Himalayan birds & Taj Mahal Tour
Duration : 03 nights 04 days
Destination : Agra, Pangot & Sat Tal
Best Season :October to April
Day 01 Delhi-Pangot
Meals: lunch & dinner
Drive in the morning to Pangot (7 hours), a journey that takes you on one of the world’s more spectacular mountain roads as we climb up into the Kumaon Hills on our way to this ‘lake city’ Nainital. Afternoon birding with a guide near the lodge. One can stop along the way to look for birds that may include blue whistling thrush, red-billed blue magpie, blue-capped redstart, rusty-tailed flycatcher, grey-backed shrike, yellow-breasted green finch etc. Overnight stay at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.
Day 02 Pangot
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Birding at Pangot, Baggar, Timla Pani, Cheena Peak & Nainital. One can see slaty-headed & red-breasted parakeet, grey bushchat, long-tailed & grey-backed shrike, common kestrel, besra, chestnut-bellied rock thrush etc. Streaked laughing thrush is a common garden bird here.
Day 03 Sat Tal-Agra
Meals: breakfast, lunch & packed dinner
Drive in the morning to Sat Tal (2 hours). The habitat offers species such as white-crested laughingthrush, rufous-gorgeted flycatcher, red-billed leothrix, Siberian rubythroat, rock bunting etc. This scattered and deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most pleasant destinations. Look for rufous-chinned & white crested laughing thrush, rufous-breasted accentor, greater yellow-naped flameback, speckled piculet etc. Connect train at 1900 hours from Lal Kuan to Agra. Overnight in air-conditioned sleeper class train.
Day 04 Agra-Delhi
Arrive at Mathura at 0430 hours. You will be met and transferred to Agra (1 hour). Room for wash and change. Guided tour of Taj Mahal, Red Fort & Fatehpur Sikri. Return to Delhi in the afternoon (4 hours). Arrive in Delhi in the evening. Tour Ends.
” Bird sightings depend greatly on season, timing, and patience.
” Sightings mentioned in the itinerary are only a guide and cannot be guaranteed.
” Extension available OR National Chambal Sanctuary OR Bharatpur.
” Services and accommodation can be provided in Delhi as well.
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.