Birding in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

05 Nights/06 Days
Destinations : New Delhi – Calcutta – Sunderbans – Calcutta – New Delhi – onwards

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Tour Overview - Birding in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

The Sundarbans is the largest delta in the world. Here, the 2 mightiest rivers of India – Brahmaputra & Ganges – along with the river Meghna, drain their waters into the Bay of Bengal thus creating the world’s largest mangrove forest and a biodiversity hotspot.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a Tiger Reserve and an Important Bird Area of the world and over 300 bird species, 40 mammal species, 35 Reptiles Species & 08 amphibian species have been recorded here in these 10000 of forest.

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Detailed Itinerary - Birding in Sundarbans Tiger Reserve

Day 1 : Arrive New Delhi (by flight)

Meet and greet on arrival at New Delhi airport by our representative. He will transfer you to the hotel, assist you in check-in at the hotel, handover and explain all travel-related documents. Overnight stay at the Hotel in New Delhi.

Day 2 : New Delhi – Kolkata – Sundarbans ( 2 hrs 15 min flight + 100 km / 5 hrs drive)

Early morning, you will be dropped at the airport for your early flight to Kolkata at 0545hrs.

Arrival in Calcutta by 0800hrs and travel 5 hours by road to the Sunderbans.

Afternoon short safari trip to Sajnekhali Forest Complex to register ourselves. Time permitting, a visit to Sudhanyakhali tower – a good place to see species such as the King Cobra, Chital, Wild Boar, Kingfishers, Mangrove Whistler, and even the Tiger. Overnight at Sunderbans Jungle Camp.

The Sundarbans are home to 06 species of Kingfishers: Collared Kingfisher, Brown-winged Kingfisher, Black-capped Kingfisher, Ruddy Kingfisher, Stork-billed Kingfisher, and Pied Kingfisher.

5 species of Marine Turtles visit these waters: Olive Ridley, Green Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle, Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtles.

Day 3 & 4 : Sunderbans Tiger Reserve

Chances to see waders Greater Adjutant, Black-necked Stork, Pacific Golden Plover, Common Shelduck, Swamp Francolin, and Whimbrel.

Raptors such as Pallas’ Fish Eagle, Buffy Fish Owl, White-bellied Sea Eagle and Grey-Headed Fish Eagle also exist.

Not only a home for wildlife but the Sundarbans delta also provides for almost 4 million people, many of whom visit the forest daily for firewood and honey collection. Accounts of conflict with man-eating Royal Bengal Tigers are chilling and it gives the otherwise gentleman-like tiger, a notorious reputation. The stories are to be heard to be believed.

Morning to afternoon boat safaris deep in the Tiger Reserve. Lunch, water and tea services will be arranged onboard. Evening return to the resort. Enjoy a Bonobibi Theatre performed by local folk artists Dinner and overnight at the Camp.

Day 5 : Sunderbans Tiger Reserve – Kolkata – New Delhi

After an early start, you will be transferred to Kolkata airport in time for your flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel in New Delhi for an overnight stay.

Day 6 : New Delhi – onwards

After breakfast transfer to International airport to board flight back home or onward destination.

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