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Kolkata is the Gateway of East & North East India. Tourists both Indian and International start their tour for onwards destnations like Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Darjeeling, Assam, Meghalayas, Arunachal, Andamans, Kaziranga National Park, the Buddhist Circuit from Kolkata. We help you plan a perfect tour for all these destinations. So if you are interested in jungle safaris, just family sight seeing tours, trekking and adventure tours, we can plan the same and give you the best guidance. There are lot of places just few kilometers nearby to Kolkata which you can visit to experience the rich heritage and culture of Bengal. There are pristine beaches, like Digha, Mandarmani, Tajpur, also historic places like Santiniketan, Old European settlements, Bankura & Bishnupur Terracotta Temples, religious places like Mayapur, Gangasagar, Village Tourism which can be access in a full days tour or overnight stay. We give you an unbiased opinion after understanding your interests.
If you are visiting Kolkata 4 Night 5 Days Tour Kolkata & Sundarban Tour Package Is a must do for you. There are certain things that you are not supposed to miss out Like the iconic Victoria Memorial you should always include the Visit to the Sundarbans which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest mangrove forest on the planet earth. Its unique bio diversity makes it a place just 100 kms from the city which is so different that it is famous world over for the Royal Bengal Tigers that live in these forests. Also, the Mangrove trees are also found in very few places on the face of the earth. It takes 2 days for a Kolkata Full sight seeing and 2 days trip for Sundarbans. Here is a 4 Nights 5 Days Kolkata and Sundarban in total for a complete tour of these two places.
Itinerary- Sundarban & Kolkata Tour Package
Day 1 Arrival Kolkata Airport/Station, we visit Dakshineshwar Temple and Belur Math (The headquarters of Ramkrishna Mission), Rabindranath Tagore Museum, Howrah bridge, Kumartoli, Jain temple, depending upon your time after arrival and Interest.
Day 2 Today we start with a visit with Kalighat Temple, Princep Ghat(Kolkata riverside), Victoria Memorial, St Pauls Cathedral, drive past Eden Gardens, GPO, Writers Building, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity, Birla Planetarium/Indian Museum, and end the day drive through the Park Street which is the heart of the city life.
Day 3 After breakfast in hotel we start our road drive through the suburbs of Kolkata and then the country side with lush green paddy fields and mud huts with thatched roof which is very unique to this part of the world. It takes about 3.5 Hours to reach the Sundarbans but that is not the forest, it is the place last accessible by road. We then board a boat which takes us through the backwaters with villages on either side until we reach the buffer zone of the forest area and just opposite it is the island where we put you up in the resort for the overnight stay. In the afternoon we go for the visit of the Bird Sanctuary and Sunset point. Later we return to resort and enjoy an evening of tribal dance program. Then have your dinner and retire for the night.
Day 4 Today, after breakfast we visit start for Sajnekhali Watch Tower, Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower and cruise through the rivers and narrow creeks of Pitchkhali - Sarakkhali - Sudhanyakhali. Later we enjoy a boat ride which goes through the dense mangrove forest and numerous rivers while visiting Do-banki Watch Tower. The canopy walk inside the forest is an everlasting memory. Later on, we cruise through Matla Sea Face, the point from where the Bay of Bengal can be seen. Then we return to the resort for campfire where you enjoy amongst yourself. Overnight in Sundarbans.
Day 5 Today after breakfast we go for village visit of the islands to understand the life of the locals, Later Checkout of the hotel and crusie back through the river and reach the main land. Ten we transfer you to car and transfer you to Airport/Station/Hotel in Kolkata. With this we end our Sundarban and Kolkata Tour Package.
Kolkata & Sundarban Tour Package
4 Night 5 Days Tour Kolkata & Sundarban Tour Package
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About Sundarbans- The Sundarbans is a natural region comprising a small part in Eastern India. It is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world. The Sundarbans is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Sundarbans National Park is a National Park, Tiger Reserve, and a Biosphere Reserve located in the Sundarbans delta in the Indian state of West Bengal.The name Sundarban can be literally translated as "beautiful forest" in the Bengali language (Shundor, "beautiful" and bon, "forest". The name may have been derived from the Sundari trees (the mangrove species Heritiera fomes) that are found in Sundarbans in large numbers.The Sundarban forest lies in the vast delta on the Bay of Bengal formed by the super confluence of the Ganges. The seasonally flooded Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests lie inland from the mangrove forests on the coastal fringe. It became inscribed as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997. The Indian part of Sundarbans is estimated to be about 4,110 square kilometres (1,590 sq mile), of which about 1,700 square kilometres (660 sq mile) is occupied by waterbodies in the forms of river, canals and creeks of width varying from a few metres to several kilometres.
The Sundarbans is intersected by a complex network of tidal waterways, mudflats and small islands of salt-tolerant mangrove forests. The interconnected network of waterways makes almost every corner of the forest accessible by boat. The area is known for the eponymous Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris), as well as numerous fauna including species of birds, spotted deer, crocodiles and snakes. The fertile soils of the delta have been subject to intensive human use for centuries, and the ecoregion has been mostly converted to intensive agriculture, with few enclaves of forest remaining. The remaining forests, taken together with the Sundarbans mangroves, are important habitat for the endangered tiger.
About Kolkata- Kolkata also known as Calcutta is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. Located on the east bank of the Hooghly River it is the principal commercial, cultural, and educational centre of East India, while the Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. The city, nicknamed the "City of Joy" is widely regarded as the "cultural capital" of India and as of 2019, 7 Nobel Laureates have been associated with the city. In the late 17th century, the three villages that predated Calcutta were ruled by the Nawab of Bengal under Mughal suzerainty. After the Nawab granted the East India Company a trading licence in 1690, the area was developed by the Company into an increasingly fortified trading post. Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah occupied Calcutta in 1756, and the East India Company retook it the following year. In 1793 the East India company was strong enough to abolish Nizamat (local rule), and assumed full sovereignty of the region. Under the company rule, and later under the British Raj, Calcutta served as the capital of British-held territories in India until 1911, when its perceived geographical disadvantages, combined with growing nationalism in Bengal, led to a shift of the capital to New Delhi. Calcutta was the centre for the Indian independence movement; it remains a hotbed of contemporary state politics. Following Indian independence in 1947, Kolkata, which was once the centre of modern Indian education, science, culture, and politics, suffered several decades of economic stagnation. Kolkata hosts venerable cultural institutions of national importance. Some are the Academy of Fine Arts, the Victoria Memorial, the Asiatic Society, the Indian Museum and the National Library of India. Among professional scientific institutions, Kolkata hosts the Agri Horticultural Society of India, the Geological Survey of India, the Botanical Survey of India, the Calcutta Mathematical Society, the Indian Science Congress Association, the Zoological Survey of India, the Institution of Engineers, the Anthropological Survey of India and the Indian Public Health Association. Though home to major cricketing venues and franchises, Kolkata differs from other Indian cities by focusing on association football and other sports.