11 Nights / 12 Days Tour
Day 1 : Arrive in Kolkata, capital of West Bengal, India. Transfer to hotel. Relax for the day.
Day 2 : Drive to Godkhali (entrance to Sundarbans Biosphere Reserve) at 07:00 hours (3 hours). From Godkhali board safari launch and start boat safari till dusk. Overnight stay at resort.
Day 3 : Dawn to Dusk boat safari starting from 07:00 hours. All meals on board (except dinner).Overnight stay at resort.
Day 4 : Dawn to Dusk boat safari starting from 07:00 hours. All meals on board (except dinner).Overnight stay at resort.
Day 5 : After breakfast start for half day boat safari. After safari drop at Godkhali.From there drive to Kolkata (3 hours).Overnight stay in hotel.
Day 6 : Heritage tour of Kolkata, the erstwhile capital of British India. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7 : Kolkata to Bagdogra by flight (1 hour). Drive to Kewzing near Ravangla, Sikkim (5 hours). Transfer to resort. Relax for the day.
Day 8 : Morning and afternoon birding session in the surrounding jungles for exotic Himalayan birds.
Day 9 : After breakfast visit Bon Monastery, Kewzing and then drive to Okhrey, Sikkim (3 hours). Transfer to resort / home stay. Relax for the day.
Day 10 : Morning and afternoon birding session in the surrounding jungles for exotic Himalayan birds.
Day 11 : Visit Barsey Rhododendron Sanctuary via Hilley and return to Okhrey. Overnight stay.
Day 12 : After breakfast drop to Bagdogra airport. Leave for your next destination.
Estimated cost for 2 Pax: USD 2950.00 on twin sharing basis (ex Kolkata / Bagdogra airport)
Highlights of the trip
Major Species found:
Royal Bengal Tiger, Estuarine Crocodile, Chital Deer, Leopard cat, Fishing cat, Mangrove Pitta, King Cobra, Water Monitor Lizard, many species of Kingfishers, exotic Himalayan birds like Green Magpie, Red-billed Leothrix, Blue Magpie, Yuhinas, Laughing Thrushes, Lammergiere etc.
In Kolkata visit heritage sites like Victoria Memorial, Indian Museum, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mother House (Head Quarters of Missionaries of Charity – St. Teresa of Kolkata) College Street book market, Kumortuli etc.
Best time to travel: October to April (Dec – Jan will be cold in Kewzing and Okhrey)