Educational Tour for Sundarbans
Educational Tour for Sundarbans
Educational Tour for Sundarbans
Had the honor of hosting Isha Home School students run by Sadh guru
My humble argument is that the colossal mangroves of Sundarbans is one of those keys which holds our planet together, not witnessing its existence up-close will be a hindrance in understanding our existence too.
To Conclude : we would like to emphasize the importance of seeing Sundarbans by the young minds who would carry this amazing bio diversity in themselves all their lives growing up into the Future decision and policy makers who would love and live under the merciful shadow of nature, as we are supposed to.
5:30 - 6:00am
We Will pick you up from your location anywhere in Kolkata and we drive for 3 hours to the last road point.
After getting the requisite permits we will head off into the mighty Sundarbans for our share of the Nature’s bounty passing through the narrow channels and creeks of the Delta and trying to spot the inhabitants of this mysterious and intriguing landscape. Though we have time constraint we will try to cover two designated channels and two watchtowers during our approximate 6 to 8 hours of Safari.
1:30 - 2:00 pm
8:00 - 8:30 pm
Something Beautiful to us
Something Beautiful from us
Well planned tour. We had three day boat safari. Excellent tour guide and forest guide too. Got to see two tigers on the same day due to the excellent guidance of our tour guide Ajay Shaw. We could capture the beauty of sunderbans in our trip. Good food and pleasant stay in the cottages. Star gazing and night boat ride was an added bonus to our trip. Cultural activities made sure we appreciated the belief of the local group on goddess banbibi. Last but not the least the two German Shepards at the resort made our stay memorable. ?
My 7 days stay at Tour de Sundarbans ecovillage was a memorable one. I made trip with my wife and 6 year old daughter during the 1st week of October 2022. It was the time of receding monsoon. Our host Rajeshda (Mr. Rajesh Kumar Shaw) made sure our needs were looked after. Even after 7 days we wished we could have stayed a few days more.nnLet me first write about the basic amenities provided. Rajeshda is very passionate about his camp. We stayed in one of the cottages with clay walls and thached roof. There is no air conditioner and I felt it will not be needed. The camp is on the riverbank so there is always a pleasant breeze. The fan was enough to keep us cool in the room. The cottages have attached bathroom and western toilet. A mug, bucket and handwash was provided. nClean drinking water is available. Food was abundant! Bangali food is served here. I shared what we would like to have and Rajeshda made sure that our meal was cooked just was we like it. During our 7 days we had katla, bhetki, ilish, crab, prawn, chicken, mutton and 2 types of river fish, found there, whose name I can not remember. nElectricity is not consistent in this part of the island. The camp has its own generator backup in case electricity fails. I would suggest keep a powerbank handy, like we did, if you have gadgets that need recharging.nComing from the congested city my stay at Rajeshdas eco village was a refreshing change. I had spent hours, sitting in the camp, watching the day roll by from morning till night. The view of the river from the camp watch tower, the well maintained lawn and garden, water lilies blooming in the pond, the stary night sky. Within the camp itself I saw so many birds. Doves, jungle crow, common mynah, pied mynah, wood pecker, bulbul, oriental robin, scaly-breasted munia, parrot, owl, eagle, drongo, kingfisher. There are other small creatures such as frogs, garden lizards, ragon fly, butterfly, spiders and so many different bugs that I had not seen before. Rajeshda has 4 dogs (2 alsatians) in his camp, a cow, a bull and a small horse (could be a hinny). My daughter was amused by the presence of these animals in the camp.nOut of the 7 days we did 3 jungle safari on a houseboat. No safari by Jeep here unlike other national parks of India. The boat is not allowed to stop in the middle of the river as per the rules set by the forest department. Hence at times photography on the move can be a bit difficult. Not so in the case of a country boat ride. Since the country boat ride happens to be outside the national park and near the camp hence the oarsman can stop the boat if needed. The country boat ride was enjoyable especially the midnight ride under a full moon.nnMost of the staff are women from the village outside the camp. Seeing them at work gives some idea of the village life. Rajeshda also took us for a ride through the picturesque village on 2 occasions.nnTour de Sundarbans eco village offered us virieties of experience just from 1 place. We got to explore the country side, had a peek into the lives of the Sundarbans village people, got a feeling what it is like to live close to nature along with the comforts of modern basic facilities and within a safe fence, got to visit the forest and saw many different birds and also some animals. nnI just could not get enough of this place. There is so much to explore and absorb from this place. We would like to come and stay here again. People still ask me why we choose to spent so many days in Sundarbans. Its hardly worth 2 days! And my reply is the same. You have to stay in this eco village to know why. Honestly, I was a bit sad when our trip came to an end. It is the same kind of feeling most people in West Bengal have at the end of Durga Puja.
