Bagheera, With Fish Paturi
The Sunderbans Hilsa Festival is about all things Sunderbans: from hilsa recipes, dances and music, to tours of the area with its distinctive flora and fauna, the tour festival, organised every year when the hilsa catch is at its peak, has packed it all. Enjoy the hilsa fry before exploring the famous delta forests, starting off from Gosaba, and visiting Hamilton sahib’s bungalow. Marvel at the hilsa biriyani, watch rare birds at Pakhiralaya and visit the Sajnekhali Tiger Reserve Area and Sundhanykhali Tiger Reserve. Then there’s the succulent Coconut Hilsa, while you look out at the crocodile pond and meander around the rivers and creeks snaking through the dense forests. But it’s not the end—the evenings are filled with dance and music. As night falls, more hilsa preparations arrive dressed for dinner. Aug 7, 14, 21, 28.