Bird watching tour in the Indian Himalayas

Browse through Himalayan Glacier’s innovative tour packages and join at unique birding trip designed to combine exotic locations in the Himalayas. This tour with us tries to bring you close encounter with Sarus, Common and Demoiselle Crane, Black-necked and painted Storks, Asian Openbill, Greylag and Bar-headed Geese and Eurasian Spoonbill, Black-headed Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, Pheasant-tailed and Bronzed-winged Jacanas and Oriental Darter.

Begin your bird watching tour with a visit to Bharatpur, famous for Keoladeo Ghana National Park. The National Park has some of the finest wetlands in the world and is now classified as a UNESCO world heritage site. More than 400 species have been recorded in the park.

Furthermore, the wooded area brings we all to the close proximity to the species such as Yellow-footed Green-pigeon, Common Woodshrike, Bay-backed and Long-tailed Shrike, White-eared Bulbul, Red-breasted and Taiga Flycatcher, Indian Grey Hornbill, Yellow-crowned and Indian Pygmy Woodpeckers. Circling above you may see the Grater Spotted Eagle, Red-headed Vulture or Crested Serpent Eagle, and the approaching dusk may bring us Collared Scops Owl, Dusky Horned-Owl or a few nightjars.

Upon completing the trip of Bharatpur, drive for Chambal. A morning boat cruise on the Chambal River enhances you to see Indian Skimmer, Black-bellied Tern, River Lapwing, Small Pratincole, Great Thick-knee, Lesser Pied Kingfisher as well as large flocks of migratory waterfowl, cranes, fish-eating crocodile and marsh mugger, Gangetic dolphin, turtles etc.

Another attraction of this tour is it covers Saatal, the delightful lake city and its magnificent scenery. Along the way, see a large variety of Himalayan species such as Black-throated and Rufous-breasted Accentor, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Blue-Throated Barbet, Black Bulbul, Black-throated and Green-backed Tits, Golden-spectacled, Grey-hooded, Hume’s and Lemon-rumped Warblers, White Crested and Rufous-chinned Laughing Thrush, Dark-throated Thrush, Blacklored, Rufous-bellied Niltava, White-tailed and Siberian Rubythroats, Orange-flanked and Golden Bush Robins.

The journey further extends to Pangot. On the way to Pangot, you enjoy birding at Cheena Peak, Kilbury and Timla Pani. The entire drive takes us through the forested areas of the Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are the main habitats for some really superb birding.

Also capture into your camera a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Spotted and Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khalij Pheasant, a variety of thrushes and so many others. More than 200 species have been recorded at Pangot and in the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial and seasonal creeks are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the leopard, Yellow-throated Himalayan Martin, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barking deer, sambhar, red fox etc.

From Pangot, connect yourself to Corbett National Park, one of the oldest and the first tiger reserve under Project Tiger. Corbett National Park is also famous for elephant safari.

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