Enjoyment of Hilsa Festival in Sundarban


Enjoyment of Hilsa Festival in Sundarban

The Sundarban Hilsa Festival is an exciting event that draws food lovers and nature enthusiasts alike. This unique festival combines the thrill of a Sundarban tour with the delight of indulging in one of Bengal’s most beloved Hilsa (Ilish) dishes. Generally, this festival is celebrated in the rainy season because of the availability of Ilish fish in the market. No specific day is mentioned for the Hilsa festival. Different tour operators can celebrate the Hilsa festival according to their wishes. Even one tour operator can arrange a multi-time Hilsa festival based on their tour.   

A Sundarban tour during the Hilsa Festival offers an immersive experience of the rich biodiversity of Sundarban along with wild animals and birds. As you navigate through the mangrove forests, you’ll encounter the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger, diverse bird species, and other exotic wildlife. The serene beauty of the Sundarbans, with its winding rivers and dense mangroves, provides a perfect backdrop for the festival. In this season forest is fully green along with more leaves. Most of the footways are full of mud. The rivers contain more water than the other seasons. So, you will feel some kind difference of in houseboat riding rather than the other season. Small canals are also full of water. Hence, you can make the journey by boat in Sundarban easily. But you will become a little hectic for mud.

Participating in a Sundarban tour package during the Hilsa Festival ensures a hassle-free and enriching journey. These packages typically include guided tours, comfortable accommodations, and sumptuous meals featuring various Hilsa dishes. From traditional preparations like Ilish Bhapa (steamed Hilsa) and Ilish Paturi (Hilsa wrapped in banana leaves) to innovative culinary twists, the festival celebrates the Hilsa in all its glory. Apart from this, the chef can prepare other many dishes of ilish that will give you more pleasure and taste. But, all tour operators may or may not provide the same menu and accommodation to their tourists because they make tour packages differently according to their marketing policy. 

The Hilsa Festival is not just about food, it’s also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. You’ll witness traditional music and dance performances, participate in local crafts workshops, and learn about the lifestyle of the Sundarbans’ residents. This cultural immersion adds a unique dimension to your Sundarban tour, making it a memorable experience. But you should prepare yourself for the rainy season as you have to face rain and mud most of the time. Drinking water is a little problem in Sundarban in the rainy season. Although, tour operators provide drinking water to their customers it may or may not be sufficient for you. So, you should arrange sealed drinking water at the very beginning of the tour.

Whether you’re a foodie eager to savor the best Hilsa dishes or an adventurer looking to explore the Sundarbans’ natural wonders, the Sundarban Hilsa Festival offers a perfect blend of both. Book a Sundarban tour package today and embark on an unforgettable journey filled with flavor and adventure.