The Bird Watching Tour of India

The Bird Watching Tour of India

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Delhi - Corbett - Nainital - Agra - Bharatpur - Nagpur - Khana - Nagpur

Duration:
17 Nights / 18 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital city of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Delhi is the capital of India since old times. Delhi's history dates back to the first millenium BC, when it was known as Indraprastha. The Tomar Rajputs built Lal Kot, the core of the first of Delhi's seven cities. It is the epicenter of the nation's politics, economy and culture. History is alive and throbbing in Delhi, the capital of India.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - Delhi – Corbett By Road ( Approx 250 Kms / 06 Hours )
Breakfast will be at hotel. Drive to Corbett National Park. On the way stop at Ramnagar and look for the fabulous IBISBILL amongst the riverside. boulders.

JIM Corbett National Park: One of the greatest National Parks of Asia. Corbett is five hundred and twenty acres of forests, hills and grasslands, fed by a frisky river - A bio-diversity that is rich, rare and precious. This Park is the perfect habitat for the tiger, elephant, hog deer, birds and other wildlife species that is fast vanishing from the earth.

Check in at the resort and relax. Proceed for an afternoon to Kosi riverbanks and look for Crested Kingfisher, Plumbeous Redstart & Little Forktail. The resort you will stay in is surrounded by excellent forest with many birds including the delightful Velvet Fronted Nuthatch. Relax in the evening at the resort restaurant. Overnight will be at resort.
Day 03 - In Corbett
Enjoy a full day birding along the riverbanks and in the nearby green area. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 04 - In Corbett
After breakfast drive inside the forest and full day Birding in the park. Corbett National Park protects a large tract of forest and savanna in the Himalayan foothills, and was India's first National Park. In winter is quite cold in these areas and birds descend from the higher levels of the Himalayas to add to the park's bird riches. The variety of birds in this area is fantastic and moreover the area has its own population of tigers. The lodge inside the park is BASIC but with private facilities and the location is great!!!

Overnight will be inside the forest at rest house in Dhikala.
Day 05 - In Corbett
Enjoy full day Birding in the park. Overnight will be inside the forest at rest house in Dhikala.
Day 06 - Corbett – Naintal By Road ( 120 Kms / 04 Hours )
Breakfast will be at the guesthouse.

Drive to Nainital. The road is uphill and the scenery spectacular. Nainital lies beside a glacial lake and is backed by a crater like ridge with snowcapped peaks beyond rising to over 2600 m. The area is a mixture of pinewoods, open country and small lakes, and the views from some of the hills behind the town are simply fantastic.

Here Lammergeiers and Himalayan Grifon Vultures soar overhead. Reach by late afternoon and enjoy the evening birding around the resort. Overnight will be in Nainital.
Day 07 - In Nainital
Breakfast will be at the resort.

Enjoy full day birding in and around Nainital. Walk among the area's forests and fields in search of resident and migrant mountain birds. Including Red Flanked Bluetail, Streaked Laughing Thrush, Altal Accentor & Golden Bush Robin for some spectacular birding.
Overnight will be in Nainital.
Day 08 - In Naintal
Breakfast will be in the resort. Enjoy birding at the lake and around Nainital. Overnight will be in Nainital.
Day 09 - Naintal - Delhi By Road ( Approx 260 Kms / 07 Hours )
Early morning birding will be around the resort. Proceed for Delhi after breakfast. This will be a long drive and you will need to relax on reaching Delhi. Overnight will be in Delhi.
Day 10 - Delhi – Bharatpur By Road ( Approx 215 Kms / 05 Hours )
Breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards drive to Bharatpur. Upon arrival in Bharatpur check in to the hotel.

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight will be in Bharatpur
Day 11 - In Bharatpur
Breakfast will be at the resort. Proceed on Rickshaw for viewing the birds.
Return to the lodge in the evening and relax. Overnight will be in Bharatpur.
Day 12 - In Bharatpur
Enjoy Birding in the park. Take a boat ride in the park and in the afternoon enjoy the birding from the Rickshaw again.
Overnight will be in Bharatpur.
Day 13 - Bharatpur – Delhi By Road ( Approx 215 Kms / 5 Hours )
Breakfast will be at the resort. Enjoy birding in the park and then start for Delhi after lunch. Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 14 - Delhi – Nagpur ( Flight )
Nagpur – Kanha By Road ( Approx 255 Kms / 06 Hours )

After breakfast transfer to Delhi’s domestic airport to connect the flight for Nagpur. On arrival in Nagpur received at the airport and drive to Kanha National Park

Kanha National Park: This is the place that has been described by Rudyard Kipling in his great book "The Jungle Book". Located in the Mandla district of Madhya Pradesh, Kanha National Park is a tiger reserve that extends over an area of over 940 square km. A horseshoe shaped valley bounded by the spurs of the Mekal presents an interesting topography. Steep rocky escarpments along the edges offer breathtaking views of the valley. Realizing the danger on the Tiger population in the country, the Government started the "Project Tiger" at Kanha National Park and in 1974 the area was declared a Tiger reserve. The park is also the habitat of the high ground Barasingha.

Watchers should station themselves in the hills, where the mixed and bamboo forests harbour many species and in the grassy forest clearings. Water birds can be seen near the park's many rivulets and at Sarvantal, a pool that is frequented by water birds and the area in front of the museum. The birds comprise of Racket Tailed Drongo, Crested Hawk Eagle, Crested Serpent Eagle, Peacock, Golden Oriole, Treepie, Whitenecked Stork, Shikra, White-eyed Buzzard, Roseringed Parakeet, Shama, Red Munia, Large Green Barbet, Crimson Breasted Barbet, Lesser Golden Backed Woodpecker, Hair Crested Drongo, Common Teal, Pintail Duck, etc.

Enjoy birding on the way. Reach in the afternoon and relax at the resort. In the evening start the birding tour in the forest.
Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 15 - In Kanha
Kanha National Park: Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) There would be a lot of birding today as we would take roads around the forest to places not frequented by people and in the bushes. Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 16 - In Kanha
Kanha National Park: Enjoy a full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris) There would be a lot of birding today as we would take roads around the forest to places not frequented by people and in the bushes.
Overnight will be at the resort.
Day 17 - Kanha – Nagpur By Road ( Approx 255 Kms / 06 Hours )
Proceed for the morning safari and birding into forest. Start for Nagpur after lunch. Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 18 - Nagpur - Delhi ( Flight )
Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed to the airport for flight to Delhi. Reach and check into hotel close to the airport for the day.

Visit to SULTANPUR BIRD SANCTUARY for some afternoon birding with packed lunch.

Return to Delhi in the evening and after a FAREWELL DINNER proceed to the airport in time to board the flight home.
 

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