain Matla and Gosaba.

*Uniqueness of Sundarban Forest
*Importance of Sunderban Ecosystem
* Topography and Soil
* Climate and rainfall
Tiger Census
People of the Sunderban

How to Reach

Sunderban is accessible by air, rail and road via Kolkata. But, as the entire place is a network of river tributaries, you have to take boat ride to visit the remote areas of the park.


Boat is the best bet to explore the park extensively.

International Airport: Kolkata Airport: nearest airport at Kolkata, at 112 km.

Railways: Canning is nearest railhead (48 km).

Road: Road transportation is available from Kolkata for Namkhana (105-kms), Sonakhali (100-kms), Raidighi (76-kms), Canning (64-kms), and Najat (92-kms), which are all near the Sunderban and have access to the riverine waterways.

Water: Sunderban are approachable only by riverrine waterways. Motor launch facilities are available from Namkhana - Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project- Sagar Island -Jambudwip; from Sajnekhali - Sudhanyakhali-Buridabri- Netidhopan-Holiday Island; from Sonakhali - Gosaba; from Raidighi - Kalas.

When to Visit:

The best time to visit the Sunderbans is between September and February. The mean maximum and minimum temperature is around 340C and 200C, respectively. However the region experience high humidity and annual rainfall is between 1500 to 2500 mm. The heaviest rainfall is during the monsoon that stretches between mid Junes to mid September.

In recent years, it has been reported that international tourists seeking an adrenalin rush come during the norwester (kal baisakhi) season from April to mid May.

 

WBTDC Sunderban Safari by M. V CHITRAREKHA Ship - Sunderban - West Bengal

(1 NIGHT 2 DAYS)
[Tourism Centre, Kolkata-Sonakhali (by AC Bus) - Transfer to M.V. Chitrarekha (1N) visit Sudhanyakhali, Sajnekhali & Dobanki Watch Towers-Sonakhali- (by AC Bus) Kolkata]

MONTH

DATES

RATES PER HEAD

OCT 2013

2-3, 11-12, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

 

Coupe : Rs.10400/-  (2 pax)

Cabin: Rs.4400/- PP

Berth (Middle Deck): Rs.3900/- PP

L/deck :Rs.3000/- PP

Bed Roll : Rs.2400/-PP

Service Tax Extra

 

NOV 2013

2-3, 5-6, 14-15, 16-17, 23-24

DEC 2013

7-8, 12-13, 17-18, 21-22, 26-27,
27-28, 28-29, 31-01

JAN 2014

8-9, 18-19, 21-22, 23-24, 28-29, 30-31

FEB 2014

01-02, 15-16, 26-27

MAR 2014

01-02, 05-06, 22-23, 27-28

APR 2014

5-6, 18-19, 19-20, 23-24

 
( 2 NIGHT 3 DAYS ) 
[Tourism Centre, Kolkata-Sonakhali (by AC Bus) -Transfer to M.V. Chitrarekha (2N) visit Sudhanyakhali, Sajnekhali, Jhingakhali, Burir Dabri, Dobanki Watch Towers-Sonakhali-(by AC Bus) Kolkata]

MONTH

DATES

RATES PER HEAD

Sept 2013 27-29

 

Coupe : Rs.13000/-  (2 pax)

Cabin: Rs.5500/- PP

Berth (Middle Deck): Rs.5000/- PP

L/deck :Rs.3900/- PP

Bed Roll : Rs.3000/- PP

Service Tax Extra

 

OCT 2013

4-6, 14-16

NOV 2013

08-10, 29-01

DEC 2013

13-15, 23-25

JAN 2014

03-05, 24-26

FEB 2014

07-09, 21-23

MAR 2014

7-9, 15-17, 28-30

APR 2014

11-13
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Sunderban Safari by M. V. SARBAJAYA Ship - Sunderban - West Bengal

1 NIGHT 2 DAYS
[Tourism Centre, Kolkata-Sonakhali (by AC Bus) -Transfer to M.V. Sarbajaya (1N)-visit Sudhanyakhali, Sajnekhali & Dobanki Watch Towers-Sonakhali- (by AC Bus) Kolkata]

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MONTH

DATES

RATES PER HEAD

OCT 2013

30-31

 

Berth (Middle Deck):

AC :  Rs.5100/- PP

Non AC :Rs.3900/-PP

L/deck :Rs.3000/- PP

Bed Roll : Rs.2400/-

Service Tax Extra

 

NOV 2013

02-03, 9-10, 13-14, 20-21, 23-24, 27-28

DEC 2013

03-04, 14-15, 24-25, 25-26, 26-27,
30-31, 31-01

JAN 2014

4-5, 9-10, 25-26, 28-29, 31-01

FEB 2014

01-02, 08-09, 22-23

MAR 2014

7-8, 8-9, 26-27, 28-29, 29-30

APR 2014

9-10, 12-13, 26-27


2 NIGHT 3 DAYS

[Tourism Centre, Kolkata-Sonakhali (by AC Bus) -Transfer to M.V. Sarbajaya (2N) visit Sudhanyakhali, Sajnekhali, Jhingakhali, Burir Dabri, Dobanki Watch Towers-Sonakhali-(by AC Bus) Kolkata]

