North India and Himalayan Foothills:  Comprehensive Birding, Tigers, the Taj Mahal and More

Trip Description

North India is an incredible area for birds. The close proximity of lowland regions to higher altitudes as the foothills of the western Himalayas 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 takes us 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 we travel through the irrigated plains of India's agricultural heartland, into the foothills of the Western Himalayas, and finally to the Terai – the forest interspersed with savannah grassland that flanks the Himalayas to the south. A host of resident species and regional specialities are accompanied throughout by Palaearctic migrants, with excellent opportunities for large mammals, in particular Tiger, in some of India's most famed reserves.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival into Delhi; PM train to Sawai Madhopur near Ranthambhore National Park
Day 2: Birding Ranthambhore National Park
Day 3: Morning birding Ranthambhore National Park; then transfer to Bharatpur National Park
Day 4: Birding Bharatpur National Park
Day 5: Bund Baretha and the Taj Mahal
Day 6: Chambal River, Jarar to Delhi
Days 7-10: Delhi to Sattal, Kumaon Himalaya: Sattal and Pangot
Days 11-15: Pangot to Corbett: Drive to Delhi in the afternoon of day 15.
Day 16: Depart Delhi

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Detailed Itinerary

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