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Birding Tours of India


Duration : 20 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi, Corbett, Agra, Bharatpur, Sawai Madhopur, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Zainabad, Ahmedabad, Banglaore, Mysore, Ranganathittu, Mysore, Bangalore

DETAILED ITINERARY

1st Day : Arrive Delhi

Qutub Minar, Delhi Tour PackageOn arrive meeting & assistance at airport then transfer to Hotel.

2nd Day : Delhi

Full day sight seeing tour of old & New Delhi.

3rd Day : Delhi - Corbett

Early depart from Delhi to arrive for lunch in Corbett. After a lunch have a nature walk accompanied by a naturalist, along the Kosi River which is known as birders' paradise. A slide show on the flora & fauna of the area. Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park for tiger tracking. We drive along the Ramganga, to look for the fish eating Gharial and Marsh Crocodiles. With the possibility of seeing 05 species of Kingfishers, Pallas & Himalayan Greyheaded Fishing Eagles, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle and of course the Mammalia, the Safari is magical. Arrive at Dhikala, the natural setting is awesome and the location picturesque. Lunch, rest, relax and enjoy the panoramic view of the grassland area and its abundant wildlife. The elephant ride from Dhikala provides the opportunity for close viewing of wildlife. Jeep to Jungle Lodge for overnight stay.

4th Day : Corbett

Early morning Jeep Safari into the awesome wilderness of the Park. Arrive at yourwildlife resort. Drive in the jeep to get to the point where we start the elephant safari. Enroute visit Kanda situated at an elevation of 1020 m, where Jim Corbett shot the Kanda Man-eater. After a picnic lunch we start the elephant Safari in the Himalayan foothills. The best place to be for a photographer, in Corbett National Park, is on elephant back. Since there are a limited number of elephants available for rides, it is worthwile checking out some of the other excellent spots. These are The Sambar Trail, The Dhikala watchtower, Dhikala Chaur and lake, Crocodile Pool, High Bank, Gairal Huts (only in the summers), Gettheryo, Jamun Bhuji, Kanda, watch tower on river bank opposite Dhikala, Dhikala complex itself (it may not be as exciting here but you`ll be able to photograph almost all the animals you want and that too at close range), Ram SinghRoad and Champion Road.

5th Day : Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur

Morning drive to Bharatpur, en route visiting Agra.

6th Dayn : Agra - Bharatpur

Black Necked Stork, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Tour PackageMorning visit Agra & drive to Bharatpur (Keoladeo Ghana). The area was declared a national park on 10 March 1982, and accepted as a World Heritage Site in December 1985. One third of birds in Keoladeo are migrants, many of whom spend their winters in Bharatpur, before returning to their breeding grounds, as far away as Siberia and Central Asia. Migratory birds at Keoladeo include, as large a bird as Dalmatian pelican, which is slightly less than two meters,and as small a bird as Siberian dusky leaf warbler, which is the size of a finger. Other migrants include several species of cranes, pelicans, geese, ducks, eagles, hawks, shanks, stints, wagtails, warblers, wheatears, flycatchers, buntings,larks and pipits, etc.

7th day : Bharatpur

Morning & evening walk in the Bharatpur bird sanctuary for Birding. Seventeen species of birds, namely, grey heron, purple heron, night heron, large egret, median egret, little egret,cattle egret, large cormorant, Indian shag, little cormorant,darter, painted stork, open-billed stork, black-necked stork, white-necked stork, white ibis and spoonbill are known to breed at Keoladeo heronry and the heronry here, is said to be one of the finest in the world.

Talking about the heronries of the world, Roger Tony Peterson wrote, " Perhaps the most impressive spectacle of all is the great assemblage at Bharatpur, near Agra, India, where half a dozen species of herons and egrets nest in association with painted storks, spoonbills, ibises and cormorants..."

8th Day : Bharatpur - Sawai madhopur

Cranes, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Tour & TravelMorning walk in Bharatpur bird sanctuary. Besides the avian fauna, a large variety of mammals and reptiles are also common in the park.These include the nilgai, sambar, chital, leopard and the wild boar. A bonus to reptile-lovers are the large rock pythons which can be spotted, sunning themselves, especially at Python Point, beyond the Keoladeo Temple.

Later drive Sawaimadhopur.

9th Day : Sawai madhopur

Morning & evening excursion to the Ranthambore National Park.

10th day : Sawai madhopur

Morning & evening excursion to the Ranthambore National Park.

11th Day : Sawai madhopur - Jaipur

Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon sight seeing tour of Jaipur city.

12th Day : Jaipur - Ahmedabad

Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Afternoon fly to Ahmedabad.

13th Day : Ahmedabad - Zainabad

Lion at Gir National Park, Zainabad Tour PackageMorning drive to Zainabad. Afternoon excursion to Rann of Kutch.

14th Day : Zainabad

Morning & evening excursion to Rann of Kutch.

15th Day : Zainabad

Morning & evening excursion to Rann of Kutch.

16th Day : Zainabad - Ahmedabad

Morning drive Ahmedabad.

17th Day : Ahmedabad - Banglore - Mysore

Morning fly to Banglore. On arrival proceed for Mysore.

18th Day: Mysore - Ranganathittu - Mysore

Morning excursion to Ranganthitto Bird Sanctuary.

19th Day : Mysore - Ranganathittu - Mysore

Morning excursion to Ranganthittu bird Sanctuary.

20th Day: Mysore - Bangalore

Morning drive to Banglore. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Banglore. Later transfer to airport to onward destination.

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