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Sunderbans - Sundari trees OR Royal Bengal tigers OR tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world

Duration: 02 Nights / 03 Days

Places Covered: Sunderbans
Situated on the confluence of three great rivers of India - Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna - the Sunderbans is the world's largest delta. Sunderbans is also the world's largest mangrove forest region, known for its delicate and unique ecosystem. For its unique bio-diversity and ecosystem, Sunderbans was included in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, in 1997.



Day 01 - Arrival Sunderbans
You will arrive Sunderbans in the evening. On arrival transfer and check-in to the Hotel. Sunderbans- Where the land meets the sea at the southern tip of West Bengal lies the Indian Sunderbans, a stretch of impenetrable mangrove forest of great size and bio-diversity. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Sunderbans is a vast area covering 4264 square km in India alone. The Indian Sunderbans forms the largest Tiger Reserve and National Park in India. A paradise for birdwatchers, the list includes such rarities as the Masked Finfoot, Mangrove Pitta and the Mangrove Whistler. The Sunderbans are a part of the world's largest delta formed by the mighty rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. Situated on the lower end of the Gangetic West Bengal, it is also the world’s largest estuarine forest.
The Sunderbans is criss-crossed by hundreds of creeks and tributaries. It is one of the most attractive and alluring places remaining on earth, a truly undiscovered paradise. The Sunderbans forest is home to more than 250 tigers. The Bengal Tigers have adapted themselves very well to the saline and aqua environs and are extremely good swimmers. As you enter the adventurous wild land of the Sunderbans you'll be thrilled to see the chital deer and rhesus monkey. The aqua fauna of Sunderbans include a variety of fishes, red fiddler crabs and hermit crabs. There are crocodiles, which can be often seen along the mud banks. Sunderbans National Park is also noted for its conservation of the Ridley Sea Turtle. There is an incredible variety of reptiles also found in Sunderbans, which includes king cobra, rock python and water monitor. The endangered river Terrapin, Batagur baska is found on the Mechua Beach, while the Barking Deer is found only in Holiday Island in Sunderbans.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02 - Sunderbans
After breakfast , sightseeing of Sunderbans National Park -Sunderbans National Park lies southeast of Calcutta in the 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Home to the Royal Bengal tiger; the national park is a part of the world's largest delta formed by the Ganga and Brahmaputra. Sunderbans is also known for its unique mangrove forest ecosystem. The park is a tiger and biosphere reserve and has been designated as world heritage site by UNESCO. It extends about 260 km along the Bay of Bengal from the Hooghly River Estuary (India) to the Meghna River Estuary in Bangladesh.
The Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary
is situated on the confluence of Matla and Gumdi within the buffer zone that extends over an area of 885 sq km. Here you can have a look at the wide variety of birds, the most popular among them being the spotted billed pelican, cotton teal, herring gull, Caspian tern, grey heron, large egret, night heron, open-billed stork, white ibis, common kingfisher, brahmini kite and paradise flycatcher. A rare winter migrant, Asian dowitcher (Limnodromus semipalmatus), can also be found here.  Remaining day free for leisure.

Overnight stay at Hotel.


Day 03 - Sunderbans
After breakfast continue sightseeing of Sunderbans . Visit- Flora and Fauna- The reserve comprises a core zone, afforestation zone and restoration zone and an agri-operation zone. The core zone of 1,300 sq. km represents the National Park and the rest of the area is used for the forestry operations. The varieties of the forests that exist in Sunderbans include mangrove scrub, littoral forest, saltwater mixed forest, brackish water mixed forest and swamp forest. The Bhagabatpur Crocodile Project besides being a hatchery and a sanctuary is the home to the biggest estuarine crocodiles. You can access this place through Namkhana. Rest of the day free for Leisure.

Overnight stay at Hotel. End of the Tour.

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