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Region                         Sundarbans, Kolkata

No of Days                   Ex – Kolkata    06 Days

Grade                          River Cruise safari easy

Type                            Wildlife Safari

Day

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Kolkata – Sundarbans – Evening Safari

Resort

L,D

Day 2

Sundarbans National Park (Morning and Evening)

Resort

B,L,D

Day 3

Sundarbans National Park (Morning and Evening)

Resort

B,L,D

Day 4

Sundarbans National Park (Morning and Evening)

Resort

B,L,D

Day 5

Sundarbans National Park (Morning and Evening)

Resort

B,L,D

Day 6

Sundarbans National Park – Kolkata

 

B

Sundarban Wildlife Photo tour highlights & updates -
 If you are looking for a Sundarban wildlife tour then this is a complete 6 days Wildlife Photo Safaris tour with no halts cruising through the major creeks of the national park of Sundarban attempting to cover the major and the minor sighting
 Expert at work – More than 10 Year Experience guide & photographer, alongside best Forest Guide experience making this a major success.
 To celebrate wildlife photography holidays we have our own ‘LA FIESTA’ cruise with 6 cylinder engine for fast movement, minimal noise, and less pollution.
 This wildlife photography tour is designed by the joint effort of a team for the best wildlife holidays, comprising of expert photographers, naturalists, and a local guide.
 We will be accompanied by the crew a member who was either a fisherman or a honey collector before, their experience enriches in this Tiger Safari India Tour.

What is so Exceptional about our Wildlife Expeditions Safari Boat?
Our sole love of this Sundarban Wildlife Photography in India Tour for the Wildlife Expeditions is our very own creation – our cruise – “LA FIESTA,” a camouflaged, totally unnoticeable object build to hide in the woods. This helps us to move even closer to our creatures without getting noticed. Our skilful and competent workers have put a lot of effort to build this specialized boat, keeping in mind the nature of the forest.

Features to look for when on the cruise for the Wildlife Expeditions –
 6 Cylinder Boat – Our cruise is a 6 cylinder boat with less vibration- making it a perfect match for a wildlife photographer to take that clear click. Our visitors can take their best shot without any engine noise and no shaking whatsoever
 No seepage issues because of the brilliant work is done towards the construction of the cruise.
 Our “LA FIESTA” comes with an added advantage called the smooth reversible gear, helping the cruise to move in all directions within spilled seconds. This always helped our photographer visitors take that quick shot whenever required.
 The inbuilt Genset and Back-up battery helps our wildlife photographers take those uninterrupted photographs for days without running out of those batteries and posting the photos on time while keeping their laptops and phones charged all the time.
 Our Cruise is divided into two decks – Upper and Lower – Lower Deck is solely prepared to keep in mind the need to rest after a hectic shoot day.
Though in a system of the dormitory, we have 4 Cabin, separating it help of curtains on each side and window on the other side, ensuring privacy while you are charging up for the next morning of the best safari in India.
 Our Upper Deck also has a tent for up to 4 visitor simultaneously

Species to Photograph –
 Mammals like – Royal Bengal Tiger, jungle cat, Fishing cat, Leopard cat, Oriental Small-Clawed otter, Oriental Small-clawed Otter, Irrawaddy Dolphin, Spotted deer.
 Reptile Like – Estuarine crocodiles, Water Monitor Lizard, King cobra, Red-tailed (Bamboo) Pit Viper.
 Winter birds like Brown-winged kingfisher, black-capped kingfisher, Peregrine falcon, Grey-headed Lapwing,
 Monsoon birds like Ruddy kingfisher, Mangrove pitta, Mangrove Whistler.
 Birds which can be seen round the year are – Collared kingfisher, Lesser adjutant stork, Brahminy kite, Changeable hawk eagle, Crested serpent eagle, osprey, Shikra, White-bellied sea eagle, Lesser Yellownape, Changeable Hawk Eagle (both dark and pale morphs), White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Chestnut- capped Babbler, and Buffy Fish Owl.

Itineraries

Day 1

Kolkata to Sundarbans

Keeping in mind that it is always a great option to start the day as early as possible when entering the mainland of Sundarban adventure.
A mesmerizing 3-hour long journey will bring us to our first halt at Gadhkhali. The location from where we will board our adventurous Cruise.
We suggest our visitors arrive a night before the original date of commencement to ensure a longer period to get hold of the place.
Table talks are a must during dinner. At the table, we strategize the plan for the coming 5 days.
For our visitor’s convenience, we also arrange for a pick and drop from any location within Kolkata with a minimal charge, or our visitors have the option to reach Godkhali Ferry Ghat for the Wildlife Tour start point.
Spend the night on our beautiful “LA FIESTA” boat designed especially for a comfortable stay. This boat will be our abode for the coming 5 days.

