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North India Birding & Tiger Tour

North India Birding & Tiger Tour  (10 Days)
From USD 1790

Day 1: Chambal
Arrive Delhi airport and depart for Chambal (280 kms/5 hrs drive). Arrive Chambal and check in to the lodge. You can enjoy an afternoon boat ride on Chambal river. The most notable bird species of the Chambal is the localized Indian Skimmer. Other notable species include the Small Pratincole, Great Thick-knee, River Tern and Black-bellied Tern. Other species present in the area include Osprey, Black Kite Black-eared Kite, Bonelli’s Eagle, Long- legged Buzzard, Steppe Eagle, Rock Dove, Asian Koel, Brown Boobook (or Brown Hawk-Owl), Sand, Greater Short-toed and Crested Larks, Grey-throated Sand Martin, Masked and Himalayan Wagtails, Desert Wheatear, Rufous-fronted and Plain Prinias, Lesser Whitethroat, Common and Large Grey Babblers and Bank Myna. The river also hosts the Gangetic Dolphin, the endemic fish eating Gharial and Marsh Crocodiles.

Day 2: Bharatpur
After birding in the morning, depart for Bharatpur (140 kms/3 hrs drive). Arrive Bharatpur by lunch, check in to the hotel. Afternoon birding in Keoladeo bird sanctuary on cycle rickshaws. Bharatpur is an unraveled breeding site for the Painted Stork, Asian Openbills, Indian & Little Cormorants, Purple & Black Crowned Night Herons, Black headed Ibises & Eurasian Spoonbills. Some of the other notable species here are the Ferruginous and Comb ducks, Cotton Pygmy Goose, Sarus and Common cranes, Great White and Dalmatian Pelicans, Yellow and Black bitterns, Greylag and Bar-headed goose, Red-crested and Common pochards. Other common species include White-breasted Waterhen, Brown Crake, Greater Painted-Snipe (sometimes numbering over 30 birds in a village pool), Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Temminck’ s Stint , Bronze-winged and Pheasant-tailed jacanas, Pied Avocet and Black- winged Stilt.

Day 3: Bharatpur
One full day birding in Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary accompanied by our local guide. Overnight at hotel

Day 4: Naunera - Bund Baretha
Full day birding at Naunera Wetland & Bund Baretha. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Ranthambhore
Morning birding into the sanctuary. Later transfer to the station to board the train for Sawai Madhopur. Golden Temple Mail/12903 at 1030/1255 hrs. Arrive Sawai Madhopur station and transfer to Ranthambhore National Park (15 min drive). Post lunch game drive into the national park.

Day 6: Ranthambhore National Park
Morning & Afternoon game drives into the national park.

Day 7: Delhi & Departure
Morning game drive into the National Park. Later transfer to the Sawai Madhopur station to board the train for Delhi. Golden Temple Mail/12903 at 1230/1835 hrs. Arrive Delhi and transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Departures

  • This trip can be arranged on any day of the week and can be tailor-made to suit individual requirements.
  • We do not run fixed departures.
  • This trip can be arranged for 1 to 12 persons.
  • For groups please mail us for special discounted rates.
  • Best time to do this tour is from October to May

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the above mentioned hotels as per mentioned meal plan
  • Air-conditioned vehicle (car for 02 & 03 people, Toyota Innova for 04 people, AC Tempo Traveller for 05, 06, 07 & 08 people) for all transfers as per the above mentioned itinerary
  • 05 jeep safari by exclusive jeeps to Ranthambhor National Park with local park naturalist (maximum of 04 paid clients in a jeep)
  • 01 full day and 02 half days birding at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary with cycle rickshaw
  • 01 full day birding around Naunera and Bund Baretha (Near Bharatpur)
  • Accompanying Naturalist (bird guide) Arrival Delhi (Day 01) till departure Delhi (Day 07)
  • All Entrances to the national parks visiting as per the above itinerary.
  • 03 hours boat safari to Chambal River for birding with bird guide
  • 01st class air-conditioned train from Delhi to Sawai Madhopur and Sawai Madhopur to Bharatpur
  • All Meals from Day 01 (lunch) till Day 07 (breakfast in Ranthambhor)
  • All current Govt. applicable taxes

Does not include

  • Any International airfare to/from India including International airport tax.
  • Meals not specified.
  • Camera fee wherever levied.
  • Any increase in airfares by the airlines in future.
  • Any increase in entrances and rail fares as per Government notifications in future.
  • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in the quote includes section.price  is based on the presently applicable entrance fee.

@Dhritiman Mukherhjee

@Dhritiman Mukherhjee

@Dhritiman Mukherhjee

Tigers at Ranthambhore

@Dhritiman Mukherhjee