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Birding Tour India Duration:
20 Nights - 21 Days
Places Covered: Delhi - Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur
- Sawaimadhopur - Jaipur - Ahmedabad - Zainabad - Ahemadabad - Bangalore - Mysore
- Ranganathittu - Mysore - Ranganathitoo - Mysore - Bangalore - Delhi
Over 1200 species of birds may be seen in India. Any where you are you are bound
to see over a hundred species. One can have a field day for birding with over
375 species found in the 30 sq. km. Keoladeo National Park situated with in 60
kms. from the Taj Mahal. Both of them are listed in the World heritage site. Keoladeo
is unique for the number of bird species and their overall number. It is comprised
of wetland, woodland and grass land.and is heaven for waterfowl, herons, cranes
and birds of prey apart from the mammals, such as Samber, Chital, Nilgai, Black
Buck, Python can also be seen very easily. The star attraction is the Siberian
Crane which comes in winter from November to March. A visit is a must for serious
birders and it can be conveniently explored on foot. Over trails intersection
the wetlands, or by boat, bicycle or rickshaw.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Begin your tour
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's "Birding
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by
our representative to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2 : Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel start for the full-day
tour of Old and New Delhi.
Vist Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan
Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building
and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built
in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of
India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal
Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Day 3 : Delhi - Corbett
Morning drive to Corbett National
Park. On the way stop at Ramnagar and look for the fabulous IBISBILL amongst the
Upon arrival, check into your hotel/Camp. Later proceed
for an afternoon to KOSI riverbanks. Rest of the day at leisure.
National Park used to be just another Himalayan forest until in 1936 it was demarcated
as a reserve area by the British Government. Jim Corbett Park is spread over 520
sq kms and is covered with huge stretches of Savannah type grasslands and Sal
forests. In 1957 this place was renamed as Jim Corbett National Park from Hailey
national Park. It was declared as an almost exclusive Tiger Reserve on 1st April
1973 with the help of World Wildlife Fund. Since the place is situated on the
lower Himalayan belt of vegetation, it is an eco-tourism spot too.
Day 4 : Corbett
After breakfast proceed for full
day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris )
5 : Corbett
After breakfast proceed for full day game viewing inside
the jungle. (Two safaris )
Day 6 : Corbett
Morning drive to the "Romantic City of Taj Mahal- Agra".
On arrival, check-in at the hotel.
Visit Taj Mahal (Closed on friday), Red
fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you will visit a marble gallery - the
flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant range of white marble, fashionable
wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
7 : Agra - Bharatpur
Today morning after breakfast proceed to Bharatpur.
On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax for a while. Later in the late afternoon
proceed on Rickshaw for viewing the birds.
Bharat Pur Wildlife Sanctuary:
Originally a duck shooting preserve of Maharaja Suraj Mull of Bharatpur, the Bharatpur
Bird Sanctuary of Rajasthan was declared a national park in 1982. Later, in 1985,
it was listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco. At present, the Rajasthan Keoladeo
Ghana National Park serves as one of the chief breeding and feed grounds for the
birds around the world. The Bharat Pur Wildlife Sanctuary, of Rajasthan, houses
approximately 300 species of birds. Amongst them, the most prominent ones are
Painted Storks, Open and Spoon Bills, Egrets, Cormorants, White Ibis, Jacanas,
While Harriers, Fishing Eagles, Pied Kingfisher, etc. However, the most awaited
species of birds is the Siberian Crane. Apart from Iran, India is the only place
where this bird migrates in winter.
Bharatpur sanctuary remains open throughout
the year from sunrise to sunset.
Return to the hotel in the evening for an
Day 8 : Bharatpur
day birding inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Keoladeo National Park/wildlife
Sanctuary: It is famous as bird's paradise, with over 380 resident and migrant
species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes.
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also an excellent place to spot mammals like
Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyaena, Sambar, Fishing Cat, Nilgai, Blackbuck
and wild Boar. In 1981, Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary was given the status of
National Park. The name Keoladeo has been derived from a nearby ancient Hindu
temple, devoted to Lord Shiva.
