Sunderbans - Kaziranga…

Date : 29/01/2021-07/02/2021


Cost : A$3500

Overview

An exciting tour that takes you to the two of the most distinct wildlife destinations in India : Sunderbans and Kaziranga. The unique geography of Sunderbans is what appeals to the tourists the most. Home to the largest Mangrove forests, Sunderbans National Park is situated near the Bay of Bengal Delta in West Bengal. Incredible diversity of flora and fauna is found in its saline waters, wetlands and trees giving you a chance to photograph the exciting wildlife.

Kaziranga National Park, situated in the north-eastern state of Assam, is famous for its one horned Rhinoceros. The park also shelters huge populations of elephants, swamp deer and wild water buffalo. It is also for a prominent birdlife as you can witness varied species of birds here.

You can be close to nature and immerse yourself in the extraordinary wildlife viewing and Photography opportunity during this tour.

Tour Highlights
  • Spot Royal Bengal Tigers, various species of mammals and endemic bird species
  • Enjoy the beautiful view of the setting sun and boat rides
  • Exceptional photo opportunities of tigers and other species at Sundebans and Kaziranga National Parks
  • Exciting stay in wildlife resort
  • Meals and Stay will be taken care of throughout the trip
  • Photography assistance and interactive sessions on and off field
  • An entertaining and extremely engaging trip


Day 1

  • Arrive at Kolkata International Airport - Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. Meet our representative on arrival and transfer to the Luxury hotel.
  • Check-in the hotel, freshen-up followed by the meals

Day 2

  • After an early wake up call, proceed for breakfast.
  • Check out and transfer to Godkhali (3.5 hours’ drive).
  • Get on to our private boat for Sunderbans Trip. Check-in at Eco-Village.
  • Freshen up and have lunch.
  • Meet with our naturalist for an introductory session. Proceed for a Country Boat Ride and Birding.
  • Enjoy music, campfire and dinner in the evening.
  • Overnight stay at eco-village.

Day 3

  • Wake up at 05.00 am. Freshen up and get ready by 6.00 am to proceed for a full day Boat Safari and enjoy the Wilderness of the Mangroves.
  • Spot various species of mammals and endemic bird species such as Brown Winged Kingfisher, Albino Kingfisher, Buffy Fish Owl etc. Spot the river Dolphin, Salt-water Crocodile and Royal Bengal Tiger.
  • Have breakfast and lunch on boat and interact with the group regarding various photography opportunities.
  • In the evening, back for dinner and overnight stay in Eco-Village.

Day 4

  • Wake up at 05.00 am. Freshen up and get ready by 6.00 am to proceed for a full day Boat Safari Tour.
  • Today we will visit various watch towers and extensively search for the Royal Bengal Tiger.
  • We will also spot other wild animals and enjoy photography.
  • Have breakfast and lunch on boat.
  • In the evening, back for dinner and overnight stay in Eco-Village.

Day 5

  • Pack your bags and Check-out and go on a half day boat safari.
  • After lunch, we will reach Godkhali and proceed to Kolkata.
  • On arrival, check-in at the hotel, you will be assigned your rooms.
  • Freshen up and meet up to discuss upcoming Safaris, share experiences and talk about photography opportunities and techniques.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Kolkata.

Day 6

  • Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast.
  • Transfer to Kolkata airport for your flight to Guwahati.
  • Reach Guwahati and transfer to Kaziranga National Park via Car (5 hrs drive). Innova OR any other vehicle for a comfortable drive.
  • Snacks and Meals will be served while we are traveling.
  • Check-in at Resort Borgos. Rooms will be allotted upon arrival.
  • Freshen up and gather for a session on Techniques of Wildlife Photography and upcoming Safari.
  • Dinner and lights out as we gear for an early morning safari and games drive.

Day 7 and Day 8

  • For the next two days, we will follow the same schedule in the pursuit of photography of wetland migratory birds, wild water buffalos, swamp deer, one horned rhinos, elephants, Bird Species, mammals and other photography opportunity in the eastern zone of kaziranga.
  • Wakeup call at 4:45 am. Meet in the reception at 5:30 am for a short session about the details of safari, photography details and group interaction.
  • Early morning games drive opens the day. We begin by reaching the park gate as early as possible to be the first one to enter when the gates open.
  • Back at Resort, have breakfast and relax.
  • We meet at 12 pm in conference room and discuss and review different wildlife photography methods and upcoming photography chances.
  • After lunch we meet at reception 1:15 pm we go for an afternoon games drive at Western range of Kaziranga at 2:00 pm, here we will try to spot the Royal Bengal tiger and many other species of wild animals.
  • Post our Safari, we will return to the resort, relax and have tea/coffee and snacks.
  • We meet at 07.00 pm to share experiences, review your photographs and discuss various tips and tricks for wildlife photography.
  • Dinner and lights off.

