- 5 nights cruise in the mangroves of Sundarbans
- The semi-nomadic tribal communities of mangroves
- One of the best spots for the Fishing Cat
- The peaceful life of rural West Bengal
Discover the Sundarbans National Park, which unfolds its authentic and magical landscapes for adventure-seeking travellers on a 5-day cruise. Between India and Bangladesh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the heart of its 10,000 km2 stretches one of the largest mangrove forests on the planet, its name referring to it, sundri referring to a mangrove plant, and bans meaning “forest”. Here, the Rivers of the Ganges and Brahmaputra come together to create a delta towards the Bay of Bengal, whose multiple arms and canals are home to rich flora and fauna. Nestled in a forest of trees with imposing roots planted in the swamps live crocodiles, monkeys, wild boars, kingfishers, hummingbirds, leopard cats, axis deer, foxfish and many endangered species, such as the royal cobra, the Ganges dolphin, recognizable by its elongated beak, or the sea turtle. But Sundarbans National Park is best known for being the last habitat of the Bengal tiger, whose population today numbers only a few hundred.
Then return to earth to meet the Fishing Cat, solitary and territorial predator, hunting mainly fish and crustaceans and lives in wetlands (lakes, streams or mangroves) of Southeast Asia. The area around Amta is home to a large population of this feline and the villagers, after hunting this “fish thief” have turned into custodians. Our presence will only reinforce the idea that it is important to protect this fierce cat.
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