17 Days
Year round – private tours

India Bird Watching Tour

India is a paradise for devoted bird lovers. There are more than 2000 species of birds. Our special bird watching tour through India, covers the most striking spots for bird watching fans. Welcome to our India Bird Watching Tour. We are taking you to the world famous National parks, some of them are under UNESCO’s protection. Your tour starts in Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. There are about 250 bird species, most of them are resident while some of them come from distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan.
You’ll go to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, famous for its rickshaw rides or nature-walks. It’s a fun way to explore this beautiful sanctuary. The place is one of the finest bird reserves in the world. Thanks to its global importance, it is recognized as UNESCO’s World Heritage site. Our tour also offers you the visits to Band Baretha – old wildlife reserve and jeep safaris at the Corbett National Park.
You’ll go to Sat-Tal, densely wooded area, where you can enjoy the trekking bird watching tours. The list of the bird species in India includes a large variety of unique and rare species, such as Great Indian Hornbill, Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Green Avadavat, Sunbird’s and many, many others. Our team knows where to take you and how to show you the best of India’s colourful world.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONFlights available on request – please contact Spirit Journeys Worldwide for quote including flights
INCLUDED16 Nights accommodation at the hotels mentioned above based on Twin Sharing as per hotels mentioned including an overnight in train.
Meal Plan as stated above; [FB: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & BB: Bed & Breakfast],
Half Day Guided Sightseeing of Delhi;
Full Day Birding at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary;
Half Day Birding at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary;
03 Full Day Birding at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary;
Half Day Birding Excursion to Bandh Baretha;
02 Full Day Birding at Corbett National Park;
02 Full Day Birding in and around Nainital;
Services of English speaking naturalist at all National Parks;
All transportation by air conditioned Innova car.
All taxes, parking fee, entrances, fuel charges, interstate taxes, and porterage at all airports;
All currently applicable taxes;
NOT INCLUDEDExpenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.;
Meals other than those specified above;
Any insurance;
International air-fare;
Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions;


Additional information



On arrival in Delhi: Company representatives cannot come into the baggage collection area. After you have cleared immigration, collected your luggage and passed through customs, please make your way towards the exit of the terminal building where you will see a bank of people waiting for you. Amongst them will be a Spirit Journeys representative who will be waiting to greet you with a paging board with your name on it. Please, note that the crowds can be enormous and it is possible that you may not spot our representative, despite their making every effort to be as visible as possible, so please keep an eye out for them. A representative will transfer you to the airport hotel. You will also get your  travel documents on arrival. In the afternoon, enjoy an orientation tour of Delhi.

Overnight at Holiday Inn, Delhi [Standard Room with Breakfast]


Day 02: DELHI

After breakfast at the hotel, take a  birding excursion to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary  located 40 kms/1 Hrs from your hotelThere are about  250 bird species at Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Some of them are resident, while others come from distant regions like Siberia, Europe and Afghanistan. It takes 1.5 hrs to take a full round of Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary on foot. Later, return to hotel for relaxation. You can also have full day birding and can have lunch at local government run restaurant.

Overnight at Holiday Inn, Delhi [Standard Room with Breakfast]



After breakfast, drive to Bharatpur (approx 200 Kms/5.5 Hrs). The drive from Delhi to Bharatpur gives you the opportunity to observe the beautiful Indian landscape. On arrival in Bharatpur in the evening, check in at the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy  rickshaw ride in the Sanctuary.

Overnight: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bharatpur [Deluxe room with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]


Day 4 - 6: BHARATPUR

Bharatpur bird sanctuary is heralded as one of the finest bird reserves in the world. Owing to its global, ecological, faunal and floral importance, UNESCO has deemed it a ‘World Heritage Site’. Some 425 species of birds have been recorded in and around Bharatpur. These days, get ready early  in the morning and explore this exciting sanctuary by cycle rickshaw. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
Optionally, you can also have packed breakfast from the hotel and start early morning depending on season.
 After birding, return to the hotel for lunch. You can also experience the Bird Paradise in the afternoon through walk and rickshaw.

