Northern India and Himalayan Foothills with Bill Murphy
North India is an incredible area for birds. The close proximity of lowland regions to higher altitudes as the foothills of the western Himalaya rise sharply out of the plains ensures that distinct communities of species can be found almost side by side. The endurance of these species is further aided here by the protection of many of the most ecologically fundamental areas in a comprehensive network of sanctuaries.
Our 16-day tour itinerary passes through a cross-section of environments in the states of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. From the rugged terrain of western India's semi-desert travel through the irrigated plains of India's agricultural heartland, into the foothills of the Kumaon district of the western Himalaya, home to some of India's finest Chir Pine and Sal forest, and finally into the terai - the temperate broadleaved forest interspersed with marshy grassland that flanks the Himalayan range to the south.
A host of resident birds and regional specialities are accompanied throughout by Palaearctic and altitudinal migrants, with excellent opportunities for sightings of large mammals, in particular Tiger, in some of India's most famed reserves.
More Details About this Trip:
Pricing: $4,490 US Dollars for 16 Days and 15 Nights.
Group Size: Most tours viable at 4 to 8 participants (priced at 6 participants).
February 21 to March 09, 2018