Bird Watching In North India

This 12-Day premier journey for bird watching in North India is an attempt to capture the wide variety of flying wonders from the bird kingdom.

Bird Watching in North India

Behold the marvel of God’s most beautiful creation in its natural habitat and be astounded by the variety of colours and beauty it holds through this extensive tour focused on birding in India. This bird watching in North India tour is an attempt to capture the beauty of Fauna in India and to etch its memories in the travel book of our hearts.

Enjoy 11 days of complete abandonment and relaxation while we take you to some of India’s most beautiful places which are home to thousands of beautiful animals and birds. We are sure that it will leave a mark on your memory and your mind. Though we would be meeting a mix of fauna our major focus in this tour would be to get you acquainted with the wide variety of flying wonders from the bird kingdom.

Itinerary

12 Days / 11 Nights

This tour has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

You will be received by our representative at the Delhi Airport and would be assisted to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. You can explore the nearby locations to get a feel of the neighborhood. Relax and rest while you can, because we assure you the next few days would be packed with excitement and fun.

Overnight stay in: Delhi

Meals included: N/A

Post breakfast, we would be driving you to Agra. There, after a break for lunch, we will be visiting one of the seven wonders of the world. The white glory of India, The Taj Mahal is the perfect place to start our journey. Built in white marble, it has stood the tests of time and never failed to astound its spectators. After spending some time in the Taj Mahal, we would continue our journey towards Keoladeo National Park. There you would be checked in at the lodge and the rest of the day is at your disposal to roam around at leisure. Your actual birdwatching in India would start from tomorrow.

Overnight stay in: Keoladeo National Park lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today the day starts early for us as we go into the park to look at the birds calling out to us! For the next two days we would be early risers to greet the birds. Keoladeo National Park is one of the finest places for bird watching. It is a host to over 375 species of birds and many more migratory birds during winter. It used to be a duck hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Rajasthan and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Overnight stay in: Keoladeo National Park lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today after spending two days in Keoladeo National Park, travel back to New Delhi. We would stop in Okhla Barrage to birdwatch. This place is known for its bird variety and birding enthusiasts in India flock this place to see birds which can’t be otherwise spotted in the city.

The rest of the day would be for you to relax.

Overnight stay in: Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, we would head towards one of the largest National Parks of India, The Jim Corbett National Park. Your accommodation would be arranged at a resort near the national park. The whole day is at your disposal to relax and roam around. A good rest is advised because we would be having an early day tomorrow.

Overnight stay in: Jim Corbett National Park

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is safari day today! Early in the morning, we would drive you to Dhikhala Range for bird watching in North India. This would be your place of stay for the next two days. Post breakfast, you would be taken on a jeep safari and you would be getting an opportunity to get acquainted with many birds. After this is lunch time accompanied by a nature walk along Ramganga Lake with a nature guide who would be familiarizing you with various birds and its habitat. Take rest. The next day is also going to be packed with action.

On the 8th day, post breakfast we set out on an elephant safari to spot rare and exotic birds. You might get lucky with some not-so-usual species like the Blue Throated Barbet, Chestnut-tailed Minla, White-capped Redstart, Great Crested Grebe, Crested Honey Buzzard and the Dusky Crag Martin. Elephant safari is an excellent means to birding and to cruise around the forest without making a lot of noise or disturbance. Also, the height would prove to be a plus for us.

Overnight stay in: Dhikhala Range

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After a morning game drive, we would be bidding adieu to the birds in Jim Corbett National Park. Moving on to our next place of action, we would be driving you to Pangot, a premium bird watching destination in Uttarakhand, around 155.9km from Jim Corbett National Park. Having close proximity to Nainital, this place is known for its scenic beauty and its huge variety of birds like Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Niltava and woodpecker, Khalij pheasant and Himalayan Griffon. We would be bird watching post lunch and drinking the beauty of the place.

Overnight stay in: Pangot

Meals Included: Breakfast

The day starts pretty early today and we would straight away head for a morning nature walk and bird watch for some time and soaking in the early morning sunrise. You would have your breakfast and then we will be driving towards Sat Tal which is around 39 km from Pangot. Our drive would be through the forested Cheena Peak Range and through Snow View Point and Kilbury.

This place is home to birds like Red-billed Blue Magpie, Grey and Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Crested Serpent Eagle, Flycatchers, Cheer Pheasants and Dollarbirds.

Overnight stay in: Pangot

Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast, we would leave to New Delhi, where you can spend the whole day relaxing and exploring around after checking-in to the hotel. Lots of shopping time, maybe!

Overnight stay in: New Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast, you can spend time exploring around after which you will be checking-out from your hotel and you will be dropped to the Delhi airport to board your flight home. Hope we gave you enough memories to take back home. Waiting to see you soon for another fun-filled adventure trip with us!

Overnight stay at: NA

Meals Included: Breakfast

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Red-billed Blue Magpie, Grey and Brown-capped Pygmy Woodpecker, Crested Serpent Eagle, Flycatchers, Cheer Pheasants, Dollarbirds, Blue Throated Barbet, Chestnut-tailed Minla, White-capped Redstart, Great Crested Grebe and many more

Must Do’s

Discover the numerous heritage sites in Delhi and visit the Old Delhi town of Chandni Chowk with its bustling markets. Take a rickshaw or tuk-tuk ride through this market.

Ideal for

Wildlife Photohgraphy tours and Bird watching in India

Options & Extension

This trip can be extended to include a visit to the forts & palace in Jaipur or Rajasthan. You could also extend this tour to visit the South of India

Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharingPrice
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018Available On Request
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis
  • Breakfast at all hotels, except at the featured Camps & Lodges
  • Transport by an air-conditioned Toyota Innova vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Bottled water provided during tours and long drives
  • All government taxes applicable

At Camps & Lodges

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Services of an English-speaking naturalist
  • Forest guide fees
  • Scheduled safari activities in the morning and evening
  • All applicable taxes
  • This rate is not valid in on special holidays such as Christmas / New Year / Diwali etc
  • Check in time at the hotels is 14:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is valid for two people travelling together and sharing the same room.
  • Vehicle included for this trip is an air conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Air fare mentioned is based on current fares applicable in economy class.
  • The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Only morning game drives are possible in the national parks on Wednesdays, as the parks are closed on Wednesday afternoons
  • Game drives at National Parks are in shared jeeps
  • This offer only applies to the hotels and resorts specifically mentioned in the itinerary

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