Birds and Tigers of Himalayan Foothills

This tour takes you to the best birding and wildlife sites of the North including the Corbett National Park, which is the first National Park of India. The park holds a plethora of mammal and bird species. One may expect to see mammals like Tiger, Leopard, Muntjac, Fishing Cat, Sambar Deer and Chital. The park is also home to birds like Lesser Fish Eagle, Cinereous Vulture, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Tawny Fish and Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Ibisbill, Wallcreeper, Hodgson’s Bushchat, Bright-headed Cisticola, Rosy Minivet and White-tailed Rubythroat to name a few.

Pangot is a birding paradise. Nestled in the foothills of Himalayas the entire region is covered in thick Deodar forests which prove to be an ideal hangout hotspot for birds. One can see a variety of Himalayan species such as Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas.

Sattal is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. It has 150 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. A combined tour of Pangot-Sattal is appropriate for best birding experience. Commonly found birds are green-tailed sunbird, Eurasian griffon, Stork-billed kingfisher, red-billed blue magpie, grey-capped pygmy woodpecker, lesser yellownape woodpecker, kingfishers, blue-throated and brown-headed barbets, lineated barbet, golden-throated barbet, crimson-fronted barbet, coppersmith barbet plum-headed parakeet and slaty-headed parakeet.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Delhi to Corbett
Day 02: Corbett National Park
Day 03: Corbett to Pangot
Day 04: Pangot
Day 05: Pangot
Day 06: Pangot to Sat Tal
Day 07: Sat Tal
Day 08: Sat Tal to Delhi

Highlights

Bird species of the Himalayan region for photography
Himalayan views
Farm fresh Indian meals
Quaint lodges
Easy birding
Glimpses of the beautiful landscape and lifestyle of Kumaon

Accommodation

Inclusions

Services includes only:
-Accommodation on Single on twin sharing basis
-Meals as per the itinerary
-Two Jungle visit in Corbett National Park in a 4WD (with entrance fee)
-Guided Birding for all the days
-All surface transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
-All taxes

Services does not include:
-Optional tours/excursions, personal & incidental expenses
-Tips, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, camera fee etc.
-International and domestic air fare, visa, insurance.