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Birding in Assam & North Bengal Tour

 

Duration : 13 nights 14 days
Destination : Mahananda Sanctuary-Lava-Darjeeling-Kaziranga National Park-Nameri Tiger Reserve
Best Season : December-March

 

Day 01: Arrive Bagdogra-Mahananda Sanctuary
Meals: dinner
Early morning we fly to Bagdogra and drive to Mahananda Sanctuary where we will try to locate green imperial, pintailed, wedge-tailed, pompadour and yellow-footed green pigeons. We will also try to spot the Lesser Adjutant stork, scarlet-backed flowerpecker etc. We stay overnight in a resort.

 

Day 02: Mahananda Sanctuary-Lava
Meals: breakfast, lunch
We bird on the other birding trail and look for the lesser racket-tailed, greater racket-tailed and spangled drongo. We will also look for the long-tailed broadbills, fairy bluebird and large wood shrike. Then we drive to Lava. The late afternoon will be spend birding at Lava. Overnight in Yankee Resort or similar.

 

Day 03, 04, & 05: Lava
Meals: room only
We will spend birding at various birding trails around Lava and Neora Valley National Park. Here we will look for the mountain hawk and black eagle, khalij pheasants, black-throated parrotbills, barwings, shrike-babblers, yuhinas, shortwings, redstarts etc. Overnight in Yankee Resort or similar.

 

Day 06: Lava-Darjeeling
Meals: room only
We will bird around Lava in the morning and drive to Darjeeling. Overnight stay in Cedar Inn or similar.

 

Day 07: Darjeeling
Meals: room only
We will spend the day birding at a Tiger Hill looking for spotted laughingthrush, broad-billed warbler or Gould’s shortwing. Overnight stay in Cedar Inn or similar.

 

Day 08: Darjeeling-Nameri Tiger Reserve
Meals: dinner
We will bird on the way down to Bagdogra to fly to Guwahati. From here we will drive to Nameri Tiger Reserve. Overnight in Eco-Camp.

 

Day 09: Nameri Tiger Reserve
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
The whole day will be spent in Nameri looking for white-winged duck, Ibisbill etc. Overnight in Eco-Camp.

 

Day 10: Nameri Tiger Reserve-Kaziranga National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Morning birding at Nameri. Drive to Kaziranga National Park. Overnight stay in Wild Grass Resort or Ban Habi.

 

Day 11, 12: Kaziranga National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Safaris will be in jeeps inside Kaziranga and spend the days in the forest looking out for Pallas’s fish eagle, pied harriers, Bengal florican, greater adjutant stork etc. Overnight stay in Wild Grass Resort or Ban Habi.

 

Day 13: Kaziranga National Park
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
We spend the early morning at Panbari and then afternoon in the western range of Kaziranga. Overnight stay in Wild Grass Resort or Ban Habi.

 

Day 14: Kaziranga NP-Delhi / Calcutta
Meals: packed breakfast
Drive to Guwahati to fly to Calcutta or New Delhi.

 

Extensions available for: 
Andaman Islands, Eagle’ Nest, Singalila trek, Sunderbans National Park &Namdapha National Park

Please let us know the number of people travelling on this tour and we will send you the total cost. We also specialize in customizing the tour. Should you need any changes we would be happy to modify the itinerary.

The tour may include arrangements such as accommodation, travel, meals, permit, guides, activities etc. or services as required by the client.