KANATAL CHAMBA BIRD WATCHING
A home of foothills of Himalaya Birds
Kanatal 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 OF KANATAL
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…
BIRDS GALLERY KANATAL (CHAMBA)
Images by: Krishna Avtar
How to Reach
By road, you can come first Rishikesh city. From Rishikesh a scenic motorable road running passing by Chamba city and reach to Chopriyal village. Hire shared Maxi Cab, taxis or Bust to reach Chamba and then change any vehicle going towards Mussoorie. You have to reach Chopriyal village for onward birding location on foot.
Nearest Bus Stand
Jolly Grant, Dehradun
Home Stays, Private Camps
LOOKING FOR BIRDERS STAY IN KANATAL
THE OAK FOREST HOME STAY
Accommodation is surrounded by the naturally grown forest and is connected to reserve Kaudia forest of Chamba . The premises has Oak, Rhododendron and other fauna species that make altitude birds presence, especially Red-billed blue magpie, Hill Partridge and Cheer Pheasant. The location is remote and around 3.5 km from main road head. The people who can walk easily on un-even hill terrain are recommended. The place ambiance is with full of nature. The view of sun rise, snow capped mountain and more over Tehri lake make this place best for all nature lovers.