The best time to visit the Park is either early
morning or in the evening.
Day 9 : Bharatpur -
Morning free to visit Bharatpur bird sanctuary.
drive Sawai Madhopur. On arrival at Sawai Madhopur check in at hotel for an overnight
Day 10 : Sawai Madhopur
free to visit Ranthambhore National Park. Morning & evening game viewing inside
the Ranthambore National Park.
anthambhore National Park: Situated at the
junction of the Aravalli and Vindhya hill range, the park is spread over an area
of approximately 410 sq km. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1957. Later,
in 1981, it was given the status of a National Park. The Sanctuary remains open
every year from October to Mid June. The main attraction of Ranthambore Tiger
Reserve is the king of the jungle, Tiger. Tiger can be stopped roaming in the
jungle even during the daytime.
Day 11 : Sawai
Full day free to visit Ranthambhore National Park. Morning &
evening game viewing inside the Ranthambore National Park.
Day 12 : Sawai Madhopur - Jaipur
Morning drive to the Pink
City-Jaipur. Check into your hotel upon arrival and then proceed for the sightseeing
tour of Jaipur city.
Visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glitterning
with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal
or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas
Day 13 : Jaipur - Ahmedabad
proceed on an excursion to Amber/Amer Fort. In the afternoon transfer to Jaipur
Airport to board flight for Ahmedabad. You will be met at the airport and transferred
to your hotel by our representative. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Day 14 : Ahmedabad - Zainabad
to Zainabad. Upon arrival, check into your hotel. In the afternoon proceed for
an excursion to Rann of Kutch.
Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat: situated in
the Thar Desert was established in January 1972 as a sanctuary for the last population
of Indian wild ass (khar). The wild ass depends on the thorny scrub of the higher
ground area for its feed. Also found in this park are chinkara gazelle, nilgai
antelope, wolf, blackbuck antelope, hyena, desert fox, jackal, desert cat, and
caracal. Dryland birds like the sandgrouse, houbara bustard, desert wheatear,
steppe eagle, montagu harrier, etc can be seen in winter.
Day 15 : Zainabad
Full day free to visit Rann of Kutch.
Day 16 : Zainabad
Full day free to visit Rann
Day 17 : Zainabad - Ahmedabad
the day 17 of your tour drive back to Ahmedabad. Reach and check into your hotel
for an overnight stay.
Day 18 : Ahmedabad - Bangalore
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Ahmedabad airport to
board flight for Banglore. On arrival, you will be met by our representative and
directly transferred to Mysore. Arrive check into your hotel upon arrival. Relax
for the remaining part of the day.
Day 19 : Mysore
- Ranganathittu - Mysore
Full day excursion to Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary.
Ranganthittu Bird Sanctuary: It is located on the banks of the Cauvery river
and is spread over a group of six islets. The islets were formed when a dam was
constructed across the Cauvery River in the 1700s. It covers an area of only 0.67
km² -- the isolated islets and the abundance of aquatic insects during the
monsoon make Ranganthittu a favorite destination for the avian species. Due to
the visionary efforts of noted ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, Ranganthittu became
a designated bird sanctuary in 1940. During his survey of the birds of Mysore,
Dr. Ali advocated for the establishment of such a sanctuary and eventually impressed
upon the Woodeyar kings of Mysore to declare the area a wildlife sanctuary.
Day 20 : Mysore - Ranganathitu - MysoreDay 21 : Mysore - Bangalore
excursion to Ranganthittu bird Sanctuary.
Return back to the hotel in Mysore
for an overnight stay.
This morning after breakfast proceed to visit the sightseeing of Bangalore.
Visit the Lal Bagh with a variety of old trees, fountains, lotus pools, terraces
& an assortment of tropical and sub-tropical herbs. Also see the Maharaja's
Palace & Government Buildings.
Later, in the afternoon transfer to airport
to board flight for your onward destination with sweet and unforgettable memories
of "Birding Tour India" escorted by Vardhman Vacations.