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Bird Watching In Kumaon Himalayas

India, Asia

Contact provider for price 14 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: PureQuest Adventures: India 20 people max
  • International airport authority of india, delhi
  • Active & Adventure trips
Experience full-day birding at the adjoining forest area in this exciting 12-day bird watching tour at Kumaon.
For the avid birder, or the enthusiastic naturalist, this tour offers a rich diversity of flora and fauna. With terrain which varies from the Sal Forests and Lantana of the Bhabar region to the beautiful Oak, Rhododendron to Pine of the high hills, this tour consists an immense variety of birdlife.

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India, Asia

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3 testimonials about the provider, PureQuest Adventures: India:

  • Reviewer: located in 23, Greenhill Park,, Penicale, EH26GEX UK
    Our guide Mr  Bipindra has excellent organizational skills, his services were very smooth. Even the weather was not very ideal and prevented us to complete the original trekking route, Bipen found a very suitable alternate trekking route, which kept us entertained for the whole length of the trek. He always had the security of the whole group, including the crew, on his mind as a priority. In his spare time he always tried to entertain us with extra information about the county, people, culture, history or his personal experiences. His knowledge of all the aspects of visited places was extraordinary. The communication skills were very very good and he also proved very good contacts with local people, lodge owners, colleagues, guides etc. Though Mr Bipendra was experienced more then we signed up for or expected which was only because of his enthusiasm and commitment.

    Thank you very much
  • Reviewer: located in Australia
    Excellent safe driver, very courteous, punctual and good local knowledge.
    Initial handover of travel documents and explanation – a very warm welcome to India
    Excellent Indian food served during the trip
    Car was clean, in excellent condition
    Upgrade received in Imperial, Delhi well appreciated.
    Will advise our travel agent in Australia of great value and quality of your service

    Thank you
  • Reviewer: located in Australia
    The Tour was very enjoyable and interesting. The driver and guide were all very friendly and made us feel welcome. Specially the driver made the long journeys interesting for us. We enjoyed our jeep safaris in Corbett but also enjoyed our journey by car from Delhi to Corbett. This tour is something, we will remember for a long time.

    Thank you

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Day 02: Delhi- Kaladhungi
Early morning drive to Kaladungi. Arrive at the time of lunch. After lunch birding with a guide near the Camp.Over night stay.

Day 03: Kaladhungi
Full day birding at the adjoining forest area. For the avid birder, or the enthusiastic naturalist, Kaladunghi offers a rich diversity of flora and fauna.With terrain which varies from the Sal Forests and Lantana of the Bhabar region (1500 -2000 feet) to the beautiful Oak, Rhododendron and Pine of the high hills (4500-8000 feet), there is an immense variety of birdlife.In the jungles at the edge of the hills dwell flocks of Bulbuls, Finches, Flycatchers and White Eyes.Scarlet Minivets compete with Raquet Tailed Drongos in the tree tops, while Great Pied Hornbills whoosh overhead.Along the streams and riverbeds Pied Kingfishers ply the waterways with their cousins the Whitebreasted and Little Blue Kingfishers.White Capped Redstarts mix with Herons, and occasionally one comes across the elusive Forktail.In the bushes and Lantana live the Himalayan Rubythroat and Rufous Fronted Niltava. Up in the hills, the cliffs and rock faces are the domain of the great Raptors.Here the Himalayan Golden Eagle, Himalayan Griffon and magnificent Lammergeier reign supreme.In the Oak and Pine forests Cheer, Koklas, and Kaleeje Pheasants make their presence known, and in the Rhododendron, clouds of White Capped and White Throated Laughing Thrushes chatter away.The Maroon Oriole sings its melodious tune from the tree tops, while Red Billed Magpies scavenge in the bushes along with Sibias, Jays, Finches and many others.Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 04: Kaladhungi - Pangot
Early in the morning drive to Pangot. Pangot is a small village which lies in the north-western range of Nainital. After lunch Bird watching at Pangot to see a wide range of Himalayan bird species Overnight at Pangot.

Day 05: Pangot
Full day birding at Pangot, Baggar, Naina Peak, Kilbury & Timla Pani.Overnight at Birding Lodge.

Day 06: Pangot - Padampuri
Early morning after having breakfast drive to Padampuri through the Hill roads.After lunch birding near the Camp. Overnight stay at the camp.

Day 07: Padampuri
Full day birding at Padampuri, Saattal & the nearby forest area. Overnight stay at the camp. This location has spectacular avifauna diversity. Great hornbill, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed & lesser fish eagle, red-collared falconet etc. are some of the rare birds that are found in Corbett. More birds include tawny fish owl, scaly-bellied woodpecker, red-breasted parakeet, Himalayan swiftlet, stork-billed & crested kingfisher etc.

Day 08: Padampuri - Abbott Mount
Morning drive to Abbott Mount through the Dhanachuli & Devidhura. En route few stopovers for bird watching. One can see green-tailed sunbird, scaly-breasted wren-babbler, black bulbul, black eagle, red-headed & Egyptian vulture, black-throated sunbird, blue-throated barbet, Himalayan woodpecker etc. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 09: Abbott Mount - Munsyari
Morning drive to Munsyari.En route few stopovers for bird watching.One can spot white capped water redstart, Pallas's fish eagle, grey-headed & lesser fish eagle etc.Overnight stay at Munsyari.

Day 10: Munsyari
Full day Birding near around Munsyari. Overnight stay.

Day 11: Munsyari-Vijaypur
Drive early morning to Vijaypur, stopping en route to check out the thick oak forest. Birding in Ramganga river at can be rewarding for water birds such as river lapwings, waders & mergansers.On the way to Vijaypur we will stop at alpine meadows to spot Eurasian jay, upland pipit, grey winged blackbird, Indian cuckoo etc.Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 12: Vijaypur- Ranikhet
Morning Drive to Ranikhet. Rest of the birding around Ranikhet. Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 13: Ranikhet - Delhi
Morning after breakfast departure for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to the airport to board the flight for onwards destination.

Day 14 : Leave Delhi
In time transfer to international airport to connect flight back home.

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