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Themes Tour - Wildlife Tour - Wildlife Conservation East India

Wildlife Conservation East India

09 Nights / 10 Days

Places Covered : Delhi - Guwahati – Kaziranga- Calcutta - Sunderbans National Park -Calcutta


Day 01 : Arrive at Delhi
Arrive Delhi, the capital city of India. Meeting & Greeting at Airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02 : Delhi
After breakfast city sightseeing at Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you can see the Red Fort, an impressive sandstone monument built by the Emperor Shah Jahan, Jama Masjid; enjoy shopping at the colorful bazaars of Chandni Chowk; also see Raj Ghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, Humayun's Tomb and the Qutab Minar. In New Delhi you will see Rashtrapati Bhavan - the President's mansion, Parliament House, India Gate, The Lotus Temple and many shopping arcades in New Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi - Guwahati - Kaziranga
After early breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for Guwahati and transfer to Kaziranga National Park (217 Kms. / 4½ hr.). On arrival transfer to hotel. In the evening tribal or Bihu dance (subject to availability) by log fire under bamboo grove along with dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Kaziranga National Park
After breakfast Wildlife viewing and nature watch in the park. Late afternoon tribal village visit, Assamese village to see silk worm rearing. Dinner and overnight hotel.

Day 05 : Kaziranga National Park
Early morning visit to the National Park on elephants (optional). Afternoon visit to the park for wildlife viewing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Kaziranga-Guwahati-Calcutta
After breakfast drive to Guwahati to connect flight to Calcutta. Arrive in Calcutta in the evening. On arrival transfer to hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 : Calcutta-Sunderbans National Park
After breakfast drive to the jetty at Sonakhali. The 2½ hour drive takes through the lush-green rural Bengal landscape, dotted with its picturesque villages and quaint markets. You cruise down the rivers Hogol, Gomor, Durgaduani, Bidya and the Gumdi. On this stretch alone you can see six different types of Kingfishers! A couple of pleasant hours later you arrive at the Sunderbans Jungle Camp on the Island of Bali. After lunch and a short rest in the well-appointed cottages drive down to Sajnekhali, to see the Mangrove Interpretation Center and return via the Sudhyanakhali watchtower. You can either dine aboard the boat or at the resort.

Day 08 : Sunderbans National Park
After breakfast full day cruise towards the canopied walk at Dobanki. Later proceed to the furthest point-Netidhopani, where you can see age-old excavations and view game from the watchtower. If you are lucky you can spot the famous swimming tigers of Sunderbans. Keep a sharp watch for basking Estuarine Crocodiles and the elusive Irrawady Dolphins. Return late in the evening after watching the spectacular sunset. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09 : Sunderbans National Park-Calcutta
After breakfast take a tour of the island village of Bali, where you can watch local residents conducting their everyday chores-fishing, weaving and boat-making. A short cruise in country boats along the narrow canals completes the Sunderbans experience. After lunch drive to Kolkata. On arrival connect flight for onward destination.

Day 10 : Calcutta - Onward Destination
After breakfast sightseeing of the city, which includes the Victoria Memorial, Kali temple, Howrah Bridge. Later transfer to Airport to connect flight for onward destination.