Tour de Sunderban is excellent in their service. The are prompt, on time and hospitable. The guide Ajay shared tremendous amount of knowledge about Sunderban helping us spot amazing number of local flora and fauna. The food on the tour is simply the best. We all left with very sweet memories and hoping to come back to Sunderban and Tour de Sunderban
For a very distinctive experience of the Sunderbans, Backpackers was a great choice. The company is reliable and very good in regard to service, communication and hospitality. The eco-village was a welcome retreat from Kolkata city life. The guide Ajay showed us around the village, the riverbanks, and the mangrove forests, pointing out small and big animals. Highlight of the boat trip was the Bengal tiger we spotted in the woods.
I have visited Sundarbans last week with my wife. One of my friend who is frequent traveler suggested me to contact Ajay for Sundarbans trip. I believed him and contacted Ajay, He planned my trip very well . He received me from Science city at 9 am and our trip started. Already 5 people were boarded on Van in which 2 are from Germany, 1 are from Japan and 2 are from Northeast India , so we 7 people travelled together. We reached ECO village at 1 PM by road and Boat. They have built modern MuD house for stay. Very good ambience of that Eco village to enjoy and sight seeing. Their foods are very delicious made by local villagers in Desi Style. 1st day is for local sightseeing, exploring villages things, meeting new friends in Eco village and Boating in Night was very Adventurous . 2nd day start at 6 am with tea/snacks and then Sundarbans Exploration starts by boat ⛵. Whole day we were on boat to explore the most of the Sundarbans Delta Even lunch was prepared on boat. We enjoyed lot . And Finally we Thanked to Ajay and Tour-de-Sundarban team for this very well planned trip .
We had an incredible 1 night and 2 days in the Sundarbans thanks to the the warm hosting, knowledgeable guiding and experience curation by Tour de Sundarban. Guests are looked after really well and depending on the time they have, experiences are planned to make the most of ones time in the Sundarbans.nnI really loved that we could call Rajesh and Ajay late on Friday and they were so kind to accommodate us, which led to us having an incredible time and seeing Sundarbans in a whole new light. Right from being picked up from Calcutta and dropped back by Sunny, the whole trip is hassle free and enjoyable. I should also add that we had some lovely folks who were also a part of the larger group which made our experience even more enriching. nnI would highly recommend everyone to experience the Sundarbans through the lens of Tour de Sundarban.
Overall, the tour was exactly as advertised! The transport was timely and comfortable, more than enough food (we did have a private tour) and knowledgeable guides!nThe only issue I found with the tour was it was a very long tour and the boat we were on only had plastic chairs or wooden benches. Some more activity included in the tour might help break it up more, but also alleviate some discomfort you might experience, as you spend the entire day on the boat (9+ hours). It was well worth the money though, and the Sanderbans are beautiful!
It was really great trip with Tour De Sundarbans. Nice homely behaviour, well mannered staffs with delicious foods.
The overall experience was very good. The staff was genuinely happy in hosting us and they were always available when we needed. The planning was very good and we faced no inconvenience in terms of planning. The tour guides were very well trained and they not only had extensive knowledge about Sunderbans but they also had the willingness and the energy to explain the things to us. nnThe reason I gave 4 stars is because we were not informed of a scheduled overnight power cut, which might not be there when the no. of bookings are enough. Overall, we had an amazing experience here.
We really had the time of our lives - an unforgettable experience specially thanks to our wonderful tour guide Mr.Ajay, who left no stone unturned to make our tour so memorable. Also thanks to very enthusiastic driver Sunny who picked us from Kolkata and dropped us back. Other than these two, all other staff members were also exceptional from their food to service. nnOn our trip though unfortunately we couldnt see the tiger nonetheless we saw its fresh pug marks who must have crossed the creek but were lucky to spot a crocodile (the biggest we have seen), dog faced water-snake, many varieties of kingfishers, migratory mongolian ducks, spotted deers, many egret birds, crabs etc. and the most unique was to see plankton (diverse collection of organisms found in salt water) glowing when the water was splashed during our night boat-ride !! nnSo I urge anyone who is reading my comment here to visit this wonderland at least once for a lifetime experience and youll be in definitely good hands.
Great interaction with guide Ajay. He is very knowledgeable and eager to share his knowledge. Great place to stay and great food all along. Also accommodated special requirements with regards to schedule and activities.
