SUNDARBAN TOUR - A LAND WITH DIVERSITY
Welcome to Sundarban with Meilleur Holidays special Sundarban Package Tour. Spreading across 140,000ha along delta of Ganges, Brahmaputra & Meghna River, this vast mangrove forest was declared as a world heritage site in 1985. The Sundarbans National Park is a Tiger Reserve as well as a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta. The core area is densely covered by Mangrove Forests making it an ideal place for the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Meilleur Holidays is experienced Sundarban Tour Package Operator from Kolkata has designed this customized Sundarban Package at very reasonable price. In this Sundarban Tour Package we will cruise you through creeks, forests, fishermen's cove, villages and travel points like Dobanki - a deer rehabilitation centre, Sajnekhali - mangrove interpretation centre, Netidhopani - a 300 year old temple, Bhagabatpur - crocodile project, Sudhanyakhali - a Tiger spotting watch tower offering best view of this mysterious land.
Holidays in Sundarban during winter is a lot of fun. Book a Sundarban Tour Package in this winter vacation at cheapest price. Travel Sundarban and explore various tourist attractions here. This Sundarban Package Tour from Kolkata is really value for money.
WHY TRAVEL SUNDARBAN?
Sundarban is the largest mangrove reserve forest in the world. Mangroves which are generally salt tolerant plants have adapted themselves with this salty atmosphere by developing breathing roots which grows vertically from the ground. Some important mangrove species which cab ne seen during Sundarban Tours are sundari, champa, genwa, hatal, dhundul, garjan, golpati, kankra, garan and keora tree.
Royal Bengal Tiger, the national animal of India is the main attraction in Sundarban. If you are enough lucky, this iconic beast can give you a glimpse during your Sundarban Package Tour. As per last tiger census, there are about 250 to 300 tigers in Sundarban. This super predator preys mainly chital or spotted deer, wild boar, monkeys, goats and others small creatures.
Recent years, due to lack of food in jungle area, some Bengal Tigers have become man eaters and human tiger conflict has become a common phenomenon here.
Apart from tiger, other species that can be found during your Sundarban Tour are jungle cat, fishing cat, leopard cat, wild boar, chital or spotted deer, common otter, estuarine crocodile, water monitor lizard, king kobra, common rat snake, common krait, monkeys, olive ridley turtle, green sea turtle, hawksbill turtle, fiddler crab, mud crab and the king crab.
Sundarban is a paradise for bird watchers thanks to its biological diversity, location on migratory routes covering lush green wild forest and salty river bed. Every year hundreds of bird species populate or pass this world heritage acclaimed national park for breeding, resting and migrating making this great land the ideal spot for bird watchers and heaven for ornithologists.
You can find as many as 248 species of birds during your Sundarban Package Tour from Kolkata including a large no of migratory birds in winter like eurasian curlew, black-tailed godwit, scarlet-backed flower pecker, common sandpiper, marsh sandpiper, lesser sand plover, dusky warbler, greenish warbler, jungle babbler, pacific golden plover, grey plover, pallas's gull, common Iora, orange-headed thrush, tickell's thrush, mangrove whistler, yellow wagtail.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO BOOK SUNDARBAN TOUR PACKAGE?
Sundarban welcomes tourists throughout the year. To reach Sundarban from Kolkara merely takes 2 to 2.30 hrs by any car. So travelling is not the matter. Now the fact is WHEN ?
It is not advisable to visit Sundarban between ends of March to end of September. As Sundarban is adjacent to Bay of Bengal, tourists can experience heavy rainfall in monsoon season (July to September) including thunder storm and lightning. During monsoon, all rivers swell up and flow above the danger mark causing a flood like situation. We would never recommend any tourists to book a Sundarban Package Tour during monsoon.
Trvavellers may experience scorching heat and exhausting humid between end of March to end of July which is basically Summer. All of a sudden a life threatening nor'wester or locally known "Kal Baisakhi" may appear. This is very dangerous period to travel riverine Sundarban.
However, the best time to book a Sunderban Package is the winter (end of October to end of March). Winter is very pleasant and ideal for travelling between various island, river creeks and mangrove forest in Sundarban. You don't have to worry of any storm or rain fall. With an average temperature between 12 oC to 20 oC you can enjoy the amazing beauty of this world heritage site your full extent. Travelling in a foggy winter through narrow creeks and rivers in Sundarban mangrove forest is thrilling. You will be overwhelmed with the enchanting beauty of the forest.
HOW TO REACH SUNDARBAN FROM KOLKATA?
By Air: The distance between Sundarban and its nearest airport is around 114 km. At Meilleur Holidays, we provide complete pickup and drop facility for Sundarban travellers from Airport. Depending upon the group size SUV, Tempo Traveller or Luxury Coaches are arranged for a comfortable journey.
By Rail: Sundarban is well connected by rail route also. Canning is the nearest station in Sundarban. It is almost 57 km or 1.30 hrs journey from Kolkata. Everyday many local trains depart from Sealdah station to Canning at 1 hour interval. It is all EMU coaches with 9 or 12 boogie. You will not find any express train between these two destinations. Travellers can experience heavy crowed unless they choose an early morning train. Many Sundarban Package Tour operators who frequently arrange Sundarban Group Departures generally prefer early morning train to Travel Sundarban from Kolkata.
By Road: A long drive to Sundarban by road is amazing. There are two roadways for Sundarban Trip. First one is Basanti State expressway. The journey through this road is pleasant and scenic. Another one is Baruipur-Canning State Highway. Many tour operator prefers Basanti expressway as in terms of safety and comfort, road journey is best. If required, you can have tea break in the middle of your journey.
Water Way: You can add some extra spices in your Sundarban Tour if you choose a river cruise from Kolkata. You can book MV Paramhamsa which is a luxury Sundarban Cruise from Kolkata. It is a four-decked luxury cruise with all modern facilities & amenities. The world-class service and onboard experienced chefs will take care of your appetite with mouth watering dishes as your choice.