SECRETS OF SUNDERBANS
A short but exciting insight into the wondrous wilderness of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest Delta Mangrove Forest and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
ANTARA DESTINATION DISCOVERIES
The colonial heritage of Bengal has inspired many a traveller to embark on a journey that depicts the region’s history through the river Ganges. On the banks of the Lower Ganges, the French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese and English made settlements to trade, preach and farm while local rulers, saints, agriculturalists, musicians and writers created new ways of living as they encountered European commerce, tastes and power. Experience true luxury and relax while witnessing this culture with the care and hospitality of the Ganges VoyagerⅡ and its crew.
Arrive in late. Morning at the Kolkata Jetty for embarkation, welcome and safety briefing. Post the onboard lunch, set sail along the Hooghly River to reach the fishing port of Namkhana, the gateway of the Sundarbans. We cruise past the Diamond Harbour & Kedgeree towards the Bay of Bengal. Sunderbans are the world’s largest delta mangrove forest and habitat of the famous Royal Bengal Tiger.
NAMKHANA – Bony Camp
Morning arrive at Boney camp Watch tower and to have first introductions to the mangrove forests . Later we sail in the Matla river to Hero Bhangra islands and disembark in country boat after lunch to visit Netidho pani area and then proceed to Bali island for overnight stay.
SUDHANYAKHALI – DO BANKI
After an early start we ride on the country boat through mangrove creeks to the Dobanki Watchtower after visiting Sudhanyakhali and enjoy a canopy walk to view the riveting flora and fauna. This canopy walk is at an elevation of 20 feet from the ground and is about half a kilometer in length. Dobanki also has a Deer Rehabilitation Center.
We transfer to the ship for late lunch and sail to Namkhana
Namkhana – Kolkata, Disembark
Early this morning we sail back to Kolkata enjoying breakfast and lunch on board.
Disembark in the evening .