North India

India, being a large country, has many interesting bird species, including a number of ‘life birds’ to offer most visiting birdwatchers. Many of these species are possible to find on birding tours done in Northern India. These tours can be carried out either in separate visits or a single one.

A tour of India can also be combined with tour of Sri Lanka.

Recent taxonomic revision in Rasmussen & Anderton (2005) recognizes 192 South Asian endemic species among birds occurring in India. Of these, 30 species are restricted to the Western Ghats where our South India tour is carried out. On this tour it is possible to find nearly all of them and also several other widespread South Asian endemics.

Our tours cover several regions rich in culture and with varied, picturesque habitats, providing opportunities for large numbers of birds to be seen, in an unforgettable experience

» Indian Bird Species List


Itinerary 1
North and North-West India

Day 01 : Arrive at Delhi , transfer to Railway station train ride to Bharatpur,
(Keoladeo National Park ), Check in at a hotel / lodge close to National park for three nights.
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge close to National park

Day 02 : Full day birding at Bharatpur,
Looking for waterbirds, shorebirds, dry open country, forest and nocturnal birds including some endemics. Also butterflies, open country and forest mammals, and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge close to National park

Day 03 : Bharatpur or, alternatively, Bund Baretha / Taj Mahal,
Looking for waterbirds, shorebirds, coastal seabirds, dry open country, forest and nocturnal birds including some endemics. Also butterflies and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge close to National park

Day 04 : Transfer to station, overnight train to Ramnagar,
Dinner on the train. Morning arrive at Ramnagar. Check in at a hotel / lodge for two nights.Rest of the day birding in Ramnagar
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge in Ramnagar.

Day 05 : Full day birding in Ramnagar / Kumeria and outskirts of Corbett Tiger Reserve,
Looking for forest and nocturnal birds including some North Indian endemics. Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge in Ramnagar.

Day 06 : Drive to Dhikala (core zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve),
Check in at the Rest House for three nights, Full day at Corbett Tiger Reserve.
Looking for forest and grassland birds including some North Indian endemics. Also Tiger’s and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at the Rest house in Corbett Tiger Reserve

Day 07 : Full day birding in Corbett Tiger Reserve,
Looking for forest and nocturnal birds including some North Indian endemics. Also Tiger’s and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at the Rest house in Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Day 08 : Full day birding in Corbett Tiger Reserve or, alternatively, drive to Kanda,
Looking for forest and grassland birds including some North Indian endemics. Also Tiger’s and other wildlife
Overnight stay at the Rest house in Corbett Tiger Reserve.

Day 09 : From Corbett Tiger Reserve drive to Naini Tal / Sat Tal,
Enrout birding Check in at a hotel in Naini Tal.
Overnight stay at a hotel in Naini Tal.

Day 10 : After birding in Naini Tal / Sat Tal and drive to Pungkot / Binsar,
check in at a hotel / lodge for three nights.
Looking for montane forest, grassland and nocturnal birds including some North Indian endemics.
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge in Pungkot / Binsar

Day 11 : Full day birding in Pungkot / Binsar,
Looking for montane forest, grassland and nocturnal birds including some North Indian endemics.
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge in Pungkot / Binsar.

Day 12 : Full day birding in Pungkot / Binsar,
Looking for montane forest, grassland and nocturnal birds including some North Indian endemics.
Overnight stay at a hotel / lodge in Pungkot / Binsar.

Day 13 : Transfer to railway station at Kathgodam, Overnight train to Delhi , dinner on train,

Day 14 : Arrive at Delhi and transfer to airport hotel for refreshing and evening departure.


Itinerary 2
Trekking for Himalayan Pheasants and Tragopans

Day 01 : Fly from Delhi to Shimla.
On arrival, transfered by jeep to Chail. Check in at a hotel / forest guest house in Chail. For three nights
Overnight stay at a hotel / forest guest house in Chail.

Day 02 : Full day at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and adjoining hill sides
For Cheer Phesant and other himalayan bird species. Overnight stay at a hotel / forest guest house in Chail.

Day 03 : Full day at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary and adjoining hill sides
For Cheer Phesant and other himalayan bird species. Overnight stay at a hotel / forest guest house in Chail.

Day 04 : Drive from Chail to Dharan Ghati wildlife santuary.
On arrival meet up with guides and porters for hike up to camping site for the night. Over night camping in mountain camp site.

Day 05 : Full day birding in Dharan Ghati Wildlife Sanctuary
Looking for Himalayan Pheasants and other himalayan bird species.
Over night camping in mountain camp site.

Day 06 : full day birding in Dharan Ghati Wildlife Sanctuary
Looking for himalayan Phesants and other himalayan bird species. Over night camping in mountain camp site.

Day 07 : Drive from Dharan Ghati to Kullu.
Check in at guest house / hotel. Over night stay at a guest house / hotel in Kulu for one night

Day 08 : Drive to Thirthan Valley , ( Great Himalayan National Park . )
check in at a Forest Guest House / lodge for four days full day trekking in Great Himalayan National Park . For Himalayan Pheasants and other Himalayan bird species
Over night at a Forest Guest House / lodge in Great Himalayan National Park .

Day 09 : Full day at Great Himalayan National Park .
Full day trekking in Great Himalayan National Park . For Himalayan Pheasants and other Himalayan bird species.
Over night at a Forest Guest House / lodge in Great Himalayan National Park .

Day 10 : Full day at Great Himalayan National Park .
Full day trekking in Great Himalayan National Park . Looking For Himalayan Pheasants and other Himalayan bird species.
Over night at a Forest Guest House / lodge in Great Himalayan National Park .

Day 11 : Full day at Great Himalayan National Park
Full day trekking in Great Himalayan National Park . Looking For Himalayan Pheasants and other Himalayan bird species.
Over night at a Forest Guest House / lodge in Great Himalayan National Park .

Day 12 : Drive to Manali, check in at a guest house / hotel,
Later to Manali Wildlife Sanctuary.
Looking for Himalayan Pheasants and other Himalayan bird species.
Over night stay at a guest house / hotel in Manali.

Day 13 : Full day Manali Wildlife Sanctuary,
Looking for Himalayan Pheasants and other Himalayan bird species. Over night stay at a guest house / hotel in Manali.

Day 14 : Drive to Bhuntar airport in Kulu for flight to Delhi .
Arrive at Delhi and transfer to airport hotel for refreshing and evening departure.

Note: that this is more or less a trekking tour. It could be adjusted according to your aspirations. The pace of trekking could be slowed for those who prefer to do so.