|Tour Dates||11th Nov. 2018 – 22th Nov. 2018 (12 Days)|
|Tour Price (Per Person)||$ 1100|
|Tour Category||Birding Tour|
|Single Supplement||$ 1400|
This 12 days birding tour will give you wonderful experience of different area of this Himalaya Range. Stared from Jhilmil Jheel conservation Reserve amarshy grassland just near the Rajaji National Park (extension area of Rajaji Tiger Reserve), near Haridwar. This is a unique 3783.5 hectare (9349.23 acre) site. It is corridor for most of animals transferring from National Park. Jhimil is literally the last piece of primordial Terai marshland to survive untouched in Uttarakhand and some part of Rajaji National park, It has Kalagarh Tiger Reserve Landscape with riverine belts, marshy depressions, grasslands. Jhilmil Jheel Wetland, Sattal has dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for migratory birds. The drive from Nainital to Pangot passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are birding spots.
The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar.
Corbett Village (Chhoti Haldwani):
From rejuvenating bird songs to exploring miles of quite untouched forests, tracking pug-marks of tiger to chasing deers in the grasslands, you will experience the beautiful effect of nature’s love in vicinity of Jim Corbett’s Village. A large number of people all over the world enjoy bird watching here time to time. There are over 1200 species of birds found in India and out of these more than 350 species are found in Jim Corbett’s Village and surrounding forests.
More than 350 species of birds in a small stretch of 4-5 square kms
Migratory Birds during Winter Months
Walk inside Dense Forest Area
Visit to Corbett’s Jungle Studio
Sattal literally means ‘Sat Tal or seven lakes’. The lakes are freshwater and interconnected. These lakes are set among the Oak and Pine forests. The lake has an altitude of 1370 metres. Sattal is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. It has 150 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. A combine tour of Pangot-Sattal is appropriate for best birding experience.
Studio place :
Sattal have one place called studio which is no less than a miracle where one can just sit with his camera or binocular and the birds comes for bath both in summers and winters.
Pangot is located about 15 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are birding spots. The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 200 bird species have been recorded in this area. One can see a variety of Himalayan species Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas.
|Top Birds||Dollar Bird, Indian Pea fowl, Black-lored Tit, Red-vented Bulbul, Red-whiskered Bulbul, Himalayan Bulbul, Grey-hooded Warbler, Red-billed Leiothrix, Oriental Magpie-Robin, Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher, Jungle Myna, Crimson Sunbird, Brown Fish-Owl, Long-tailed Broadbill, Scarlet Minivet , Common Iora, Puff-throated Babbler, Paddyfield Pipit, Asian Barred Owlet, Savanna Nightjar, Ashy Woodswallow, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Oriental Honey-buzzard, Crested Kingfisher, Tawny Fish-Owl, Common Green-Magpie, Slaty-headed Parakeet, Oriental Skylark, Booted Eagle, Asian Emerald Dove, Crested Serpent-Eagle, Grey-capped Woodpecker, Rufous Woodpecker, Greater Flameback etc.|
|Top Mammals||Leopard (Panthera pardus), Himalayan goral (Naemorhedus goral), chital (Axis axis), musk deer (Moschus spp.), Sumatran serow (Capricornis sumatraensis), jungle cat (Felis chaus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), black bear (Ursus thibetanus), pine marten (Martes martes), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), gray langur (Presbytis entellus), rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), red giant flying squirrel (Petaurista petaurista), and Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak).|
|Habitats Covered||Sal Forest, Mixed Forest, Rivierine Forest, Dry Deciduous Forests, River beds, Chaurs (Open landscape) etc|
|Climate||Pleasant at Rajaji, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, Corbett Village, Cool at Sattal, Pangot|
|Max. Group size||6 persons with 1 Birding Guide|
|Tour Pace and Walking||Moderate, Some location vehicle (Gypsy) will be used, specially on Jhilmil Jheel and Kalagarh Tiger Reserve|
|Accommodation||Comfortable Home Stay, Jungle Camp, Lodges with Basic facilities of food, water, electricity, attached washroom etc|
|Ease of Birding||moderate with some tricky and some easy species|
|Other Attraction||fabulous mountain scenery, extensive broad Sal and mixed forests, fascinating people and culture, leopard, Jim Corbett Museum, Sattal Lake, Nainadevi Himalayan Bird Reserve, tiger if you are lucky|
Day 1 (11th November 2018):
Pickup by car from Dehradun Airport by 12 noon, drive to Rajaji National Park Camp(45 km / 60 min.), Check in Jungle Camp, Lunch, post lunch evening birding Jungle Camp of Rajaji National Park
Day 2 (12th November 2018):
6:00 am get early morning Breakfast and go for full day birding at Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve (birding on Gypsy),
with packed Lunch
5:30 pm – Back to Home Stay
6:00 pm Evening Tea / coffee with Snacks
8:00 pm Dinner and overnight stay
Day 3 (13rd November 2018):
6:00 am get early morning Breakfast and go for Half day birding at Vindhyavasini Area of Rajaji National Park till 11:45am, lunch, Checkout by 1:30 pm. Drive towards Kalagarh Tiger Reserve (130 km/4 hours). Check in at Jungle Camp at Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, by 6pm. Dinner and overnight stay at Jungle Camp.
Day 4 (14th November 2018):
6:00 am Get Early morning Breakfast Full Day Birding Mundiapani area, Kalagarh Tiger Reserve, evening back to Jungle Camp, dinner and overnight Stay.
Day 5 (15th November 2018):
6:00 am Get Early morning Breakfast Full Day Birding through Vatanvasa Gate (Core Zone) on Gypsy evening back to Jungle Camp dinner and overnight Stay.
Day 6 (16th November 2018):
After breakfast, Check out from Jungle camp and Drive to Corbett Village (150 km / 6 hours), Check in at Home Stay, Evening Birding at Corbett Village, back to Home Stay/Cottages, Dinner and overnight Stay.
Day 7(17th November 2018):
6:00 am Get Early morning Breakfast Full Day Birding Corbett Village Trails, back to Home Stay/Cottages, dinner and overnight Stay.
Day 8(18th November 2018):
2-3 hours Morning Birding, After breakfast, Checkout by 10 am. Drive towards Sattal (60 km/ 2 hours 30 minutes).
Check in at Lodges/Hotel, Acclimatization as it is more cool than Corbett village. Evening Birding at Sattal Trails, Dinner and overnight stay
Day 9(19th November 2018):
6:00 am Get Early morning Breakfast Full Day Birding Sattal Trails, back to Lodge/Hotel, dinner and overnight Stay.
Day 10(20th November 2018):
6:00 am get early morning Breakfast and go for morning birding till 10:30 am. Back to Hotel/Lodge. Check out, Drive to Pangot, Check in by 1:00 pm, Lunch,
Evening birding 3-4 hours. Back to lodge/camp, Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11(21th November 2018):
6:00 am Get Early morning Breakfast Full Day Birding Pangot Trails, back to Lodge/Hotel, dinner and overnight Stay.
Day 12(22nd November 2018):
6:00 am get early morning Breakfast. Morning Birding, Checkout by 11:00 am. Drive back to Kathgodam Railway Station (121 km , 4-5 Hours Drive), Reach by 6 pm. at Railway Station.