I will be frank here, when I booked this tour (2 nights 1 day) for our group of three people, I never expected it be this memorable, went beyond my expectations. I can write all day about my 2 day experience with Tour de Sunderbans. nEverything was smooth from the day of booking and discussing itinerary with Rajesh. To and fro transport from Kolkata was good, drivers were very polite and helpful. At Sunderbans, we were guided by Ajay for next two days. I must say our group was lucky to have Ajay guide us. He was not the person who exaggerates stuffs, just for the sake of it, he was knowledgeable and really liked how he explained every bit of sunderbans, while we were on land or cruising through water. Coming to stay, I really loved their private stay area of mudhouses. It gives a cozy feeling, separated from the chaos of the city life. Rooms had all amneties and were neat and clean. Now the food, we had stayed in Kolkata for 4 days, but I must say the food prepared by staffs were THE BEST. Too good, loved all dishes. Ajay had guided us for various activities throughout, I dont want to spoil by giving too many details, but this I will tell, it will be once in a life time experience if you are really up for it - be it night safari, walk on marshy area, interaction with village folks etc. nMy only disappointment was I should have taken extra days of stay. I am sure I will come back for more!! I wish all the best for the Tour de Sunderbans and the local folks of Sunderbans for making this tour memorable. You guys are doing a great job in creating a eco friendly tourism.
Everything about this short 2 night 3 days trip is very special and nice to me. Eco resort village is absolutely fantastic and very soothing. Everyone can be a part of this trip irrespective of any age. Boating over the river and watching the birds and sunset is a heavenly experience. I welcome the future travelers to be part of this trip and have fun and enjoy the nature at its best. And the trip package cost is worth it.
We booked a 2 night 3 days trip to Sundarbans starting on 27th january 2022. Here is what we got in chronological order:nn1. Pros: They took care of our car by which we reached the reporting location. (They did not have to, but we were really happy since finding a parking there is a bit problem)n2. Pros: We left on time in a decent vehicle.n3. Con: The driver was an excellent driver, he made us remember Italian job movie driving by his skills. Due to the condition of the road, one of us had her breakfast in her hands.n4. Pros: We stayed in cottages which were comfortable and cozy. The rooms were large.n5. Con: The water in the bathroom was a little muddy. But thats okay since it would be difficult and expensive to acquire clean water for bathing. n6. Pros: The boat rides were quite entertaining and relaxing. Do not miss them.n7. Pros: Night time boat ride is a must, you get to see planktons glowing in the water reminding you of the movie Life of Pi.n8: Pros: Walk to the village was very informative.n9: Prod: Walk in the mud of the Mangrove forest is something that is a once in life time opportunity.
This place is very beautiful, up to the mark service... Very cooperative. Loved staying here. Food is delicious. Management is always ready to help
So I travelled to Sunderbans with my friends and the experience was indeed better than expected. The hospitality was amazing. The stay, food and all the activities including the folk performance was great. nOur package consisted of 2 days 1 night and we were even able to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger. I really did not expect such great service but the team was great and was guided by Keith and Ajay Shaw. If anyone is travelling to Sunderbans I would recommend to book through backpackers Sunderbans-eco village.
Date of travel- 30.12.2021nnThis is the first time me and my friend planned for Sundarbans. After lots of searching we decided to go with Tour de Sundarbans and yes undoubtedly took the right decision. We stayed in traditional mud hut, did jungle safari by launch at day time to spot wild animals and night safari by small fishing boat to see the beautiful bioluminescent planktons and enjoy the mesmerizing view of night sky.. They served delicious food prepared by local people. nRajesh , the guide Om ji and their team at eco village made this 3days 2nights trip more amazing. The hospitality received from them is unparalleled. Surely well visit again.
The Trip was super exciting and adventurous. Access to night safari was there to get knowledge of planktons. The guide was superb in explaining all the things in and during the visit. His name was Ajay. You can use his DSLR and binocular as well.
We were a group of 13. It was a 2 day 1 night tour in Sundarban. Initially we doubted about the agency.. How they will do the tour, about hospitality etc. But after completing the tour with them, all of us were very much satisfied.. To be honest its beyond our expectations. They are very professional in their work. And the hospitality of all the staff were great. Looking forward to travel with them in future.
