I along with my friends were sitting thinking about where to go over this weekend. Then an idea stuck our minds and we planned a random trip to Sunderban Tiger Reserve (although we didn't spot a single tiger there, depends on luck, no offence for that). The plan was spontaneous so we started searching for online travel agencies and came across India Beacons Sojourn, saw its rating and immediately called them. We discussed about our timing constraints and were suggested a One Day Trip to Sundarbans by India Beacons and consequently the itinerary was mailed to us and we finalized the trip.
Then came the next day, 'The Trip Day'. As promised by India Beacons, we were provided a 17 seater air conditioned Force Traveller although we were 13 people only. Started our journey at around 6 am and reached our destination at around 8:45 am. It was a comfortable journey.
Now comes the visit experience. On reaching Sundarbans we were taken to a 6 cylinder steamer equipped with all the amenities like washrooms, restrooms, etc. The owner of this agency, Mr. Sandeep met us and introduced us to our tour guide for the day. We were then served a sumptuous breakfast on the steamer itself along with a beverage as promised in our itinerary. Then we were all set to visit our first watch tower for the day i.e. Sajnekhali wildlife sanctuary and it took us around 1.5 hours to reach there. Visited the watchtower and were back on our steamer to visit the second watchtower. On our way to the second watchtower, we were served lunch on the steamer itself and again it was very delicious and satiating to our appetite, a big thumbs up to India Beacons for that.
After around 1 hour we reached our second watchtower i.e. Sudhanyakhali, spent some time there and finally started our return journey. It took us around 1.5 hours to reach our base through steamer. Were also served evening tea on the steamer itself which was in the itinerary also. Finally reached our base at 5 in the evening, started our return trip to our place through the same Traveller.
Overall it was an excellent trip and the service provided by India Beacons was marvelous and fulfilled all our expectations. A big thumbs up to them.
- Cost effectiveness : 5/5
- Behaviour of staff : 5/5
- Food and beverages : 5/5
- Sticking to itinerary : 5/5
- Knowledge of tour guide : 5/5
Forgot to mention that on our request, we were provided with playing cards on the steamer itself by the agency.
So anyone booking their next trip or holiday can rely on India Beacons blindly and it will be a hassle free experience.
Bhavya Dhingra, Shimla