City and Forest
Kolkata is India’s second-biggest city is a daily festival of human existence, simultaneously noble and squalid, cultured and desperate. Kolkata is regarded as India’s intellectual and cultural capital. Kolkata is the ideal place to experience the mild, fruity tang of Bengali cuisine. Friendlier than India’s other metropolises, this is a city you ‘feel’ more than simply visit. The Sundarbans is a cluster of low-lying islands in the Bay of Bengal, spread across India and Bangladesh, famous for its unique mangrove forests.
Daywise Itinerary for City and Forest (Kolkata 2N - Sundarban 2N)
Day 01: Kolkata Airport / Rly. Station – City Hotel
Meet & Greet on arrival at Airport / Railway Station & transfer to hotel. Check-in to hotel & rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Kolkata.
Day 02: Kolkata – Sundarban (100 kms + River Cruise)
After early breakfast transfer to Sonakhali / Godkhali through the rural villages of Bengal. From Godkhali depart by Boat to Sajnekhali - one of the entry points of Sundarban National Park. After noon visit Sajnekhali Watch Tower. Overnight stay at Sundarban.
Day 03: Sundarban Sightseeing
After breakfast enjoy a thrilling Boat Cruise inside creeks and dense mangrove forest (or breakfast on boat during cruise) through numerous rivers while visiting Do-banki Watch Tower where the canopy walk inside the forest sends chill down your body (experience the life in which caged animals live in, while getting an all around view of the forest). Also visit the Spotted Deer Rehabilitation Centre. After which we cruise through Matla – Sea Face (the point from where Bay of Bengal can be seen) –Cruising back through the 5 river junction - to Pitchkhali. (Lunch on Boat during Cruise). Evening back to resort & rest of the day at leisure. (Or enjoy Folk Dance by Local Artists only for Group). Overnight stay at Sundarban.
Day 04: Sundarban – Kolkata (100 kms + River Cruise)
After breakfast Visit to Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower and Cruise through Rivers and Narrow Creeks of Pitchkhali- Sarakhkhali - Sudhanokhali - Bonobibi Dharani (narrow creek) and visit the Watch-Tower followed by a cruise around the Islands of the Sunderban Tiger Project Area, Enjoy a Panoramic View from Watch Tower. After lunch (Lunch on Boat during Cruise) departure for Sonakhali /Godkhali by Boat. Arrival at Sonakhali/GothKhali & Departure for Kolkata by Car. Check in at hotel. Overnight stay at Kolkata.
Day 05: Kolkata Half Day City Tour – Kolkata Airport / Rly. Station
After breakfast check out from hotel with bag & baggage and start for half day sightseeing. After that transfer to the Airport / Railway Station for your onwards journey.
You can choose any 1 option for Kolkata half day sightseeing from below.
Option 1 – Howrah Bridge*, Belur Math, Vivekananda Setu*, Dakshineswar Temple. (*Drive Pass)
Option 2 – GPO*, Writers Building*, Eden Garden Stadium*, Mother House, Victoria Memorial Hall & Kalighat Kali Temple. (*Drive Pass)
Bless K– 05 NP