Its a must have trip to sundarban with these guys.. Very humble and friendly people.. awesome experience... We saw royal bengal tiger, crocodile, dear, wild boar and what not... It was a lifetime experience... Food was awesome... We were 13 adults with 4 children... The management was so nice to take care of everyones requirement.. Thank u
I have travelled across Europe and other continents. What I loved is their warmth nd their hospitality. And at last I discovered the same here in this Backpacker Eco village. The employees are so friendly and caring. And Rajeshda the owner deserves a standing ovation. Honoured to meet such a knowledgeable and great personality who made sure all our needs are taken care of and even getting time to join us at our bonfire place and share his life story. Definitely not my last sojourn here. Went as tourists, left as a part of family. Truly AMAZING
Its complete value for money. They organize everything with lots of love and care. Enjoyed every bit of the trip. From the first phone call for enquiring about the trip till they dropped us back everything was superb. Seeing planktons in night boat safari was the best moment for me. Roaming around whole day in rivers all around Sunderbans was mesmerising. Rooms are comfortable. Bathroom was neat and clean. Food was locally sourced and tasty. We travelled in fishing boats for evening and night safaris and powerd boat for day safari. Dont go for seeing tiger which is rare. Go to. experience Sunderbans. Thanks dear Om for taking care of us. We will be back soon
Thank you Rajesh for hosting an amazing trip to the eco village. It was so much fun. My kids ran wild in the village. Enjoyed the ferry rides, small boats and launch boats rides, day safari and night safari.nFriendly staff, Om prakash who cordinated and drove us to the location and took care of us during the entire trip, is very well spoken, jovial, polite wid loads of patience. nMamoni and her team for serving delicious bangali veggie dishes and Kalo cha (black tea). The local musicians who played some folk lores! Ajay, Pochan da, Karmakar da, Bhola, everyone ensured it was a safe and happy stay.nThe mud cottages wid thatched roof, however wid modern amenities inside, and outside wid wooden chairs, grass beds to walk about. It was an amazing feeling cant b expressed in words. nOnly request, do not serve the regular rohu and catla, next time wud prefer jumbo prawns or crabs or some chara ponna mach!nWud definitely go back to meet Rocko & Dada, (the doggos)!
We took one of the private tours offered by them in Dec’21. Every once from Sunny (our chauffeur), Ajay (our guide), Rajesh (our host) were so courteous and just made the trip even better. They were prompt, hygienic about the set up, and very knowledgeable about the Sundarbans. We went for a mud walk as well as the night safari, which were my highlights of the trip. nnRecommended!
Awesome place and the staffs are so nice , prompt and well behaved. All of them are very friendly. Special thanks to the owner Mr Rajesh ji and our tour leader Om bhaia for giving us this delightful experience at the Tour de Sundarbans resort. The resort is a real escape and well maintained. Also Rajesh ji helped us arrange a great b'day party for one of our friends on a moment's notice. Kudos for his efforts,,,???????? Do come here and experience the 3days and 2 nights package for the complete experience of this one in a kind of jungles on the entire planet.✨✨✨✨✨
A great place to escape the daily mundane of life into the Nature. Great stay and tour experience ,got to see many wild animals also the salt water crocodile. Sadly couldn't see the enigmatic GBT???? Staffs are jolly good and over extend their service by providing a very personal and friendly environment. Spl mention: The owner Mr Rajesh is a very helping and benevolent person and takes personal care for the needs of a guest thus changing the service experience into service delight.5 stars Also our tour leader Om Bhaia is very devoted and works day and night to create the ultimate guest experience. Do get in touch with these two personally☺️. Overall experience pretty good.
Tour de Sundarbans 3 days 2 nights leisurely package Payment is made in two tranches. The first is 2k per person as advance for booking and rest once you board the vehicle from Kolkata. Day 1. The vehicle was on time and took us to the destination fairly well. There was a slight wait for the boats at the Godkhali boarding point, boarded at approx 01:00 pm. lunch served at 1530, food was very tasty. Day 2. There's a boat safari and small walkup to dobanki observation tower. It's very beautiful and we could see various wildlife like storks, saltwater crocodile, many birds, monitor lizard and quite a few spotted and antlered deer. This day is the highlight of the trip. Breakfast and lunch was served on the boat and was again very tasty. Day 3. Day three is departure at about 9 am. You can use the time before that for leisure walks. Breakfast on the boat. Tldr, overall completely worth it. Food 5 ⭐, wildlife Safari 5 ⭐, ambience 5 star, accommodation and service 6 ⭐. Must visit totally recommended. Note:- the owner Mr Rajesh was excellent and even arranged an impromptu surprise birthday for one of our fellow travellers.
