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West India Bird Watching & Other Wildlife Tour
Travel to Nepal

West India Birdwatching & Other Wildlife Tour for two Weeks.

Duration:15 days
Maximum Altitude:1200 meter
Program Grading: Moderate
Itinerary Detail

Itinerary West India 15 days:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Time permitting birding at Sultanpur. Later transfer to the train station to connect overnight AC II Class Sleeper train to Jaisalmer in the eviening, Overnight in the train. (Lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: Arrive Jaisalmer - Desert National Park

Arrive Jaisalmer in the morning. Meet and then transfer to the hotel near the Desert National Park. In the evening Overnight stay at lodge (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Desert National Park

Full day birding in Desert National Park. back to Hotel for overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Jaisalmer-Siana

After breakfast,drive to Siana - Overnight at Siana camp (Resort) (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 5: Siana

Full day birding around Siana.Overnight at Siana Camp (Resort) (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Siana - Mount Abu

Today drive to Abu Road. Overnight at hotel at Jaipur House or similar (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 7: Abu Road - Little Rann of Kutch

Morning birding at Abu Road. Then drive to Little Rann of Kutch. Overnight stay at Rann Riders or  Desert Courser Lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 8: Little Rann of Kutch

Morning and afternoon birding and safaris at Little Rann of Kutch. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 9: Little Rann of Kutch - Bhuj

Early morning Birding around Hotel at Little Rann of Kutch then drive on wards to Bhuj. Afternoon birdwatching around Bhuj. Overnight stay at the CEDO camp hotel. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 10: & 11: Full day birding looking for the Bhuj specialalities like Great Indian Bustard. Spend the rest of the day exploring the local area around Banni Grasslands/Charidand wetland/Fulay for speciality species. The list includes Grey Hypocolius (the ideal time to look for this species is when they come in to roost), White-naped Tit, White-bellied Minivet, Great White and Dalmatian Pelican, Lesser Flamingo and Oriental Pratincole. Rock Eagle Owl, Sykes's Nightjar and Indian Nightjar can also be seen locally. Overnight stay at Hotel Bhuj (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 12:  After early breakfast drive to Sasan Gir National Park (9 - 10 hours drive). Arrive at lodge in the evening. Overnight in Gir Birding Lodge or similar. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 13: Morning and afternoon jeep safaris to Gir National Park for birding and wildlife viewing. Overnight at lodge. ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )

Day 14: Morning Birding walk around and leave after breakfast to Velavadar Black Buck Sanctuary. Afternoon birding at Velavadar. This is a great place to see roosting Harriers. Likely to see Montagu's, Hen and Palid Harriers. Overnight stay at Hotel Black Buck in the park.  ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 15: Morning birding in Velavadar. After  breakfast, drive to Ahmedabad (4 Hours drive) airport to connect flight to home. (Services end for those not taking Extension Part).

 

For those who are taking Extension part:

Day 15 - Fly to Delhi and transfer to Hotel (Dinner)

Day 16 - Post breakfast drive to Corbett National Park. Evening birdwatch along the River Koshi. over night at Hotel Tiger Camp. (270 kms, 6 hrs drive)

Day 17 - Corbett National Park, Early morning birdwatching, Breakfast then drive to Dhikala for birdwatching and overnight at Government guest house, (Very Basic and it is only the guesthouse there)

Day 18 - Corbett National Park.After morning birding tour around Dhikala and breakfast, we will drive back to Tiger Camp for overnight.

Day 19 - Drive to Pangot. it is a mountain region for high altitude birds including some Pheasants. Overnight at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge. (Approx 70 kms, 2-3 hrs. drive)

Day 20 - Full day Birding Tour in Pangot.

Day 21 - Drive to Sattal (Nainital), afternoon Birding around Nainital and overnight at Sattal Birding Lodge or Similar. (50 kms, 2 hrs birding drive)

Day 22 - Drive back to Delhi & transfer to International Airport. (If can not connect flight same day then we shall book hotel in Delhi for this night) (It is depends on the time of your flight)

 

Hotels, Main Tour:

Jaisalmer: Thar Vilas

Siana: Siana Camp

Mt Abu: Jaipur House or similar hotel, 

Little Rann of Kutch: Rann Riders

Bhuj: Cedo Camp

Sasan Gir: Gir Birding lodge

Velvadar: Hotel Black Buck

 

Hotels, Extn Tour:

i. Corbett - 2 nites Tiger Camp and 1 night in Dhikala at Government guesthouse in the park.

ii. Pangot - 2 nites Jungle Lore Birding Lodge

iii. Nainital - 1 nite Sat Tal Birding Camp (Nainital Hotel India)

iv. Delhi - 1 nite SunStar or Similar

 

Quotation valid till Nov/Dec 2012:

Cost in US $

04-05 pax

06-08 pax

09-10 pax

11+pax

Remarks

Main Tour on twin sharing basis

2765.00

2285.00

1985.00

1555.00

 

Single room Supplement

998.00

998.00

998.00

998.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extension Tour on twin sharing basis

1265.00

1055.00

930.00

820.00

 

Single room supplement

496.00

496.00

496.00

496.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplement for 22nd night in Delhi

(incl dinner and next day breakfast & transfer)

USD 85.00 (on twin sharing basis)

Single room supplement

25.00

Supplement for Elephant Ride in Dhikala (Choice and subject to available)

USD 22.00 per person (4 pax in one elephant)

 

Cost Includes, Main Tour:

Accommodation at listed or similar hotels (14 nights accommodation incl one overnight in train)

Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner (mostly lunches will be provided out side the hotel during tour),

Entance & permit fee as per itinerary

3 private Jeep Safari at Little Rann of Kutch

2 Safari in Siana 

2 Safari at Sasan Sir

At other places our car will be used as per itinerary

Train tickets in 2nd AC sleeper class

Air condition vehicle transportation as per itinerary beside mentioned safaris in the park.

Shankar Tiwari as Bird Guide through out the tour.

 

Cost Includes, ExtnTour:

7 nights accommodation with all meals

All Park safaris by jeep or our car according to requirement by park

Air fare: Ahmedabad to Delhi

Air condition transportation as per itinerary

Shankar Tiwari as Bird Guide through out the tour .

 

Not includes in both the Tours:

Personal expenses like bar bills, telephone calls, laundry, tips etc.

Entrances for cameras

Any extra expenses due to natural causes

Elephant ride on the choice and subject to available.

Special Note: Gujrat is a Dry Zone for alcohal, but some time Tourist people can be lucky to have alcohalic drink. 

Hope the above is upto your satisfaction, if anything please do let us know.

Happy Birding!!

Cost Detail
Person Range Price
4 to 5 pax $ 0.00
6 to 8 Pax $ 0.00
9 to 10 $ 0.00
Single Sup $ 0.00
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