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Sundarban Tour Booking

Sundarban Tour Booking from Mercury Tour Operator.

For Sundarban Tour Booking, first decide how many days you want to participate in the tour package? We provides
Sundarbans one day tour, 1 night 2 days Sundarbans tour, 2 nights 3 days Sundarbans tour and travel plans.

Some time we arrange customize Sundarban Tour according to the choice of the tourists. All travel itineraries that Mercury tour operator makes for Sundarbans tour depends on the date, time and number of passenger. While booking the Sundarbans tour, first of all you need to know from which specific place we will pick you up, within what time you have to come and wait for us at that specific place etc.

All the services we provide in Sundarbans tour package are following .

  1. Family wise Room (Double  Triple , Four Bed , Dormitory room
  2. Pick up and drop from Kolkata / Canning railway station/ Sonakhaali Ferry ghat / Godkhali Basanti ferry ghat.
  3. All meals starting from Breakfast, Lunch, Evening tea & snacks and Dinner
  4. Safety and secure motorized boat or launch to cover Sundarbans mangrove forest, Watchtowers , Nature interpretation center .
  5. Bird Watching is a most important part of our Sundarban tour package.
  6. While touring to Sundarbans forest our Govt approved tour guide explain all about Sundarban forest .
  7. During evening time we arrange local entertainment program with local villagers . It may be Bonobibi Yatra pala , or Jhumur dance, baul song or various local cultural dance , drama and other activities.
  8. Local village tour is a part of our Sundarban tour . During our tour itinerary we visit local village to know its heritage, culture and daily life style of Sundarban.

Sundarban Tour Booking from Kolkata

Process of Sundarban Tour Booking:

  1. Enlist your Name with our upcoming Sundarban tour
  2. Make sure how many passengers are willing to visit Sundarban with us
  3. Make some advance payment to ensure your Sundarban Booking with us.
  4. We will provide you Sundarban Booking tour voucher along with Tour details, Timing , pickup & drop location, Tour manager details, Bus / Vehicle details etc.

Sundarban Tour Booking Cost

  1.  For a day Tour to Sundarban per head cost @ Rs. 2500 (minimum 2 heads )
  2. For 1 Night 2 Days Sundarban tour booking per head cost @ Rs.4500 (minimum 2 heads)
  3. For 2 Nights 3 Days Sundarban tour booking per head cost @ Rs.5800 (minimum 2 heads)

All above Sundarban tour booking is depends on the minimum group size of 15 heads or more .

Please contact Mercury Tour Operator before you plan for any upcoming Sundarban tour.

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https://www.mercurytouroperator.com/sundarban-tour-package/

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Sundarban Life style Culture

Lifestyle and Culture in Sundarban

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Sundarban location

Sundarbans charms the tourists in many ways. It not only amazes the tourists because of the Sundarban lifestyle culture and its flora and fauna but the wild fascinates the most. It’s diversified flora and fauna attracts tourists round the year. This unique tourist spot is situated in the delta region of Bay of Bengal where Ganges, Hooghly, Padma, Brahmaputra and Meghna rivers meet. It is the world’s largest delta known as the Ganga – Brahmaputra Delta.

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Sundarban Beliefs and Rituals

The Sundarbans’ forest dwellers have certain beliefs over time, have bit by bit embraced a culture of their own. There are certain rituals as well as religious festival observed in Sundarban. For instance, the annual festival within Dubla Island (Bangladesh) that takes place on Raash Purnima is celebrated throughout the month of November. The Hindu community from India and different states usually visit the forest throughout this period and take a holy dip within the waters and build offerings for a fulfillment want. Bonbibi is another Superpower who is popularly worshipped in the Sundarbans as the savior of the natives. Bonbibi, who is considered as the omnipotent power who looks after the welfare of the dwellers of the forest. Bonbibi is very popular among both the communities, the Hindus as well as the Muslims.

Among all the Gods and Deities are Manik Pirs, Olabibi, Manasa, Gazi Saheb, Sa Janguli etc. But among these, Dakshin Rai holds a special place. Worshipping Dakshin Rai is a must for the people before they enter the forest. Dakshin Rai could be a legend and is adored by all, irrespective of their caste and creed and is considered as the God of the Tigers.