MONTH

DATES

RATES PER HEAD

OCT 2013

25-27

 

Berth (Middle Deck):

AC :  Rs.6500/- PP

Non AC :Rs.5000/-PP

L/deck :Rs.3900/- PP

Bed Roll : Rs.3000/- PP

Service Tax Extra

 

NOV 2013

15-17, 29-01

DEC 2013

06-08, 20-22, 27-29

JAN 2014

17-19, 23-25, 31-02

FEB 2014

14-16, 28-02

MAR 2014

15-17, 21-23

APR 2014

4-6, 18-20

Note:

  • The Coupe rate is for 2 pax, other rates per head.

  • Rates include transfer, spot visit, permit, accommodation on and all food)

  • Child over 3 years of age will have to pay in full

  • Camera charge as applicable

  • Itinerary may be changed / altered or spots
    of visits may be modified due to exigency &
    unavoidable circumstances.

  • The tour may be cancelled owing to lack of optimum participation.

  • It is compulsory for foreigners to carry their
    passports and Indians to carry a valid Photo ID
    Card like Passport/ Voter ID/PAN Card.

  • The timings & itinerary are only indicative and are
    likely to vary depending upon tidal/road condition,
    other practical situations etc.

  • Please provide following details for CONFIRM Booking which is Mandatory for WBTDC Tourism : Full Name / Sex / Age / Food Type : Veg OR Non Veg


 
West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

                                           TOUR ITINERARY

 1 NIGHT 2 DAYS TOUR 

DAYS

ITINERARY

Day1

Assemble at Tourism Centre, 3/2 B.B.D. Bag (East) Kolkata 700001

Depart Kolkata by bus for Sonakhali at around 8.00AM

Packed Breakfast enroute

Arrive Sonakhali. Walk (around 10 mins) to Jetty.

Transfer to M.V. Chitrarekha or Sarbajaya by mechanized boat.

Dep. Sonakhali, Visit Sudhanyakhali & Sajnekhali Watch Towers.

Night halt on board at M.V. Chitrarekha/Sarbajaya near Sajnekhali.

All meals on board

Day 2

Departure Sajnekhali. Arrive Neti Dhopani, visit Watch Tower

Depart NetiDhopani. Lunch on board

Arrive Sonakhali, transfer to jetty. A brief walk to the Bus.

Depart Sonakhali by Bus. Tea-snacks enroute

Arrive Esplanade, Kolkata at around 6.30 PM.

 The tour ends

 

2 NIGHTS 3 DAYS TOUR 

DAYS

ITINERARY

Day1

Assemble at Tourism Centre, 3/2 B.B.D. Bag (East) Kolkata 700001

Depart Kolkata by bus for Sonakhali at around 8.00AM

Packed Breakfast enroute

Arrive Sonakhali. Walk (around 10 mins) to Jetty.

Transfer to M.V. Chitrarekha or Sarbajaya by mechanized boat.

Dep. Sonakhali, Visit Sudhanyakhali & Sajnekhali Watch Towers.

Night halt on board at M.V. Chitrarekha/Sarbajaya near Sajnekhali.

All meals on board

 

Day 2

Departure Sajnekhali. Visit Jhingakhali & Burirdhabri Watch Towers.

Night halt on board at M.V. Chitrarekha/Sarbajaya near Sajnekhali.

All meals on board

Day 3

Departure Sajnekhali. Visit Neti Dhopani Watch Tower

Depart NetiDhopani. Breakfast/Lunch on board

Arrive Sonakhali, transfer to jetty. A brief walk to the Bus.

Depart Sonakhali by Bus. Tea-snacks enroute

Arrive Esplanade, Kolkata at around 6.30 PM.

 The tour ends

 
 
CANCELLATION RULES OF SUNDARBAN PACKAGE TOURS
  1. 15 days & before the date of journey 40% upon Package rate.
  2. Between 15 days & 7 days excluding the date of journey 60% upon package rate
  3. Less than 7 days NO REFUND.

      SOME IMPORTANT NOTES

  1. The rate includes transportation, specific accommodation, food & sightseeing. The package rates do not include camera charges. Children of 3 years & above would be charged full.
  2. Itinerary may be changed / altered or spots may be deleted due to exigency & unavoidable circumstances.
  3. The tour may be cancelled owing to lack of optimum participation.
  4. It is compulsory for foreigners to carry their passports and Indians to carry a valid Photo ID Card like Passport/ Voter ID/PAN Card.
 * The timings & itinerary are only indicative and are likely to vary depending upon tidal/road condition, other practical situations etc.
 

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West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation - Sunderban Package Tour
2013 -2014

WBTDC Sunderban Safari by M. V CHITRAREKHA Ship - Sunderban

WBTDC Sunderban Safari by M. V. SARBAJAYA Ship - Sunderban

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