Birding & Wildlife Photography Tour to Uttarakhand
There are many reasons to visit the subordinate Indian Himalayas, but this Tour is for those who want to take pleasure in the lap of nature, take great photographs and simply enjoy themselves. This Tour is for those who want to keep relationship with the birds, nature & wildlife of the “Dev Bhoomi” Uttarakhand.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On your arrival in Delhi Airport you will be welcomed by our executive & transfer to the hotel. Check-in & day free for own activities. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi - Sattal
Morning after breakfast drive to Sattal. The distance is 300 kms & will take approx 07 hrs. On arrival check-in to the resort. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.
Sattal or “Seven lakes“ is a unified group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. During the British era the area had a tea plantation. The lakes sit at an altitude of 1370 meters below lush orchards in the Mehragaon valley.
Day 03: Sattal (Full day Photography)
Full day photography near around Sattal. This day you will have opportunities to photograph babblers, tits, bulbuls, warblers, minivets, woodpeckers, pigeons, myna and the colorful barbets. Along with these birds you can find around 230 varieties of other birds & some which one can find only in Sattal region. Sattal is an area blessed with much ecological prosperity, and its avian population, which is its crowning glory, will ensure that you get a lasting taste of it. Evening return back to the resort for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 04: Sattal (Full day Photography)
Another full day for photography at Sattal. This day at Sattal will surprise you with the unity of its amazing assortment. Set amongst dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few untouched and uncontaminated freshwater biomes in India. These lakes are a paradise for variety of migratory birds & now you have the chance to capture all these in your camera before the day ends. Dinner & Overnight stay at the resort.
Day 05: Sattal - Pangot
Morning at leisure, free time for relaxation OR boating at Sattal lake. After lunch start you drive to Pangot, another paradise of Birds & nature. Pangot is a small village which lies in the north-western range of Nainital. This drive will take 02 hrs, Enroute you will drive through Mehragaon valley having lush green orchards, plenty of natural beauty & many beautiful locations which you can save in your cameras. Arrive Pangot & check-in to the lodge. Evening free for leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 06: Pangot (Full day Photography)
Full day photography at Naina Peak, Kilbury & Timla Pani. Visit to villages Baggar and Gughu Khan. These walks can be very rewarding for capturing crested serpent-eagle, mountain hawk-eagle, Woodpeckers such as brown-fronted, stripe-breasted, rufous-bellied etc. The entire drive is through the forested area of Naina Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, the main habitats for excellent bird & nature photography. The forests of Pangot and surrounding areas are dominated by thick Oak, Pine and Rhododendron. The streams passing by the area makes it even more attractive place. Late evening return back to the lodge for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 07: Pangot (Full day Photography)
Another full day for photography at Pangot & nearby surroundings. At Pangot there are many walking trails through the surrounding jungle. You can choose your own trail. You can go through the forest or along the main road, which rarely sees vehicles pass by. The oak, pine, bamboo, cedar, rhododendron and other conifers make the walk delightfully beautiful and refreshing. The undergrowth is as fascinating with varieties of fern and moss breaking through the rich soil. The forest gets thicker as you walk further. The trickle of fresh water streams enriches the habitat. You can often spy wildlife around the streams. A host of birdlife inhabits this world. An absolute dream for a nature lover, this walk is a must. Late evening return back to the lodge for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 08: Pangot - Dhikala
Morning at leisure. After breakfast leave for Dhikala the core area of Jim Corbett National Park. At Corbett national park you will get the chance to come face-to-face with some fiery faces of the park such as Tiger, Leopard, wild boar etc. Arrival Dhikala at the time of lunch. After Lunch board the 04 WD open jeep to start your Tiger photography Safari at Dhikala grasslands. Return back to the lodge in the evening for dinner & overnight stay.
Day 09: Dhikala (Full day Photography)
Morning & Afternoon half day open jeep safaris for Dhikala zone of Corbett national park. For professional photographers Ram Singh road track along the Ramganga River is very rewarding, birds such as river lapwings, waders, mergansers and other waterfowl. While visiting the grasslands one can see long-tailed nightjar, jungle owlet, spot-bellied owl, common stonechat, black francolin, purple and crimson sunbird, golden-fronted & orange-bellied leafbird, black-shouldered kite, hen harrier, changeable hawk-eagle, chestnut-tailed starling etc. Explore the richness of Nature at Corbett National Park with jungle safari tours and discover what makes this gem a paradise for photographers & wildlife lovers. Dinner & overnight stay at the forest lodge.
Day 10: Dhikala - Delhi
After 1 week of photography tour to Uttarakhand, time to pack your baggage for returning back to Delhi. After finishing Morning jeep safari back to the lodge for breakfast. Later bid good bye to the team & start your drive to the nearest town. Leave the open jeep & board the car to drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Delhi - Departure.
Morning at leisure in time transfer to the international Airport in Delhi to Board the flight for home country.
Tour & Services Ends.