Sundarbans

Description

The Sundarbans, a UNESCO heritage site, is a part of the world’s largest delta formed by three key rivers; Ganga, Brahmputra and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of Gangetic West Bengal, the Sundarbans are criss-crossed by hundreds of inter-connecting creeks and tributaries. It is one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth. A two night cruise or a stay at a local lodge is an ideal way to explore this unique environment.

 

The Sundarbans, literally meaning beautiful forest possibly referring to the Sundari trees that abundantly grow here, is the largest single block of tidal mangrove forest in the world. It is also home to around 400 Royal Bengal Tigers and is the largest Tiger Reserve and national park in India. The tigers have adapted themselves very well to the saline and aqua environs and are extremely good swimmers – the highlight of one of our client’s West Bengal tour was witnessing a mother and cub swimming in the Sundarbans.

 

Other wildlife commonly seen in the Sundarbans include Chital Deer, Rhesus monkeys, crocodiles and a wide variety of birds.

Highlights

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Dayapur Village

Take a village walk to interact with the locals and experience their unique way of life.
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Ganga Sagar

Where the holy Ganges river finally meets the Bay of Bengal. Millions of pilgrims gather here for the annual Ganga Sagar Mela during Makar Sankranti every year in January.
Kurseong

Mangrove Forest

 The largest tidal mangrove forest in the world, criss-crossed with numerous scenic waterways and home to an abundance of wildlife.
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Royal Bengal Tiger

Around 400 Royal Bengal Tigers can be found in the Sundarbans. They have adapted extremely well to the environment and have become proficient swimmers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Hotels

Discover the wonderful variety of places to stay in India; including some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, intimate boutique hotels bursting with local character, charming homestays where you’ll have a chance to interact with local families, converted forts & palaces, fabulous lodges and heritage havelis.

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Tours

Below are a selection of our favourite sample itineraries that we have created based on our experiences of travelling extensively throughout India. As with all our tours, every aspect can be tailor-made to your individual requirements.

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