Day 1 :
Check in at the Millennium Park Jetty by 8.30 AM. M.V. Paramhamsa will cast off
at 9.00 AM, once all guests have checked in.
The cruiser sets sail along the beautiful Ganges towards the south, passing
through the various heritage sites for seven hours to reach Namkhana, a
fisherman's cove and the Gateway to Sunderbans. The guests can unwind, relax,
soak in the beauty of the river, read books in the library, interact with
artisans or take an Ayurvedic massage.
The cruiser will drop anchor at Namkhana for the night. The guests will have
several choices - watching wild life film shows or a talk with a wild lifer and
a dinner with music from modern and traditional Bengal.
Day 2 :
At 5.30 AM the guests can see the spectacular sunrise, while the cruiser sails
towards the east. This day the guests will experience the lifestyle of the
people of Sunderbans, their traditions, culture along with the rich Biodiversity
of the region.
The busy fishing harbour will give an insight to the lifestyle of the fishermen.
The guests can buy fresh fish and other sea foods to be cooked in the live
After the interaction of the guests with the fishermen, the cruiser enters
Sunderbans to navigate through the narrower creek of Hatania - Doania. The
guests will have the first glimpse of the dense mangrove and the vast river
system with several creeks flowing into the main rivers.
The first excursion will be to Lothian Island, a forest trail or visit to the
Crocodile project at Bhagabatpur. Thereafter, the vessel will turn towards the
The vessel will again drop anchor at the confluence of the River Malta and River
Bidya. From here the guests will be transferred to a small creek boat for a ride
through the creeks and shore visits to some of exotic Sunderban islands -
Nethidopani / Dobanki, Sajnekhali, along with a Wildlifer, who will guide the
guests to experience the forest, sight animals and birds, explain various
mangrove species and tell interesting stories of the islands.
Later in the evening before the sun sets, the vessel will anchor.
After sun sets, the guests will enjoy a rich mythological folk drama by the
Later in the evening, the guests will enjoy a traditional Bengali meal.
The guests can also enjoy a romantic night with star gazing from the sky deck,
soak in the serenity and tranquility of nature.
Day 3 :
This morning there will two exciting shore visits - First a visit to Bali, a
beautiful Sunderban Village. Guests will experience farming, paddy
honey packing, fishing and various occupations of the region. And..
Second to Sudhonyakhali, an island most visited by the Royal Bengal Tigers.
As we traverse back we will visit some of the other exotic locales not visited
on the previous day like Lothian Island, or Crocodile project at Bhagabatpur
before starting the return journey to Kolkata.
Day 4 :
Sailing through the various Ghats of the River Ganges, the cruiser will pass the
magnificent confluences of the rivers Rupnarayan and Damodar and cross the
ancient port of Diamond Harbour and the distant Industrial town Haldia, on the
opposite bank. The cruiser would reach Kolkata by 11:00 AM.
Note : The above schedules are subject to tide and weather conditions.