Visit the Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO Site and one of the subcontinent's premier destinations for wildlife enthusiasts & Sunderbans National Park for its dense mangrove forests. Of course, you will see the magnificent Bengal Tigers!
DAY01: Arrival and welcome
Arrive at the International Airport in Delhi. After the traditional welcome, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
DAY02: Sightseeing of Delhi
In the morning in our sightseeing program, we visit the walled city of Old Delhi; crowded, buzzing with activity and still influenced by the great Mughals who once ruled from the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort. Visit Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India built in the 17th century. Drive past the New Delhi area to visit India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), the Parliament House and some other Colonial buildings built by Edwin Lutyens, a British architect, during the first half of 20th century.
DAY03: Delhi - Guwahati by flight and later drive to Kaziranga
On arrival in Guwahati, we would be welcomed by our representative and driven to Kaziranga. It is a vast stretch of tall elephant grass and thick tropical moist broadleaf forests bisected by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park has various small bodies of water. There was a centennial celebration in the year 2005 as it was set up as Reserve Forest in 1905. This park also houses numerous species of migratory birds along with domestic ones.
DAY04: Kaziranga national park
Enjoy two game drives into the Park are scheduled; one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, to look for a large variety of wild animal and bird life. This Park is very famous, in particular, for endangered Indian one-horned rhinoceros which are found in large numbers only in this park. The evening is free to explore the surroundings.
DAY05: Kaziranga national park
Early in the morning, we experience an Elephant Safari to visit the central range of the park for about a couple of hours before we return to our hotel for breakfast. This park declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985, also has tigers, large breeding elephants, wild water buffaloes, and swamp deer. Apart from this, the park has been identified as an important bird area by Birdlife International Society as it is also home to various species of migratory and domestic birds. Situated on the banks of River Brahmaputra, the sanctuary is blessed with different kinds of vegetation also. Its breathtaking array of flora and diverse fauna adds value to the scenic beauty of the park.
After breakfast, there is free time to relax until lunch. Post lunch, it is time for another safari into the Park, but this time on jeeps. Elephant Safari Timings: Central Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 07.30 am for 1.5 hours to 2 hours. Afternoon Safari starts from 01.30 pm till 03.30 pm.
DAY06: Kaziranga national park
In the morning, we have time for a leisurely boat ride in the park to spot more animals, birds and of course some mammals in the water.
DAY07: Kaziranga national park – Guwahati (250km 6h)
Guwahati – Kolkata
In the morning, we drive back to Guwahati Airport to board our flight to Kolkata. On arrival, we will be received by our representative and will be transferred to the hotel. Situated on the bank of Hooghly River, this vibrant town is the hub for commercial, cultural and educational activities. It continues to inspire the young writers to showcase their talent and widely known for historical monuments.
DAY08: Kolkata - Sundarbans national park (112 km 3h)
Drive from the hotel to Gothkhali Port by car (3 hrs), passing through the picturesque countryside of Bengal. Board a boat from Gothkhali Port and head towards Sunderban Forest Resort by afternoon. On arrival, check-in at the Resort and lunch would be served. Visit The Forest Museum where we observe different species residing in the mangrove world of the Sunderbans. The Sunderbans are mangrove forest encompassing the territory of Bangladesh and eastern India. In 1997, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Evening at leisure. Overnight at the Lodge.
DAY09: Sundarbans sightseeing
Today is the day to look for Bengal Tigers and other animal and bird life while we enjoy a full day cruise by boat on the calm waters of Sunderbans region. The surroundings are beautiful and enchanting; we visit Pakhiralya, Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, Netidhopani Watch Tower & also other points of the Sundarban forest. A good day to spend in the green mangroves and a good night to spend in such atmosphere, closer to Nature. Dinner and night halt at the forest lodge.
DAY10: Sundarbans national park - Kolkata
After breakfast, we board the boat for the tour of the island village of Bali, where we observe local residents conducting their everyday chores- fishing, weaving, and boat-making. A short cruise in country boats along the narrow canals completes the Sundarban National Park experience. And on arrival at jetty, we disembark the boat and board the vehicle in the direction of Kolkata. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Visit the royal, grandiose and gorgeous Victoria Memorial. It is the most popular building of Kolkata made up of white marble in a European architectural style. It houses several rare and unique antiques. Explore the divine Kali Temple situated on the bank of Hooghly (the Ganges) River. This huge and artistically constructed temple is dedicated to the Hindu Goddess Kali and is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas.
DAY11: Depart from Kolkata
This tour concludes today. We will be transferred to Kolkata International airport to catch our flights to our respective destinations.
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