Endemic Birds of North India Tour 14N15D(R)

This tour takes you to the best birding sites of North India such as Okhla Bird Sanctuary, the Himalayan Foothills near Nainital & the best Tiger Park of Uttarakhand i.e. Corbett National Park, National Chambal Sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park, along with the ‘must do’ visit to the iconic Taj Mahal.One can get over 350+ species of birds on this trip. It encompasses varied landscapes and experiences that North India offers. These features make this tour very fruitful and popular.

Available departures

Unfortunately, no places are available on this tour at the moment

Guest reviews

  • Just to let you know that Susan and I had a wonderful time during our recent trip to India. Many thanks for making the arrangements, which all went smoothly. We were very lucky and saw lots of interesting birds and mammals – and Shaym made an excellent companion (we would have seen far fewer birds without his sharp eyes).

    Peter

  • I have been intending to write to give feedback as I wanted to thank you for a great trip. Firstly may I say how impressed I was that from start to end you were very considerate to my requests and the flexibility you showed when I made a last minute request to change my itinerary was greatly appreciated. Secondly, my driver, Jaipal was courteous, helpful and whilst not a widely experienced birdwatcher, he sought to assist with finding many birds and indeed did successfully point several out for me. He was prompt and reliable and his driving ability and artful negotiation of the crazy Indian traffic impressed me and quickly put me at ease. My bird guides were terrific, very knowledgeable and experienced that undoubtedly enhanced my birdwatching experience. You may well be aware that prior to contacting you I was in negotiation with Sunil as he came highly recommended. However, as he could not cover all my trip he suggested I contact you as so I was so pleased when I discovered that he was to be my guide in the Himalaya part of the trip. Delver was also very skilled and ensured that I saw as many birds as possible. The guide in Agra was helpful and informative and worked conscientiously to ensure I enjoyed my visit to the cultural sites acquired the maximum from my time there. I was impressed with all guides and would have no hesitation in using them again. In my many travels, I have experienced good and bad guides and the guides that you arranged are clearly for me some of the best that I have had, thank you. In respect of accommodation, I was greatly impressed with Jungle Lore in Pangot. Staff was very helpful and amenable, the food fantastic and the location ideal. I could easily have spent more time here. The Mapple Hermitage Hotel in Sattal was nice but not as good as Jungle Lore Birding Lodge and I guess perhaps I had been spoiled with my Pangot experience! The food in all hotels and accommodation was superb and I enjoyed the meals which were varied and plentiful, sometimes too plentiful as I had put on a little weight!! Overall I enjoyed my trip and was able to focus on my birdwatching, confident in the knowledge that all other aspects such as transport, organization, accommodation etc were well taken care of. I thank you again for a truly wonderful trip and I have no hesitation in recommending you to other people. I am seriously considering returning to India, perhaps to visit the northeast corner within the next 18 months if possible and so I am likely to be communicating with you again soon. All in all, it was a very good and enjoyable trip which I will surely never forget. I had thought that I had seen maybe 50 new birds (“lifers”) and when I sat down yesterday evening and reviewed my list I realized the actual number was 145! Kaziranga also is a park that in regard to wildlife sightings far exceeded the other parks I have visited in India so far. I will certainly try to go back to the Northeast before I leave for India in 2018 to repeat and re-live this experience! Many thanks to your hard-working staff in the Northeast and all the good and efficient logistical preparations!

    Gary Buckett

Itinerary Overview

15 Dec. 2019: Arrive Delhi
16 Dec. 2019: Delhi to Sat Tal via Okhla Bird Sanctuary
17 Dec. 2019: Sat Tal
18 Dec. 2019: Sat Tal to Pangot
29 Dec. 2019: Pangot
20 Dec. 2019: Pangot
21 Dec. 2019: Pangot to Corbett National Park
22 Dec. 2019: Corbett National Park
23 Dec. 2019: Corbett National Park
24 Dec. 2019: Corbett National Park to Noida
25 Dec. 2019: Noida to Chambal River Sanctuary
26 Dec. 2019: Chambal to Bharatpur via Agra
27 Dec. 2019: Bharatpur
28 Dec. 2019: Bharatpur to Delhi
29 Dec. 2019: Departure

Highlights

A large list of bird species
Great birding in scrubland, wetlands and Riverine Eco-system
A large variety of other mammals
Himalayan views
Farm fresh Indian meals
Quaint lodges and camps
Easy birding
Sightseeing is possible
Option of visiting the iconic Taj Mahal
Glimpses of the beautiful landscape, architecture and lifestyle of North India

Accommodation

Inclusions

Services includes only:
-Accommodation on twin / Single sharing basis
-All meals as per the itinerary
-Arrive and departure transfer in Delhi
-Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur for 01 days (01 rickshaws for 02 guest basis)
-Park entrance fee of Bharatpur for 02 days (once a day only)
-One Boat cruise on Chambal River
-Park entrance fee of Chambal
-Exclusive 4WD in Corbett for Dhikala visit (i night & 02 days)
-Birding in Pangot and Sat Tal
-Dedicated air-conditioned transport
-Bird & wildlife guides at: Bharatpur, Chambal, Corbett NP, Pangot & Sat Tal
-All taxes

Services does not include:
-Optional tours, tips, laundry, drinks, camera fee
-Monument guide in Agra for Taj Mahal visit
-Monument guide in Agra for Taj Mahal visit
-International Air fare, Visa, and Insurance
-Personal or Incidental Expenses