Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023
সুন্দরবন ইলিশ উৎসব 2023
Indulge in the taste and smell of Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023
“Hilsa Parban 2023” celebration in raindrops
Key Features of Sundarban Illish Utsab:
- A collection of mouth-watering Ilishi cuisine
- Compilation of home cooking by complete Bengali cooks
- AC or Non AC overnight stay in various elite hotels
- A unique opportunity to take photos with various wild animals and diverse birds
- Conducted by experienced tour guides and experienced tour managers
- Facilitates to mutual exchange between tourists and tour managers
- A beautiful evening of folk music and tribal dance
- In-depth exploration of mangrove forests and recognition of natural diversity
Sundarban Hilsa festival 2023 or Sundarban Ilish Utsob and Hilsa Special Sundarban Tour is a very favourite event of Bengalis. Hilsa is the best fish there is. All Bengalis love it because it tastes and smells so good. Hilsa fish is unique in some ways. This fish is very popular in Bengal. Because of this, Bengalis eat Hilsa fish no matter where they live.
Some more features of Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023
Bengali emotions are associated with the name Sundarbans. Being the closest island to the Bay of Bengal, the Sundarban is home to an abundance of Hilsa. As the Sundarbans name in recent has risen to the very top of the tourism map, all the festivals celebrated here attract tourists in a big way. Among them, the most notable festival is the “Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023“.
It is not right to treat Hilsa as a fish, arrival of Hilsa on various auspicious occasions of Bengali gives a heavenly feeling to the home environment. For the past few years, the housebound Bengalis have chosen the Sundarban as soon as they got a chance to go out. And Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023 has brought an unique opportunity to travel to the Sundarban and taste the various types of Hilsa recipes. This Sundarban ilish utsav is a beautiful combination of Bengali tradition and love.
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Sundraban Hilsa Festival 2023 : Food, Culture & Beauty
In the Sundarbans, the “Sunderban Hilsa Festival” is held to celebrate the abundance of Hilsa fish. The Sundarban Hilsa Festival is a special event that lets people enjoy the rainy season. At the Sundarbans Hilsa Festival, people celebrate food, culture, and the Sundarbans’ beauty and variety.
Sundarban is known for its seafood, especially Hilsa fish, which is every Bengali’s favourite dish.
In the Bay of Bengal, the hilsa fishing season usually starts when the southwest monsoon comes. During the monsoon, it’s an amazing experience to try Hilsa fish in Sundarban.
So, we plan a special Hilsa package tour in Sundarban every year to make our guests happy.
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Travellers enjoying the Festival
In 2014, with the aim of making Sundarbans tourism attractive, almost every borough Sundarbans tour agency started the Sundarbans Hilsa Festival, on one side the passion of Bengalis and on the other hand the love of Bengalis, the beautiful combination of these two started the Sundarbans Hilsa Festival that everyone likes. Which gradually rose in popularity over the next few years. Today, many tourists make advance bookings just to attend the Sundarban Hilsa festival 2023.
2023 is 09th Year of Hilsa Festival Celebration
Sonakshi Travels is ISO 9001:2015 Certified Tour Agency
Our 9th Sandarban ilish utsav this year is therefore decided to run for many days. Which will start in the first week of June and will continue till September. Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023 booking has started, there are some special rules to participate in this Hilsa festival.
Terms & Conditions:
1) Advance booking is required
2) Check all menus carefully
3) As the river level rises during monsoons, the tour may be delayed due to adverse natural conditions. Before booking a tour in this regard, make sure to know the issues clearly.
Why needs early booking for attend to Sundarban Hilsa Festival?
As we emphasize hotel or resort accommodation on every tour throughout the year, booking in advance will not only ensure your participation, but also ensure you stay at a good hotel. Over the past few years we have had to turn away many tourists due to unavailability of hotel accommodation. Therefore, this year as we have increased the number of festival days, we request everyone to ensure your Sundarban travel by booking in advance.
The Sundarban Hilsa Festival is put on by Sonakshi Travels every year in June, July, August, and September.
