Starting October 2018, our guests will have the exceptional chance to cruise from the old colonial city of Kolkata to Sundarbans National park, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to a wide range of fauna including a number of species threatened with extinction.
The Sundarbans region of Bengal is unique for many reasons with the main two of them being: 1) it is the world's largest mangrove forest, and 2) it supports the world's largest population of tigers. Interestingly, due to the natural conditions in these forests, these tigers have adapted to an almost amphibious life, being capable of swimming for long distances and feeding on fish, crab and water monitor lizards.
Located at the mouth of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers between India and Bangladesh, our guests will be able to visit one of the most biologically productive of natural ecosystems in the world.
Sail through serene backwater canals, look out for tigers on your boat safaris, encounter the local riverine communities who live under very testing conditions with the harsh environment and exposure to nature at its extreme.
Take advantage of this spectacular cruise experience to the Sundarbans which is otherwise commutable only by road and with very limited options to stay.
We're currently taking bookings for Bengal Despatch 6 and 7 to the Sundarbans. View our itineraries here >