Day 9

  • Wakeup call at 4:45 am. Meet in the reception at 5:30 am for a short session about the details of safari, photography and group interaction.
  • Proceed for Elephant Safari at Central Range, appreciate the wild on elephant back and spot the Rhino in close proximity.
  • Back to hotel for breakfast and snappy sessions.
  • Pack your bags and check-out.
  • Transfer to Guwahati Airport. Have lunch on the way.
  • Fly to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to hotel and check-in.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 10

  • Wake up Early, do the final packing and check-out after breakfast.
  • Transfer to Airport for journey back to home.
  • Tour ends with happy memories.

  • Please note departure to be advised as per your international flights and accommodation will be organised for your departure.
  • Any other expenses apart from the above will have to be borne by the participants
  • As all the Safaris in the Indian National Park are booked 6 months in advance before your departure,
    kindly pay in advance to secure your safari.

** Customised packages are also available for standard and economical categories


Eco-Village - Sunderban , West Bengal.

Backpackers Eco Village took five years to plan and just five months to get started. It took a lot of searching for the right piece of land and a lot of soul searching. We didnt want to make another resort, yet we wanted our guests to have certain luxuries and pleasures above the hotel and guest house experience.

Clean toilet and comfortable bed,with a center for meeting and knowing fellow travelers,some pet animals, with a open kitchen for the guests to see their meal being cooked by the local sundarban women. What we have now is 2 acres of land, with 20 mud cottages, a community center, a farm house, few ponds and a vast land for paddy field and vegetable farming. The best part is that we used all local materials and local labors to create our eco-village.


Resort Borgos - Kaziranga , Assam.

Hotels such as Borgos provide high-end hospitality at prices which do not burn a hole in the pocket. Located at No. 1 Sildubi Goan, Kohora Kaziranga it is a well-known property in the vicinity. A 4 Star hotel, it consists of 2 floors with a total of 56 rooms. There are various room categories such as Executive Room, Presidential Suite Room, Executive Deluxe Room divided as per prices and other features. The standard of hotel services such as Newspaper, Conference Room, Full Services Health Spa, Gym, Swimming pool is comparable to any higher category property.

One of the most positive aspects of the hotel is its close proximity to tourist spaces such as Kaziranga Natinal park (1 km), which enhances its popularity among foreign guests. The hotel is well-connected to all the major parts of the city through various mediums such as Jakhalabandha Railway Station, Furkating Railway Station, Jorhat Railway Station.



Terms and Cancellation Policy:
  • 25% of the Package Cost is required to be paid at the time of Booking (non-refundable).
  • 75% of the total package cost will be refunded on cancellation before 90 days prior to Safari Date.
  • 50% of the total package cost will be refunded on cancellation before 60 days prior to Safari Date.
  • 25% of the total package cost will be refunded on cancellation before 45 days prior to Safari Date.
  • No Refund on cancellation within 45 days prior to Safari Date.
Payment Terms:
  • Full amount to be paid 120 days prior to the workshop/safari starting date.

  • Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.


    Tour Cost : A$3500
    Package Inclusion:
    • 9N/10D Accommodation, full board package (B/L/D). (Twin Sharing)
    • Morning and Evening – Tea/Coffee/Snacks
    • All transfers by AC Vehicle
    • Flight Costs within India
    • Boat and Jeep Safaris + Elephant Safari
    • Forest Permits/Guide Fees/Driver Charge/Camera Fees/Taxes
    • Tips/Gratitude
    Package Exclusion:
    • Any cost of personal nature
    • Shopping/Souvenirs
    • Telephone/Laundry/Extra Food/Alcoholic Drinks etc
    • Any Extra Safari
    • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

    Please Note : Single occupancy is available on request with an additional cost of AUD $150 per person per night.
    Number of people : 11
    Minimum requirement : 5 (Additional cost of 350 AUD per person would be added )


    Bank Information

    Please deposit payment in USD Currency only in Account Number 1.

    1) ACCOUNT NUMBER : 10222993
    BANK NAME : COMMONWEALTH BANK
    BSB : 062-890
    ACCOUNT NAME : RAKESH ARORA PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARIS
    SWIFT/BIC CODE : CTBAAU2S

    2) ACCOUNT NUMBER : 10222985
    BANK NAME : COMMONWEALTH BANK
    BSB : 062-890
    ACCOUNT NAME : RAKESH ARORA PHOTOGRAPHY SAFARIS
    SWIFT/BIC CODE : CTBAAU2S