This review comes about 7 months late but there are travel experiences that linger on with you forever. This certainly is one of them, where around 2.5 days of bliss on an island becomes a relationship of a lifetime with the tour guides, with the mangrove and the narrow-shallow creeks that create a unique network of waterways that not only houses multiple human settlements but a diverse range of flaura and fauna. The best part of this trip is that it doesn't pretend. Now, I won't get into the deep details about the itinerary, which could be read on the company's website but I would just touch upon the points where it triumphs. Curated trips often feel like "target practice", you hardly get the surroundings that engrose you enough to hog your attention. The Tour De Sunderbans eco-village is one such environment, that does captivate you. Green, artsy, handcrafted, resplendent with the smell of the earth and well guarded by the watchful gazes of "Chikkoo-Dada" ( 2 GSDs - Canine friends of "Mowglibhai"). The village stands right on the banks of Satjelia Island which welcomes you inside the eco-Village through an open gate as you anchor the iconic 'Elmar' Vessel. Day 1 is a touch hectic with you having a quick yet simple Bengali Lunch on your arrival which is quintessentially by the local, and of the local cooked on a traditional "Chullah"/ "Uunun". The rest of the day has a boat ride to the creeks, mud walks, a starry night safari guided by Om Da's "Watch outs". As you hit the hay, You cannot wait for day 2 to arrive with newer excitement early in the morning. Day 2 is a bit about patience, anticipation and luck. The iconic 'Elmar' or any other vessel(they have around 4) takes you through the "permitted" regions of the mangrove forest as you enjoy black tea with lemongrass, a hearty breakfast and a comfort lunch. Unfortunately, we didn't get an appointment with the Golden skinned King but we were lucky enough to gaze upon a few of the more popular members of the animal kingdom including an apparently younger member of the Saltwater Croc family. Day 2 gives a little more breathing space, enough with the orange sun as it plunges into the river while you are perched comfortably on the lap of the eco village upon your return in the evening. As the sunlight go out, and as the property falls back on the dim psychedelics to light up the pathways you can enjoy some live music that is on display that adds to the immersive experience. Day 3 is about soaking in the village and the surrounding area one last time as you bid a sad goodbye to a rejuvenating jaunt. If you are not too hung up on hotel-esque services and are a little atypical of what "Indians on vacation mode" are this is a trip that awaits you, a trip that educates you and engages you in interesting conversations, and a trip that introduces you the mystical Mangorves of India. It accommodates the global while being intrinsically local. So, "Watch-Out"!
Excellent stay at the lap of nature within the pristine beauty. Eco village was nothing less than home, a one of a kind experience with the local employees tending after you. The guide was awesome....and they do conduct unique tourism experience. I had been there with other tour operators but nothing like them. Lastly, thanks to Rajesh for his warm approach. May it expands bigger.
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The trip to sunderbans is a wonderful option to explore the sunderbans area. I along with my wife did a 1 night two days tour with tour de sunderbans or backpackers (as they are referred). The tour was very well planned and has a lot of activities to give you the flavor of village life, experience the flora and fauna of sunderbans. The trip is a good value for money and they deliver on what is promised in the brochures.There are no hidden costs. The people of tour de sunderbans are very genuine and and will make sure they deliver to the expectations of the guests. Mr Om escorted us througout the trip and he was very warm and friendly. He is extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Sunderbans and is jack of all trades who smoothly conducted the tour and made sure we did not miss even a single experience. The staff of eco Village are warm and friendly, the lady cook prepares delicious homely food. The stay at eco Mud huts is comfortable with tasty food and great hospitality. The music night with folk music was performed by extremely talented musicians from local gosava island. These people are extremely talented but lost in struggles of earning a decent living in the village. This tour is somehow giving them a platform to showcase themselves. The night boat safari was unforgettable, the walk in the slimy clay/mud was adventurous and fun, and do not miss the view and ambience of the watch tower at the resort. The forest safari was detailed and full day tour in big house boat with food being cooked and served on boat. We througouly enjoyed our boat ride. Our guide on boat Mr.Shanti was another wondeful person we met on this trip. He is extremly good in his work and very humble person who comes from local island village satjelia. There were some sigthings of lot of species of species of birds and some other wild life too - dolphins, Monitor Lizards, Deers, monkeys .. Overall, the trip was very comfortable and memorable.... thanks to Rajesh ji (owner) for organising the trip ???? overall 10 /10 ratings.
One of my best travel experience. Safe for solo travelers, friendly trip guide, beautiful place, overall adventurous and fun trip. However, not many options in food.
Trip to Sunderbans was made memorable, thanks to Tour De Sunderbans! Two of my friends and myself had an experience of a lifetime.. Our guide for the Trip - Mr Om cordially coordinated our pick up from the airport for an experience in a paddle boat, ferry and motor boat, there by landing in the Eco Village. The staff of eco Village are warm and friendly, with language being no barrier as they made our stay at eco Mud huts comfortable with tasty food and great hospitality. Mr Om - our guide is extremely knowledgeable about the flora and fauna of Sunderbans, which helped us have a fruitful experience during our 2 day 1 night stay. The music night with bengal folk music and Anand Lahiri(instrument) was a great show put up by the talented locals. The night safari was unforgettable, the walk in the slimy clay/mud was adventurous and fun, and do not miss the view and ambience of the watch tower at the resort. The forest safari was detailed, though we went during the off season, we managed to locate quite a lot of birds(Drongo, sterling, Egret, Blue collared Kingfisher, Green bee eaters and storks) and some other wild life too - Horse show crab, Water snake, Monitor Lizard, Samba Deer, Yellow and Red Crabs too.. Overall, booking was fast and comfortable and the whole experience was well planned and executed. Thank you to the team of Tour De Sunderbans for keeping it real and making this forest safari - an enjoyable experience!! Thank you ????
