8AM : Meet at our office at Backpackers sundarban tour, 4 tottee lane and leave Calcutta by car/van/mini bus.Clients can also have a pick up point from Science city at 9am.
9am: Breakfast of veg sandwich will be served. Three and half hours of journey to Godkhali, the last road point.
11AM : There are 2 ways of reaching our eco village from Godkhali.
1.Cross over to the island of Gosaba, which is the biggest market for hundreds of villages around and then take a auto rickshaw to the River bank of our eco village.(takes approx one and half hours.)
2. Take direct engine boat to eco village.(takes approx two and half hours to three hours depepnding on Tide)
We will decide which way to take depending which will be faster and easier on that particular day.
1.30PM to 2.30 pm : Reach our Eco village abode on the island of Satjelia, followed by lunch with simple home cooked food comprising Rice,dal, 3 types of vegetables, papad chutney salad and fish curry.
3.00PM : A walk through the picturesque paddy fields,the village of honey collectors and fishermen, looking out for local rituals and beliefs. Most striking are the smiles that is shared between the hosting villagers and the Guest of Eco village.
3.30PM : Country boat ride for bird watching, during two to three hours, spotting seven types of Kingfisher, Egret, Brahmani eagles, Pond heron, Cormorants etc and above all getting introduced to the lovely mangroves, with surreal creatures like fiddler crabs, mud skipper fish etc.
6.30PM : Return to the eco village, just after the sunset and you will be welcomed with Black tea and freshly fried veg Pakodas.
7PM : An enchanting evening with the local musicians with their age old musical instruments, in the quest to understand the local music in their backyard. One can try their hands on these musical instruments.
8.30-9PM: Dinner is served according to the leisure of every individual guest which comprises Rice,dal chapati, 3 types of vegetables, rice pudding along with chicken curry.
After dinner one can spend some time watching the star filled sky(milky way too if you are lucky) and slowly head on to spend the night in the mud cottages of our Eco village. (The amenities of Eco village can be seen on the 'ECO VILLAGE' page of this website.)
6.30AM: We try to start as early as possible, on one of the four persoanlized engine boats(Elmar, Para siempre, Clandestino and Mangrove Mataal), get the required permissions from the forest office, which is just opposite to our village, and head off into the jungle, for our rendezvous with one of the biggest mangroves of the world, rich in flora and fauna.
This boat cruise will last till sunset and during this period we will visit 3 watch towers, namely Sajnekhali,Sudhanyakhali and Dobanki.
Cruising the small channels and creeks we will try to spot different wildlife, spotted deer, wild boars, civet cat, monitor lizard, crocodiles, dolphins and of cos the ROYAL BENGAL TIGER.
Breakfast, lunch and other refreshments will be cooked and served on the boat.
At sunset we start our journey back for Kolkata and reach by 9 to 10pm.
We try not to have more than 15 guests on any given day, so that we can give proper attention to each and every traveler in the group. The prices includes all the mineral water, food, stay, permission, guide fees, car, and boat cruise. There are no hidden costs;
One night two days cost:
Oct to April.4200 rs per person .
May to September.3500 rs per person.
MInimum 4 people or the cost equivalent required to start the tour on any given day.
Non Indian Guests will have to pay separately for the Permit fees inside the Tiger Reserve.
Due to covid 19 a lot of people are preferring Private tours,you can avail private tour too.pls get in touch for the tariif.
We mostly have groups almost everyday which you can join even if you are a single traveller..
Please note that its a complete trip of Sundarbans that we are offering.Every moment of this Trip is worth your effort, a feast for your senses and an exercise for your sleeping reflexes.This trip is absolutely fit for those who are alive in their mind and want to try new things in life. We have had one year old to 80 year olds, we have had differently abled individuals and we will have No problems having You.
The Eco Village that we have built is as wild as the Sundarban itself ofcos with all the creature comfort one can expect in the Wild.
Full payment has to be made before the start of the travel.
Pick up and drop from our office, or from Science city.
Please mention your name, number of people, nature of tour when you send us a whatsapp msg and we will reply ASAP.