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Himalaya Birding Tour
(11 Days / 10 Nights)
(Delhi - Saatal - Pangot - Ranikhet - Corbett National Park - Nainital - Delhi)


Day 01: Flight to India (Delhi)
Around Midnight arrive in Delhi. Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi - Saatal
The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon you will drive to Saatal. By the evening you will arrive in Saatal.

Day 03: Saatal
In the morning you will have bird watching in Saatal. This habitat offers different species like White-crested Laughing Thrushes, black winged Kite, Red-billed Leothrix, and Himalaya Ruby throat, Crested and Rock Bunting, Woodpeckers, etc. This scattered and deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most pleasant destination.

Day 04: Saatal - Pangot
Today after having breakfast you will drive to Pangot. On the way you will view various birds like Blue Whistling Thrush, Yellow Billed Blue Magpie, Blue-capped Rock Chat, White-capped Redstart etc. Then you will arrive at Pangot. Here one can see Slaty headed Parakeet, Grey Bush Chat, Long-tailed Shrike, Lesser Kestrel, Shikra, Chestnut bellied rock Thrush etc. Streaked Laughing-Thrush is a common garden bird here.

Day 05: Pangot - Ranikhet
Today you will drive to Ranikhet through the Himalayan roads. On the way you will watch the birds. You will see the birds like Sunbirds, Sultan Tit, Scaly breasted Wren-babbler, Black Bulbul, Black-capped Sibia, Black Eagle, King Vulture, and Blue throated Barbet etc. Ranikhet means 'Queen's Field'. It is named after the wife of the 12th-century raja, Sudhar Deve. Spread along a ridge at 6004 feet, Ranikhet is covered with pine and oak forests. On its northern side it offers fine snow views. Ranikhet is still a cantonment. The town is now the home of the Kumaon Regiment, one of the Indian army's best. You will arrive in Ranikhet by the evening. Evening free for leisure.

Day 06: Ranikhet
Today you will enjoy bird watching in Ranikhet and surrounding areas. You will view birds like Blue whistling thrush, Eagle, Broad billed roller, Rose Finch, and Brown crested Tit etc.

Day 07: Ranikhet - Corbett National Park (about 77 km)
Today morning after breakfast you will drive to the Corbett National Park. It is the India's first National Park, and designated a Project Tiger Reserve in the year 1973. In 1957, it was renamed as Corbett National Park in honour of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary photographer and author. About 580 species of resident and migratory birds have been recorded in and around the reserve. Great pied hornbill, Pallas's fishing eagle, Grey-headed fishing eagle, Red-thighed Falconet are some of the endangered birds found in Corbett. Other birds found in this region are Tawny Fish Owl, Great Hornbill, Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Red-breasted Parakeet, Himalayan Swiftlet, Stork-billed Kingfisher and Himalayan Rubythroat. This park has Tigers, Leopards, Sambars, Chital, Hog Deer, Porcupine, Wild Pigs and Fox.

Day 08: Corbett National Park - Nainital
In the early morning you will drive towards Bhuvankhal to witness the beautiful sunrise and the snow-clad peaks of the central Himalayas. In the morning again you will have a safari to visit the Corbett National Park. Then you will drive towards Nainital. Nainital is a 100-year-old hill station and is surrounded by a blue-green lake. This is Naini Lake, after which the town takes its name.

Day 09: Nainital
Today after having breakfast you will drive to visit Bhim Tal. This lake resort is named after one of the Pandavas, heroes of the epic Mahabharat. It has developed into an independent tourist centre with water sports facilities. Then you will drive further to Naukuchia Tal. This alluring nine-cornered lake is a heaven for migratory birds. Both yachts and paddleboat are available for plying on the lake waters and is a favoured spot for anglers. In the evening you will drive to Hanuman Garhi. It is a place of religious interest, also good to view the sunset.

Day 10: Nainital - Delhi (about 315 km)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Delhi.

Day 11: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.

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