The largest mangrove forest in the world is a mist-shrouded, river-riddled swamp region of shifting tides, that remains remote, inhospitable and largely uninhabited by
people. This is truly wild terrain for an off-the-beaten-track Indian adventure.
Join us in a relatively unexplored part of India, on the southern edge of West Bengal, facing the Bay of Bengal, is this unique part of the country: the world’s largest river delta with mangroves and mud flats around a network of creeks and water channels. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site to protect its fragile ecosystem, the Sundarbans National Park is the largest reserve for the royal Bengal tiger. One of the planet’s most critical wetlands, the Sundarbans supports nearly 700 species of wildlife.
During your trip you will also visit Kanha National Park, a vast expanse of grassland and forest in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh where the majestic royal Bengal tigers are found in good numbers. Kanha was the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’ and has long been famous for its wildlife and supports 22 species of mammal.
What makes this trip extraordinary
- Experiencing the bustling throngs, rich colours and aromas of the back streets and bazaars of Old Delhi
- Explore the meadows and forests of India’s national parks full of sloth bears, snakes, wolves, monkeys, & deer
- Spending five nights onboard the Ganges Voyager, a luxurious river cruise ship
- Relaxing on the sun deck of the Ganges Voyager with a cold drink and sun for company
- Enjoying a range of excursions to become well acquainted with the beautiful journey of India's past