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Bakkhali & Henry Island - Birding Special

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DAY 1

ARRIVAL & ASSEMBLE AT KOLKATA AIRPORT, PROCEED TO BAKKHALI

We will start from Kolkata at 1000hrs towards Bakkhali. We will check in into the Bakkhali Tourist Lodge by 1400hrs. Hot lunch awaits us as we settle down and get some rest.
Evening we will go for a small walk nearby followed by an ice-breaking and introduction session.
Overnight at lodge.

DAY 2

EXPLORE BAKKHALI

After an early breakfast, we will visit the bird watching spots located on the South-Western part of Bakkhali. We will be returning to the lodge for lunch only to head out again.
We will be returning prior to dinner.
The sandy beaches of Bakkhali along with the Mangrove forests give shelter to an array of wildlife. The bird life here is fabled for its beauty and diversity. With an abundance of Gulls and Terns, the beautiful dunes amidst all the trees is home to species such as the Chestnut-winged cuckoo, Black-capped Kingfishers and White-bellied Sea Eagles to name a few.

DAY 3

PROCEED TO HENRY ISLAND

Today, post breakfast we will explore Henry Island, located at a distance of approx 30mins from Bakkhali. Our journey to Henry Island will be on a cycle van, an experience in itself! :)
On the way to Henry Island, we can stop at a lot of interesting locations as well as explore the eastern part post lunch.
Overnight at tourist lodge at Bakkhali.

DAY 4

EXPLORE HENRY ISLAND

At Henry Island, the locations are quite close and can be easily reached on foot. Plus, walking through Henry Island is extremely enjoyable. Our day starts early and we will be heading out post breakfast. Henry Island is an upcoming site for birding enthusiasts. Even though only little is known about the avian diversity, many rare species can be sighted at this location. The Greater Thick-knee and the Mangrove Whistler can be spotted in abundance. Along with other beautiful species such as the Heuglins Gull or the Collared Kingfishers or plovers and sandpipers, Henry Island offers a vibrant selection of coastal birds.
Overnight at Bakkhali.

DAY 5

DEPARTURE

This will be our last day on this wonderful coastal paradise.
Post breakfast at the lodge, we will begin our journey towards Kolkata by 1100hrs.
Services rendered end once we reach Kolkata airport.

Charges

Regular Charges - Adult (15 & above) : Rs.24,500/- per person (if booked on or before 30th Jan 2016).
                       Adult (15 & above) : Rs.27,500/- per person (if booked after 30th Jan 2016).

Single Room Supplement Charges - Rs.15,000/-

Booking Amount - Rs.15,000/-  per person.


Charges Include

  1. All accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  2. Surface transport charges in Kolkata (AC tempo traveller).
  3. Entry fees and guide charges.
  4. All Food charges i.e. breakfast, lunch, evening tea/coffee and dinner (except Lunch on Day 5).
  5. Govt. service tax.


Charges Exclude

  1. Rail or Airfare for Pune-Kolkata-Pune.
  2. Lunch on Day 5.
  3. Camera charges.
  4. Personal expenditure of any kind (laundry, porterage, telephone expenses etc).
  5. Medical expenses, incurred if any.
  6. Bottled Mineral water / cold drinks taken during the journey or at camp site.
  7. Any other charges not mentioned in "charges include".
  8. Insurance of any kind.


Weather:

  • The weather at Bakkhali and Henry Island will be nice and pleasant.
  • It will be beginning of summer and during the day time one could experience a humid climate considering we will be on the coast.
  • The temperatures would range between 25-30 Degree Celsius.

Medical aid arrangements:

  • Good quality medical help is available at Kolkata (3.5hrs away).
  • Basic medical aid available in the smaller villages.
  • Group Leader will have a basic First Aid Kit

How to register?

  • Kindly fill up the Registration Form.
  • Booking amount to be paid at the time of Registration.

Located just a stone's throw away from the mainland, Bakkhali is part of the twin locality formed with Frasergunj. And the beauty of Bakkhali lies in the vast stretch of a gorgeous sandy beach and the flying beauties up there in the sky.

Situated in the South 24 Parganas district on West Bengal, there's much more to Bakkhali than just the beach. With an offering such as Crocodile Breeding Centres, the Banabibi Temple and mesmerizing avian wildlife, this getaway has the perfect balance of adventure and tranquility.

The species found in the Bakkhali area are quite amazing and the rate of birds sighted is extremely high. There have been sightings of more than hundreds of different birds in one single day.
A trip to Bakkhali will open you up to different species such as Ruddy Turnstones, Great Knots, Sanderling, Caspian, Gull-billed and Common Terns, vagrant Heuglin's Gull, Mangrove Whistler, Black-capped Kingfishers, Collared Kingfishers, Eurasian Hobby's and many more.

Fishing, being the primary occupation, Bakkhali is a treat for people who love seafood. And it's impossible to get bored of watching the cute red crabs scuttle around aimlessly on the beach.

Then, there's Henry Island. Named after a European explorer, who surveyed the area in the 19th century, it is located up there on the holiday hot-spots. The woodlands of the area are mesmerizing, as they always are on every Globe-n-Beyond trip. Dense mangrove forests with Gora, Kankru, Palm and the Sundari are present in abundance. The wildlife stretches from Tigers to common snakes, but the beach is filled with beautiful critters. Although the island is merely an addendum to the original Sunderbans, they exhibit the same natural beauty.

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