4 Things You Must Do In Sunderbans during Weekend Gateway

West Bengal is undoubtedly a treasure trove for the passionate travelers who love to have a brush with the tiny yet enticing and offbeat things of mundane life. And this obviously includes art and culture, history and heritage, natural beauty and of course wilderness – and West Bengal is just the perfect combination of all these traits. Be it the capital – Kolkata, Shantiniketan, Darjeeling or Sunderbans – the state has a lot to offer to the adventurous travelers.

Sunderban – A small note

Let’s talk about Sunderbans as of now. Sunderbans, also called as Sunderban, is a Bengali word that refers to a ‘beautiful forest’. And yes, Suderban is beautiful – Suderban is dangerously beautiful. It’s not a commonplace green-retreat – it is the biggest mangrove forest in the world. It is the key habitat of a number of rare and endangered animal species including birds, reptiles and mammals. And when it comes to mammals, we must talk about one of the most prominent and gorgeous members of the Cat family – The Royal Bengal Tiger. They are really royal in their look, appearance, movements, actions and everything. Besides Suderban offers a rare flora community that includes Sundari – a mangrove species which the forest is basically named after.

Must to do in Sunderban

There is no dearth of natural beauty in Sunderban. But there are a couple of things that you must not miss during your trip to Sunderban. Here is a brief list of some of them.

  1. Spotting tigers at Sunderban National Park

This UNESCO Heritage site is the key reason for a traveler to visit the somber forest. This is the core area of the Tiger Reserve and consists of countless canals, islands, waterways and creeks. Here you have to go on a boat cruise for sightings. The journey is mesmerizing yet uncanny as you wander through the waterways surrounded by dense forest. You can plan your trip to Sunderban throughout the year, but September to March would be the best time to explore the beauty of Sunderban.

2. Bird watching in Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary

This is an unruffled river island located in the heart of Sunderban – it’s like a paradise for the birder-watchers, and undoubtedly a glistering feather in Sunderban’s cap. There’s a watch tower in this eco-friendly sanctuary to spot over 200 birds including sandpipers, plovers, herons etc.

3. Visiting Netidhopani

The place is famous for its picturesque lake and a watch tower from where you can view the remains of centuries old Shiva temple, which has got almost a pilgrimage status with a number of worshippers.

4. Walking with the turtles at Kanak

This is surely going to be a great experience. The Kanak Island in Sunderban is the nesting reserve for Olive Ridley turtles. They travel almost 100 km. inland from the sea to lay eggs here. December to March is the nesting season of the turtles. If you come during this time, you can definitely walk with them.

So if you’re still thinking about whether or not to visit Sunderban, just set your mind and talk to a reputed travel agency who offers Sundarban Tour Package. The perfect time to visit the forest is just knocking at the door!

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Opting For North East Holiday Packages? Know What To Expect!

Are you planning to have some breathtaking experiences this holiday season? Is this the reason you are opting for northeast tour packages? It’s time to know what you can expect out of your tour, then!

Popularly called as the ‘Land of the Seven Sisters’, Northeast India is known for its untouched beauty. Be it the massive floodplains of Assam, Shillong’s colonial backdrop or the picturesque Himalayan ranges or the wet savannas of Kaziranga, you are bound to be left mesmerised by the beauty here. Each of the seven states offers unique scenic magnificence and beautiful landscapes; helping you to have a memorable travelling experience.  Further, you will even have the chance to meet some of the friendliest people in the world!

Take a look below to know about the things you should expect out of your Northeast India tour!

5 Things To Expect From North East Holiday Packages

  1. Tibetan culture and cuisine

While travelling to northeast, you will see the prevalence of Tibetan culture and food in most parts. Being nestled up against the Tibetan border, you can have the opportunity to experience the serene, enchanting and colourful Tibetan culture.

From the prayer wheels to historic monasteries and stupas, you can witness Tibetan religion too. You can even taste amazing delicacies like thupkas and momos.

  1. Difference in language and culture

Though a majority of Indians speak Hindi, you will be shocked to see that most citizens in northeast do not even understand Hindi. While each tribe has its own language, people here usually speak Tibetan and Burmese. Due to their immense love for K-pop, some even know Korean.

  1. Kindness and exceptional hospitality by tribal people

One of the best things you can expect from your north east holiday packages is the kindness of the tribal people. Such high is their hospitality that they even invite tourists to their home so that they can have a better experience of the culture there. Prefer going around with a local guide who has familiarity with some of the locals.

  1. Difference in dress

Though you will find Assamese women wearing saris, in other areas you will come across women clad in tribal costumes. In areas dominated by Tibetan culture, you will find women clad in long hand-woven wraparound skirts. While men here love flaunting Korean hairstyle, youngsters can be seen in skinny jeans and leather jackets.

  1. Permits

Though the government has relaxed several rules to encourage tourism here, you must check the latest information. While Indians can travel with Inner Line Permit, foreigners need to go through a long process. For visiting Arunachal Pradesh, you require protected area permits which have 30 days validity. However, even with this permit, tourists are still prohibited from visiting certain areas of Arunachal Pradesh. The conflict areas near the International Border are strict ‘no-entry’ zones.

Visiting Northeast becomes quite easy once tourists know what they can expect out of their trip. So what are you still waiting for? It’s time to get in touch with reputed travel agencies!