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Sundarbans Wildlife Tour

A mangrove forest lying in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal, formed by the super confluence of the Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers, is named Sundarbans. It is one of the best places to have a rendezvous with not only birds, but also to catch a glimpse of the world's largest crocodile, The Salt Water or Estuarine Crocodiles, basking on the mud flats soaking up the winter sun. And what’s more, but the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, the ever elusive big cat prowling behind the dense mangrove cover. Sundarbans has its fair share of rare birds and a few which can be seen include the Brown-winged Kingfisher, the mangrove pitta, the mangrove whistler and many more. The mud flats, during low tide, are excellent for photographing various waders. The place is also rich in raptors which include peregrine falcons, white bellied sea eagles, ospreys, changeable hawk eagles etc. The rare dark morph of the changeable hawk eagle can be seen here. Sundarbans is also home to the largest venomous snake in the world, the king cobra. One can also see Irrawaddy dolphins here.

Sundarbans has to offer so many in different seasons. Winters are the most rewarding time in Sundarbans as the tigers and crocodiles prefer to bask in the open. Also, variety of migratory birds flock the mudflats and various islands of Sundarbans. Monsoon offers some very rare and exclusive winged visitors too.  The visit to this mangrove forest is predominantly by motorized boat, however, there are watch towers at few islands where visitors are allowed. One can opt to stay on the boat itself during the night or resorts/lodges on various islands of Sundarbans too can be arranged. However, staying on the boat is highly recommended as that allows much flexibility to the cruise plannings.

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  • Day 1 - Morning pick up from Kolkata and transfer to Gadkhali with breakfast on the way, board boat and afternoon birding at Durgaduani and Sonagaon with lunch on board, evening visit to Sajnekhali to obtain forest entry permit, overnight on boat with dinner (B,L,D)
  • Day 2 - Full day cruise inside the forest exploring various creeks and canals with visits to watch towers / canopy walk, breakfast and lunch on board, overnight on boat with dinner (B,L,D)
  • Day 3 - Full day cruise inside the forest exploring various creeks and canals with visits to watch towers / canopy walk, breakfast and lunch on board, overnight on boat with dinner (B,L,D)
  • Day 4 - Full day cruise inside the forest exploring various creeks and canals with visits to watch towers / canopy walk, breakfast and lunch on board, overnight on boat with dinner (B,L,D)
  • Day 5 - Morning visit to Sajnekhali to renew permit, remaining day cruise inside the forest exploring various creeks and canals with visits to watch towers / canopy walk, breakfast and lunch on board, overnight on boat with dinner (B,L,D)
  • Day 6 - Full day cruise inside the forest exploring various creeks and canals with visits to watch towers / canopy walk, breakfast and lunch on board, overnight on boat with dinner (B,L,D)
  • Day 7 – Full day cruise inside the forest exploring various creeks and canals with visits to watch towers / canopy walk, breakfast and lunch on board, evening drop at Gadkhali and transfer to Kolkata (B,L)

PS: The above mentioned is a sample itinerary, this can be tweaked based on the guest's requirements. Stay arrangements can be done both on the boat and in the resorts as well.

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Tour cost for a group of 3 pax is Rs 1,05,000/- only.

This is an indicative cost which might increase if the forest administrative charges are increased at any time.

Tour cost includes:

  • All stay on the boat on sharing basis
  • All meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Kolkata-Gadkhali-Kolkata surface transfer in non-AC vehicle
  • All jungle cruises in a motorized boat exclusively for the participants
  • All park entry fee, guide charges, still camera charges
  • Service of a dedicated professional wildlife photographer and naturalist
  • All applicable taxes

Tour cost excludes:

  • Travel expenses between Kolkata and home town of the group
  • Any extra food item not included in the meal as per the itinerary
  • Any alcoholic beverage
  • Any non-alcoholic beverage not included in the meal as per the itinerary
  • Laundry, phone call, etc. personal charges
  • Tips
  • Anything which is not mentioned in "Tour cost includes"

Bank account details:

Account No.: 0291102000006453
Account Holder Name: GOINGWILD LLP
Account Type: Current
Bank: IDBI
Branch: Bansdroni, Kolkata
IFSC Code: IBKL0000291

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Payment Terms:
  • Advance 50% payment to book your seat
  • 100% balance payment atleast 120 days before the commencement of tour
Refund policy in case of cancellation:
  • 50% of total cost if cancelled 121 days or more before the commencement of tour
  • No refund if cancelled 120 days or lesser before the commencement of tour

Please note: Date of cancellation will be the date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel, received by us. Refund amount will be calculated excluding the date of commencement of tour.

By agreeing to participate in any of GoingWild LLP tours, the participant confirms to understand and voluntarily agree to all the terms and conditions, including the below mentioned:

  1. Fitness to complete the Tour is the sole criterion for participation.
  2. Participants are advised to consult their physician in case they have any kind of medical history of hypertension, cardiac issues or any other ailments.
  3. Tour mentor's decisions during the tour are final and binding.
  4. GoingWild LLP can not be held responsible for injuries, damages or losses caused to any participant due to acts of god,terrorist activities, social or labour unrest, local laws,  abnormal conditions or developments or any other conditions or omissions outside the control of GoingWild LLP.
  5. All participants travelling with GoingWild LLP must complete and sign a Risk Release Agreement before the commencement of tour.
  6. All disputes are subject to Kolkata jurisdiction only.
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