The Sundarban Hilsa Festival will be held for the 9th year in 2023. It is a unique mix of the Sundarban Monsoon Tour. The festival celebrates the rich culture, heritage and biodiversity of the Sundarbans and allows visitors to experience the beauty of nature.
During the Hilsa Festival 2023 of Sundarban, people can eat and learn about the culture and traditions of the area.
Charges of the Package of Sundarban Ilish Utsav
Package costs depends on various options, but normally price starts from Rs. 3000 to Rs. 4500
MENU OF SUNDARBAN HILSA FESTIVAL 2023
|Breakfast||11 a.m.||Lunch||Evening Snacks||Dinner|
|DAY 1||NOT-AVAILABLE||NOT AVAILABLE||Basmati Rice, Ilish oil, Mung Daal, Beguni, Ilish Kochu saak, Ilish Paturi, Chatni, Papad, Salad||Chicken Pakora / Tea - Coffee||Mixed Fried Rice, Chilli Chicken|
|DAY 2||Puri, Veg, Boiled Egg, Misti||Fish Fry, Tea-Coffee||Basmati Rice, Fry, Daal, Echor / Potol Chingri, Ilish Vapa, Chatni, Papad, Salad||Veg Pakora / Tea - Coffee||Mansoon Special Prawn -Khichuri, Ilish Fry, Dim Vaja,|
|DAY 3||Puri, Veg, Boiled Egg||NOT AVAILABLE||Rice, Daal, Fry, Ilish Fry, Doi Ilish, Chatni, Papad, Salad|
People who like food, the environment, and the culture should go to the Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023. Thousands of people from other countries also come to Sundarban at this time to celebrate the Hilsa festival and learn about the culture and traditions of the area. There are many different things to do at the festival, such as traditional boat safari, cultural events, and, of course, a huge hilsa fish festival.
Sundarban Hilsa Festival Tour Itinery :
DAY 1 :
Sundarbans tour can be started in three ways
- 1) You can reach Gadkhali by direct car from Science City with us.
- 2) You can start directly from canning with us by train.
- 3) You can reach the destination i.e. Gadkhali by yourself.
We will board the boat from Gadkhali at 11-30 am for our next destination is Gosaba
We will see in this episode 3 spots
- Gosaba market
- Rabindranath Bangalow
- Mr. Hamilton’s Bungalow
After returning to the boat, lunch will begin. Lunch will include various delicacies of hilsa items. After lunch we will gradually approach to the Sundarbans mangrove forest.
In the afternoon, we will visit the bird island, even if the migratory birds do not come this time, we will sit on the boat and enjoy the last glow of the sunset. We will watch our evening cultural program here at the hotel. At night, I will finish the dinner with one more dish of hilsa cooking.
Day 2 :
You need to get ready and go out as soon as possible in the morning. In this episode, we will sit on the boat to have breakfast and see the first watch tower, Sajnekhali watch tower and interpretation center.
The next destination is Sudhanyakhali Watch Tower, after spending some time here, Then we go out by boat for the next watch tower, Dobanki. Between this time we will see several important small islands and creeks including Sundarkhali, Banbibi Bharani, Pirkhali etc.
On the boat itself, the lunch will be completed with all the wonderful dishes of Hilsa at noon like the previous day. In the afternoon, it’s time to return to the hotel.
At this time, some tourists who started their journey for 1 night 2 days Sundarban tour package can get down at Pakhirla and return to Gadkhali by car, and those who are travelling with 2 nights 3 days package will return to the hotel. Visit local market place at evening.
DAY 3 :
This is the last day of your Sundarban travel package, in this day you can visit local villages and ineract with the villegers, learn their lifestyle.
Around 8.30 am we will starts our journey for Godkhali, in between we will provide you Breakfast and Lunch on Boat.
At around 12.30 pm to 1.00 p.m. we will starts our journey towards Kolkata.
Local fishermen catch a lot of hilsas at this time, so the shops are full of this delicious seafood.
