Bird watching | India
FROM: USD $4,395 pp

Looking skyward, Keoladeo National Park teems with thousands of migratory birds during the winter months, flying in from Central Asia, Siberia or China. Coupled with Kanha National Park for leopard, chital and tiger, all things wild are found on this tour.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Keoladeo National Park - Home to over 350 species of migratory birds
Agra - The beautiful Agra Fort and the magnificent Taj Mahal
Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary - Beautiful bird sactuary on a lake
Chambal National Park - Home to a whole host of birds including Kingfisher, Owls and Parakeets
Kanha National Park - Home to the illusive Bengal tiger

Included

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 9 dinners
Touring, excursions and game drives as per itinerary
Boat safari on the Chambal River
Entrance fees and game park permits at all relevant sights
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides for included sightseeing
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles (game drives - non air-conditioned vehicles)
10 nights STANDARD hotels and lodges. Or upgrade to a higher class hotels and lodges, please enquire. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Visit to beautiful Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra
Economy class flight: Nagpur to Delhi
Local Bird Naturalist for Keoladeo, Chambal and Kanha National Parks
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 12

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tiger Shows at Kanha National Park, as it is subject to successful tiger tracking
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Once you arrive into Delhi you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to start to explore Delhi or to relax at the hotel.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Bharatpur

Delhi – Bharatpur. Morning drive to Bharatpur (approximately 5 hours) and check in to our hotel. In the afternoon, we travel by rickshaw to the Keoladeo National Park!

The Keoladeo National Park is a World Heritage Site. It was artificially created by a planned system of canals, embankments and sluices, as a private wildfowl shooting reserve by the Maharaja of Bharatpur in the 1850s. Now a National Park, Keoladeo attracts thousands of migratory birds during the winter months, which fly in from Central Asia, Siberia or China to escape the severe cold and restricted daylight hours of their homelands. It is one of the finest waterfowl reserves in the world; over 350 species of birds have been spotted here.
Overnight: Bharatpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Bird watching at Keoladeo NP

Today we spend a full day bird watching at Keoladeo National Park.
Overnight: Bharatpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Bird watching at Bund Baretha

This morning we start our bird watching at Bund Baretha, followed by a visit to the bird sanctuary. Bund Baretha is a large reservoir which is also noted as a good location to find Indian Skimmer and other waterbirds. The surrounding arid countryside is worth checking for sandgrouse, Indian Coursers, Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Eastern Pied, Isabelline and Desert Wheatears along with a number of prinia species to test identification skills. This afternoon we travel back to Bharatpur to the Sanctuary.
Overnight: Bharatpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Boat safari on the Chambal

Bharatpur – Chambal. Today we have an early start for our drive to Chambal (approximately 3 hours). We check into our hotel and later in the afternoon we head off on a boat safari, on the Chambal River.
Overnight: Chambal  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Boat Safari on the Chambal River

Today we enjoy another boat safari along the Chambal River. The Chambal River was declared a Gharial Sanctuary during 1978-79 by the M.P. Government, with an aim to provide a fully protected habitat for the conservation and propagation of the highly endangered crocodilian species and other aquatic animals. The National Chambal Sanctuary is the longest river sanctuary and holds the best gharial population in the country.
Overnight: Chambal  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

Chambal – Agra – Jabalpur. Early morning drive from Chambal to Agra (approximately 2 hours). Check in at our hotel (day room use). We then enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour of the city, including Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. Later, we transfer to Agra Railway Station for our overnight train to Jabalpur (2nd class air condition sleeper).
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Kanha National Park

We arrive at Jabalpur early this morning and transfer to our hotel for breakfast. Later, we drive to Kanha (approximately 4 hours) and check in to our resort. This afternoon we enjoy a game drive in the National Park, by private jeep.
Overnight: Kanha National Park  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 9-10

Game driving in Kanha

Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive in the National Park. Kanha is one of India's largest and most remote national parks, covering 1945 sq. km of forest and lightly wooded grasslands. An extensive network of rivers and streams support it. The setting of Kipling’s “Jungle Book”, Kanha National Park has an excellent variety of wildlife including leopards, sambar, three striped palm squirrel, common langur, jackal, wild pig, chital or spotted deer, barasingha or swamp deer (the park is the only habitat of the rare hardground barasingha) and blackbug. Also found here are Indian hare, dhole or Indian wild dog, barking deer, Indian bison or gaur, Indian fox, sloth bear, striped hyena, jungle cat, panther, mouse deer, chausingha or four horned antelope, nilgai or blue bull, ratel, Indian porcupine, wolf, chinkara, Indian pangolin, the smooth Indian otter, small Indian civet and most famously, tiger. Although wildlife can be seen throughout the season, sightings increase during the hotter months of March and April because the animals move out of the tree cover in search of water.
Overnight: Kanha National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 11

Fly to Delhi

Kanha – Nagpur – Delhi. After lunch, we drive from Kanha to Nagpur for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Delhi

This morning we head to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary for the last of our bird watching, before heading back to the hotel for check-out and onward transfer to the airport. Alternatively, extend your stay in this vibrant country, view our selection of short stays.
Breakfast

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Prices & Dates

Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Birds Eye View - 12 days
USD $4395
USD $1340

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Tuesdays, September - April
Hotel Rating
Standard
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included game activities.
Meals
Breakfast: 11, Lunch: 8, Dinner: 9
Visiting
Delhi, Bharatpur, Chambal, Jabalpur, Kanha National Park
Countries
Monkey walking through Bharatpur
Proud Peacock
Chital in the long grass of Kanha National Park

Extra Tour Info

Travel Operators for Tigers
Sustaining India's diminishing tiger population
Tiger Safaris in India
The best national parks, where to stay and what to expect
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22nd May 2020
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