There's a change in Plan. Due to the accommodation option at Paushi village not confirming the final availability to me..I'm looking at exploring Sunderban after Purulia...Here's how it can be worked out..With the new plan, there will of course be a change in the trip cost per person as accommodation and all activities at Sunderban are costlier than Paushi.
However, the cost will come down with more people joining.
Mar.27- Reach Jamshedpur and transfer to Purulia. Play Holi and experience the Utsav. O/N in camp
Mar.28- Post-lunch leave for Kolkata. Reach by evening/dusk. O/N in hotel/guest house
Mar.29- Pick up from Kolkata hotel and transfer to Gadkhali jetty. Transfer of luggage and persons to motorized boat. Briefing and interpretation by local guide cum naturalist over Tea/Coffee/Welcome drink followed by 2 hours cruise through river Bidya, Durgaduani and Gumdi.
Optional stopover at Gosaba – one of the earliest human settlements of Sunderbans to visit the house of Sir Danniel Hamilton, a Scottish banker who introduced agriculture and initiated the first co-operative movement of India here.
Arrive at Bali Island and check in into Sunderbans Jungle Camp.
Hot lunch followed by birding and game cruise to Sajnekhali watch tower. Back to camp by evening. Infotainment by our poacher-turned-guides over tea and snacks.
Dinner and overnight halt at Sunderbans Jungle Camp, Bali Island.
Mar.30- After breakfast, full day game cruise and birding tour to Netidhopani watchtower and a canopy walk at Dobanki. Lunch on board. Return to Camp by sundown.
Dinner and overnight halt.
Mar.31- Breakfast & guided village Walk in which participants are encouraged to have a close interaction with the local villagers and their livelihood, Local craft and cuisines, Indigenous farming and household equipments used by the villagers. Guided adventures cruise by manually oared country boat.
Back to camp. Lunch and proceed to Gadkhali. Arrive at Gadkhali and transfer to Kolkata by car.
Per Person Expense (The cost at Sunderban and cab expense will vary with the group size)
Mar.26- Train/flight expense
Mar.27- cab (approx. 750)* & stay/meals at Purulia (1500)
Mar.28- cab (1500)# + Kolkata Hotel (1000)
Mar.29- Sunderban (10,800/-) ^ in case of 4-5 persons traveling
Mar.31 – Train/flight back from Kolkata to Home
*Cab cost from Jamshedpur to Purulia- Rs. 3000/- (can accommodate 5 people)
#Cab cost from Purulia to Kolkata - Rs. 6000/- (two seater) & Rs. 8000/- (bigger car accommodating 5-6 people
^ 02N/3D in Sunderban
- So, in a group of 4-5 people the approx. cost can be considered as INR 15,550/- (Sunderban @ 10,800 + Purulia @ approx. 4,750/-). However, the cost will go down if more people join the trip.
2 Persons- 15,900/- per person
3 Persons- 14,150/- per person
4 to 5- 10,800/- per person
6 to 8- 8900/- per person
9 to 11- 7950/- per person
12 to 14- 6800/- per person
15 to 20- 6325/- per person