Any forest going woodcutter or honey collector first prays the deities of Bonbibi and Dokhhinrai, which are usually placed at the edge of forests. Importantly in spite of quick depletion and lesser dependence on forest manufacture for living in conjunction with gradual rigidifying of religions, the syncretic essence of Bonbibi has not receded in the remote areas of Sundarbans. For the previous few years, the individuals of the kalitala village in north twenty-four parganas are encapturing the whole life history of Bonbibi by displaying a panel of clay pictures that is quite 250 in ranges. The residents of the Sundarbans refers to Bonbibi as a Musalmani Hindu deity, the practice approach is completely different within the 2 communities residing therein space. Bonbibi is originally known by the Hindus as an immortal with monotheism backgrounds all individuals.

The Culture

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It is copied in varied Bengali folks songs and dances centering the people heroes, many deities and goddesses are a  specific to the Sunderbans (Bonbibi and Dakshin Rai) and to the lower Gangetic Delta (Maa Manasa and Chand Sadagar). Manasamangal, a Bengali folk epic includes couple of passages set in the Sunderbans when the heroine Behula’s quests to bring Lakhindar, her husband, back to life.

Sunderbans has been the subject of multiple non-fiction books, such as The Man-Eating Tigers of Sundarbans by Sy Montegomery. This book was additionally shortlisted for the Dorothy solitaire Fisher Children’s Book Award. Emily Eden discusses her travels through the Sunderbans in her book “Up the Country”. Apart from these, numerous documentary films have been shot with Sunderbans as the subject. 2003 IMAX production “Shining Bright” that centered on the Royal tiger is one in all those. The popular BBC TV series “Ganges” that documented the lives of Sundarbans’ villagers, honey collectors is additionally worth-mentioning. Apart from these the forest dwellers also worships snakes, tigers, trees to overcome any difficulty.

Maybe Sundarban is a god gifted place to the locals with some beautiful and ferocious species but it also serves as a great tourist destination for making an adventurous tour. So if you have not taken the adventurous tour yet, then join as soon as possible to the Land of the Tigers.

To Know more
Please Call +91-8902495917, 8910339424, 9163424988

Mercury Tour Operator

207/171, B.T Road,Baranagar, Kolkata 700036

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Sundarban Food

Sundarban: food and festival

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Food

Sundarban foods are famous for its sea and river fish. There are so many fisheries on the way to Sundarban from Kolkata. Bengali  special type of  Sundarban Food cuisine during a Sundarban tour like tiger prawn curry, crab curry, Hilsa fish curry is a popular dish in Sundarban. Sundarban is rich in the Bengali culture and one always has the option to go to resorts and hotels in Sundarban that serve various types of cuisines made by fish. If you hire a launch or Motorized boat for the Sundarban tour, there is always a chef present in the launch or boat. They allow tourists to have a different type of Bengali dishes in the boat itself. One special item that everyone must add in a Sundarban tour package is the Hilsa fish or as the Bengalis say “Ilish Maach”. One can try fishes, crabs and other seafood directly and freshly caught from the sea. Though they do not have any special cuisine, the various types of food items that tourists from round the globe must absolutely try are as follows:

  1. Hilsa Fish or Ilish Maach: The Hilsa fish is a famous Sundarban food is one of the signature dishes of the Bengalis. It can be prepared as a curry or fried Bhapa Ilish is something that is exceptionally delicious and requires effortless cooking. It is prepared by steaming the hilsa fish in mustard oil, turmeric, green chili, and salt. The spicy flavor of the Bengalis is mouth-watering and the freshwater fishes make the dish even more delicious. Hilsa is considered one of the traditional Bengali dishes and one should definitely try to include a dish prepared with hilsa during a Sundarban tour package.
  2. Chingri maacher malaikari: Another of Bengals special dishes ids chingri maacher malaikari. It is also a non-veg dish that Bengalis truly love to have. “Chingri maach” or prawn can easily be found in the freshwater rivers of Sundarban. This dish is easily available in the resorts of Sundarban tourism department. The prawn is prepared with a creamy, coconut, delicious gravy, flavored with cinnamon and green cardamoms or Chota elichi. Both Golda chingri (giant freshwater prawn) and bagda chingri (tiger prawn) can be used for the preparation of this dish and are easily available.
  3. Kosha mangsho: The Bengali Mutton or Chicken Kasha or curry is another of the signature dishes of the Bengalis. This dish originated from a restaurant in Kolkata names Golbari and has been famous ever since. The dish is also available in Sundarban as the boats get their grocery for preparation of all the food items beforehand. Kosha Mangsho is a dry, slow-cooked, dark brown chicken/mutton curry served with chapattis or rice,

There are several other dishes that are available in the Sundarban like Bhetki Paturi, Katla curry, etc. Tourists can also enjoy sweets like langcha, rossogolla, sitabhog, joyenogorer moya, etc.

