We at GroupOuting™ offer leisure trips and wildlife photography expeditions in The Sunderbans. Leisure trips are family outings where we provide luxurious stay at premier eco resorts in the vast mangrove delta. This 2 night 3 days adventure is arranged from city of Kolkata where Travelers meet at a mutually agreed spot and are then and transferred to the river port at Godkhali from where the river cruise starts. Our esteemed guests experience authentic Bengali cuisine, Forest cruises, Cultural evenings at resorts which are in the lap of nature. The magical sunset at the river banks, the call of the mangroves and the hospitality of GroupOuting™ will tempt you to be back here, again and again in this mysterious forest.
GO photography expeditions are guided by professional naturalists/photographers and tour mentors who have adequate experience in the Mangrove forest. In this vast Delta with sublime beauty and biodiversity we recommend the bird watchers to visit during October to February each year. Various migratory birds, Raptors, Falcons, Kingfishers, Darters, woodpeckers, storks, Herons, Shikra are seen during this season. Monsoon months of June to August of each year is the best time to spot the famous Ruddy Kingfisher, Buffy and Brown fish owl. Salt water crocodiles are seen throughout the year along with spotted deer, Mud skippers, wild boars and water monitor lizards. Irrawaddy Dolphins are also spotted during monsoon months but they are not common. Olive Ridley turtles and Small claw otters are seen in places close to the sea shore and mudflats during October and November months.
Tigers and other small cats like Jungle cats, Leopard cats, fishing cats are very difficult to spot in this magical bio diversity hot spot, due to the thick vegetation of the topography and the perpendicular movement between the vessel and the cat. To track and spot a tiger in Sundarban requires patience and perseverance. For serious wild life enthusiasts and photographers, GroupOuting™ recommends a minimum duration of 5 nights 6 days boat cruise for tiger tracking. All nights will be spent on boat for better time management and wildlife viewing. All departures are strictly on low tide dates for this trip. If our guests feel uneasy to spend nights at Boat, hotel accommodation will be provided. The tour mentor will be present on field prior to at least a day of arrival of guests. To and fro Transportation will be given as per participants choice from a mutually agreed place in the city of joy.
For Wildlife photography trips, information regarding list of floras and faunas to be tracked and gears and lenses to be carried by the participants, will be shared with the participants at least 15 days prior to the start of the journey.Sunderban Tiger
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