Package Name :Bird Watching at Thano, Dehradun, Indian Himalaya

Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights (Weekend Tour)

About Thano

"Doon Valley was the birthplace of modern forestry and Thano was one of the first spaces early foresters went to for field studies. Remains of one of the oldest forest rest houses can still be found in Ranikhet Village in Thano."
It is combination of riverine forest, agricultural fields, scrub jungle, and orchards which increase the diversity of birds. It is near to Rishikesh(20 km) and easily accessible. Due to rich forests and associated biodiversity, landscapes and a glimpse of traditional rural life, remaining of heritage and culture in very close to Dehradun and Rishikesh.

It is still unexplored birding area of Himalaya and new destination for birders those wish to explore the new birding area.
The region has many pre- Mughal sites in the form ruins of little inns, water sources or bodies and old temples with inscriptions. The region also has a network of canals, built by Sir Proby Cautley, to harness waters from the Song River for agriculture. The famous temples like Kalu Siddh also add to elements of interest. These sites can be interwoven, with interesting narratives, into heritage tails and walks that can attraction-tourists from across the globe. Click here to view Fact Sheet of Thano.

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Pickup from Jolly Grant Airport (12:10 noon)/Railway Station (12:40), Drive about 15-20 km (20-30 Minutes), reach at Thano by 1 pm.
Check-in, Room/Tent allocation with Welcome drink (non-alcoholic)
1:30pm-2:30pm : Lunch
2:30pm-3:00pm : Rest
3:00pm-3:30pm : Introduction, Welcome at Thano, Setting up Groups, Introduction of Group Leader, Instructions about procedures, Safety, What to do, not to do. Discussion about the Thano Region, importance of Birding in this area.
3:30pm-5:30pm : Surrounding Birding Field Trip No. 1 and come back by 5:30
6:00pm-6:15pm : Tea / Coffee with Snacks
7:00pm-8:00pm : Discussion about Today's Field Trip, creating first Bird List
8:00pm-9:00pm : Dinner with Bonfire after that overnight stay in Village Rooms/Tents in twin, triple sharing
9:00pm Onward : Overnight stay in Village Rooms/Tents in twin, triple sharing

Day 2:

Wakeup early Morning by 6 am:
6:30am-07:00am : Breakfast
7:00am-11:00am : Birding Field trip 2, around village, 3-4 km trail
11:00am-12:00pm : Break
12:00pm-1:30pm : Discussion about Field Trip, creating second Bird List/Adding new bird in previous list. 1:30pm-2:30pm : Lunch
2:30pm-3:00pm : Rest
3:00pm-5:30pm : Birding Field trip 3, covering Maldevta (15min drive towards Raipur, Dehradun), 3-4 km trail. Transport by Cab and then birding and come back by cab
6:00pm-6:15pm : Tea / Coffee with Snacks
7:00pm-8:00pm : Discuss about habitat of Bird and Interactive Q & A session. Games/Performance by Individual Participants, Prices for Winners.
8:00pm-9:00pm : Dinner with Bonfire after that overnight stay in Village Rooms/Tents in twin, triple sharing
9:00pm Onward : Overnight stay in Village Rooms/Tents in twin, triple sharing

Day 3:

Wakeup early Morning by 6 am:
6:30am-07:00am : Breakfast
7:00am-11:00am : Birding Field trip 4, Upwards in Hill in Ranikhet Village, 3-4 km trail. Transport by Cab and then birding and come back by cab
11:00am-12:00pm : Break
12:00pm-1:30pm : Discussion about Field Trip, creating Third Bird List/Adding new bird in Previous list, Feed back.
1:30pm-2:30pm : Lunch
3:00pm-3:15pm : Collect your Evening snacks (packed) Kit. And check out, Board into cab, dropping at Jolly grant Airport/Railways Station.

Thano Birding Tour completed with Happiest Memory.

Include:

  • Pickup and Dropping from Jolly Grant Airport/ Dehradun Railway Station with AC Cab
  • 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) for all three Days. Evening snacks 2 Days with Tea/Coffee.
  • 3-4 Bird Watching sessions in Field, covering trails 3-4 Km
  • Stay at Village House /Tents
  • Uttarakhand Nature Hand Book, only for reference.
  • All transportation required during Field trip.

Not Include:

  • Whatever not included
  • Any Personal type expenditure
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Birds Found:

Common tailor bird, plum headed parakeet, white capped bunting, long tailed minivet, black lored tit, fire brested flowerpecker, greater flame back Wedge tailed Green Pigeon, Greater Yellownape, Great Slaty Woodpecker, Crested Kingfisher, Indian Pitta, Sirkeer Malkoha, Maroon Oriole, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Wallcreeper, rock Bunting, Green-Tailed Sunbird, Lesser golden back, velvet fronted nutatch etc 100s of birds found in Thano

Come, explore and create new Checklist for Thano

How to Reach

Firstly you have to Reach Dehradun city. Dehradun is the state capital of Uttarakhand and well connected through Bus, Train and Airport. Fortunately Dehradun (Jolly Grant) Airport is just 12 Km from Thano. From Delhi there are regular direct Trains (including 2 Shatabdi Express), Busess and Flights available. Distance from Delhi: 259 Km.

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