Nature has blessed India with different types of terrains, weather conditions and incredible fauna and flora, which makes our country home for an extensive variety of resident and migratory birds. Consequently,India has outshined as one of the best places in the world for bird watching / birding tours. More than 1250 species of bird and over 925 breeding species are across 13 bio-geographical regions of India. Birds are colourful and lively and equally interesting to watch them in their environment. Indeed one has to follow birding ethics and respect nature, to enjoy. Few simple cautions like don't disturb the birds, be extra careful, do not dawdle around the nests, do not touch the eggs or the little ones, do not imitate bird calls or use recorded ones to attract them, move in small groups rather than large ones and do not litter, can make your birding successful and will also keep the birds comfortable.
The favorable birding circumstances in India here attract a lot of tourists from far and near. Beinga home to numerous rare and enchanting species of birds, in India the zones are segregated. This 12 days tour program from Max Holidays focuses on providing a kaleidoscopic sight of thoselittlewonders in North India. This tour is planned for some memorable bird watching at chosen regions such as Narkanda, Sangla, Chitkul, Sarahan, Tirthan Valley, Banjar Valley and others. These locations have a wide variety of birds. It is always a treat to enjoy nature at its best!
Welcome to Delhi, the Capital of India. Upon arrival at Delhi International airport you will be picked up by the Max Holidays representative who will escort you to your pre booked hotel in Delhi for night stay.
Early morning visit the Okhla Bird Sanctuary recognized as Heaven for water birds. Afternoon enjoy the sightseeing of Delhi. Visit Chandni Chowk – the old traditional market, Red Fort – built in 1648 AD, Raj Ghat – the cremation ground of Mahatma Gandhi, Humayun’s tomb – built in 1613 AD and Qutab Minar – highest stone tower in India built in 1193 AD. Evening drive through India Gate and President’s place. Later return back to the hotel for stay.
Morning, transfer to the railway station to board the train for Chandigarh. Meeting and assistance upon arrival at Chandigarh train station and we will drive to Narkanda, Enroute stopping for birds. Narkanda is a beautiful holiday spot and well known for famous species of birds like large Hawk cuckoo, spotted nut cracker, Asian brown flycatcher & Eurasian blackbird. Overnight stay at the hotel in Narkanda
Morning after breakfast, drive to Sangla described as one of the gorgeous village in the entire Himalayas. Sangla is a lonely and last village where one can explore the tribal beauty. Upon arrival enjoy the real beauty of snow covered mountains and breathtaking view of Himalayan mountains. Overnight in camp at Sangla valley.
Today we will drive down to Chitkul. Chitkul is recognized as one of the most awesome place to visit in Himalayas. Enjoy trekking through lush green mountains located on the bank of Baspa river. Chitkul is the last inhabited village where one can explore the green fields and mountain peaks. Evening we return back to Sangla. Overnight in camps at Sangla Valley
Today enjoy the sightseeing tour around Sangla valley. Afternoon we will take you to the Fort Kamru. At the main gate of this fort, a stunning image of Buddha welcomes you. Now a days this fort has been converted into temple that has been dedicated to Kamakshi Devi. Overnight in camp at Sangla.
Today drive down to Sarahan, a small town which is set amongst the apple orchards that dot the hill sides. Imbibe with nature’s beauty; Sarahan is located on the banks of Sutlej River. Upon arrival, check into your resort in Sarahan. After freshen up visit the famous Bhimkali temple seems to be a Hindu and Buddhist styles. Spend the rest of the day in watching the birds around. Overnight stay at your resort in Sarahan
Today drive down to Goshaini, a small village tremendously rich in birdlife Enroute visit Jalori pass and Shoja. Shoja is a small halmet known for its unexplored and pristine beauty. Upon arrival, we walk through the forest logging road into pristine pleasant countryside. Later return back towards Goshaini. Overnight at Tirthan Valley in Himachal Pradesh.
Tirthan valley is best known for leisure activities like bird watching and fishing. This is the only place which will mesmerize you by natural surroundings of snow clad peaks of Himalayas in India. Enjoy the bird walk towards the Great Himalayan National Park. One can also enjoy the sunset go down spreading various hues in the sky. Overnight stay at your resort in Tirthan valley.
Visit to Bahu and Jibhi will give you an excellent opportunity for bird watching along with wildlife. Imbibe as much as you can by visiting these places. Jibhi is the place famous for its healthcare centres. Overnight stay at Tirthan valley
Early morning drive down to Bhunter airport, Kullu from where you board your flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi airport, transfer to your hotel. Evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay ay hotel in Delhi.
In time, transfer to the airport to board the flight for your home / next destination. If time permits, you may also enjoy bird watching at Delhi Zoo – a favourite destination for migrant birds.
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
The payment can be made very easily via online and online mode of payments. For online payment services, you can use the credit/debit cards and for the facilitation of offline payments you can use our Swift Bank transfer services.
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