Our guests about India

Different, that you are! In a very positive way, it felt more like a personally guided tour and not at all what we expected from a group travel. Thanks for a magnificent holiday and look forward to joining you again. L & C USA

Travelling together as friends, might be a company line, but that about describes your holidays. Great fun, comfortable and your knowledge on wildlife, particularly birds, was astonishing. G & R Canada

The tour we spent with you was enjoyable on so many levels. The birding was excellent – you showed us some brilliant birds and informed us without being boring; the anecdotes were great and above all it was a fun tour. S & P UK

Impressions of India

tijgerOn this tour, we visit three separate areas south of Delhi. As with all tours, we have taken great care to choose our places of accommodation and all are very comfortable and provide really nice food together with a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Our first stip is close to the Chambal River, where we will spend three nights. We will stay in a beautiful accommodation and we expect a fantastic bird life surrounding the lodge and on the Chambal River. We will take a river trip, visit the Sarus Crane Conservation Centre and its surrounding wetlands, take walks around the fields close to our lodge and we offer the option for a day’s excursion to Agra where you can visit the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal.
Special CommentIt goes without saying that all our accommodation is of the usual very high standard as all Worldwide Birding Tours. This tour is relaxed and recommended if comfort and easy pace is required. From the Chambal River we will make our way to our next destination, the famous bird sanctuary of Bharatpur. white-eyed-buzzardHere we will see one of India’s great natural spectacles, with hundreds of Herons, Egrets and Storks breeding colonially. Here we can observe nature from the comfort of our Rickshaw, a boat trip and for those with a sense of purpose you can even hire a bicycle!
Our third stop is Ranthambore National Park. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. We have planned to do game drives in the morning and stay on the outskirts of the National Park in the afternoons because those give excellent birding opportunities

The Indian sub-continent embraces an enormous range of habitats extending from the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas in the north, through forests, lakes and deserts to the moist hills in the south of the country where the shoreline is caressed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Whatever your passion, be it for mammals (350 species), reptiles/amphibians (600 species) or birds (1300 species), then India has them all. Not to mention huge varieties of both plant and insect!

Is it any wonder that many regard India as the ultimate wildlife destination?

Visit Agra with its famous Taj Mahal. For those who never before have visited India, a visit to Agra might be a must. On day 5 you can make the choice. The extra costs will depend on the number of participants

All our guests always have regular options, either join-in with the tour group birding and wildlife viewing or opt-out and enjoy your own company. You, the client, have choices unlike with so many other group tours!
Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive. A deposit of € 250 is all we require! Book online...

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Tour Map of India

Detailed Tour Description

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India Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    24th of November - 6th of December 2014
  • Price
    € 2.470 p.p. *
    € 350 Single supplement.*
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, Boat-ride on the Chambal River, National Park entrance fees and airport transfers
  • Excludes
    Flights, Camera fees in N.P. insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 4, maximum 8 fellow travelers

* This price can fluctuate depending on the exchange rate (applied is 1,40 $/€) to US$.

Options

We have organised two consecutive tours which are easy to link. Although a single tour is a superb way to see India, those wishing to participate in both tours have the opportunity to see much more of this spectacular country. As usual we are trying hard to offer as many options as possible. See India Tour - Corbett Park to Himalaya Mountains

India Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1 - Ashok Country Resort. Arrive Delhi and hotel transfer
  • Day 2 - Ashok Country Resort Free program in Delhi
  • Day 3 - Tiger Moon Resort. Am: Train-tranfer Sawai Madhopur. Pm: Birding in the area
  • Day 4 - Tiger Moon resort. Am: Game drive. Pm: Birding in the area
  • Day 5 - Tiger Moon resort. Am: Game drive. Pm: birding outside of park
  • Day 6 - Bagh Hotel. Train-transfer to Bharatpur, birding in the area
  • Day 7 - Bagh Hotel. Am: Birding Keoladeo N.P. Pm: birding in the area
  • Day 8 - Bagh Hotel. Am: Birding Keoladeo N.P. Pm: birding in the area
  • Day 9 - Dholpur Palace. Tranfer to Dholpur. Pm: Birding in the area
  • Day 10 - Dholpur Palace. Boat ride and birding
  • Day 11 - Dholpur Palace Option to Taj Mahal or birding
  • Day 12 - Ashok Country Resort. Transfer to Delhi
  • Day 13 - Departure

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Latest Trip Report India

collared-falconetBirding India is an absolute must for the serious birdwatcher and the variety of birds in India on this multi-destination tour was a thrill for the birder, whatever level of experience, expert or beginner, there were lots of birds for all. On this tour we discovered a new bird for Corbett National Park as well as submitting records for rarely seen birds in other areas, a tribute to the observation and attention skills displayed by our group of friends on this tour! With around 350 species listed, not to mention Tiger and other wildlife sightings, we were able to fulfil our pre-tour expectations on the birdlife in India…..

Tour Leader: Peter Jones
Tour Guide: Gajendra Singh
Author: Peter Jones

Before the Tour started
Well if you ever wondered what a bird guide does in his spare time, it’s to go birding with all the friends who came on tour! We set off early in the morning and visited Okhla Bird Sanctuary in Delhi. The reserve covers some 400 hectares and is a real jewel in the crown of India’s bustling capital. 319 species of bird have been recorded here, with over 50% coming as migrants from such far flung places as Tibet, Europe and Siberia. We were soon watching rafts of waterfowl and these included ...

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Meet your Tour Guides for India

gajendra-singhGajendra Singh is our senior birding guide in India. A specialist in the birdlife of India and experienced in all aspects of the country’s wildlife, Gajendra is a real bonus whilst touring this wonderfully rich and diverse destination. For the travelling bird watcher, Gajendra is an absolute joy, his friendly and knowledgeable company whilst touring is a real treat.

He has been a leading light in so many national bird censuses including the Sarus Crane project. A graduate from the University of Rajasthan, he has worked as an approved naturalist for several Indian government agencies including Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur Govt. of Rajasthan (Deptt. of Forest), Bandhavgarh National park, Madhya Pradesh as a resident Naturalist where he assisted various film and news gathering groups, Bird watching, wildlife photographer groups and Individuals.
Tour leader: Each tour will have a representative of Worldwide Birding Tours to accompany it, ensuring attention to detail and fulfilling our pledge not to send you on holiday, but to take you.
He has been involved with the Tiger habitat conservation programme at Royal Tiger Resort, Village, Talla, Dist-Umaria- (M.P.), Bandhavgarh (M.P.). He also has the distinction of being W.W.F certificated. As a natural communicator, Gajendra is equally at home explaining ‘his’ country’s wildlife to the beginner or more experienced traveller. For us he is as much a highlight to our tours as the destination itself!