Overnight: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bharatpur [Deluxe room with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]



Today, take an  excursion to Bandh Baretha (approx. 60 kms-1.5 Hrs –one way).
[You will be provided with packed lunch from the hotel.]
It is inhabited by 200 rare species of birds. A number of bird watchers inhabit this place. In the late afternoon, you will return to the hotel.

Overnight: Laxmi Niwas Palace, Bharatpur [Deluxe room with Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]



After breakfast, drive to Delhi (approx 200 Kms/5.5 Hrs). Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in. Evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Holiday Inn, Delhi [Standard Room with Breakfast]



After breakfast, drive by surface to Corbett National Park(approx 200 Kms/5.5 Hrs). Upon arrival, check in to the hotel.

Overnight: Infinity Resort [Standard Room with breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]



Early this morning, enjoy jeep safari at the park. Breakfast at the hotel. After lunch, take an afternoon jeep safari at the national park. In the evening,take a walking tour around the lodge.

Overnight: Infinity Resort [Standard Room with breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]


Day 11 - 12: CORBETT

These days, enjoy  full day birding tour in the periphery of Corbett National Park, known as a paradise  for bird lovers with over 600 bird species.

Overnight: Infinity Resort [Standard Room with breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]



Today, after breakfast, drive to Nainital (approx. 95 Kms-3 Hrs). En route, you will stop at various points in order to enjoy your bird watching.

Overnight: Sherwani Hilltop, Nainital [Deluxe Room with breakfast, Lunch , Dinner] 


Day 14 - 15: NAINITAL

During these days, you will walk through different areas around Nainital. An hour’s drive to Sat-Tal is an ideal birding trip. Sat-Tal is a densely wooded area having a group of seven small lakes. Another day’s birding can be done at Mangoli Valley & Pangot. It is a beautiful narrow valley situated at 45 minutes distance from Nainital. The third day can be spent around the city itself. We can take the cable car and go to a place called Snow View to check up the mighty Himalayan peaks. On all these three days, you will  have to trek for 4-5 hours but these are gentle treks without much climbing.

Overnight: Sherwani Hilltop, Nainital [Deluxe Room with breakfast, Lunch , Dinner]



This morning, take a walking tour around Nainital. Later, return to the  hotel for breakfast. Next , check out from the hotel and drive by surface to Delhi (approx 300 Kms-6.5 Hr). On reaching Delhi, check in to the hotel and the rest of the evening spend at leisure.

Overnight: Holiday Inn, Delhi [Standard Room with Breakfast]



At an appropriate time, you will get transferred to the International Airport to board the flight for your onward journey.

Date Nts City Hotel Room Category Meal Type
Day 01-0302DelhiHoliday InnSuperior RoomBB
Day 03-0805BharatpurLaxmi Vilas PalaceStandard RoomFB
Day 08-0901DelhiHoliday Inn – Mayur ViharDeluxe RoomBB
Day 09-1304CorbettInfinity ResortLuxury RoomFB
Day 13-1603NainitalShervani HilltopRoomFB
Day 16-1701DelhiHoliday InnSuperior RoomBB

Special Notes:

  1. Hotel Check-in & Check-out time is usually 1200 hrs noon except Taj and Oberoi hotels where check-in time is 1400 Hrs and check-out is at 1200 Hrs;
  2. Prices especially train fares are subject to revision;
  3. Park will remain closed on Diwali Festival and Holi.
  4. Rate quoted above includes only those items as specified in the above inclusion column;
  5. Quote is valid only for the above mentioned period;
  6. In case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in the local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly;
  7. All above hotels / room categories are indicative, and are yet to be booked – which will be initiated as soon as we have guest’s acceptance of the quote. Any change in hotel / room category may attract supplement / reduction of cost;
  8. UK and EC citizens require a visa to visit India. You are responsible for obtaining these yourselves but we will of course provide any guidance or assistance you may requir

For Security Reasons, it is mandatory to supply respective units the below

Guest Residential Address
Contact Numbers
Email ID
Place of Work
Photo Identity
Copy of passport

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