To Know more

Please Call +91-8902495917, 8910339424, 9163424988

Mercury Tour Operator

207/171, B.T Road,Baranagar, Kolkata 700036

Sundarban Tour Package

 

Sundarban Tour Package

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Sundarban Tour

A Trip to Sundarban

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Sundarban is the largest mangrove forest in the world is a river-riddled swamp region of shifting tides, man-eating tigers and the adventure tourism spot in West BengalSundarban Tour is very popular among adventure lovers tourist like me. This tourist spot shares with two densely populated countries (India and Bangladesh), yet it is mostly inhospitable and uninhabited by people. The wild terrain, ferocious yet beautiful animals drive tourists all over the world around the year and I being one of them.

To get to the heart of the swamps you would have to take a three-day Sundarban tour to dive into the majestic marshy land. The land gets its name from the abundance of “Sundaritrees or Mangrove trees. So, to get an overwhelming feeling of this aesthetic forest I took a three-day leave from my hectic schedule.

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Day 1

I booked Sundarban tour through Mercury Tour Operator (www.mercurytouroperator.com) under “Sundarban tour package” for “Sundarban Tour for 2 nights and 3 days”, and they organized it from the EM Bypass and Maa flyover connector, Kolkata. On February 16, so as per the journey starting time I reached there around 08:15 am. I was very pleased with their welcoming style with packed breakfast. Around 11 noon we reached Godhkhali and the motorized boat pulled the anchor up and started to sail from Godhkhali ferry ghat. It sailed via Gomor river, Hogol river, Matla river. After an hour passed it was announced to gather for the lunch. I had rice, murighanta dal, beguni, vegetable, prawn, bhetki fish, chatni, papad, curd. Now when I had finished, I went back to deck to have a view of mangrove forest and river. We have visited the Sajnekhali watchtower and the mangrove interpretation center. The boat reached Sundarban Pakhiralay at 5 pm. We disembarked the motorized boat and check in to the Sundarban hotel, after two hours we had a beautiful evening with the cultural entertainment program in Sundarban hotel followed by chicken pakora with mesmerizing tea, entertainment program was set up which is called Bonobibi Yatra Pala. We all enjoyed the dance performance of the locals with some tribal outfits and cool breeze added flavor to it.  Around 9:30 pm it was requested to gather for the buffet dinner. Being a Bengali I could not resist myself from having the tasteful mutton kosha, it was finger-licking, after dinner I went back to my room for 7-hour sleep.

Day 2

It was February 17, I woke up at 6 am and found that there was a tiger attack last night at a village and everybody was giving their opinions about the matter. I fresh up myself and went to the dining hall for breakfast. The breakfast was well served with nanpuri, chana masala, sweet and a cup of tea. After breakfast was over everyone was requested to board to our motorized boat for going through the creeks and thick mangrove forest. There were two boats accounting forty people for Sundarban Tour. As we went deeper into the forest, I saw footprints of tiger whose mark was not yet dry which means the tiger came there a few minutes ago and we saw crocodiles having a sunbath and small sea fishes being caught by the seagulls.

Dobanki Tour

After this adventurous ride, we came back to the Sundarban boat for lunch. I had rice, dal, fry, veggies, rui fish, crabs, chatni, papad, and ice cream. After we all had finished our lunch boats arrived to take us to the Dobanki Watchtower via Saptamukhi River. It was again a mystic and lots of adventure packed boat ride. While we were going through the creeks in a distance we saw the yellow-black striped tiger. It was huge and a middle-aged as the guide said. After we finished our photography there, we were headed to Jharkhali Eco Park which is famous for Tiger rescue center, Butterfly park. Jharkhali Eco Park is a nice place to see during the Sundarban tour package.  while returning to the hotel we visited Sudhanyakhali watchtower and the mangrove nursery.

