Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve – Chamba Birding Tour
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Departures Dates: 30th Sep, 14th Oct, 28th Oct, 11th Nov, 25th Nov 2022
Jhilmil Jheel CR
Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve (JJCR), about 20 minutes drive from Haridwar, is renowned for swamp deer and the great diversity of birds. In the last few months, researchers have noticed about 120 bird species. At sunset, as the birds return to roost, there is a chorus of bird calls. There are threatened species too roosting here – the bristled grassbird, for instance, and species of vultures.
Many other rare birds like the paradise flycatcher, oriole, scarlet minivet, sunbird, crimson sunbird, leafbird, plum-headed and rose-ringed parakeet, oriental magpie robin, emerald dove, green pigeon, spot-billed duck, Asian open-bill, woolly-necked stork, four species of kingfisher and many species of ducks are in plenty in this reserve.
It is still unexplored birding area of Himalaya and new destination for birders those wish to explore the new birding area.
Birds found in Jhilmil Jheel CR
Oriental pied hornbill, paradise flycatcher, oriole, scarlet minivet, sunbird, crimson sunbird, leafbird, plum-headed and rose-ringed parakeet, oriental magpie robin, emerald dove, green pigeon, spot-billed duck, Asian open-bill, woolly-necked stork, four species of kingfisher and many species of ducks. Know more…
Chamba - A home of foothills of Himalaya Birds
Chamba offers a chance to stay close to nature and off the grid. The quaint hill station is surrounded by apple orchards and has several home-stays that offer organic food and a glimpse of the rustic life. Walk along narrow serpentine roads amidst fragrant pine, deodar and rhododendron forests, as you bond with nature. Variety of birds including Brown-fronted Woodpecker, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Slaty-headed Parakeet, Black-headed Jay, Red-billed Blue-Magpie, Himalayan Bulbul, Hume’s Warbler, Gray-hooded Warbler, Black-throated Tit, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler etc found. The nature rich destination is in close proximity to major tourist destinations like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Chamba, and Rishikesh, which makes Kanatal the perfect weekend getaway for many tourists.
Birds Found in Chamba
Oriental Turtle-Dove,Great Barbet, Brown-fronted Woodpecker, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Gray-headed Woodpecker, Slaty-headed Parakeet, Ashy Drongo, Black-headed Jay, Red-billed Blue-Magpie, Himalayan Bulbul, Hume’s Warbler, Gray-hooded Warbler, Black-throated Tit, Rusty-cheeked Scimitar-Babbler, Jungle Babbler, Streaked Laughingthrush, Rufous Sibia, Gray-winged Blackbird, Verditer Flycatcher, Blue Whistling-Thrush, Gray Bushchat, Russet Sparrow, White-capped Bunting, etc and many more…
- Arrive at Jhilmil Jheel Reserve, Welcome Drink and Lunch
- Evening Birding around Village.
- Overnight Stay.
- Morning Wetland and around forest Birding (Use of Gypsy)
- Evening River side birding (Use of Gypsy)
- Morning Birding and check out by 10 am
- Drive Towards Chamba – 4 Hours, Enroute Lunch
- Check in by: 4 pm
- Tea/Coffee Break
- Dinner and overnight Stay
- Nailbagi Village Trail no 1 with Packed Breakfast
- Nailbagi Village Trail no 2
- Morning birding Nailbagi to Kodia Forest Oak
- Evening Forest Trail and Bagicha Kahala
- Morning Birding, Checkout by 9 am
- Drive back to Rishikesh/Haridwar/Airport drop
The property has only 2 rooms so maximum 4-6 persons can accommodate on sharing basis. While we recommended 4 for comfortable stay.
The person must be fit to walk with trekking shoes (normal shoes not recommended) as the trails are hill trails, some where slippery.
Your luggage bag should not be like suitcase. It should be like rucksack (with straps) that can tied over mule or can be carry on shoulder.
For luggage transfer in Chamba we offer the Mule facility to carry your luggage, yet still recommended to carry minimum luggage, as some of them (at least one bag with water bottle, laptop, camera, Tablet etc), guest has to carry themselves. Transferring such sophisticated items over mule may be broken, not advisable, and we are not responsible for any breakage .
Almost all mobile network works at Home stay with weak signal strength. Airtel has strong signal.
All basic amenities like neat and clean proper bedding, electricity, Hot and cold water, western toilet, Table, Chairs in room, open space to sit.
Expect summer every season, specially winters are quite cold. Carry your woollen item recommended.
As guest is staying with a family a gentleman behaviour is expected. Its not a hotel, its a home stay.
Timing is very important for the successful of your tour.