Birding Tours of North India

Duration of Tour : 13 nights/14 days
Sketch Itinerary : Delhi - Bharatpur - Delhi.

Day 1: Delhi Bharatpur

The birding tour of north India begins with the arrival in Delhi. Representatives from Erco Travels will welcome you upon your arrival at the airport. Move to a pre-booked hotel for relaxing and rebooting. Stay in the hotel for the night.

Birding Tours of North India
Red Breasted Flycatcher, Bharatpur

Day 2: Delhi Bharatpur

Today, visit the Okhla Bird Sanctuary on the boundary of Delhi and nearby Noida city. It can be termed as an introduction to the birdlife of India.

Okhla Bird Sanctuary is located on the bank of the Yamuna River and is a good place for bird-watching in Delhi. A variety of bird species like Avocet, Brown-headed Gull, Black-winged Stilt, Black-bellied Tern, Little Cormorant, Red-wattled Lapwing, Pond Heron and White-breasted Kingfisher are some of the birds can be seen inside the bird sanctuary.
In the evening, you will be taken to Bharatpur in Rajasthan by surface. It will be a three-hour drive and upon arrival, check-in at a hotel near the Keoladeo National Park.

Day 2 to Day 7: Bharatpur

In the next few days, you are to explore the best place for bird-watching in India. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, officially known as Keoladeo Ghana National Park or Keoladeo National Park, is one of the most famous bird sanctuaries in India. Its name is derived from a temple inside the park that is dedicated to Keoladeo (Lord Shiva). This artificial wetland serves as an important stopping and a breading point for migrating birds. It is declared a World Heritage Site and is home to a variety of species of birds. This park covers over 29 square kilometer of dense forest.

Birding Tours of North India
Spotted Deer, Bharatpur

The main attraction of Keoladeo Park is the abundance of bird species. Over 370 different bird species have been recorded inside the sanctuary. Herons, storks, cormorants, warblers, babblers, bee-eaters and bulbuls are some of the commonly seen birds inside the park. Different land and water-birds can be seen all around the park. Migrating birds like the Siberian White Crane also visit this park during the winter season. Many ornithologists visit Keoladeo Park during the winters to study these birds.
During the tour of Bharatpur, you can indulge in the following activities:
1. Guided bird-watching tour of the park
2. Explore the wildlife of the Keoladeo National Park on a wildlife safari tour
3. Boating in the lake to see water birds from a closer range
4. Visit the nearby historical places like Lohagarh Fort and Deeg Palace.

Few things to keep in mind while on the birding tour in Bharatpur
1. Carry binoculars to see birds and animals from a safe distanceBOOK NOW
2. Use watch towers and hideouts to get a better view
3. If using a still camera, turn-off the flash
4. Do not feed the birds and the animals
5. Do not throw any kind of waste or start a fire anywhere in the sanctuary

Birding Tours of North India
Brahminy Starling, Bharatpur


Day 8: Delhi

On Day 8, you are to return to Delhi in the morning. Arrive in Delhi and proceed to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon, you can proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. Visit India Gate and Jantar Mantar, which are some of the famous tourist attractions of Delhi. Overnight stay will be in the hotel.

Day 8: Departure from Delhi

On the final day of this tour, you can enjoy your time until lunch as you please. Afterwards, you are to checkout from the hotel and proceed to the airport to board a flight back to your home country. This will be the end of this tour. Thank you.

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