North India Guided Birding Tour (15 Days; # 147)

This tour takes you to the best birding sites of North India such as Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo National Park, National Chambal Sanctuary, the Himalayan Foothills near Nainital & the best Tiger Park of Uttarakhand i.e. Corbett 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 Kaffal House/ Jungle Lore in Pangot. Staff were 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 Kaffal House 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, organisation, 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.

    Gary Buckett

Itinerary Overview

01 Dec. 2019: Arrive Delhi
02 Dec. 2019: Delhi to Bharatpur via Sultanpur Lake
03 Dec. 2019: Bharatpur
04 Dec. 2019: Day excursion to Chambal & Agra
05 Dec. 2019: Bharatpur to Noida
06 Dec. 2019: Noida to Corbett National Park
07 Dec. 2019: Corbett National Park
08 Dec. 2019: Corbett National Park
09 Dec. 2019: Corbett to Pangot
10 Dec. 2019: Pangot
11 Dec. 2019: Pangot
12 Dec. 2019: Pangot to Sat Tal 13 Dec. 2019: Sat Tal
14 Dec. 2019: Sat Tal to Delhi
15 Dec. 2019: Departure

Highlights

A large list of bird species of the Himalayan region
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 of Cultural and Historical sites 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 single room basis
-All meals as per the itinerary
-Arrival and departure transfers in Delhi
-Visit to Sultanpur with Park Entrance Fee
-Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur for 01.5 days (01 rickshaws for 02 guest basis) -Park entrance fee of Bharatpur for 01.5 days (once a day only)
-One Boat cruise on Chambal River
-Park entrance fee of Chambal
-Corbett Park Safaris
-Corbett Park entrances and permit fee
-Birding in Pangot and Sat Tal
-Dedicated airconditioned 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