Sunderban & Heritage
( 09 Nights / 10 Days )

At the tip of the Ganges is a mystic mangrove forest on the myriad of islands. Impenetrable mangrove forests, winding rivers, Lush Sundari trees, water changing its colour at every creek from muddy river to emerald blue sea, narrow creeks to several miles wide rivers, where the man and man eater s eat fish to survive, crabs climb the tree, tiger swim long distances and mighty crocodile bask in the sun. This is a wonderland indeed and to be explored through waterways only. From the north to the south east to west, the cruise transverses the entire area anchoring at the most exotic waters.

From the days when the Job Charnock dropped his anchor at Cossim Bazar to the days when the Nawab of Murshidabad made the city as the capital in 1716 AD, Experience the Bengal in its full granduer and valour.Cruise down the memory lane, Experience Bengal's history, heritage and culture, Renaissances of the Bengal philosophy uprise of the freedom struggle, to the evolution of what Bengal is.

  • Sunderban Tiger reserve.
  • Mangrove forest walking
  • Experiencing the village life
  • Visit to the local fish market
  • Folk theatre performance by the Villagers
  • Kolkata, the city.
  • European reminiscences.
  • Terracotta architecture - Palace and temples.
  • Weaving village at Shantipur.
  • Traditional Kansari artisans at Matiari.
  • History at Murshidabad.
  • The longest river barrage with 108 gates.
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Embarkation: Vivada jetty, Millennium park, Kolkata.
Disembarkation: Hwh station at Kolkata, West Bengal.
The Sunderban & Heritage itinerary will follow the reverse order.

  • Day 1

    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.

  • Day 2

    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.

  • Day 3

    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.

  • Day 4

    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
    1. Kumartuli
    2. Howrah Bridge
    3. Dalhousie Square
    4. College Street Book Market
    5. St. Paul’s Cathedral
    6. Victoria Memorial from outside

    In the evening guests will enjoy the cruise to Ghat of Kolkata and visit to Balure math for evening aarti.

  • Day 5

    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 :
    1. The chandannagar Museum
    2. Church
    3. Banstand
    4. Femous bengal sweet shop/ french bekary
    After lunch, Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the Portuguese settlement at Bandel

    Visit spots at Bandel –
    1. Bandel church
    2. the Monastery

  • Day 6

    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”.

  • Day 7

    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.

  • Day 8

    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 :
    1. Katra Mosque
    2. Imambara
    3. Hazarduari
    4. Katgola Garden
    5. Nasipur Rajbari
    6. Tomb of Azimunnisa Begum

  • Day 9

    Visit Baranagar -
    1. Natur's Rani, Bhewani made a terakota Shiva temple name Bhewaniswar Temple. 2. Charbangla Temple.
    After Lunch, Visit to Jigagunj -
    1. Biri Factory
    2. Jain Temple

  • Day 10

    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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The cruise schedule includes the latest information regarding your program, but last minute adjustments may occur. The schedule may shift due to the weather or to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. The exact time for each activity will be announced or posted by the onboard tour staff.

SAILING DATES

C07: Kolkata-Sunderban-Kolkata-Azimgunj

  • August 28, 2018 to September 06, 2018
  • September 25, 2018 to October 04, 2018
  • December 07, 2018 to December 16, 2018
  • March 05, 2019 to March 14, 2019

Terms and Conditions apply

Vessel sailing dates may be withdrawn at any time due to Govt. requirement or emergencies beyond the control of the ¨Company¨ with or without prior notice. In that case full advance money will be refunded by the ¨Company¨ without any compensation to the ¨User¨.

Embarkation: Hwh station at Kolkata, West Bengal.
Disembarkation: Vivada jetty, Millennium park, Kolkata.

  • Day 1

    Guests shall have to report at Hwh station where our service starts.
    Hazarduari Express from Kolkata to Murshidabad (0650 hrs / 1027 hrs.)
    Reaching Azimganj railway station transfer to Azimganj Jetty by tuktuk.
    Check in Azimganj jetty.
    After Lunch, Visit Baranagar -
    1. Natur's Rani, Bhewani made a terakota Shiva temple name Bhewaniswar Temple.
    2. Charbangla Temple.
    In the evening After safety and tour briefing the cruiser sails and the guests enjoy evening entertainment - Kathhak Dance.
    Dinner on board.

  • Day 2

    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 :
    1. Katra Mosque
    2. Imambara
    3. Hazarduari
    4. Katgola Garden
    5. Nasipur Rajbari
    6. Tomb of Azimunnisa Begum

  • Day 3

    The vessel will drop anchor at 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.

    Later after lunch, Visit to Mayapur , which is the Headquaters of ISKCON temples, preaching the power of prayer to attain salvation.

    At Matiari, visit Kansha workshops, ( Bell metal wares) was a poor man substitute to the rich silverware used in Bengali homes for prayers, table wares and also for cooking. The traditional Kansari artisans make from scrap metals handcrafted wares and art facts.

  • Day 4

    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”.

  • Day 5

    The vessel will drop anchor at Bandel - meaning the Port in Bengali, the Portuguese settlement at Bandel

    Visit spots at Bandel –
    1. Bandel church
    2. the Monastery
    After lunch, Chandannagore -the French colony from 1673 to 1952, except between 1757 to 1794 when it was under the British.

    Visit points at Chandannagar :
    1. The chandannagar Museum
    2. Church
    3. Banstand
    4. Femous bengal sweet shop/ french bekary

  • Day 6

    Kolkata city tour. Know the oldest city of the east and once the capital of British East India Company.

    Visit points of Kolkata
    1. Kumartuli
    2. Howrah Bridge
    3. Dalhousie Square
    4. College Street Book Market
    5. St. Paul’s Cathedral
    6. Victoria Memorial from outside

    In the evening guests will enjoy the cruise to Ghat of Kolkata and visit to Balure math for evening aarti.

  • Day 7

    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.

  • Day 8

    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.

  • Day 9

    Cruise - 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.

  • Day 10

    The vessel shall cruise back to Kolkata jetty.

    The check out is after breakfast, at about 10.00 am.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The cruise schedule includes the latest information regarding your program, but last minute adjustments may occur. The schedule may shift due to the weather or to take advantage of unexpected opportunities. The exact time for each activity will be announced or posted by the onboard tour staff.

SAILING DATES

C12: Azimgunj-Kolkata-Sunderban-Kokata

  • September 07, 2018 to September 16, 2018
  • October 14, 2018 to October 23, 2018
  • December 17, 2018 to December 26, 2018
  • January 27, 2019 to February 05, 2019
  • March 24, 2019 to April 02, 2019

Terms and Conditions apply

Vessel sailing dates may be withdrawn at any time due to Govt. requirement or emergencies beyond the control of the ¨Company¨ with or without prior notice. In that case full advance money will be refunded by the ¨Company¨ without any compensation to the ¨User¨.