Your journey will start in the morning from your pick up point from Kolkata hotel through beautiful countryside and rural bazaar with a brief stopover for tea and refreshments. Around midday you arrive at Gothkhali Jetty (Travel by land ends here), where you will be greeted by your local guide and provided refreshments onboard your cruiser. We cruise through rivers Gomor, Durgadhwani to enter river Pitchkhali on banks of which lies Sunderban Tiger Camp overlooking the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (Total Journey: 4 Hours [Road 2 Hours: Boat 2 Hours).
Optional Stopover: Gosaba is one of the earliest human settlements in the Sunderbans - to visit the house of Sir Danniel Hamilton - a Scottish banker who initiated the first co-operative movement of India in Sunderbans.
On your arrival you will be greeted by our team and checked into your cottage at Sunderban Tiger Camp followed by a hot lunch. Your afternoon entails observing endemic and migratory birds and wildlife while you cruise through the creeks and canals of the Sunderban Tiger Reserve forest to Sajnekhali Watchtower and Mangrove Interpretation Centre whilst refreshments are served on board.
As the sun sets in the distant horizon we return to the resort to refresh and join us for Hi-Tea with Snacks by the evening bonfire to view Adibasi dance performed by the tribal’s of Sunderbans. The folklore depicts their century old cultural in its true native form. They showcase happiness and hardships in their lives through dance and recitals of their folklore.
One can also go to the watchtower at the resort after their return from the cruise to observe the birdlife within the resort (Sunderban Tiger Camp houses 64 species of birds to date).
A warm dinner cooked with farm fresh vegetables and is served at the Fishermans Wharf dining hall which displays different tools used by the locals to catch fish ends your first day in the Sunderban Tiger Camp.