8.00 AM: Meet at our office at Backpackers sundarban tour, 4 tottee lane and leave Calcutta by car/van/minibus.Clients can also have a pick up point from Science city at 9am.Breakfast of veg sandwich will be served.Three hours of road to godkhali.
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.
3.00PM : A walk through the beautiful paddy fields and the village of honey collectors and fishermen, looking out for local rituals and beliefs.
3.30PM : Country boat ride for bird watching, during two to three hours, spotting seven types of kingfisher, egret, Brahmani eagles, pond heron, black cormorants, magpie robin, green bee eaters and above all getting introduced to the lovely mangroves, with surreal creatures like fiddler crabs, mud skipper fish etc.
6.30PM : Return to the hotel, just after the sunset.
7PM : An enchanting evening with the local musicians with their age old musical instruments, trying to understand the local music in their backyard. A session of refreshments.
8.30-9PM: Dinner is served according to the leisure of every individual guest, getting prepared 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 dear, 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.
4.30PM : back to the village.
5.30PM : This evening is without any activities, but the traveler can enjoy sitting on the banks of the river in front of our eco village watching the gorgeous sunset or take a walk in the eco village under the sky filled with stars, enjoying the silence and the pollution free air of this village, or go to pay a visit to the families of honey collectors and fishermen, or make bonfire and roast some potatoes or chicken if you are upto it.
A small walk in the village for pictures of sunrise, mangroves, village and birds, or else cycle can be provided for the ones who would like to explore the island on wheels.
If you are an early riser you can go to see the magnificent Lily pond in the local village with thousands of lily flowers waiting to greeet you.
A lot of guests have commented that there is not much to do on the third day however we feel that the pleasure of spending an extra night at eco village and getting up to nature and its offerings is unmatchable.we highly recommend 2 nights stay if you are the wanderlust who searches and finds happiness in smaller details of Life.
9.00AM: Breakfast and start for Kolkata.
3.00-3.30PM: reach Kolkata.
The prices include all the mineral water, all 4 meals of the day,Eco village stay, Tiger reserve permissions, guide fees, transportation to and fro from kolkata ,all boat cruise and activities.
There are no hidden costs or service taxes.
Two nights three days rate:
Oct till April Rs 5500 per person.
May till September Rs.4500 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.
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.
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 ofcourse 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.