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Atul Dhamankar

Wildlife Photgrapher, Writer, Tour opretor & Researcher

SUNDERBAN

Tiger Reserve


WILDLIFE TOUR
 West Bengal

A world Heritage site & world';s largest number of Royal Bengal Tiger';s Mangrove forest.....

Tour Dates :-

17th to 19th Dec. 2015

    Sunderban Tiger Reserve, received recognition as World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.  It has been nominated by Govt. of India (GIO) for recognition as Ramsar Site (a wetland of international importance for Birds).  Sunderban Tiger Reserve was constituted by GOI under Project Tiger scheme, in 1973.  Sunderban is the only mangrove forest in the world which is the home of Tigers.  Sunderban Tiger Reserve has the highest tiger population in the world.
    Sunderban, the world';s largest estuarine forest covered by mangrove forests in Gangetic West Bengal.   It has most no. of Royal Bengal Tigers which estimated no. is around 250. Abode of varied flora & fauna population. Sunderban is bound on the west by river Muriganga and on the east by rivers Harinbhahga and Raimangal.
    Its main wildlife are TIGER, Jungle Cat, Fishing Cat, Chital, Wild Boar, Rhesus Macaque, Mongoose and the largest Estuarine Crocodiles in the world, Dolphins. Sunderban is also a place to see birds like Heron, Egret, Cormorant, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, White-bellied Sea Eagle, Seagulls, Terns, 8 types of Kingfishers as well as migratory birds like Whimbrel, Black-tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Eastern Knot, Curlew Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, Pochards, Whistling teal & Mangrove Pitta.
This forest is also home of variety of aquatic and reptile life forms that include Olive Ridley sea turtle, hardshelled Batgur Terrapin, Python, King Cobra, Chequered Killback, Water Monitor and Lizards including the Salvator Lizards.

Tour Itinerary :-


Day 1 :
Pickup from Howrah Railway Station in morning and transfer to Gatkhali by special NAC Vehicle (Approx 3.5 hrs journey).
On arrival board into Motorised Big Boat. Cruise starts & Jungle safaris begains for Wildlife & Birdwatching, Photography.
Reach to Resort  in Sundarban up to afternoon & check-in rooms.
Post lunch visit Sajnekhali Wildlife Sanctuary & watch tower for Wildlife & Birdwatching, Photography. 
Overnight stay in a Resort at Sundarban TR.

Day 2 :
Start early morning Safari in Sunderban Tiger Reserve for Wildlife & Birdwatching, Photography.
 Cruise through the creeks and canals of Sundarban in search of wildlife for entire day (6.00am to 6.00pm). Visit Do Banke and Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower. Back to Lodge in the evening and overnight stay in resort.

Day 3 :
Start early morning from resort for Wildlife & Birdwatching, Photography.  Cruise through Sundarban Tiger Reserve up to afternoon.
 Reach to Gatkhali by boat in afternoon.
Transfer to Howrah Railway Station by special NAC Vehicle.
Tour ends.

Tour Cost :- Rs. 12,990/- per person (Ex. Kolkata or Howrah)

Cost Includes :-
Accommodation in NAC Room on 3 sharing Basis, All Veg. & Non-Veg. Meals during the tour (from breakfast of day-1 to Lunch of day-3) Tea / Breakfast / Lunch / Evening Tea & Snacks / Dinner, Kolkata-Gatkhali-Kolkata travel by special NAC Vehicle, Sunderban Boat Cruise by exclusive motorized Big Boat for three days, All Park Guide charge and Forest entry fees, Packaged drinking water during the tour.


Cost excludes :-
Food other than mentioned above(Dinner on day-3), Any hard and soft drinks, Tips and any expenses of personal nature,Camera permit chr, Expenses which are not mentioned in inclusions.