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Sundarban tour - April 2013

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Sundarban tour - April 2013

We are two persons who have around 3-4 days to explore the Sundarbans, either privately or as part of a smaller tour, starting 8th April 2013 or alternatively 14/15th April 2013.

We are interested in seeing:

- Honey Collection

- Fishing with trained Otters

- Tigers and other wildlife

- Local way of life

Generally we are looking for a genuine Sundarban experience off the beaten track, within the time time contraints of only going for 3-4 days.

Our starting point will be Kolkata but can also make our way to Khulna.

Could anyone please advise of suitable and good tours or operators and share experiences with similar tours / activities. Any help would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Sundarban tour - April 2013


April is not the right time to visit Sunderban, possibility of storms would be there, sometimes which takes dangerous shape. November to February would be the ideal time to go there. Usually, the package tours include launch cruise on the river, there are numerous creeks which go inside the forest those can be explore by country boat, but it is not safe. Sighting tiger in this mangrove forest is a matter of luck. You may see deers, crocodile (Gharial) etc.

Honey collection done deep inside the forest area, tourists are not allowed there. Fishing and local way of life can be seen. As a matter of fact, you can only see some points (Sajnekhali, Sudhanyakhali, Neti Dhopani etc) of Sundarban in package tour and you should not try to explore Sundarban on your own.

Edited: 8:28 pm, February 16, 2013
2. Re: Sundarban tour - April 2013

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