The best tour experience we had ever. The place was simply magical, the people managing are awesome, and the experience is "once in a lifetime" kind. We took 2 day 1 night package and we had a group of people ranging from 4 years to 55 years, this tour was comfortable and full of fun for all. It's a budget tour, and the visit is to the remotest of the places, so don't have a lot of expectations about facilities. Don't miss the night Safari and mud walk - the highlights of our trip. And finally thanks a lot to our tour operator Sunny, his service, care, explainations couldn't be better.
Very good tour company ????????????????
This tour company is simply awesome. I (female) traveled to Sunderban during mid-February, 2022 with my specially-abled younger sister and my cousin sister. We booked a 2-night 3-day tour with them. I had an amazing experience. The transport was comfortable, the food was delicious (local food and freshly cooked). The serenity and cleanliness of the eco village won our hearts. We stayed in the premium houses, but the organic mud houses were great as well. Our tour guide (nicknamed as Commando) was very helpful and friendly, and he knew almost everything about the forest, the people and the animals and birds of Sunderban. We felt extremely safe and satisfied during our entire trip. Every need was taken care of by the organizer. I want to thank Rajesh Da for this unforgettable experience. Don't give a second thought, just book with them. You will surely enjoy every bit of the trip.
Apart from an upset stomach (due to bad oil in the food possibly), it was superb... An honest and caring enterprise...
Thank you Om da for making our trip so enjoyable , we will make sure that we get you as our host from the next time too????✌️
Date of travel- 30.12.2021 This is the first time me and my friend planned for Sundarbans. After lots of searching we decided to go with Tour de Sundarbans and yes undoubtedly took the right decision. We stayed in traditional mud hut, did jungle safari by launch at day time to spot wild animals and night safari by small fishing boat to see the beautiful bioluminescent planktons and enjoy the mesmerizing view of night sky.. They served delicious food prepared by local people. Rajesh , the guide Om ji and their team at eco village made this 3days 2night's trip more amazing. The hospitality received from them is unparalleled. Surely we'll visit again.
I think i am a kind of traveller who is greedy to see and experience every bit of my trip so i feel sundarban was very calm and exciting at the same time . Ideal for family holidays, friends . The food was good, the people were so welcoming and you can surely feel the warmth . Everything was good specially the local people ! Specially i would mention - Commando ( dhruv) as everyone was calling him . Our guide also- Keith ( very talkative) and entertaining. So go to sundarban and enjoy the amazing stay there. Do interact with locals and i think there is lot to learn from them . Happy travels ????????
Very good place
The best in the Sundarbans. Great package...super pocket friendly....amazing hosts and a thoroughly planned itinerary. Please do come here if you are looking for a place to stay in Sundarbans.
If you want it, then you get it...they say! Well i wanted to take my elderly mother to a place that could serve the best tour. And i met tour de Sundarbans. Very comfortable stay, journey was amazing and the local interactions make it so much educational. I learnt so much. Did not spot a toger but i dont mind as long as i can visit this place. Night safari to jungle safari as well as the locak boat ride was excellent. Covid hygiene was top notch. Will visit soon.
This is my third time with them. That's how much i am in love with this place. I am soon planning to recommend it to my friends and family as well. In case you are looking for a luxury filled adventurous tour operator that promises the best of the jungle stay, Tour de Sundarbans is the answer to your call.
One of the best cottage stays in Sundarbans. Ask me anytime and i would blindly opt for tour de Sundarbans. Excellent service....luxury stay and such a lively place to be at. Comfort and cosy ambience. Best part is the sky filled stars and ofcourse the hosts.
Such an amazing place! Accomodation is great! Magical cosy stay right in the lap of nature! Super Budget friendly, an all inclusive comfort stay within eco cottages with excellent home-made food, and adventure tours. It was a package tour filled with an aura of serenity, magic, thrill and beauty! My best thing to do was to sit beside the river!! One hell of a beautiful place!!!
