Find solace in nature’s lap.

 

Birds of Garhwal Foothills

Lansdowne, Sonanadi Sanctuary and Dehradun

06 nights & 07 days

Best time: October-June

Tour Code: BHF02

 

ITINERARY

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

 

Highlights

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

 

 ITINERARY

 

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 Fairydale 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. www.magpiecottage.in

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.

Specialty birds include: Several species of raptors, partridges and quails. Big mammals include Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Spotted deer and Wild Boar

 

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 www.walterre.co.in

 

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). Tour Ends.

 

 

Tour Price on per person basis in INR

Year       2017
Per person price   2 paying persons   85000
    3 paying persons   70000
    4 paying persons   66000
Single Room Supplement   30% extra

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Services Included:
-Accommodation on twin sharing basis

-Meals as per the itinerary

-Jungle visit in Sonanadi Sanctuary

-Guided Birding

-All surface transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
Services not included:
-Optional tours/excursions, personal & incidental expenses
-Tips, laundry, phone calls, alcohol, camera fee etc.
-International and domestic air fare, visa, insurance.

 

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Write to us (please mention the tour code BHF02): wildindiatours@vsnl.com

 
 

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