Northwest India Birding: Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat Itinerary

Trip Description

Of India's many landscapes, the arid northwest is perhaps the most surprising. In places seemingly inhospitable, this region is home to a great diversity of species that includes numerous regional endemics, specialties of the desert environment and a rich variety of the subcontinent's more widespread birds. Our 18-day birding tour provides comprehensive coverage of this region, traversing the western edge of the desert state of Rajasthan, and northern Gujarat to the south. Targets includes: Yellow-eyed Dove, Great Indian Bustard, Demoiselle Cranes Green Avadavat and Leopard, Asiatic Wild Ass, Sociable Lapwing, Crab Plover and many more. This itinerary provides an in-depth exploration of this unique arid environment, amid a landscape dotted with fortresses and palaces that are a testament to a bygone era. A host of sought after desert specialties are accompanied throughout by more widespread residents and winter migrants, as well as a good diversity of mammals.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Amritsar, bird Amritsar to Harike

Day 2: Full Day Birding Harike

Day 3: Transfer and bird Harike to Tal Chhapar

Day 4: Full day birding Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary

Day 5: AM birding in Khichan, PM in Jaisalmer

Day 6-7: Two days birding Jaisalmer 

Day 8: AM birding in Jaisalmer, PM at Siana

Day 9: Full Day birding at Siana

Day 10: AM birding at Siana, PM at Mount Abu

Day 11: Mount Abu to Dasada, Little Rann of Kutch

Day 12: Full day birding at Little Rann of Kutch

Day 13: Dasada to Moti Virani, Kutch

Day 14-15: Two days birding in Kutch

Day 16: Departures from Bhuj airport this morning 

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