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Birds of Garhwal Foothills

Lansdowne, Sonanadi Sanctuary and Dehradun

Duration:             06 nights & 07 days

Best time:           October-June

Tour Code:          BHF02 


  •  Day 01: Delhi to Lansdowne
  • Day 02: Lansdowne
  • Day 03: Lansdowne to Sonanadi Sanctuary
  • Day 04: Sonanadi Sanctuary
  • Day 05: Sonanadi Sanctuary to Dehradun
  • Day 06: Dehradun
  • Day 07: Departure


  • Himalayan Birding
  • Amazing weather
  • Good Food
  • Himalayan accommodations


Day 01: Delhi to Lansdowne

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

You will be met and taken to Lansdowne (7-8 hours) in a comfortable car (or you may opt for a day journey by train), a journey that takes you on one of the most spectacular mountain roads as we climb the Garhwal Hills on our way to this delightful hill-station. In the afternoon we bird with a professional guide near and around the lodge. Our overnight stay is at Fairytale Cottage.

Specialty birds include Red Crossbill, Striated, Variegated and Chestnut-headed laughingthrushes, Plain-backed, Long-tailed, Mistle and Siberian thrushes. Black and Yellow and Collared grosbeaks.

Day 02: Lansdowne

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we bird around Lansdowne and Jehrikhal. Overnight stay.

Specialty birds include Long-tailed Broadbill, Red Crossbill, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Kalij Pheasant. Eurasian and Black-headed jays and four varieties of barbets.

Day 03: Lansdowne to Dhautiyal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive in the morning to Dhautiyal (2 hours) stopping en route for birding. Overnight stay in a cottage – Magpie by the stream.

Specialty birds include: Nepal Wren Babbler, Black-backed, Small and Spotted forktails, and nine types of woodpeckers. Eurasian Goldfinch, Plumbeous and White-capped redstarts, five species of sunbirds and several types of babblers.

Day 04: Dhautiyal

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

In the morning we bird around the lodge and its adjoining river the Tauns. Overnight at Magpie.

Specialty birds include: Red Junglefowl, Chestnut-headed Tesia, Indian Blue Robin, Puff-throated babbler, Tibetan Blackbird and several species of fly-catchers including the Slaty-backed.

Day 05: Dhautiyal to Dehradun

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive to Dehradun (5-6 hours). You will have the option to go river rafting on the Ganges.

Overnight stay in Walterre.

For detailed information about birding in and around the Dehradun area visit

Day 06: Dehradun

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Full day birding in and around Walterre. Overnight stay.

Day 07: Dehradun to Delhi

Meals: Breakfast

Drive back to Delhi (6-7 hours).

How to book

The booking of this itinerary is with Asian Adventures, B-9, Sector-27, Noida 201301 (UP) India

Ph: +91 120 4222797, +91 9266519519




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