India bird watching holiday in the Himalayas

With over 400 bird species and landscapes from wetlands to woodlands, Bharatpur and Chambal are a birders' paradise – with tigers and river dolphins too.
Magnificent landscapes of Bharatpur and Chambal Keoladeo Ghana National Park Chambal River wildlife cruise Kumaon Hills and Saatal Forests of Pangot Cheena Peak Range Corbett National Park tiger reserve Over 400 bird species – plus leopards and river dolphin
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£1300To£1500 excluding flights
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Duration
14 Days
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Tailor made
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Includes airport transfers, full board accommodation ,jeep safari,chambal boat ride,entrance fees, local birding guide & dedictaed AC car with you. Delhi is on B&B Price is per person based on a minimum of 2 people.
Or from £1300 per person for a minimum of 4 people. Best months: October to Late March THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR
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Description of India bird watching holiday in the Himalayas

This unique birding trip combines exotic Himalayan locations with the contrasting landscapes and wildlife of Bharatpur and Chambal.

Bharatpur is at the heart of the Keoladeo Ghana National Park - explored both on foot and cycle rickshaws. This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts breathtaking wetlands where a third of around 400 bird species have flown in from as far afield as Siberia and Central Asia. During two days here look out for multiple species of crane and stork, Asian Openbill, Black-headed Ibis, Pheasant-tailed and Bronzed-winged Jacanas and Oriental Darter.

The park's wooded areas, meanwhile, are home to Yellow-footed Green-pigeon, Taiga Flycatcher, Indian Pygmy Woodpeckers, complemented by birds of prey such as Crested Serpent Eagle and, as dusk falls, Collared Scops Owl and nightjars.

Transferring to the Chambal River, you'll cruise in search of Indian Skimmer, River Lapwing, Small Pratincole and Lesser Pied Kingfisher, as well as looking out for fish-eating crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins.

Next, explore the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Kumaon Hills and Saatal, home to an array of rainbow-hued Himalayan species such as Rufous-breasted Accentor, Blue-Throated Barbet, Green-backed Tits, Lemon-rumped Warblers, Siberian Rubythroats and Orange-flanked Robins.

Driving through rich forests to Pangot, there's a full-day birding in and around the Cheena Peak Range. More than 200 species have been recorded in the area, including Himalayan Griffon, Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Niltava and Khalij Pheasant. But in a land of both perennial and seasonal creeks, you may also see a host of other magnificent wildlife including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan Martin, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barking deer and sambhar.

A chance to experience the region's non-bird marvels continues with a finale in the wonderful tiger reserve of the Corbett National Park, where you will also have an elephant safari by jeep.

Price information

£1300To£1500 excluding flights
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Includes airport transfers, full board accommodation ,jeep safari,chambal boat ride,entrance fees, local birding guide & dedictaed AC car with you. Delhi is on B&B Price is per person based on a minimum of 2 people.
Or from £1300 per person for a minimum of 4 people. Best months: October to Late March THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your requirements for 2 to 12 people. The best time to travel is October to June

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Reviewed on 14 Feb 2013 by

For us the nature based activities and birdwatching were tremendous. We had some really good guides and got to see tigers and a leopard which is very rare. The people, the culture and the environment were very exotic to us. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 May 2012 by

Seeing the Taj Mahal at Sunrise is an unforgettable event in our lives. Many special rare species of birds seen on our Birding Himalyan tour...Superbly organised. Read full review

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2012 by

The bird watching was excellent...Bird guides were very good too, and all knew their local birds. However outstanding was Sunil (Kumar?) in Nainital. His excellent English made our outings a great pleasure Read full review

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