Bengal Despatch 7, Sunderbans Itinerary (Upstream)

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Bengal Despatch 7, Sunderbans Itinerary (Upstream)

Bengal Despatch 7, Sunderbans Itinerary (Upstream)

4 nights/5 days

Day 1:

You are collected from your hotel and driven 5 hrs to Gadkhali. Board your ship and sail to Sajnakhali on the edge of the core area of the Sunderbans Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 2:

A day to cruise the channels between the islands in our country boat. Although they are there, deep in the mangrove forest, tigers are rarely seen – something to be grateful for since all here are maneaters and few who see them live to tell the tale. We shall however see crocodiles, monitor lizards, deer and plenty of bird life. We shall also visit the nearby tiger rescue centre.

Day 3:

Cruise through the maze of mangrove-covered islands which make up the Sunderbans – we may well see sails above the trees, as this is one of the last places on earth where sailing ships are used for day-to-day trade. Visit the crocodile rescue centre at Bagabatpur. Continue on to anchor at the little fishing port of Namkhana, on the edge of the Hooghly estuary.

Day 4:

Sail up river all day, passing Diamond Harbour, Diamond Harbour and finally Garden Reach to arrive in central Kolkata where we anchor downstream from Howrah Bridge. If time and tides permit, we shall walk in the Botanical Gardens with their spectacular giant banyan

Day 5:

After breakfast disembark and drive and central Kolkata or airport.

Itinerary subject to river conditions.

** Pre/post hotel accommodation with transfers and sightseeing tours, an extension/pre-or post-tour to Northern India or Southern India can be arranged. Please speak to your tour consultant or check our vide range of tours packages available online. You can also club this tour with any of the other tours**