Day 2

Sundarbans National Park

After a short relaxing night for the visitor, on the day first day of the adventure, we will be heading towards the entry point at the very first hour of the day, experiencing the beautiful early morning gazes into the Sundarban National Park.
The alarm is set for 5 AM. We wake up with fresh vigor and excitement, time to freshen up, and have our beverages (tea/coffee) by 5:30 AM, and start our cruise right after sunrise.
Within a stipulated 30 minutes we will face the jungle – The entry junction. We walk in tandem with jungle timing when in the jungle do as wild does. As we cruise the entire day through creeks and canals.
On our first day on this Sundarban Photography Tour, we dedicate ourselves to finding the Tiger pugmarks in the woods for clarity of their location. We also touch with other government guides who are also doing photo safari in other boats simultaneously.
This will make this trip an easier one, tracking the tigers in this tiger safari India, at ease.
This system is built so as to avoid a second-day hassle and starting the day with the estimated location, making it way more interesting and less time-consuming; our visitors can even have more time to spend on experiencing the beautiful sight of the big cats.
The thrilling day will host several enthralling activities as we embark on numerous creeks, canals, and rivers.
Our eyes are set on the Royal Bengal tiger but Sunderban boasts a wide gamut of species across the region including other animals and birds too.
Breakfast & lunch on the boat will be an enchanting experience.
As the sun sets in the west, we will be out of the woods and anchor at human habitation in proximity.
We end our day with a sumptuous dinner at the earliest and bid adieu to the dark night.

Day 3

Sundarbans National Park

With the first rise of the day, our cruise will accompany our guests to the entry gate of the forest. Sunrise is the perfect time for all our photographer friends to click the panoramic beauty of the forest area creating their dream wild photography.
The alarm is set for 5 AM. We wake up with fresh vigor and excitement, time to freshen up, and have our beverages (tea/coffee) by 5:30 AM, and kick start our cruise right after sunrise.
We walk in tandem with the jungle as we cruise through creeks and canals to encounter tiger movements. The narrow creeks and canals happen to be fancy chances wherein Royal Bengal Tigers are encountered the most. The constant calculation about wild movements paves the way for us steering towards watch towers at Dobanki and Sudhanyakhali. The forest guide will introduce and inform us about rich species of mammals and birds apart from Royal cats.
The incessant update and quick calculations about the forest strengthen our chances in the woods. Our itinerary for the following day remains the same as the previous day.

Day 4

Sundarbans National Park

We will be accompanied by the local Guide and Crew member who will know by this time the location to get that perfect site of the tiger in this Tiger Safari India Tour.
Our wildlife photographer visitors will be able to catch the glimpse of these animals including the Royal Bengal Tiger, the deer, and many other animals without missing a beat. It is definitely a precious site for many. We have left our visitors free during the evening for a followed day’s plan of action.

Day 5

Sundarbans National Park

The forest permits are issued for a maximum of 3 days, therefore on the fourth day of our enthralling journey, we will start the journey at the earliest.
We leave the forest to renew our permits for the last 2 days from the Sajnekhali forest office.
If you were not lucky enough to experience it on Day 3, you are still not missing anything, we have planned our trip’s inconvenience to the forest norms keeping it flexible for our visitors to grab hold of the best possible clicks.
This Wildlife Photography Tour specially designed for not just experiencing the Royal Bengal Tiger but also the other gifts of nature and wildlife photography tours includes Estuarine Crocodiles and Indian Python – the rarest and the most one of the most venomous species existing on the planet.
Our local guide will be appointed especially in working towards the need of the visitor’s idea of a pleasing photograph – You can also spot the magnificent site of many birds like mangrove Pitta, mangrove Whistler, Peregrine falcon, Grey haded lapwing, changeable hawk-eagle, crested serpent eagle, Brahminy kites, white billed Sea Eagle, Sikra, Buffy fish owl.
This is also the time when you can experience the kingfisher like Brown winged kingfisher, Rudy kingfisher, Black-capped kingfisher, and many more. “Kingfisher with Fish in Beak” can be one of the most exciting sites during this trip.

Day 6

Sundarbans National Park

Day 5 always is a day of mixed feelings between something that going to end and starting to cherish the moment one has spent here looking out for those breathtaking captures through our lenses.
From the woods to the uncertain glance of the natural mother, we will wait to see more through the sunrise to the sunset. Everything small little things that were left behind in the search for the main adventure is what will be our focus for the last day. Few captivating sceneries and animals around the wide shot of the scenery will secure our day in the woods.
Something to look forward to – While the last day marks the end, we have in store the beautiful cruise trip way back to Ghodkhali indulging in capturing and experiencing the dusk – the sun going down and building the picture-perfect landscapes to die for leaving your heart warm and heavy. The unabating ending of the Sundarban Wildlife Photography in India Tour.
Let your inner curious child come into the picture with the exciting and fantasizing trip to the Wildlife Photography Tour with Sundarban Wildlife Photography Tour, capturing the memories of the best tiger reserve in India at the remarkable Sundarban Photo Tours.

  • Accommodation on houseboat for 5 nights
  • Return ground transfers by AC Vehicle from Kolkata.
  • All meals from Day 1 lunch to Day 6 Breakfast 
  • Mineral Water
  • Boat Transfers
  • Boat safaris, permits, guide fees, boat charges
  • Professional Wildlife naturalist host of the trip
  • GST 5%
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle.
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control.
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Airfares/Rail fares
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.
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 A Hat
 Sunglasses with UV protection
 A dust protection mask
 Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
 Small backpack for safaris (10Ltrs)
 Bird books
 Sun screen
 Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
 Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
 Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius
 Binoculars
 Energy bars for safaris

Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

At the time of booking 50%
21 days before Departure 75%
14 days before departure 100%

More than 30 days 25%
30 to 21 days 50%
21 to 14 days 80%
Less than 14 days or No show 100%

 Telephoto lenses preferably above 400mm.
 Wide – angle lenses for landscapes and habit shots.
 Extra Camera batteries and memory cards.
 Binoculars.
 Mosquito repellents (If you wish to).
 Sunscreen lotions.
 Forest – friendly clothing.