Mousuni is a small island of the Sunderban Delta. It's beauty lies in the confluence of the sea with the river. Made by the British for transportation of salt and dry fish, mousuni got it's name from the Bengali words, "mosh ani" means "bringing buffalo". When British people come to inspect the place they find out nobody lives in these islands but lots of people come here everyday. When asked why they come here the locals responded, "mosh ani" i.e they bring their buffaloes here to feed and so goes the name Mousuni.
The mainstay economy of the people here is agriculture and fishing. However the severe impacts of climate change has its toll on the lives of people here who were already having a precarious existence.
Your stay at our backpackers camp is going to be an unique and exciting experience in itself. No this camp doesn't have the luxury of five star hotels, it have the luxury of billion stars, the luxury of the song of the sea and the music of the winds. Starting from fishing to beach cycling, from playing volleyball in the sand dunes to laying idly with your favourite book on the hammock or looking at the magical sky during sunrise or sunset for hours sitting at the gazebo, our camp has a whole bunch of exciting experiences to offer.
Feed your Backpacking Soul
11 A.M. Check in Welcome Drinks
(Nimbu Pani / Coconut Water)
1.30 P.M. Lunch
(Rice, Dal, Vegetable Curry, Fish Curry)
6 P.M. Evening Snacks
(Pakora, Puffed Rice, Tea)
9 P. M. Dinner
(Rice / Roti, Vegetable Curry, Chicken Curry)
Next Day 8 A.M. Breakfast
(Puri, Vegetable Curry, Tea)
Additional Lunch 1.30 P.M. on request
Reach Namkhana by bus or train (Rs. 30/- from Sealdah).
Take one motor van to ferry ghat (Rs. 10/- per head).
Cross the Hatania Dotania river by boat (10minutes ride, Rs. 2/- per head).
Take Tata Magic (every 15mins service) and reach Bagdanga kheya ghat (45mins ride) (Shared Rs. 15/- per head or reserved car Rs. 350/- per vehicle)
Cross tChinai river and reach Bagdanga by boat (5 mins ride, Rs. 2/- per head) From Bagdanga, Motor van and Toto available at Rs. 20/- per head.
When you are at Mousuni Backpackers’ camp we give you the best opportunity to stay on a beach and make new friends while sharing stories. Campfire is the best part of our camp to enjoy and strengthen your friendship. Witness most beautiful sunrise and sunset and walk on the beach under a million stars.
You can join our team and explore the local area, mainly the fisherman colony which is badly affected by sea level rise and an adventurous journey to the mangrove area. You can also plan a bird watching walk.
Football, guitar and cycle will definitely add excitement to your stay.
Being an integral part of responsible tourism, izifiso always focus on lending a helping hand in developing the places they touch. In mousuni izifiso is employing only the local people for all the areas where manpower is needed. This helps in betterment of the livelihood of the people as well as empower them and make them more confident.
Also ten percent of the profit amount will directly go to the fund raised for education of local children with an idea to set an educational center in the area in near future.
Cost includes your food, stay and campfire expenses. Happy Backpacking.