We booked a two-day one night tour package with Tour de Sundarbans at the end of October 2021. Right from picking us up at Science City, to dropping us back close to our hotel, this trip was amazing. The journey to the camp included us traveling by a private bus, jeep, ferry, and tuk-tuk to arrive at the remote Ecovillage, a true Tropical paradise nestled in the Sunderban islands. After a super delicious lunch (the fish was one of the best we've had) we went out for a mud walk on the marshlands. In the evening we had a cultural program (Songs by the Boul tribe) followed by a lip-smacking dinner. Lunch and dinner during our stay were always authentic Bengali food prepared by local chefs. Following dinner, we went out for a boat ride, this was the highlight of our entire vacation, a mix of the million stars twinkling above and the bioluminescent plankton in the water below as we lay on the boat decks in pitch darkness made memories that will stay with us forever. The next day we left early morning for the water safari. We had a forest guide along with us, we visited Sajnhekali and Dobanki watchtowers. At Sajnekhali, we saw the endangered north river Terrapins. We also sought blessings from Bonobibi, the goddess, whose protection is sought by the local hone gatherers and fishermen. During the safari were able to see a Cobra, Water monitor lizards, spotted deers, Red fiddler crabs, many varieties of birds like Kingfishers, Egrets, Sandpipers, swifts, and the Brahmani kite. The Bengal tiger eluded us this time but we will be definitely returning for a longer stay in the future. I must make a special mention of our amazing guide Keith. He was always available in our service from the day before our trip began. He went above and beyond his duty in ensuring we had a wonderful trip even before we began our Sunderban tour, suggesting places to stay in Kolkata, food to try, and attractions to see as we arrived a few days in advance. We were lucky to have a guide who truly loved the Sunderbans and was excited to share its wonders with the world. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with him.
Had a great experience. Recommended if you want to get a feel of Sunderbans without worrying about planning everything. We had good forest tours on boat, the food was tasty and the hosts were welcoming!
We did the two night time bundle in December . corporation could be very expert and nicely organized. We had a brilliant institution of 14 human beings from all over the global. We have been on their flagship boat, Elmar, and in all likelihood the nicest boat on the river with very cozy seating. they also offer a wooded area workplace professional guide for the 10 hour safari via the Sunderban. The Eco Village changed into brilliant. lots of accurate meals, traditional song players each nights, night experience in small boat, bonfire with a danger for awesome conversations. The morning village stroll actually gave an excellent exposure to normal village existence. tour De Sunderban is doing a extremely good service for both tourists and Locals. It is not an clean task and that they really are running hard to construct a tremendous commercial enterprise. not many organizations take some time like this to deal with their visitors with kindness, fairness and recognize. actually high-quality price. thanks. in the end, our manual changed into Sonhu. What a amazing character. Informative, has a top notch manner with all exceptional styles of humans, patient and always brief with a grin. relatively advocated.
Thanks to Rajesh , Om and team. From the pickup day to drop off point , Om was very helpful in guiding us the route to reach and other misc services like parking . As soon as we reached cottage , had a good welcome from Rajesh and showed us our cottage . Cottages are very good in the given conditions. One suggestion to owner is to provide mosquito coil but we had carried our own. Food was again great in Eco village and boat. Night songs and dance by locals are good. Night safari was good. Water safari on next day morning was also good. Overall , happy with given cost. Thanks team
Simply awesome. Rajesh da and MJ rocks. Tranquility at its peak.
The Eco village has been visted by us post Covid on 12/11 to 14/11. Though the entire Sunderbans and part of the eco village was hit by amphan the tour I think is the best in Sunderban We were well taken care by Mr Om our guide he looked after all our meals which were delicious including the ones cooked on the board. Mr Om is a good boy very funny and does great service to the resort The people are good n put services ahead of money-making at the time of leaving we met Mr Rajesh the Owner on the jetty on Diwali day We hope the Eco Village continues it’s good work Sugettions Add Hot water geyser to rooms and restore village to full capacity asap lots of tourists coming soon Advocate Shoaib Memon
Great tour, lovely guide and the eco village was very cool. Food good and boat was very comfortable. Highly recommend. We didnt see a tiger but many other birds and animals.
One of the best backpacking organizers whom I found. Their knowledge with the jungle is awesome. The swim in the pond, the boat safari and many more things are mesmerizing. Good for solo, couple and as well as groups. A very well maintained property and very well scheduled tour.
Excellent and wonderful experience visiting Sundarban managed by Tour De Sundarban with our most helpful experienced humble entertainer guide Arif, a great singer. Highly recommended to visit Sundarban through Tour De Sundarban.
No one can show you the Sunderbans like they can. Amazing tour provider and amazing down to earth people
They offers get tour packages to sundarbans. Their backpackers eco village at sundarbans is an great place to stay .
It was a wonderful trip. Thoroughly rejuvenating . The boat ride, walk through the mangrove, the village stroll was altogether a different experience. Also loved the stay in the mud cottages at ecovillage. Well organised tour with friendly and warm people all around you.