AVILABILITY OF SEATS IN SUNDARBAN HILSA FESTIVAL 2023
|10th June, 2023||Full|
|17th June, 2023||Few seats left|
|24th June, 2023||Few seats left|
|01st July, 2023||Available|
|08th July, 2023||Few seats left|
|15th July, 2023||Available|
|22th July, 2023||Available|
|29th July, 2023||Available|
|05th August, 2023||Available|
|13th August, 2023||Very Few Seats left|
|19th August, 2023||Available|
|26th August, 2023||Available|
At the this festival, you can try “Ilsha Paturi”, which is fried hilsa fish in banana leaves, “Ilsha Vapa,” which is fried hilsa fish in mustard curry, and “Ilsha Pulao”, which is a rice dish with fish and spices. We do our best to make hilsa preparation that tastes great. Hilsa is used to make dishes like tok, vapa, paturi, and doi. Also Topse, Vetki, Parse and Pabda are some other fish terms.
People who like fish, especially Bengalis, enjoy this hilsa festival a lot. In recent years, the Hilsa festival has become more well-known, and it drawing attention of tourist from all over the country.
The Sundarban Hilsa Festival is very popular, but only a small number of people can attend it. Every year, people have to book the Sundarban Tourism in advance. In the past few years, we’ve had to stop taking bookings much earlier due to heavy demand.
So, if you want to go to the Sundarban Hilsa Festival in 2023, you should call now.
Why Hilsa related to Sundarban Tour?
During the monsoons, people can enjoy the clean river Hilsa. People come to see our beautiful hilsa, and we have Sundarban hilsa festivals here.
In Sundarban you can find birds, reptiles, amphibians, and royal Bengal tigers. A lot of hilsa fishes are available during monsoon season. Basically Padma river is known for very good qaulity hilsa.
The nature of Sundarban attracts everyone. Hilsa festival will take place in Sundarban. In the Sundarban’s river, which is on the Bay of Bengal and the largest mangrove forest in the world, have plenty of hilsa during mansoon season.
Health benefits of eating Ilish fish ?
Hilsa fish, also known as Ilish, is not just a delicious delicacy in Bengali cuisine but also offers several health benefits. Here are some of the health benefits of eating Hilsa fish:
- Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Hilsa fish is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining heart health, reducing inflammation, and improving brain function.
- Good Source of Protein: Hilsa fish is a great source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body. A 100-gram serving of Hilsa fish can provide up to 21 grams of protein.
- Boosts Immune System: Hilsa fish contains vitamins and minerals like iron, zinc, and selenium, which help boost the immune system and improve overall health.
- Helps Maintain Healthy Skin and Hair: The high content of omega-3 fatty acids in Hilsa fish helps maintain healthy skin and hair by reducing inflammation and promoting healthy cell growth.
- Good for Bone Health: Hilsa fish is rich in calcium, which is essential for maintaining strong bones and teeth.
- Lowers Risk of Diabetes: Hilsa fish contains bioactive compounds that have been shown to help lower blood sugar levels, reducing the risk of diabetes.
- May Help Prevent Cancer: Some studies suggest that consuming Hilsa fish may help prevent certain types of cancer, such as breast and colon cancer, due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids.
Common Questions ask about Sundarban Hilsa Festival
Q. What is the Sundarban Hilsa Festival?
A: It is a popular event, which is a combination of traveling to Sundarbans as well as cooking various dishes of a favorite fish of Bengalis like hilsa. A hilsa festival event is decorated with all kinds of great hilsa menu along with the normal menu.
Q. When is the Sundarban Hilsa Festival held in 2023?
A: Although, there is no such fixed dates of this festival, different Sundarban travel agencies celebrated or scheduled the festival dates according their readiness. Most importantly, the dates are decided on base of the availability of Hilsa fish. The Festival in 2023 will be held during the monsoon season, between June to September.
Q. What are the highlights of the Sundarban ilish utsab?
A: Main attractions are like boat safari, Jungle visits, different watch towers visit along with fabulous dishes made by Hilsa fishes. Moreover, the accommodation for night stay is also an attraction of this ilish utsab.
Q. What is Sundarban Hilsa tourism?
A: It is a tourism concept based on the tour and food combination. The Sundarban tourism with hilsa festival give the opportunity to travelers to select best Sundarban tour package to select according their preference.
