Canopied with bondless azure sky with babbling streams & rivulets flowing across the endless stretch of greenery – the Sundari, Garan, Keora, Hental, Dhundul, Golpata, Passur, Garjan, Kakra & many other variety of trees – World’s best mangrove forest, the largest delta of the world, with all her exotic beauty & silent mystery – The Sundarbans is waiting to welcome you.
Be with Khorlo Tours & Travels on our own luxurious pleasure launch – destined to take you through the meandering canal of Durga Duani to the area of Tiger Project. While moving through the rippling water of Matla you will come across rivers of different sizes & shapes named as Bidya, Hogol, Gosaba, Gona, Kartal, Netai, Raimangal, Kalindi, Haribhanga, Bidyadhari & Sundarban will unfold her myriad beauties before you one after other.
The deep dense forest, the murmur of the sparking rivulets, various species of local & other migratory birds as Tern, Kingfisher, Heron, Cormorant, Egret, Seagull, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Whimprel, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, White-eyed Pochard, Dalmatian Pelican, Osprey, Shaheen Falcon, Lesser Adjutant Stork & Estuarine Crocodiles basking in the wintry sunshine, Chinese Pangolin, Spotted & Axis Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey, Leopard Cat, Indian Fishing Cat, Common Yellow Water Monitor, Marine Indian Soft/ Flap shelled Olive Ridley Turtles, Gigantic Dolphin, Hard shelled Batagur, Terrapin, Pythons, King Kobra, various type of lizards & the feeling of emancipation in the lap of nature will certainly touch your mind.
The inaccessibility of Sundarbans (declared as a Tiger Reserve on 1973) is its biggest attraction & in the mystery-shrouded Pirkhali, Gazikhali, Chora Ganjikhali, DeolBharani, Bhagaban Bharani, Panchamukhani & Sunarkhari you may have a glimpse of that awful beauty – The Royal Bengal Tiger. You may ascend the watch tower of Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali, Do Baanki, Marichjhapi, Burir Dabri & Netidhopani overlooking an untamed forestscape & enjoy sights & sounds of nature resplendent in her pristine virginal beauty.
At dusk as the birds retire to their nests & the sky tinged with rays of the setting sun, the entire forest undergoes a subtle transformation when the shapes & forms, silhouetted against the evening sky, acquire a surrealistic character. The night stay in launch with eternal silvery moonlight, the star-studded blue sky & the constant murmur of the river is a different experience altogether. The variegated moods & colours of the forest form a Kaleidoscope, which is sure to fascinate you. The sounds of nocturnal birds at a distance will take your mind far far away from this madding world.
The most interesting wilderness of the world, Sundarbans is a paradise for wild life enthusiasts, bird & butterfly watchers. Honey collectors, fishermen with their typical fishing boats will be an added attraction.
The Zoological Aspects Of Sundarbans
Major Birds Found at Sundarbans
Tern, Kingfisher, Heron, Cormorant, Egret, Seagull, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Whimprel, Black Tailed Godwit, Little Stint, Sandpiper, Golden Plover, Pintail, White-eyed Pochard, Dalmatian Pelican, Osprey, Shaheen Falcon, Lesser Adjutant Stork & others.
Major Animals Found at Sundarbans
Estuarine Crocodile, Chinese Pangolin, Spotted & Axis Deer, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey, Leopard Cat, Indian Fishing Cat, Common Yellow Water Monitor, Marine Indian Soft/ Flap shelled Olive Ridley Turtles, Gigantic Dolphin, Hard shelled Batagur, Terrapin, Pythons, King Kobra, various type of lizards etc.
The Botanical Aspects Of Sundarbans
Major Flora Found at Sundarbans
Sundari, Garan, Keora, Hental, Dhundul, Golpata, Passur, Garjan, Kakra
Probable Itinerary for a 2 Night 3 Days Tour over at Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve
Day 01: Pick up from Kolkata & transfer to Godhkhali (Dist: 24 PGS South) by road via Bantala, Ghatakpukur, Malancha, Kultoli & Sonakhali. Arrival at Godhkhali. Board Mechanised Boat M.V.Sonar Toree & start for Sajnekhali via Pathankhali, Goshaba villages through Hogol, Kartal, Bidya, Durgadoani rivers. Hotel Check In. Visit Sajnekhali Tiger Project (Watch Tower) & Nature Interpretation Centre. Have lunch on board & proceed to Sudhanyakhali Tiger Project (Watch Tower) through Sudhanyakhali Khal. Night halt at Hotel.
Day 02: After breakfast transfer to Dobanki via short creeks of Bhagaban Bharani, Deul Bharani, Ganjikhali, Pirkhali, Choraganjikhali, Panchamukhani (a junction of five rivers). Enjoy ½ Km. Canopy walk over at Do Banki (Watch Tower). Visit Netidhopani Watch Tower & back to Sajnekhali. Night halt at Hotel.
Day 03: After breakfast visit short creeks of Sarakkhali & after lunch back to Godhkhali. Transfer to Kolkata.
Things to Carry:
Sunglass, Camera, Bynocular, Torch, Light Woolens (in winter)
Things to Follow:
- Sundarban is plastic free zone.
- Don’t throw non biodegradable items to water. Use bin.
- Do not disturb the wildlife & the environment.
- Angling is strictly prohibited.
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