So has been correctly quoted “We travel not to escape life but life not to escape us.” Every small chunk of my journey makes me the newer me. The departure into the unknown lands, to awaken alone in a strange town, to see the moon shine in the other part of the world, to the voyage with a bunch of unknowns, to taste every bit of tradition, to tingle your taste buds with the most authentic dishes and then you feel the magicness of going faraway. Bit by a travel bug, my virus adds more impulses to travel.
Wanderlust, I join up the Sundarbans Pirates Party! Cross India Tourism provides unique and off-beat adventure tours in and around Sundarbans. To the adventure freaks out there, believe me this can be in your bucket list next for the ultimate venture into the Sundarbans & the intertwining Mangroves. It is a 2-day 1-night sail through the backwaters of Bengal and tearing away the creeks on a wooden pirate themed rustic cruise boat.
Our dynamic host had it even more audaciously planned up right from the start point of Kolkata. The sail starts from Namkhana (Cross India Ghats) around the time when mid-afternoon sun just starts burning bright red. Unleash the pirate within you and embark the venture into the sea. Rejuvenate yourself meanwhile with the welcome drinks on board along with a fresh brunch of fruits. Safety and Security are paramount with the Cross India Team. Been familiar with the term `Safety’, a flake of boredom ran in me but abruptly the instructions seemed expensive. For Pirates like me, the ignorant swimmers were expected to pay more attention.
Crossing myriad villages, waving to the unknown fishermen and the lullaby of the chirping birds in the background took me to a short nap. I woke up to the names of Mohan Bagaan and East Bengal lustily from a distant away. Bengal craves for Football, Fish and Fun, so clear in the expression of people. I popped up from my berth to find myself to be in a long stretch of sand on the bank and the ship anchored. The crew members were busy playing Football and to add an English edge to it they tried their hands on beach ball of Indian version!