India’s dawn chorus: national parks, birds & wildlife
An exclusive, 20-day, tour to five renowned national parks and bird sanctuaries for nature-lovers, birders, wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
This tour, in late October, is timed to coincide with the arrival of many migratory birds from Siberia and the ex- Russian countries north of the Himalayas. India has a vast habitat diversity and huge altitudinal variations, enormous national parks and consequently over 1200 bird species. This bird and wildlife tour brings with it botany, beautiful landscapes, sweet villages and rural charm.
We visit Kanha National Park, in central India. It is 2,000 sq km of rocky ridges, undulating grassland and sal forest. It has over 300 bird species plus a variety of other notable wildlife including tigers and numerous species of deer and monkey. This is Jungle Book territory.
In Kashmir, Lakes Dal and Hokarsar are paradise for bird watchers especially at this time of the year with thousands of migratory birds transiting here on their way further south for winter.
We also visit two renowned bird sanctuaries on the Ganges Plains.
Of course, we don’t forget the Taj Mahal. Then, before leaving India, we scoot around Delhi and have time to go shopping in the great markets of this buzzing city.
Liz Light, your Kiwi escort, has won numerous travel writing and photography awards, and has visited this magnificently diverse country many times. She loves the warm welcome and humour that is special to India, the vegetarian food and, of course, the extraordinary diversity of the landscapes and the birds and wildlife that inhabit it.
The accommodation is comfortable, clean and often quirky, including a palace, houseboat, wildlife lodges and 4 star hotels. It is a small group (maximum 10) and we have local naturalists at each destination.
Programme details, departure dates and prices.