Day 01: Arrive Kolkata-Transfer to hotel
Post arrival in Kolkata International Airport, our representative will welcome and escort visitors to designated hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02: Kolkata – Sunderban Tiger Reserve (West Bengal)
from Kolkata (hotel/airport/railway station) through beautiful countryside and rural bazaar with a brief stopover for tea and refreshments. Arrival at Godkhali Jetty (travel by land ends here) by afternoon. Local guide will escort you to a cruiser. Tourists will cruise through rivers Gomor, Durgadhwani and Pitchkhali on banks of which lies Sunderban Tiger Camp overlooking the Sunderban Tiger Reserve (journey of four hours, including road journey of 2 hours and boat journey of 2 hours).
Optional Stopover: Gosaba is one of the earliest human settlements in Sunderban. Tourists can visit house of Sir Danniel Hamilton – a Scottish banker who had initiated first co-operative movement of India in Sunderban.
Check into a cottage at Sunderban Tiger Camp upon arrival and have a sumptuous lunch. Later step out to observe endemic and migratory birds and wildlife while cruising through creeks and canals of Sunderban Tiger Reserve forest to Sajnekhali Watchtower and Mangrove Interpretation Centre. Have refreshments on board. As the sun sets in the distant horizon return to the resort to freshen up and later have tea with snacks around bonfire to view Adibasi dance performed by tribals of Sunderban. The folklore depicts their century old cultural traditions. They showcase happiness and hardship in their lives through dance and recitals of folk songs and dance. One can also go to the watchtower at the resort to observe flora and fauna within the resort (Sunderban Tiger Camp houses 64 species of birds till date). Dinner cooked with farm fresh vegetables is served at Fisherman Wharf dining hall which displays different tools used by locals to catch fish. Tourists call it a day in the Sunderban Tiger Camp.
Day 03: Sunderban Tiger Reserve (West Bengal)
Tourists wake up among chirping of birds and a wake up bell. Enjoy a hot cup of tea served in the balcony of room. Observe different species of birds hopping in nearby fruit trees near the cottage. Freshen up before heading for a morning cruise into the Sunderban Tiger Reserve through creeks and rivers heading to the Sudhanyakhali Watchtower. Walk through the caged walkways after disembarking at the watchtower. Keep looking for tigers, which are elusive in nature. Watch sweet water pond where you may see a deer drinking water or a monitor lizard basking under the sun as well as monkeys and wild boars. Breakfast is served on board with refreshments as tourists cruise back to Sunderban Tiger Camp.
Post early lunch depart for Kolkata (hotel/airport/railway station).
Day 04: Sunderbans–Kolkata (140Kms)
After having breakfast depart for Kolkata. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Kolkata–Guwahati (By flight) – Manas National Park(180 Kms / 05 Hrs.)
Post breakfast head towards airport to board connecting flight for Guwahati. Drive towards Manas National Park upon arrival in Guwahati.
Check into a hotel upon arrival and stay there overnight.
Day 06 : Manas National Park
Manas Tiger Reserve, lies on Bhutan border, is home to tigers, rhinos, elephants, gaur and the golden langur. Overnight stay at the forest lodge.
Day 07 : Manas Tiger Reserve – Guwahati (180 Kms / 05 hrs.)
Post breakfast drive towards Guwahati. Check into a hotel upon arrival. Go for an optional visit to Srimanta Shakerdeva Kalashetra in evening. Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
Day 08 : Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park (220 Kms. / 06 Hrs. drive)
Post breakfast drive towards Kaziranga National Park. Check into a hotel upon arrival. Kaziranga National Park – a World Heritage Site, is a home to more than 75% of the world’s population of the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Also watch swamp deer or Barasingha, Hog Deer, Sloth Bears, Tigers, Leopard Cats, Jungle Cats, Otters, Hog Badgers, Capped Langurs, Hoolock Gibbons, Wild Boar, Jackal, Wild Buffalo, pythons, monitor lizards among other animals. Overnight stay at the forest lodge.
Day 09: Kaziranga National Park
Step out for an elephant safari at the central range of the park followed by a jeep safari post breakfast to the western range of the park. Post lunch, visit the eastern range of the park by jeep. Spend evening in leisure activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Kaziranga National Park – Jorhet – Kolkata
After having breakfast go for trekking at Panbari Range – a reserve forest and a natural corridor to the adjoining Karbi Hills. Also watch Woodland birds like Shama, Paradise Flycatcher among other birds. Later drive towards Jorhat (approximately 97 km and 2 hours drive). Depart for airport upon arrival in Jorhat and board connecting flight for Kolkata. Take flight for respective destination from Kolkata airport. This concludes Eastern India wildlife tour.