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    Birding tour of north India

    Tour Details

    Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
    Day 02 : Drive to Nainital (290 kms/07 hrs)
    Day 03 : Nainital – Sattal – Nainital
    Day 04 : Nainital – Bhimtal – Nainital
    Day 05 : Nainital – Pangot
    Day 06 : Pangot
    Day 07 : Pangot – Kaladhungi – Corbett National Park (180 kms/04 hrs drive)
    Day 08 : Corbett
    Day 09 : Corbett
    Day 10 : Corbett
    Day 11 : Corbett/Delhi (230 kms/06 hrs)
    Day 12 : Depart Delhi


    Upon arrival in Delhi, meet and assist and then transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. O/N in Hotel

    Day 02,Drive to Nainital (290 kms/07 hrs)

    After early breakfast, drive to Nainital, on the way stop for some birding tour. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. O/N in Hotel.

    Day 03,Nainital – Sattal - Nainital

    After breakfast, full day birding tour of Sattal. Some prominent birds are as follows: Plumbeous Water Redstarts, Red-Billed Leothrix, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler, Rufous-bellied Niltava, White-crested, White-Throated, Rufous-chinned Laughingth rushes, Grey-hooded Warblers, Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Green-backed Tits and Blue-throated Barbets, Brown Dipper, Great Barbets, Blue-throated Barbets and Spotted Forktails will make you realize that in the Great Himalayas, the action is always great and seldom finite. Evening drive back to Bhimtal. O/N in Lodge.

    Day 04,Nainital - Bhimtal - Nainital

    After breakfast, proceed for whole day birding tour of Bhimtal. This habitats offers different species like White-crested laughing Thrushes, black winged kite, Red-billed Leothrix, Himalayan Ruby throat, crested and rock bunting. This scattered and deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most pleasant destination. O/N in Hotel.

    Day 05,Nainital - Pangot

    After breakfast, drive to Pangot. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. P.M. Birding tour in Pangot. O/N in Lodge.

    Day 06,Pangot

    Full day birding tour in Pangot. One can see crested woodpeckers such as greater yellownape, scaly-breasted, speckled piculet etc. Large flocks of slaty-headed parakeets, numerous spotted and oriental turtle doves, grey bushchat, russet sparrow. Cuckoo: indian, oriental, large-hawk and eurasian. Large-billed crow, grey treepie, black-headed jay, maroon oriole, large cuckoo shrike, tits such as rufous-naped, black-throated & yellow-browed and smaller numbers of black-lored and green-backed. White-tailed nuthatches, chestnut bellied nuthatches and bar-tailed treecreeper. One can also see crested serpent-eagle, mountain hawk-eagle, Woodpeckers such as brown-fronted, stripe-breasted, rufous-bellied etc. Thrushes such as dark-throated, mistle etc. Striated prinia can be see in the terraced fields. Warblers such as tickell's leaf-warbler, greenish, golden-spectacled, grey-hooded. Flycatchers such as Asian brown, rusty-tailed, ultramarine, verditer, tickell's blue, rufous-bellied Niltava etc., orange-flanked bush robin, blue-capped redstart. Laughingthrushes such as white-throated, striated & streaked, chestnut-crowned etc. Look for accentor, upland pipit, blue-winged minla, whiskered yuhina etc.

    Day 07,Pangot – Kaladhungi - Corbett National Park (180 kms/04 hrs drive)

    After breakfast, drive to Corbett National Park enroute birding at Kaladhungi. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Evening (if time permits) birding in the surrounding. There is an exceptional variety of bird life, both local and migrant species. A rich mix of forest, riverine and mountain species are sighted here all year round though winter months are especially good for migratory birds. Brown Dipper, Wallcreeper, several species of Forktails (the Spotted and Little Forktail being the most common), Plumbous and White-capped Water Redstarts and several species of Wagtails are the altitude migrants you can see. The rich river habitat attracts Pallas' and the Lesser Grey-headed fish eagle at dusk. The Brown Fish Owl is more heard than seen. O/N in Hotel.

    Day 08,Corbett

    Drive early morning birding tour in Corbett. After lunch proceed for birding tour in Corbett. O/N in Lodge.

    Day 09,Corbett

    Morning Elephant Safari. P.M. Jeep Safari.

    Day 10,Corbett

    Whole day in Corbett for birding tour. Great pie hornbill, Pallas's fishing eagle, lesser grey headed fishing eagle, red- thighed falconet are some of the endangered birds found in Corbett. More birds include Tawny Fish Owl, Great Hornbill, scaly bellied woodpecker, red breasted Parakeet, Himalayan Swiftlet, grey headed Fish Eagle, Stork-billed Kingfisher and Himalayan Ruby throat. Dinner and overnight at Camp.

    Day 11,Corbett/Delhi (230 kms/06 hrs)

    You will explore the river edge at Kumeria for Brown Fish Owl, barred owlet, Plumbeous Redstart, brown dipper and the three species of forktails. Many new species are possible in the forest and could include Crested Tree Swift, Spangled Drongo and Blue-bearded Bee-eater. Drive back to Delhi at noon. Arrive Delhi in the evening (6 hour drive). Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. O/N in hotel.

    Day 12,Depart Delhi

    Departure transfer to airport to board flight for onward journey.

    Additional Info

    • Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
    • Highlights: Delhi-Nainital-Pangot-Corbett-Delhi

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