It's awesome trip.. You should once go their
If you're wanting to experience the Sundarbans at it's rawest essence, this is where your search stops! Huge fan of Backpackers Tour de Sundarbans for their amicable hospitality, great food, fun, laughter and some wilderness hunting.
What a beautiful trip! Our guide MJ was amazing and the trip was incredible. Plenty to see and enjoy. We had a small issue with our car on the way back but the company remedied it and everything ended up perfectly well.
The best way to explore the incredible beauty of Sunderbans-the tiger land is to opt for backpackers tour de Sunderbans. Highly satisfied with their services. <3
One of my best trips. It was definitely better than I had hoped. Didn't see any ????, but I didn't expect to anyway. I call it my digital detox retreat too, have fun with humans, as mobile internet doesn't work all the time.
Excellent service and organisation. Lovely guide and people. Excellent food. Very cold in January though. Better to do this tour in Spring or Autumn. Very good home made food. The eco village is very pretty but no hot water nor AC. The boat tour is a little long. It would be better to shorten the boat ride and do a little more village tours to see how the people live in the Sunderbarns. Despute all these little details I highly recommend this agency and tour
After evaluating few tour operators I decided to go with Backpackers as they offered me a good deal being a solo traveler and their tour dates most suited my itinerary. Rajesh who mostly handles the bookings and clients explained me about the tour and answered my questions patiently although I was giving them business of only one person. That impressed me. And my tour co-ordinator was Om Prakash. He is a gem of a person and trust he you are in good hands when you get a coordinator like him. He is always there for his group and will try to do his best to give worthy experience in Sundarbans. And you will also meet Mowgli (founder partner) in the Eco village where you stay. Look forward for a fireside conversation with him.
Undoubtedly a hit... Great service, great guides. We were guided during the tour by Mr. Om, Mr. Arif and Mr. Anirban who were always willing to give us any extra piece of joy in anyway they could. The night ride was phenomenal ❤
We did the two night package in December 2019. Company is very professional and well organized. We had a great group of 14 people from all around the world. We were on their flagship boat, Elmar, and possibly the nicest boat on the river with very comfortable seating. They also provide a Forest Office professional guide for the 10 hour safari through the Sunderban. The Eco Village was fantastic. Lots of good food, traditional music players both nights, night ride in small boat, bonfire with a chance for great conversations. The morning village walk really gave a good exposure to normal village life. Tour De Sunderban is doing a great service for both Tourists and Locals. It is not an easy job and they really are working hard to build a great business. Not many companies make an effort like this to treat their guests with kindness, fairness and respect. Really great Value. Thank you. Finally, our guide was Sonhu. What a great person. Informative, has a great manner with all different types of people, patient and always quick with a smile. Highly recommended.
Backpackers Tour de Sundarbans is AMAZING! We had a great experience. Sundarbans is a very beautiful place and we are really glad that we went with Tour de Sundarbans. The eco village is an innovative idea. It is very well-maintained. We loved the way it was planned, taking care of all details. The rooms are clean and spacious, food is delicious and the people are friendly. The tour operators have put in a lot of thought and effort to make sure that we have a pleasant stay and get to enjoy the beauty of Sundarbans. Details about our trip: 1. On day 1, we left from Kolkata at 8 a.m. and reached the eco village at around 1 p.m. After a scrumptious lunch at the eco village, we relaxed for a while and then went for a tour of the village. We learnt about the history of the place, the life of the locals and their culture. After that, we got on our boat and explored the nearby area. We saw a lot of crabs. The mangrove forests are beautiful and just being there made us feel calm and content. After our boat ride, we went back to the eco village where we had tea and snacks. Later on, there was a performance by local musicians. We played the instruments and sang along. It was fun! The dinner was delicious too. After this, we went for a boat ride at night (this was optional), which was an adventure. We saw planktons. It was quiet and pleasant. The boat ride under the starry sky, with water and mangrove forests all around us and the sound of the water hitting the boat paddles.. It is an experience that I'll never forget. After this, we returned to the eco village and went to sleep. 2. On day 2, we left at around 6 a.m. This time, we were on a bigger boat. After getting permits for entry to the forest, we went to the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve. During our visit, we saw many animals including white crocodile, Irrawaddy dolphin, spotted deer, wild boar, kingfishers and many more. Sadly, we couldn't see the Royal Bengal tiger. Breakfast, lunch and tea were served on the boat. Our tour guide, Om Prakash Shaw, was very helpful and friendly. We had an official guide from the forest department as well on the 2nd day during our visit to the jungle. We left for Kolkata around 2 or 3 p.m. and reached by 8:30 p.m. We had a great time on our trip with Backpackers Tour de Sundarbans and would definitely recommend it to others who want to have an enjoyable trip to Sundarbans!
One of the most amazing places in Sundarbans! Will surely visit again.
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