Birding In The Himalayas
The highest mountain range in the world is also a treasure trove for both wildlife and nature lovers. Practically the entire Himalayan range has nature its playground. What make the Himalayan area most sort out for nature lovers, is that that many places with different type of birds and animals that one can sight and photograph. To say it simply it is a bird rich area.
Places Covered : Delhi - Sattal - Pangot - Corbett - Delhi
Suggested Tour Plan : Day 1 : New Delhi : Local birding in New Delhi, Sultanpur National Park / Okhla Bird Sanctuary. Overnight in a hotel in New Delhi Day 2 : Sattal : After breakfast drive to Sattal. Reach by lunch. Evening birding in Sattal area. Dinner. Overnight in a birding lodge. Day 3 : Sattal : Early morning birding in Sattal lakes area. Return for Breakfast and rest. After Lunch and leave for birding in the forest areas of Sattal. Evening birding in Sattal area. Dinner. Overnight in a birding lodge. Day 4 : Sattal : Early morning birding in Sattal lakes area. Return for Breakfast check out and leave for Pangot. Lunch upon arrival. Birding in Pangot till evening. Dinner Overnight in a birding lodge. Dinner & Overnight in a jungle birding lodge. Day 5 : Pangot : Early morning birding in Pangot area. Return for breakfast and do birding in and around Pangot. After lunch go for afternoon birding in the forested area. Return by evening. Dinner and Overnight in a jungle birding lodge. Day 6 : Pangot : Early morning birding in Pangot area. Return for breakfast. After breakfast leave for Corbett. Arrive in Corbett and trek to the jungle camp in the Himalayan foothills. Lunch and rest. Go for evening birding by the river. Dinner and overnight in a jungle lodge. Day 7 : Corbett: Birding in Corbett area : Breakfast, lunch & Dinner included. Overnight in the jungle resort. Day 8 : Corbett: Early morning birding & after breakfast leave for Ramnagar. Arrive by early afternoon and have lunch. After lunch leave for afternoon jungle safari in Corbett National Park. Dinner and Overnight in a resort. Day 9 : Corbett : Early morning jungle safari in Corbett National Park. Return for breakfast. After breakfast leave for Delhi. Lunch Enroute to Delhi. Dinner and overnight in a hotel in New Delhi Day 10 : New Delhi : Breakfast & Check out : TOUR ENDS. Inclusions : 1. Pick & Drop from the hotel / place of stay in Delhi - NCR 2. English speaking birding naturalist / Guide 3. Transfer in Toyota Car/ Tempo Traveller. 4. Full cycle of meals : Breakfast / lunch / dinner Field Breakfast & Mineral Water. 5. Jungle Safaris / Boating Safaris 6. All guide and jungle entrance charges Exclusions : 1. Person expenses 2. Anything that is not indicated Inclusions
About the Places Covered New Delhi : Gateway to the Himalayas, New Delhi has some of India's best preserved birding areas. There are places like Sultanpur National Park & Okhla Bird Sanctuary for day's birding. Sultanpur National Park : Located 37 km from New Delhi is the Sultanpur National Park. The park is home many resident and migratory birds. The park is open to birding from October to June every year. Reaching there takes about 60 – 90 minutes from New Delhi City Centre (depending on the city traffic ) Okhla Bird Sanctuary : Located along the River Yamuna ( its old name Jamuna). The Okhla Bird Sanctuary (OBS) is roughly 4 square Kilometres in size and is situated between two major towns of New Delhi & NOIDA. The place gives good insight of city river and its habitats. Come winters every year the sanctuary see large amount of migratory birds visit this oasis of nature. More than 300 species of birds and a healthy number of mammals. Reaching there takes about 45 – 60 minutes from New Delhi City Centre (depending on the city traffic ) Sattal : This beautiful Himalayan town is on any birder must visit list. Here one can sight resident and transiting birds. Sattal or Seven Lakes has very wooded areas where birding is a real pleasure. Pangot : Not far from the lake town of Nainital, Pangot is located a atop a ridge overlooking the Greater Himalayan range. While birding the mighty Himalayan peaks Trishul and Nanda Devi ever present ( unless its cloudy ) Corbett : Known as a land of Roar, Trumpet and Song, for a healthy population of Tigers, Elephant and birds. Corbett is one the best preserved forest in India, Corbett is any birder's paradise. This is a highly recommended place for birding.