The ship sailes for Sunderbans, the kingdom of the famous Royal Bengal Tigers as well as the World’s largest Mangrove Forest belt. The cruiser sails along the beautiful Ganges towards the south, passing through the various heritage sites to reach the gate way of Sunderbans called Namkhana, where guest enjoy the unique scene of hundreds of fishing boats busy with their daily chores in the small fishing hamlet of Namkhana.
In the evening the guests will be briefed about the mangrove in a wildlife film show.
Early this morning the guests will visit the crocodile project on Bhagabatpur island which is a hatchery and sanctuary to the biggest estuarine crocodiles in the world.
Afternoon after lunch guests can disemark to walk at Bali Village, a typical Sunderban village for an interaction with the villagers to experience their life style. Guests will experience farming, paddy husking, honey packing, fishing and various occupations of the region.
After breakfast enjoy extensive creek ride through the dense Mangrove forest. Later have a Canopy walk and explore Dobanke, the Deer Rehabilitation Center.
Afternoon visit the Wildlife Watch Tower at Sudhayanakhali; famous for its watchtower and wildlife sighting and creek rides throw the thick forest, having extensive range of mangrove species where the guests can feast their eyes on the wide range of migratory and local birds of this region. excellent birding opportunity. Later visit to Sudhanya khali watch tower.
As an evening entertainment, we give to a traditional dance form of Bengal, Gaorio dance.
Arrival at Kolkata by Morning. Kolkata city tour. Know the oldest city of the east and once the capital of British East India Company.
Visit points of Kolkata :
In the evening guests will enjoy the cruise to Ghat of Kolkata and visit to Balure math for evening aarti.
The vessel will drop anchor at Chandannagore -the French colony from 1673 to 1952, except between 1757 to 1794 when it was under the British.
Visit points at Chandannagar :
After lunch, Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the Portuguese settlement at Bandel.
Visit spots at Bandel :
The vessel will drop anchor at Kalna - Maharajas of Bardhaman built several magnificent temples with intricate terracotta ornamentation, the main one being 108 Shiv Mandir built in 1809 in traditional AAT chala architecture and the Raj bari which house most of the temples.
After a wonderful lunch at the vessel , visit to Shantipur - the weavers colony of fine Bengal cotton, the village rich in handloom weaving, is the second largest occupation in the state of West Bengal. The weavers here blend the traditional art with the modern life style needs, offering rich variety of textiles, sarees, stoles, fabrics etc. Guests may buy few souvenir for themselves.
In the evening the guests will enjoy a folk form of music "Boul Sangeet.
The vessel will drop anchor at Mayapur , which is the Headquaters of ISKCON temples, preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation.
Later after lunch, Visit to Matiari – famous for Bengal handicraft, the bell metal wares. Guests are taken to the work shops, where they may njoy seeing the craftsmen at work and also may buy few souvenir for themselves.
The vessel will drop anchor at Murshidabad, the historic town, the earliest evidences of history perhaps as early as circa 1500 B.C. The Nawab Murshid Quli Khan made Murshidabad the capital city of Sube Bangla, comprising of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. The East India Company reigned from here for many years after the Battle of Plassey.
Visit points at Murshidabad :
Visit Baranagar :
After Lunch, Visit to Jigagunj :
After breakfast check out and transfer Azimgunj railway station by surface tuktuk ( 15 mins). Then transfer to Kolkata ( HWH Station ) by 13466/Malda Town - Howrah Intercity Express.
Reach HWH and transfer to Kolkata Hotel.
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Cruise in Ganges dotted routing through the historical monuments and destinations like Dakhineshwar, Belur, Kalna, Mayapur and Murshidabad. You can enjoy the spices and special cuisine of India during the memorable trip. Choices on cruise from 5-9 days.
Cruise along River Malta across the biggest mangrove forest in the world through narrow creeks and around the Sunderban Tiger Reserve. You can see real Bengal Tigers wandering in the water and muddy forest.
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