Northern India

Tour Overview
India. The world in one country. It is home to over 1.3 billion people but also hosts 9% of all mammalian, 13% of all avian, 8% of all reptilian, 6% of all amphibian and 6% of all flowering plant species of the world; no other country can boast the diversity that India can.India conjures up images of colour, chaos and clogged cities. But it has so much more; a rich history, sacred architecture, religious diversity, culture, Hindu mythology, high mountains, dense jungles, spicy cuisine, Bollywood, tigers and excitement everywhere!

This 14 day Nature Travel Birding tour will visit most of the birding hotspots in the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in northern India. This region boasts some incredibly diverse habitats, and as a result, some truly iconic and numerous bird species, along with spectacular scenery and superb photographic opportunities.

We will enjoy top birds, stunning other fauna and flora, breathtaking mountain scenery, fantastic local cuisine and very friendly people. Incredible India will blaze in your memory long after you’ve left its shores. Let’s go birding!
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Safari starts and ends in Delhi
Tour duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, mid-range
Next departure dates: February 2024 (Fully booked)
Private and small group, customised birding tours can be booked on request for your preferred travel dates
Top Attractions:
Jim Corbett National Park-
Stunning scenery and top birding destination all in one
Taj Mahal-
One of the New 7 Wonders of the World, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-see for travellers from all over the world
Keoladeo National Park-
Another UNESCO World Heritage Site packed with water-associated birds
Chambal river trip

Ranthambore National Park-
World-famous Tiger reserve that also boasts 320 bird species
Mid to high altitude Himalayan birding at Nainital, Pangot and Sattal
Train ride to Delhi

Top Birds:
• Greater and Indian Spotted Eagle
• Red-headed, Himalayan and Bearded Vulture
• Brown Fish and Brown Wood Owl
• Sarus and Demoiselle Crane
• Black Bittern
• Indian Skimmer
• Ibisbill
• Indian Spot-billed Duck
• Koklass and Cheer Pheasant
• Great Hornbill
• Great Slaty Woodpecker
• Brown Dipper
• Nepal and Pygmy Cupwing
• Wallcreeper
• Spotted, Slaty-backed and Little Forktail
• Altai Accentor

Top Mammals:
• Tiger
• Leopard
• Asian Elephant
• Sambar Deer
• Nilgai
• Northern Red Muntjac
• Himalayan Goral
• Dhole
• Sloth Bear
• Yellow-throated Marten
• Ganges River Dolphin

Optional Activities:
• Taj Mahal visit (very highly recommended)
• Pre-tour or post-tour birding day in Delhi

Day 1 Delhi to Ramnagar
Day 2-3 Jim Corbett National Park
Day 4 Jim Corbett to Nainital
Day 5 Nainital and Pangot
Day 6 Nainital and Sattal
Day 7 Nainital to Delhi
Day 8 Delhi to Bharatpur (optional Taj Mahal excursion)
Day 9 Chambal river cruise
Day 10 Keoladeo National Park
Day 11 Bharatpur to Ranthambore National Park
Day 12 -13 Ranthambore National Park
Day 14 Return to Delhi via train and Departure

All our tours can be customised according to your specific requirements.

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