Back to Sundarban Hotel

On the way, we saw a small crocodile playing in the water. unfortunately, I could not take any picture of the aesthetic crocodiles. From there the boats headed towards the Pakhiralay as it was going to evening. After we reached the Sundarbans hotel. we went to our respective rooms to get refreshed from the day’s boat ride. A local musical band was setting up their instruments on the deck for the evening performance. Around 6:30 pm the program started, it was a beautiful performance of the local songs and folks with some mesmerizing dance as well. With great performance, I had tea with some veg pakoras. At 9 pm it was announced to gather for dinner. I was pretty excited about the food because anything you ate in that environment it would give an extra flavor to the food. There were lots of items on display to eat but I chose fried rice and chili chicken and a fresh green salad. After the great meal, I headed to my room for sleep while others were still sitting on the Sundarbans hotels garden and gossiping. I was feeling sad because slowly but surely the journey was coming to an end because tomorrow was the third and the last day of the Sundarban tour.

Day 3

On the third day i.e. February 18, I woke up a bit early to capture the beautiful sunrise through my camera lenses. As it was the last day of the Sundarban Tour,  I decided to spend some time with the local village people. After having aloo paratha, veggies, sweet and tea for breakfast I started walking around the Sundarban Village. I saw the culture and the lifestyle of local village people.  Today the lunch was a bit early like around 12 noon because we have returned to Kolkata by evening. On this last day lunch, I had rice, dal, fry, vegetable, doi katla, chatni, papad. It was finger-licking doi katla. After having lunch we started towards Kolkata. On the way, we visited Hamilton Saheb’s bungalow at Gosaba,  and it was the only 2 pm in the afternoon and I went back to the bus to see the photos that I have clicked during this journey. At around 5:30 pm we reached the EM By-Pass, Kolkata. At last this memorable journey to the swampy marshy land came to an end it was a true piece of wonder nature has to offer us.

To Know more

Please Call +91-8902495917, 8910339424, 9163424988

Mercury Tour Operator

207/171, B.T Road,Baranagar, Kolkata 700036

Sundarban Tour Package

 

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Sundarban Tour from Kolkata

How to reach Sundarban from Kolkata

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To reach the “beautiful forest”, i.e. the Sundarban tour from Kolkata one can travel by train, bus or car/cab. But to enjoy the Sundarban tour to the fullest, it is suggested to take a road trip via the famous Howrah Bridge to the Sundarban.  Sundarban has Canning railway station nearby. Sundarban Tour from Canning is easily accessible. There are a few ways to reach Sundarban:

  1. One can take a bus or book a car and reach Godkhali by road. The distance from Kolkata to Godkhali Sundarban ferry ghat is approximately 105 km and takes about 4 hours to reach. They can then either hire a private or a shared boat to begin their sightseeing.
  2. One living outside Kolkata simply needs to get to the Howrah station by train and then they can take a bus or book a car and reach Godkhali by road. In case the train is not preferred one can also choose to reach Kolkata via a flight to the Dumdum airport and then continue the rest of the journey for the Sundarban tour by bus or car.
  3. Another way to reach Sundarban National Park from Kolkata is by taking a bus or booking a car from Science city, Kolkata and reaching Jharkhali  Sundarban or Gosaba from where the UNESCO recognized World Heritage Sundarban National park started.
  4. One can also choose to take a train from Sealdah station to Canning. From there they can reach Sonakhali by an auto-rickshaw where they can hire a boat offered by the Mercury Tour Operator for the rest of the journey to the Sundarban National Park.

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Places to visit in Sundarban tour from Kolkata

  • Sundarban National Park and Sajnakhali Wildlife Sanctuary:
  • One of the main attractions of Sundarban Tourism is the Sundarban National park which is a coastal mangrove forest, home for not only the Sundarban Royal Bengal tiger but also various endangered species like the estuarine crocodile and the Ganges river dolphin. If one turns up for a Sundarban tour with the sole purpose of getting the glimpse of the Sundarban Royal Bengal tiger then one might be disappointed because the sightings depend on various factors including time, weather and even luck. Other than that the National park is full of various types of local birds, fishing cats, leopard cats, flying fox, deer, wild boar, etc. There are watchtowers from where the birds and other animals are all visible for the visitors of Sundarban Package.

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  • Netidhopani Watch Tower:

  • Netidhopani is the home to an ancient Shiva temple and the Netidhopani Watch Tower allows the visitors to see the ruins of this ancient temple. Besides the temple, Netidhopani also allows its visitors am opportunity to get a glimpse of the royal Bengal tigers. There’s a belief among the locals that there was a road built by King Pratapaditya to guard the coastal areas. Also because of the ancient Hindu mythology of Behula-Lakhindar it is fun to spot the doorway or the stairs to heaven used by the famous Netidhopani to lead Behula to Heaven.

