Bird Watching Tour Himalaya

Duration : 11 Days / 10 Nights
Attractions : Red Billed Leothrix - Woodpeckers - Grey Bush Chat - Lesser Kestrel - Black Eagle - Rose Finch - Pallas's Fishing Eagle - Wild Pigs - Naini Lake - Bhim Tal

Day 01 : Flight to India (New Delhi)
When you arrive at midnight in Delhi. The cosmopolitan and capital city of India, New Delhi is the main gateway for the travelers to India. Upon arrival, you will be received by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02 : New Delhi - Saatal
The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon we will drive to Saatal and by the evening we will arrive in Saatal.

Day 03 : Saatal
In the morning we will go for bird watching in Saatal. This habitat offers different species like White-crested Laughing Thrushes, black winged Kite, Red-billed Leothrix, and Himalaya Ruby throat, Crested and Rock Bunting, Woodpeckers, etc. This less developed area is one of the most pleasant destination.

Day 04 : Saatal - Pangot
After having breakfast today we will drive to Pangot. Today we will drive through one of the world's most outstanding mountain road onto the Kumaon Hills. En route we will get to see various birds like Blue Whistling Thrush, Yellow Billed Blue Magpie, Blue-capped Rock Chat, White-capped Redstart etc. After that we will arrive at Pangot. Here one can spot Slaty headed Parakeet, Grey Bush Chat, Long-tailed Shrike, Lesser Kestrel, Shikra, Chestnut bellied rock Thrush etc. Streaked Laughing-Thrush is a common garden bird here.

Day 05 : Pangot - Ranikhet
Today we will drive to Ranikhet through the Himalayan roads. While on the way we will get to see the birds like Sunbirds, Sultan Tit, Scaly breasted Wren-babbler, Black Bulbul, Black-capped Sibia, Black Eagle, King Vulture, and Blue throated Barbet etc. Ranikhet means 'Queen's Field' and is named after the wife of the 12th-century Raja, Sudhar Deve. It is spread along a ridge at 6004 feet, Ranikhet is covered with pine and oak forests. Its northern side offers fine snow views and it is still a cantonment. The town is now the home of the Kumaon Regiment, one of the Indian army's best. We will arrive in Ranikhet by the evening and the evening are free for leisure.

Day 06 : Ranikhet
Today we will be go to watch bird in Ranikhet and surrounding areas. We will view birds like Blue whistling thrush, Eagle, Broad billed roller, Rose Finch, and Brown crested Tit etc.

Day 07 : Ranikhet - Corbett National Park (about 77 km)
After breakfast in the morning we will drive to the Corbett National Park. Established in 1936 along the banks of the Ramganga River, it is India's first National Park, and designated a Project Tiger Reserve in the year 1973. It is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and spreads over an area of 500 square km out of which 350 square km is core reserve. In 1957 it was renamed as Corbett National Park in honor of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary photographer and author. This park is famous not only for its rich and diverse wildlife but also for its scenic beauty. Around 50 species of mammals, 25 reptiles, 110 species of trees, 51 of shrubs and 33 species of bamboo and grass are found here. About 580 species of resident and migratory birds have been spotted in and around the reserve. Great pied hornbill, Pallas's fishing eagle, Grey-headed fishing eagle, Red-thighed Falconet are some of the endangered birds found in Corbett. Other birds spotted in this region are Tawny Fish Owl, Great Hornbill, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Red-breasted Parakeet, Himalayan Swiftlet, Stork-billed Kingfisher and Himalayan Rubythroat. This park also has Tigers, Leopards, Sambars, Chital, Hog Deer, Porcupine, Wild Pigs and Fox. The park can be visited on Elephant back or by a Jeep safari.

Day 08 : Corbett National Park - Nainital
Early morning we will drive towards Bhuvankhal to witness the enchanting sunrise and the snow-clad peaks of the central Himalayas. We will visit the Corbett National Park in the morning by a jeep safari or on an elephant back. Then we will drive towards Nainital, which is a 100-year-old hill station and is surrounded by a blue-green lake. The town is named after the Naini Lake. Mesmerizing locales, graceful villas and boats skimming across the Naini Lake's water add to the unmatched beauty of this 100 years old hill station.

Day 09 : Nainital
After having today we will drive to visit Bhim Tal, this lake resort is named after one of the Pandavas, heroes of the epic Mahabharat. It has developed into an independent tourist center with water sports facilities. We will now drive further to Naukuchia Tal, this luring nine-cornered lake is a pradise for migratory birds. Both yachts and paddle boat are available for plying on the lake waters and is a favorite spot for anglers. In the evening we will drive to Hanuman Garhi, which is a religious place, also good to view the sunset.

Day 10 : Nainital - New Delhi (about 315 km)
In the morning after having breakfast we drive to New Delhi. Where after arrival, you will be receieved by our representative and moved to the hotel. In hotelrooms get fresh and change before we leave for the Airport with Indo Vacations representative. The rest of the day is for leisure (opportunity for the shopping or enjoy a massage in the Hotel).

Day 11 : New Delhi
Catch a flight around midnight for home destination.