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INDIA BEACONS SOJOURN has been awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the last two years
for their Sundarbans One Day Tour.
We have been: 
 Rated No. 1 among the 63 attractions around Kolkata.

Sundarban day Tour or the Sundarbans One Day Tour has been christened "SUNDARBANS TOUCH AND GO" by India Beacons Sojourn due to the hectic nature of the tour, which starts at 5:30 - 6:00 hrs in the morning and ends around 19:30 - 20:00 hrs depending upon tide and traffic conditions.

The Sundarbans One Day Tour would just give you a fair idea of the Sundarbans Mangrove forest, the Sundarbans Delta and the Sundarban National park in all its glory. In the sundarbans Day Tour, we would visit the TWO top attractions, ie the watch towers of Sajnekhali and Sudhanyakhali.

However, as a word of caution, due to the long journey time involved in this Sundarbans trip from Kolkata, one should try to avail this tour only when one is hard pressed for time.

We also modify and customize your Sundarbans Day Tour to suit the length of time you have in hand as well as keeping in mind the arrival and departure timings of your train or flight.

Sundarban Day Tour| Sundarbans One day Tour|Sundarbans day trip from Kolkata

Sundarbans Day Tour
Sundarban Day Tour from Kolkata starting as low as Rs.2205 per pax

Day 1: Sundarbans Day Tour would start from Kolkata between 5:30 - 6:00 hrs
            Arrival at Sonakhali /Godhkhali by 8:30 -9:00 hrs
            Arrival at Sajnekhali Watch Tower by 10:30 hrs
            Visit Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower by 2:30 -3:00 hrs
            Return to Godhkhali/Sonakhali by 16:00 - 16:30 hrs
Day 1: Return to Kolkata by 19:00 - 19:30 hrs.Your Sundarbans One Day Tour ends

SUNDARBANS PRIVATE DAY TOUR - WHAT TO EXPECT| SUNDARBANS DAY TOUR


Tour availability
Sundarbans Day Tour also called "SUNDARBANS TOUCH & GO' PRIVATE TOUR is CONDUCTED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Reporting Place
In front of Indira Cinema, Bhowanipur. 
Other pickup points like your hotel, the airport or the railway station can be arranged as per your convenience at an additional cost.
Nearest landmark
Opposite Bhowanipur Police Station, Kolkata
Metro Station Stoppage - Jatin Das Park
Reporting Time
05:30 - 6:00 hrs. Departure by : 6:00 hrs
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 19:30 - 20:30 hours. 
Please note return time for Sundarbans One day Tour may vary depending upon tide as well as traffic conditions.
Here too, drop can be arranged directly to your hotel, the airport or the railway station at an additional cost.
Vehicle for transfer
Vehicle for transfer would be AC.
However, the choice of vehicle for transfer from Kolkata and back vests with India Beacons Sojourn, based on economies of cost.
In case you have any preference of a particular vehicle, the same can be arranged at additional cost.

SUNDARBANS DAY TOUR ITINERARY | SUNDARBANS ONE DAY TOUR ITINERARY

Start Time : 5:30 - 6:00 hrs 

Sundarbans day tour starts with your pickup from Kolkata at 5:30 -6:00 A.M in an appropriate vehicle. The road for your Sundarbans Day Trip is a drive through rural Bengal to reach Sonakhali/Godhkhali, a journey covered in about 2:30 to 3:00 hrs.

Arrival at Sonakhali/Godhkhali :: 8:30 - 9:00 hrs 

Upon arrival at Godhkhali, the Gateway to the Sundarbans, we walk down to the Godhkhali jetty where you would board our waiting steamer. Thereafter, your rendezvous with the World's largest mangrove forest and the Sunderbans National Park begins as the steamer cruises down the rivers Hogil, Gomar, Durgaduni and Gumdi and you would reach the Sajnekhali Watchtower in about an hour and a half. 

Try your luck to view wildlife from the Sajnekhali watchtower. Also visit the Sajnekhali Museum, The River Terrapin (Batagur Baska) Tortoise Hatching pond and the Mangrove Interpretation Centre. 

Thereafter, enjoy the thrill of cruising deep through the narrow creeks of the “Indian Amazon” as India Beacons calls it and also around the islands of the Sunderban Tiger Project Area. Let yourself be guided by our Naturalist and Guide to view the Mangrove forest as well as a large varieties of flora and fauna from close quarters, deep inside the creeks of Sarak Khali.

Thereafter cruise through the rivers and narrow creeks enjoying a lovely birding experience. If you are lucky, you may come across crocodiles, spotted dear, wild boars, Jungle cat, water monitor, as well as the Elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Next you would visit the Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower.

Departure from Godhkhali :: 16:00 hrs 

We bid adieu to Sundarbans and start our return journey to Kolkata by surface transfer. 

Arrival at Kolkata :: 20:30 - 21:00 hrs

Arrive at Kolkata by about 20:30 - 21:00 hrs. Your Sundarbans trip from Kolkata ends with sweet memories.

