The most popular bird watching tour of India
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Tour overview

India is the nest to almost 1266 bird species each unique and vibrant in its own ways. Bird watching tours are an opportunity that will allow you to relish the divine natural landscapes where these birds reside and to find peace and joy in sighting them. The spotting of a beautiful bird in its natural environment is remarkable and exhilarating and makes all the effort worthwhile. It will almost be a ruminant encounter. The Bird Watching trip to India offers visit to spectacular sceneries along with a magical birding experience and a pinch of adventure. This bird watching tour to India will take you to the significant tourist attractions in the capital, Delhi before setting out to the miracle of a lifetime. Drive to Narmada, a snowy resort and haven for birdwatchers and enjoy while stopping on the route for bird watching. With low-lying river valleys and marvelous snowy peaks, Himachal Pradesh holds itself as the adventure Playground of India.


Tour highlights

  • Tranquil bird watching at Okhla Barrage

  • Get surprised with the diverse culture of Old & New Delhi

  • Scenic drive to Narkanda, the skiing resort on the way to birding

  • Expedition to Sangla through the stunning canyons of the Greater Himalayas

  • Rejuvenating trip to visit to Jibhi and Bahu for bird watching


Itinerary

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Day 01

Arrive Delhi

Welcome to Delhi, the capital city of India. Upon arrive at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, our tour representative shall receive you and assist you with your luggage and drop you to the hotel. Relax at hotel with anovernight

Day 02

Delhi

Take an early morning drive down to Okhla Barrage in the morning for bird sighting. Okhla Barrage is a site that overlooks the river Yamuna, home to over 300 bird species, commonly water birds. Return back to the hotel for your breakfast. In the afternoon set out for a city stroll and sightseeing in Delhi. Pay a visit to all significant and historical locations that include world heritage monuments like Qutub Minar, Red Fort,andHumayunTomb. Not only this, the streets and lanes of old Delhi will take you to the famous busy market of Chandni Chowk and Jama Masjid. Return to hotel and settle back at the hotel at night. Spend an overnight in Delhi.

Day 03

Delhi - Chandigarh - Narkanda

In the morning you will be transferred to railway station to catch a train to Chandigarh. Upon arrival in Chandigarh, you will be received by our representative and driven to Narkanda. At an altitude of 2708 meters, Narkanda is a bird haven of bird species like the White-cheeked Nuthatch, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker and Grey-crested Tit surrounded by a vast temperate forest with abundance of Conifer, Oak, and Maple trees.Spend night at the hotel equipped with all the modern amenities.Spend an overnight in Narkanda.

Day 04

Narkanda - Sangla

After breakfast, visit the most significant landmarks of Narkanda including Hatu Peak and Hatu temple, Tanni Jubbar Lake, and Stokes Farm and enjoy bird watching tour. Later take a scenic drive to the snowy valley Sangla through themagnificent canyons of the Greater Himalayas. Situated in beautiful Kinnaur district, Sangla is a paradise for bird watching. Spend evening taking a gentle bird watching tour of Sangla. Spend overnight in Sangla.

Day 05

Excursion to Chitkul

Today morning take a nice breakfast at hotel. Later drive towards Chitkul a small village in the Kinnaur district. The last inhabited village in the border region surrounded by green orchards and edgy mountain peaks, Chitkul offers various places that will amaze you with the finest spectacle of numerous birds. Halt on the way for birding.Return to Sangla after sundown and head to overnight stay at your hotel in Sangala.

Day 06

Sangala

Early morning take a bird walk tour around the Kamru fort and Sangala following the enchanting chirps. The entire trip offers a great photo opportunity to the nature enthusiasts. Here, at the highest point of the village is Fort Kamru, built by Lord Badhrinath thousands of year ago. Inside the fort there are idols of about (360,000,000) gods and goddess. Return back to the hotel for your breakfast. Afternoon will be at leisure or walk around the village and mingle with locals. Overnight in Sangala.

Day 07

Sangala - Sarahan

Today after breakfast, you will proceed to Sarahan, a lovely village with Srikhand Mahadev peak and Bhimakali Temple, surrounded by luscious apple orchards. Himachal is all the second largest producer of Apple in India. The Himalayan state is also known as the “Land of the Gods” as it finds its way into many of ancient Holy Scriptures.Shrikhand Mahadev is a pilgrimage spot as well it is known for its shape resembling that of the shivalinga, it the place where the myth of Bhramasura was born. This day you will be enjoying bird watching and also visit to the Pheasant breeding center. Return to camp from a mystical trek to spend the night.Overnight in Sarahan.

Day 08

Sarahan - Goshaini - Tirthan valley

After breakfast, in the morning depart to nextdestination for bird watching, Goshaini a small snowyvillage, throughJalori pass & Shoja. Shoja offers a panoramic view of the Kullu, capturing all the snow peaks and valleys, Meadows, River and forests, making Shoja an undiscovered miracle. Afternoon wander down the forest trails to the pristine Pheasant countryside and sight the beautiful birds on the way. The major attractions spotted in the region includes Kaleej, Monal, and Koklas. In the late evening leave for Goshaini. Rest overnight in a hotel at Tirthan valley.

Day 09

Excursion to great Himalayan National Park

Post your breakfast at the hotel, kick-startyour morning by takinga refreshing bird walk towards the Great Himalayan National Park. The Great Himalayan National Park is a habitat to an abundant flora and fauna, with more than 375 fauna species, it’s also a UNESOC DECLARED World heritage site.Take a walk downstream in the afternoon, down along the river Tirthan.The Tirthan valley is the base point of the Great Himalayan National Park. Around 200 species of birds are recorded in this valley including the endangered Western Tragopan. Yellow-billed blue magpies and brown dippers can be easily spotted in the mornings. The Asian brown and paradise flycatchers, jungle mynas, Asian barred owlets and common kestrels are also found commonly in the area. Hiking downstream along the river can be a cleansing experience, catch the sunset through the canopy and its reflection in the Tirtan water, before returning back. Overnight stay in the hotel at Tirthan.

Day 10

Excursion to Jibhi

Today morning after breakfast, buckle up to visit Jibhi and Bahu. The jouney to Jibhi and Bahu can be satisfying enough with the magnificent scenery on both sides of the river and the mountain, almost like watching a painting come alive. With plenty of easy trails that through the lush pine and cedar forests of the Banjar Valley jibhi is a walker’s delight.Snuggle overnight in a hotel at Tirthan.

Day 11

Tirthan valley to Bhunter ( airport ) - Delhi and depart

Post your breakfast, drive to Bhunter to board a flight back to Delhi. After arriving you will be assisted for your flight to onward destination.


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