Information and Acknowledgements

Sunderbans can be reached by 3 1/2 hour drive from Calcutta that takes you through some of the most beautiful Scenery you can imagine. You alight at a small shantytown called Gaokhali to catch the ferry that will be your day-time home for the rest of your trip. that takes you to Bali9 Island in 1 hr 10 mins. For a map of Sunderbans visit

For a trip extraordinaire, a big thank you to
  1. Bombay Natural History Society & to the enthusiastic leaders - Birdman Nikhil Bhopale &  the expert Botanist Dr. Swapna Prabhu for organising the trip &  sighting the Birdlife & the beautiful flora of the region. See their website
  2. Help Tourism & especially Mr. Apurva for making excellent arrangements including the very comfortable M.V. Sundari that ferried us around. It is appreciable & noteworthy that this organisation is an NGO that promotes sustainable toursim that benefits local communities in Eastern & North Eastern India. they have won the responsible toursim award in 2009 by A venture worth encouraging. Their website
  3. Shambhuda & his dedicated team at Sunderbans Jungle Camp for the excellent service.  
  4. My fellow travellers & especially my friend & rook-mate, Anila Mistry
  5. Of course all the birds & animals that made their timely but fleeting appearance!

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