Wildlife and Birds of Assam and Andamans

This tour takes you to the best birding sites of North East India and Andamans. You will arrive in Delhi and after spending a night, you will fly to Guwahati in the northeast part of the country. Kaziranga in the language of the Karbi tribe means ‘where the mountain goat drinks water’. It used to be an inaccessible swampy land covered with tall elephant grass and wheels (water bodies). Declared a national park, it is now spread over 480 sq. km with the great Brahmaputra River as its northern boundary and the Karbi Hills fringing the southern. Kaziranga National Park is famous for its 1,000-strong population of Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, wild Water Buffalo, and wild Elephants. It also supports localized and endangered grassland species such as Swamp Partridge, Bengal Florican, Greater Adjutant Stork, Pallas’s and Grey-headed Fishing Eagle and Spot-billed Pelican.

Kaziranga is divided into three ranges. The popular central range is the best to spot Rhinos, Water Buffaloes and Elephants playing in the water. The eastern range offers some of the most exciting and varied wildlife watching. It is in this less-visited region of the park that we have the best chance of spotting the elusive Tiger or Sun Bear. Turtles and Otters are frequently seen on the river here. At Shohola bheel, we should be able to see Greater Adjutant Stork, Pallas, Grey-headed Fishing Eagle, and a great variety of waterfowl.

Nameri is a scenic sanctuary on the border of the Assam Valley and mountainous Arunachal Pradesh.  Here you can see the endangered White-winged Duck, Wreathed Hornbill, Ibisbill, Blue-bearded Bee-eater, Long-tailed Broadbill and Green Cochoa to name a few species

Andaman Island is birders paradise. One can expect to see Andaman crake, Andaman coucal, Andaman treepie, Andaman serpent eagle, Andaman wood pigeon, Andaman scops owl, Andaman brown hawk owl, Andaman cuckoo dove, Andaman woodpecker, Andaman drongo, white-headed starling, Black-headed Bulbul, Andaman Shama.

Other species that can be seen: White-bellied Sea Eagle, Brown-backed Needletail, Glossy Swiftlet, Alexandrine, Red-breasted and Long-tailed Parakeets; Fulvous-breasted Woodpecker, Black-naped Oriole, Scarlet Minivets. Pacific Reef Egret, Pacific Golden, Greater Sand and Lesser Sand Plovers, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone. Kingfishers: Collared, Stork-billed, common etc. Lesser Whistling Duck, Pacific Swallow, Black-browed, Oriental Reed Warblers, Yellow and Cinnamon Bitterns, Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Red-throated Flycatcher, Yellow-browed and Two-barred Warblers, Large Cuckooshrikes, Baillon’s and Ruddy-breasted Crakes, Slaty-breasted Rail, Pintail Snipe, Rusty-rumped Warblers, a flock of Red-throated Pipits, Emerald Doves and Forest Wagtails.

Available departures

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Guest reviews

  • East India and its birds were always on my cards since I was a teenager. But I only got a change to check it off my bucket list last year in 2017. I am 40 now. And I must say Asian Adventures are experience travel specialists as well as the staff is an avid birder, which helps make the tour an incomparable package. This 15 day tour was very well planned and executed. I have learnt that they conduct some 30 birding tours across India. And I would love to take up another soon, this time with family.

    Antonio Roza Stephano, Italy

  • It was my first trip to India in 2016. And being a nature lover, I was really skeptical about it, though the friend who had recommended it to me was quite confident that I will come back with memories of a lifetime, He was right. Asian Adventures are not just travel specialists, they are nature conservationists whose each representative, guide has been carefully hand-picked. And so are the lodges where they made us stay. I captured more than 300 species of birds in my camera. No words enough to describe the planning of the tour, the experience, the hospitality - I would love to come back soon, for another Birding adventure - this time at a different location in India.

    John Bayern, Germany

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: New Delhi to Nameri
Day 03: Nameri Tiger Reserve
Day 04: Nameri Tiger Reserve
Day 05: Nameri to Kaziranga National Park
Day 06: Kaziranga National Park
Day 07: Kaziranga National Park
Day 08: Kaziranga National Park
Day 09: Kaziranga Tiger Reserve-Kolkata
Day 10: Kolkata to Port Blair
Day 11: Port Blair
Day 12: Chidiya Tappu
Day 13: Chidiya Tappu
Day 14: Port Blair to New Delhi
Day 15: Delhi to Departure

Highlights

A large list of bird species
Great birding in Grassland, Wetlands, Riverine and Oceanic Eco-system
A large variety of mammals & birds
Farm fresh Indian meals
Quaint lodges and camps
Easy birding
Sightseeing & Diving is possible
Glimpses of the beautiful landscape, architecture and lifestyle of North East India & Andaman Islands

Accommodation

Inclusions

Services includes only:
-Transport services
-Accommodation as specified
-Birding guide for North East and Andamans
-Meals as specified above·
-Safaris in National Park as stated and services of naturalist guides etc.
-Park entrance fees
-Boat and Ferry transfers in Andamans
-Domestic flight tickets
Camera Fee

Services does not include:
-Optional tours, tips, laundry, drinks, camera fee, monument entrance fee, a few meals
-Air fare, visa, and insurance, elephant ride, rafting, personal expenses
-Any other services not specified in cost inclusions