Sunderbans, located in the south-east of Kolkata, is one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. It is the core area of Sunderbans Tiger reserve and is quite renowned for Sunderban Tiger Camp. A number of wildlife lovers get drawn to this place as it is home to numerous wild animals and crocodile infested estuaries. Adventure enthusiasts who are looking for a thrilling stopover in this region can go for wildlife safari at Sunderban and enjoy camping. There are a number of accommodation facilities that can be opted by you to enjoy the excursion here.
Sunderban Tiger Camp – a resort – is one such property that offers 21 spacious rooms in Tents, Deluxe Mud Cottages, Bamboo Huts, Executive Rooms and Cottages categories. The rooms are equipped with twin beds and hygienic bathroom with signatory toiletries. This tiger camp in Sunderban also offers some unforgettable safari tours, led by experts.
Day 01: Arrival at Sunderban Tiger Camp
You will depart from Priya Cinema near Deshapriya Park located in South Kolkata at 8.00 am and arrive at Godkhali by 12.00 pm. Relax here for a while and then get ready to depart for Dayapur by boat at 12.30 pm. You can enjoy tea/coffee offered during this journey. Thereafter, you will arrive at the main destination – Sunderban Tiger Camp by 2.00 pm. Check-in at the resort, relax for a while, and then get ready to relish the delicious lunch.
Afterwards, proceed towards Sajnekhali Tiger Project Area by boat at 3.30 pm to visit Mangrove Interpretation Centre, Sajnekhali Museum and watch Tower. At 5.30 pm, come back to the resort and enjoy tea/coffee with snacks. Also enjoy the folk dance by local artists, wildlife movie and bonfire (during winter seasons only). At 8.00 pm, dinner will be served.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Sunderban Tiger Camp
In the morning, enjoy tea at 6.30 am, and then get ready to visit the popular attractions around. At 7.30 am, cherish a memorable boat cruise inside dense forests and creeks through many rivers while heading towards Dobanke Watch Tower. In between, you can relish a delicious breakfast on boat. Afterwards, you can also visit the Spotted Deer Rehabilitation centre. After which, you will sail through Malta - Sea face, from here Bay of Bengal can be sighted. Thereafter, you will cruise back to the 5 river junction to Pitchkhali.
At 1.30 pm, enjoy lunch and relax for a while. After relaxing for some time, at around 4.00 pm, you can trek around the neighbouring villages to interact with local people and explore more about their art and culture. Following the interaction, enjoy some snacks with tea/coffee at 5.30 pm and enjoy folk dance by local artists or simply watch a wildlife movie to refresh your mood. At 8.00 pm, relish a delicious dinner.
Day 03: Depart from Sunderban Tiger Camp | Arrival in Kolkata
At 6.30 am, have a refreshing cup of tea, and then get ready to visit some sightseeing spots. At 7.15 am, visit the Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, and then cruise through narrow creeks and rivers of Pitchkhali-Sudhanokhali-Sarakhkhali-Bonobibi Dharani. In between, enjoy your breakfast on boat. Afterwards, proceed towards the Watch Tower, after which you will go for a cruise on the islands surrounding the Sunderban Tiger Project Area. You will return to Sunderban Tiger Camp by 10 am. Till 11.00 am, have your lunch, and then get ready to check-out.
Depart for Godkhali by boat at 11.50 pm. You will arrive at Godkhali by 3.00 pm. Relax for half an hour and be ready to depart for Kolkata at 3.30 pm. At 6.30 pm, you will arrive at Kolkata.
Departures : Every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Best Time to go: October to June
How to Reach
The nearest air gateway to this place is Netaji Subash International Airport, approximately 166 km away.
The nearest rail head to this resort is at Canning, approximately 48 km away. You can visit Sunderbans only by riverine waterways. From Kolkata, you can take a suburban train to Canning or avail road transport to Namkhana, Sonakhali, Raidighi and Najat, from where motor launch services are offered till Sunderbans.
By road, this destination is at a distance of approximately 100 km, 105 km, 64 km, 76 km and 92 km away from Sonakhali, Namkhana, Canning, Raidighi, and Najat, respectively.
When to Visit
Sunderbans is open from October to March, but the winter season is the time to visit the place as the temperature of the area remains mild.
1).Rates are per person for 02 nights/03 days on twin sharing basis with mandatory requirement of minimum 2 paying adults
3).Accommodation in Deluxe cottage
4).Transfer by AC Bus from Priya Cinema - Kolkata to Gothkhali and back to Priya Cinema - Kolkata
5).Cruise in Motor Boat in the Creeks & Forest.
6).Meals included for 2 nights/3 days: (2 Breakfast + 3 Lunch + 2 Evening Snacks + 2 Dinners).
1). GST @ 5.0%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
We were the only ones to see a tiger in 3 1/2 months, very very lucky: last day she (Tiger) was sitting on the bank watching us. Only 4 of us on the boat and the staff! The food was amazing and the staff was awesome to me. Also the service that you provided was 10 out of 10. Would highly recommend your company any time!