Q. What is a Sundarban Hilsa Package tour?
A: A Sundarban Hilsa Package tour is a specially designed Sundarban tour package that includes activities related to the Hilsa fish and the Sundarban Hilsa Festival. It’s a complete tour package for Sundarban but the fooding preference is with Hilsa fishes.
Q. What is included in a Sundarban Hilsa package?
A: A Sundarban tour package typically includes accommodation, transportation, meals, and activities related to the Hilsa fish. Car transportation from Kolkata to Sundarban and Sundarban to Kolkata, Boat safari for visit different watch towers, fooding, Hotel and resort etc.
Q. How can I book a Sundarban Hilsa package?
A: The booking procedure for Sundarban tour package is very easy, you can book a Sundarban Hilsa package online or through a Sundarban travel agent. Contact @7980469744
Q. What is the duration of a Sundarban Hilsa package tour?
A: Duration of the festival depends on the travelers, there are various tour package available, 1 Day Tour, 1 Night 2 Days tour and 2 nights 3 days tour. The duration of a Sundarban Hilsa package tour varies, but it usually lasts for around 2-3 days.
Q. What is the cost of a Sundarban Hilsa package tour?
A: The cost of a Sundarban Hilsa package tour varies depending on the inclusions and the duration of the Sundarban tourism. Normally non-ac package starts from Rs. 5500 and AC Rs.6500 – Rs. 7500 – Rs. 12,000/- per person depends on the accommodation you choose.
Q. What is the best time to visit Sundarban for the Hilsa Festival?
A: You can visit Sundarban anytime throughout the year, but for Sundarban Hilsa Festival mansoon season is the best time . The best time to visit Sundarban for the Hilsa Festival is between June to September, during the monsoon season.
Q. Is the Sundarban Hilsa utsab suitable for families?
A: Yes, the Sundarban Hilsa utsab is suitable for families, as it includes activities for all age groups. The Sundarban tour package made up completely view of Family, couple, friends and corporate also.
Q. Is the Sundarban Hilsa Festival safe for tourists?
A: Yes, the Sundarban Hilsa Festival is safe for tourists, but it is advisable to follow the safety guidelines provided by the Sundarban tour operator. Obey the direction of tour manager on boat.
Q. Is it possible to attend the Sundarban Hilsa Festival as a day trip?
A: Yes, it is possible to attend the Sundarban Hilsa Festival as a Sundarban day trip, but it is advisable to check with the tour operator beforehand. But mostly, day trip is private.
Q. What is the significance of the Hilsa fish in the Sundarban region?
A: The Hilsa fish is considered a significant part of the local culture and cuisine in the Sundarban region. The Hilsa fish is economically connected with the profession. The traditional Hilsa fish dishes of the Sundarban region include Hilsa fry, Hilsa curry, and smoked Hilsa.
Q. What is the transportation mode for the Sundarban tour?
A: The transportation mode for the Sundarban tour is usually by road from Kolkata to Godkhali port, or train from Sealdah to Canning, then by small car.
Q. Is there any age limit for participating in the Sundarban Hilsa Festival activities?
A: There is no specific age limit for participating in the Sundarban Hilsa Festival activities, but it is advisable to check with the tour operator beforehand. Senior citizen please contact the tour operator, so that they can arrange nearby accommodation for you.
Q. Is there any facility for bird watching during the tour?
A: Yes, there are several opportunities for bird watching during the Sundarban tour, as the Sundarban region is home to various species of birds also you can bring your own binoculars for bird watching during the Sundarban trip. But keep in mind in a sharing tour you can’t customize the locations for bird watching.
Q. Is there any facility for wildlife spotting during the Sundarban Hilsa Festival 2023?
A: Yes, there are opportunities for wildlife spotting during the Sundarban tourism, as the Sundarban region is home to various species of wildlife. During the boat riding you can see many species of birds, flora and wild lifes.
Q. Is it possible to select few Hilsa items and few non-Hilsa items during Sundarban tour?
A: Yes, it possible, you can opt for few non-hilsa items, but please remember lots of changes not possible.
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