Birds and Mammal Adventure

A Splendid adventure to two of India’s most exciting national parks: Namdapha and Kaziranga in the hill states of north-east has always held a very special attraction for nature lovers. Travelling through remote areas with limited tourist infra-structure. The roads are poorly maintained, hotels and rest houses are basic. On the plus side, walking, which is strictly restricted in most Indian Tiger Reserves, is encouraged in Namdapha and permitted in parts of Kaziranga. This means that we can truly immerse ourselves in exceptional wildlife viewing opportunities on offer during this expedition!

Duration: 11 Days.
Mode of Travel: Flight/Jeep/Elephant.
Best Time: November to Mid March.

Day 1: Arrive Delhi:
Assistance on arrival, and transfer to the Pre-booked hotel. Morning Free. Afternoon Visit to the Hamayun’ s Tomb and continuee to Okhla Barrage, here we can easily see 70 or more species, an excellent introduction to Indian birdlife, return back to hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Delhi- Dibrugarh (fly)- Namdapha (Drive 205kms).
After early breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Dibrugarh, Arrive and board jeep/s, and drive towards the Burmese border. Covering 1,980sq.kms and ranging in altitude from 200 to 4,500mts above sea level, Namdapha has a great variety of forest habitats and is the only reserve to provide sanctuary to all of Asis’s four great cats. Tiger, Lepord, Clouded Lepord and Snow Lepord.

We will base our selves in simple rest house, situated in the most picturesque of settings. Surrounded by forest which are excellent for woodpeckers, trushes, robins, laughing- thrushes and Hoolock Gibbons sing from the hillside. During our stay we will explore the park’s varied network of trails.

Day 3: Namdapha National Park: Explore.

Day 4/5: Namdapha Trek.
After breakfast we begin our two days gentle trek through the beautiful forests to our campsite of Hornbill, following a trail that passes through pristine lowland rainforest. If the Sun is out this must rate among the best birding walks in Asia. We will encounter mixed mixed flocks contaning barwings, parrotbills, scimitar-babblers, sibias and sultan Tits, we will see groups of Long Tailed Broadbills, flocks of wrethed and Rufous-necked Hornbills, and peacock-pheasants…all adding up to an unforgettable birding experience! This delightful walk also provides opportunity to observe Hoolock Gibbons. Capped langurs and the meter-long Malayan Giant Squirrels. Namdapha is notable too for the birds of prey and river birds, in particular the ease of finding such specialties as White-tailed Sea Eagle, Wallace’s Hawk-eagle, Pied Falconet, Ibisbill and Blyth’s Kingfisher.

Day 6: Namdapha- Kazaringa national Park ( Drive 380kms).
After breakfast, drive full day est. The park consists of 430 Sq. Kilimoter of low-lying grassland sprinkled with shallow lakes and woodlands, our lodge here is comperatively luxurious and excursions are by jeep and elephant! Kazaringa is famous for its 1000 strong population of One-horned Rhinoceros and wild Water Buffalo, but the reserve rivals Bharatpur for wetland birds and supports localized and endangered grassland species such as Swamp Partridge and Bengal Florican. Kazingra is divided into three ranges each with its own character and highlights. The popular central range supports higher densities of rhino, elephant and Water Buffalo, but it is the eastern range which offers some of the most exciting and varied wildlife-watching in Kaziranga. At Sohola bheel we should see Greater Adjutant Stork, Pallas and Grey headed Fishing Eagle and a great variety of waterfowl. Otters are frequently seen on a nearby river, and the woodlands harbour woodpeckers, Fairy Bluebirds, flocks of Spot-winged Stares, warblers and much more. It is in this less visited region of the park that we have the best chance of perhaps finishing our trip on a high note with views of Tiger or Sun Bear.

Day 6 to 8: Kaziranga :
Exploration by Jeep, Elephant and Foot. Stay in Comfortable Jungle Lodge.

Day 9: Kaziranga – Guwahati:
After breakfats drive about 240kms. Guwahati retains friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with very busy market place. Late afternoon visit to 10th century Janardhan Temple with a unique Bhudda Image. Overnight in hotel.

Day 10: Guwahati- Delhi (fly):
After early breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel airport hotel Ashok Country Resort where. Afternoon Guided sightseeing to Qutub Minar, and last min shopping. Late night transfer to the airport for return flight.

Day 11: Early morning flight to home Country.


THE TIGER'S FOTRESS. Ranthambore National Park.

Join us on this special adventure to Ranthambore , presenting a magnificent setting in which to search for Tigers and other wildlife. Set in the Aravalli Hills, the dry deciduous jungles of Ranthambore are dominated by the impressive ruins of massive 11th century fortress and by the mughal monuments that nestle discreetly on the shores of small lakes. Until recently, this famous tiger reserve held up to forty tigers. Although recent poaching has concededly reduced this number, we still have good chance of encountering this magnificent animal. We shall also see a wide range of other wildlife hear during our stay, including Painted Spurfowl, Mugger Crocodile,Nilgai, Common Langure, Chinkara, spotted and samber Deer, and possibly even a Sloth Bear.

Day 10, Delhi- Ranthambore:
Late night departure by Dehradoon Express to Ranthambore. Overnight in Train.

Day 11, Arrive Ranthambore/ Game Viewing:
Arrive Early morning and transfer to the hotel, wash/ Tea and proceed by Jeep/s with our expert naturalist for game Viewing. Return Back to hotel for Late breakfast. Day free to relax in the garden, read etc. Evening proceed again for Game viewing by Jeep. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 12, Ranthambore:
Morning and evening Game Viewing by Jeep with naturalist.

Day 13, Ranthambore-Delhi :
After breakfast, visit to the Fort, it is about 30 min climb, and the views from the top of this Hill fort are Magnificent. Return back to Hotel and then transfer to the railway station for train to Delhi, leaving at 1330hrs/ Arrive Delhi at 1830hrs. Transfer to hotel for Dinner and wash and Change and proceed to the airport for return flight.

Day 14: Departure: Early morning fly back.