India Birding Tour starting from USD 1199 / person
Embark on an unforgettable birding adventure in India Experience the vibrant world of birds with our India Birding Tour package. Discover rare and exotic species amidst breathtaking landscapes.
Day 1: Delhi:
Arrival at the Delhi International Airport, welcome by our representative. Arrival at the Delhi IGI International Airport as per your flight schedule. Welcome at the airport by our representative and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi / Mandawa
After breakfast, we will drive to Mandawa. Mandawa is a village in the Shekhawati region famous for its fresco-painted havelis and royal palaces. The Havelis were houses decorated with frescoes of various patterns, which belonged to wealthy merchants doing business on the Silk Road. Check in to the hotel in Mandawa and visit of Havelis.
Mandawa is a small principality in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan, which was once a rich center for trade and commerce as the region was a highlight of the Silk Route. There was commerce and trade in the region, due to which, the region was popular among the merchants coming from far eastern regions. It gave the opportunity for the region to flourish and grow. We still find luxurious houses or more commonly known as Havelis in the region, decorated with mural paintings depicting the lifestyle and mentality of people in the early 19th Century. Some of them are converted into beautiful heritage hotels.
Day 3: Mandawa /Tal Chappar Black Bug Sanctuary
In the morning you will drive to Tal Chappar Blackbug Sanctuary. Tal Chhapar Sanctuary is one of the famous halting destinations for many migratory birds. The commonly seen migratory birds in the sanctuary are harriers, eastern imperial eagles, tawny eagles, short-toed eagles, sparrows, little green bee-eaters, black ibis, and demoiselle cranes, whereas skylarks, crested larks, ring doves, and brown doves are seen round the year. Check-in to your hotel. Afternoon safari into the Tal Chappar National Park. Evening at leisure.
Day 4: Tal Chappar Sanctuary
Full-day birding tour in the Tal Chappar Sanctuary with a birding specialist.
Day 5: Tal Chappar Sanctuary / Jaipur
In the morning drive to Jaipur. Check in to the hotel in Jaipur and visit the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). In the evening, explore the old town also known as the “Pink City”, and visit the temple of Laxminarayan.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is also known as the Pink City of India. This city is famous for its sprawling markets, lively people & magnificent palaces. On each corner of the city, you will find some attractions, thus markets specialized in jewelry, statues, clothes, spices, and everything that you can think of. The city attracts thousands of visitors from far horizons and keeps the hustle and bustle of this 18th-century city going on. The major attraction of the city is Amber Fort, and then adding charm to it, there is a city palace and astronomical observatory founded by Raja Sawai Jai Singh, commonly known as Jantar Mantar, which is among Unesco’s World Heritage list.
Day 6: Jaipur
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan founded by the astronomer King Jai Singh II between 1688 and 1743. Visit the Amber Fort and climb the fort on the elephant’s back or by foot / Jeep. In the afternoon, visit the Astronomical Observatory (Jantar Mantar) and City Palace. Walk in the bazaars of the “Pink City” and discover its historical markets.
Day 7: Jaipur / Keoladeo National Park
In the morning drive to Keoladeo National Park. On arrival check in to your hotel. Formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Keoladeo National Park is situated 185 Km from the capital Jaipur and 58 Km from Agra. This park is recognized as one of the world’s most important bird breeding and feeding grounds. The park is home to over 370 species of birds including herons, storks, cormorants, warblers, sauras cranes, babblers, bee-eaters, bulbuls, buntings, Painted francolins, quails, Indian grey hornbill, Marshall’s Iora, osprey, peregrine, Imperial eagle, spotted eagle and crested serpent eagle, etc. In the afternoon explore the park with an experienced birding guide. Evening at leisure.
Day 8: Keoladeo National Park
A full-day exploration tour of the park with a birding specialist.
Day 9: Keoladeo National Park:
A full-day exploration tour of the park with a birding specialist.
Day 10: Keoladeo / Chambal National Park (Dholpur):
In the morning drive to Dholpur. On the way, you will pass through the small villages of Rajasthan which is a beautiful, serene, and utterly delightful experience. On arrival check – into your hotel. In the afternoon visit Dholpur with its markets and its palace.
Day 11 – Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary:
Full-day exploration with an experienced guide of Chambal National Park, a birder’s paradise. Go for a boat safari on the river Chambal where you can spot crocodiles, alligators, migratory birds, freshwater dolphins, and many other animals and birds.
Day 12 – Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary:
Day to explore the Chambal National Park with an experienced guide.
Day 13 Chambal Wildlife Sanctuary / Fatehpur Sikri / Agra:
Drive to Agra. On the way visit the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar between 1571 and 1585. On arrival check in to the hotel. Visit the Agra Fort, one of the most beautiful Mughal-style forts built by Akbar in 1565. In the evening visit the bazaars of the city of Agra.
Agra is the city of the Taj – which means the crown of palaces, and still Taj Mahal is the crown of India. This charming building of love attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. Apart from this, there are monuments several historical monuments in Agra such as Agra Fort, Akbar’s tomb at Sikandara, and Itmad ud Daula’s tomb showing the great history and grandeur of the Mughal era.
Day 14: Agra / Delhi:
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Built at the request of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a tribute to his beloved wife, its construction has mobilized more than 20,000 workers and artisans from around the world. Return to hotel for breakfast then depart for New Delhi. On the way visit the Tomb of Akbar. Check in to the hotel and visit the India Gate.
Day 15: Delhi / Return flight:
Delhi, the capital of India, is an ancient, medieval, and modern city. Visit Old Delhi: visit the largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid, and the vibrant markets of Chandni Chowk. In the afternoon, visit the Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. In The evening transfer to the international airport for the return flight.
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Your hotels or similar
3* and Heritage hotels:
- Delhi: Classic Diplomat
- Mandawa : Chobdar Haveli
- Tal Chappar: Anand Bagh Resort & Spa
- Jaipur: Khandela haveli
- Keoladeo National Park: Regenta Resort
- Chambal National Park (Dholpur): Dholpur Palace
- Agra: Taj Vilas
Price Includes :
- Air conditioned comfortable private vehicle according to the number of passengers (parking fees, petrol, road taxes, and tolls included).
- An experienced basic English-speaking driver (including accommodation, meals and salary).
- Accommodation on twin/ double sharing basis with breakfast and taxes included.
- Visit of 3 national parks with a professional birding specialist.
- A boat safari in the Chambal River.
- An elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
- A cooking class demo and dinner in an Indian family in Jaipur.
Price excludes :
- International flights.
- Lunches and dinners.
- Entrances to monuments and sites to visit.
- Visa fees.
- All other personal expenses not included in the trip.