SUNDERBANS DAY TOUR PACKAGE COST (Conducted all throughout the year)

SUNDARBANS DAY TRIP FIXED COSTS:
Total Fixed cost for group up to 4 persons : INR 11,000 for one to four travelers + 5% GST = INR 11550

Total Fixed cost for group between 5 to 17 persons  : INR 12,000 for five to Seventeen travelers + 5% GST

ADDITIONAL PERSON COST OVER 4 PERSONS FOR SUNDARBANS DAY TRIP: 
For every additional traveler (Indian) above 4 persons :  INR 1500 + 5% GST

For every additional traveler (Non Indian Origin) : INR 1800 + 5% GST
CALCULATION OF COST PER PERSON FOR SUNDARBANS DAY TOUR
No of Persons (In the Group)
   01
 02  
   04
   05
   06
   07
   08
 09
10  
Fixed Cost (Same for up to 4 persons)
   11000 
    11000 
    11000 
     12000
     12000
     12000
    12000  
     12000
   12000   
Additional Cost @ INR 1500   
      NIL
      NIL    
      NIL 
       1500
       3000
       4500
    6000
       7500
 9000
TOTAL COST    
 11000
  11000
  11000
     13500
     15000
     16500
    18000
     19500
   21000   
GST @ 5%   
     550
     550
    550
        675
        750
    825
       900
         975 
 1050
TOTAL COST  INCLUDING GST
11550
  11550
 11550
    14175
    15750
 17325
    18900
   20475
22050
COST PER PERSON   
  11550
    5775
   2888
    2835
     2625
   2475
      2363
      2275
  2205

SUNDARBANS DAY TOUR PACKAGE COST INCLUDES:

  • Transportation Cost - Pickup from Kolkata (Pickup point, Bhawanipur Indira Cinema) and drop back to Kolkata at same spot. Other pickup and drop point can be arranged at Additional cost 
  • Welcome drinks (Non Alcoholic) on arrival. 
  • Boat/Steamer Rental
  • Welcome drinks (Non Alcoholic) on arrival. 
  • Food plan is (Lunch along with Tea/ Coffee on the Boat/Steamer).
  • English Speaking Guide Charges, Entry Fees to Watchtowers and boat Entry Fees.

SUNDARBANS DAY TOUR PACKAGE COST EXCLUDES:

  • All kind of personal expenses such as tips, laundry, telephone bills, and beverages. 
  • It does not include any meals unless and otherwise specifically mentioned.
  • Optional, suggested or cost of unspecified activities.
  • Foreigner's Entry Fees (Wherever applicable).
  • Additional cost for pick up from any other point other than India Beacons's designated pick up point as mentioned above.
  • Porterage cost is not included for Sundarbans Day trip from Kolkata
SUNDARBANS DAY TOUR FROM KOLKATA - IMPORTANT NOTES :- 
  • Full payment has to be made for the Sundarbans One day Tour before the start of the tour. 
  • Vehicle used for the Sundarbans Day Trip for transfer from Kolkata to Godhkhali/Sonakhali and return would be AC. 
  • Choice of vehicles for the Sundarbans One Day Tour is determined by India Beacons Sojourn depending upon economies of cost. In case you prefer vehicles of your own choice, additional cost is to be borne by you.
  • Boat/Steamer used for travel in Sundarbans would be Non AC. AC Steamer is not available.
  • Itinerary is subject to change/alterations as the visit to the various watchtowers depend upon weather, passenger's safety and tide conditions. However, for the Sundarbans One Day Tour, our aim would always be to cover all watchtowers and destinations as mentioned in the itinerary.
Sundarbans Day Tour Review by our guests:
The overall management of the entire tour covering vehicle, boat, mouthwatering food, cultural display by the locals, beautiful resort and above all the beauty of Sundarban was a rare experience for us and we will prefer to go again and again under the supervision of India Beacons Sojourn.





P S Bhattacharjee, Kolkata
Date: 2019-08-31
Awesome experience. The food was simply too good. The launch is very well equipped with all necessary amenities and the views from the launch during the trip were mesmerizing.The best part were the launch staff who were always present with a smile.The guide was extremely conversant with the entire locality.Their behavior made the launch journey even better.

We preferred the AC room accommodation, though the rooms in the boat for a night stay were equally good.A perfectly crafted weekend family trip to Sunderbans is sure to ensue with India Beacons. Definitely the drive to spot the Royal Bengal will lure us again to the Bans which is wonder-striking in it's beauty, vastness and uniqueness.





Sulagna Majumdar, Kolkata
Date: 2019-08-07
India Beacons Sojourn Team nicely maintained their promises for their Sundarbans day Tour. Punctual arrival of vehicle, good behaviour of driver, nice food, endearing staff on the boat, very tasty food to suit our North Indian taste buds and well maintained boat - we had it all. Keep up the good work. 

Only dampener was the weather. It rained so much that we hardly had any chance of seeing the tiger. 





Sujata Rishabh, Uttarkashi
Date: 2019-07-15
Awesome, IN ONE WORD

We had opted for the Sundarbans One Day Tour from Kolkata. The arrangement made was excellent from the word go. Comfortable tempo traveller with good breakfast and juice. Porters helped us with our bags to board the boat. Bhola da our Captain was an expert at navigation and very knowledgeable of wildlife. Boat staff were courteous and food was yummy. Saptarshi our naturalist/ guide was patient and knowledgable ready to answer our silliest of question. The night stay was surprisingly comfortable in a very nice and spacious room. Locals put up Bon Bibi play and Baul songs in the evening during snacks n tea followed by sumptuous dinner. 

Now one must be thinking it’s a very comfortable stay but what about photography and wildlife...so coming to the best part..we saw the mighty Royal Bengal Tiger and what a marvellous sighting along with several birds and animals ... jungle cat, brown winged kingfisher, white collared kingfisher, black caped kingfisher, common kingfisher, otters, crocodiles and many more. Thanks to Sandeep Da and team for this unforgettable experience.





Bidyut & Anusua Saikia, Chennai
Date: 2019-04-30
A fun filled trip to Sundarbans
 
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. 
Ratings: 
  • 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
Date: 2019-04-15