 

  • Hiron Point:

  • Hiron Point, also known as Nilkamal is a splendid area for spotting not only “hiron”, i.e. deer but other animals like crocodiles, tigers, monkeys and different species of birds. It is a major tourist attraction because of its natural scenic beauty and it is a beautiful place to take some break from the sightseeing and resting for a bit. There a lounges and guest houses availed by the Sundarban tourism for such purposes.

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Burirdabri Watch Tower:

  • Why only see the Indian side of Sundarban when you are welcome to see Bangladesh from afar? Burir Dabri or the Burirdabri Watch tower allows visitors to watch the Bangladeshi Sundarban from the Indian side. River Raimongal flowing between India and Bangladesh marks the International boundary. One is free to walk over the wooden bridges through the mud cage to reach the wooden watch tower from where the Bangladeshi Sundarban can easily be seen. The beautiful scenery of the watch tower is also a reason for being a tourist attraction.

 

  • Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower:

  • Most of the tigers in Sundarban can be spotted from the Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower as there is a water reservoir located right beside the tower where wild animals come to have water. This tower has a beautiful panoramic view of the Sundarban and well known for its natural beauty. Other than the royal Bengal tiger, one can expect sightings of other wildlife like the axis deer and crocodiles from this tower. This watch tower is located inside the forest area of Sundarban. Therefore, ferry is the only option to reach this place. A special permission from the forest department of the Sundarban tourism is required in order to enter this place. There is a Mangrove Interpretation Center where the visitors are welcome to come and identify various types of mangrove trees. Other than this, there is also a temple of the local Goddess Banbibi which the tourists are welcome to visit.

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  • Dobanki Watch Tower:

  • Have you ever wanted to go on a walk and just get a glimpse of a tiger as if you are neighbors? The Dobanki Watch Tower allows tourist such an experience. This watch tower is a half-kilometer canopy walk about 20ft from the ground covered in grill and strong nets to prevent any attacks from wild animals and therefore, is really safe. There is a sweet water pond right beside the watch tower which attracts a lot of tigers, deer and other wildlife. Visitors should always keep an eye for the beautiful and rare yet often spotted Brahminy kites. A Sundarban tour package is incomplete without a visit to the Dobanki Watch Tower.

Wish all visitors have a very enjoyable tour in the beautiful Sundarban tour from Kolkata by Mercury Tour Operator.

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Sundarban Delta Tour

The Sundarban Delta

The Sundarban, though doesn’t need any type of introduction, is a cluster of islands spread across West Bengal, India, and Bangladesh. It is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for the unique mangrove forests and the great Royal Bengal tiger.  If one wishes to invest in a holiday around Bengal then a Sundarban tour package is one of the best choices for the beautiful range of flora that can be seen here, including the Sundari tree which gives the place its name, to the variety of fauna which doesn’t just include the tigers but numerous species of birds, spotted deer, snakes, crocodiles etc.

How to reach

To reach the “beautiful forest”, i.e. the Sundarban one can travel by train, bus or car/cab. But to enjoy the Sundarban tour to the fullest, it is suggested to take a road trip via the famous Howrah station to the Sundarban.  Canning railway station to Sundarban is nearby. There are a few ways to reach Sundarban National Park:

  1. One can take a bus or book a car and reach Sundarban Godkhali by road. The distance from Kolkata to Godkhali ferry ghat is approximately 105kms and takes about 4 hours to reach. They can then either hire a private or a shared boat to begin their sightseeing in Sundarban.
  2. One living outside Kolkata simply needs to get to the Howrah station by train and then they can take a bus or book a car and reach Godkhali by road. In case the train is not preferred one can also choose to reach Kolkata via a flight to the Dumdum airport and then continue the rest of the journey for the Sundarban tour by bus or car.
  3. Another way to reach Sundarban from Kolkata is by taking a bus or booking a car from Science city, Kolkata and reaching Jharkhali or Gosaba from where the UNESCO recognized World Heritage Sundarban National park started.
  4. One can also choose to take a train from Sealdah station to Canning. From there they can reach Sonakhali by an auto-rickshaw where they can hire a boat offered by the  Mercury Tour Operator for the rest of the journey to Sundarban National Park.

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