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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 and 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

common-langur-monkeyThis tour, North of Delhi, concentrates on the area of and around the Corbett National Park and includes a visit to Pangot in the north eastern region of India. Our visit to Pangot will give us the opportunity to take-in great views of the Himalayas, weather permitting, and also give us opportunities to see such species as White-throated Laughing Thrush, Altai Accentor and other local specialities.
Corbett Park was India's first national park and is Tiger and Elephant country. It is ranked as one of the best managed parks in the subcontinent and is one of the last surviving stretches of untouched sub-Himalayan wilderness. The main area of the park has over 585 species of bird and 50 species of mammal, so we hope this should impress the most discerning of wildlife travellers!White-throated-Laughingthrush
The Indian sub-continent embraces an enormous range of habitats extending from the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas in the north,
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. 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. Within these boundaries occur over 350 species of mammal, nearly 1300 species of birds ( 13% of the world's total) and 600 species of reptiles and amphibians plus a myriad of insects and flowers.
The constant presence of archaeological reminders of the country's extraordinary history and the fascination of becoming immersed into a completely unique and complex culture are reasons enough to visit India. However, for anyone interested in wildlife then the attractions of wild India are simply too great to resist. Colourful and diverse are two adjectives nearly always applied to India and both perfectly describe the flora and fauna.

No matter which criteria you use to judge India,
it is one of the most diverse and exciting holiday destinations on earth.

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

Photo Gallery of India

India Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    14th - 25th of November 2014
  • Price
    € 1.930 p.p. *
    € 300 Single supplement.*
  • Deposit
    € 250 p.p.
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals and transport, fulltime guiding, 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 - Bharatpur and Chambal River

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 - Camp Corbett. Birding en route to Corbett National Park
  • Day 4 - Camp Corbett . Am: Birding around Camp Corbett. Pm: the river near to town.
  • Day 5 - Hotel Manu maharani. Am: birding en route to Niani Tal. Pm: birding Pangot.
  • Day 6 - Camp Corbett . Birding Sattal area and during transfer
  • Day 7 - Tiger Camp Lodge . Birding local area and during transfer
  • Day 8 - Dhikala Lodge.Game drives and Birding.
  • Day 9 - Tiger Camp Lodge. Am: Birding Corbett Park. Pm: night birding river.
  • Day 10 - Tiger Camp Lodge. Birding in the area
  • Day 11 - Ashok Country Resort. Transfer to Delhi
  • Day 12 - 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
With all our party arriving the previous day before the official start of the tour, we were able to spend a relaxed pre-tour day in Delhi, if such a thing is possible! The sheer number of people and volume of traffic makes Delhi a wonder to all of us from other far away places, quite how everything functions is a testimony to all who live in this vast city. Most chose to venture into the city during the morning with all of us meeting for lunch near to Lodhi Gardens, giving us a leisurely afternoon to wander this wonderfully scenic park ...

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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!