BEST OF EAST INDIAN BIRDING

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are a birder's paradise – expect to see exotic bird species and go on boat rides, hikes, tribal village visits, and elephant and jeep safaris so buckle up for a great trip into birding country. Bird species that you can expect to find are White-Winged Wood Duck, Bengal Florican, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Oriental Honey Buzzard, Temminck's Tragopan, Eurasian Nutcracker, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Fire-tailed Myzornis and Greater Adjutant Stork. In the winter months, Black-necked Cranes and Black-tailed Cranes migrate to this region from Tibet.

18 Days | Ex Delhi/Kolkata – Dibrugarh – Roing – Tinsukia – Kaziranga National Park – Nameri National Park – Dirang – Santi Valley – Eagle's Nest Sanctuary – Tezpur
  • Enjoy stunning panoramas of the Eastern Himalayas

  • Stay at a heritage tea planters' bungalow

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park, listed as an Important Birding Area (IBA) by Birdlife International

  • Marvel at the many exotic and endangered bird species

  • Rafting and easy hikes at Nameri National Park

Highlights

Itinerary

DAY 1 | DIBRUGARH

Fly to Dibrugarh from Delhi or Kolkata | Stay at a heritage tea planter's bungalow | Local market

DAYS 2 to 4 | ROING

Drive to Roing | Country boat ride | Mishmi Hills | Look out for tigers, clouded leopards and snow leopards | Look out for Temminck's Tragopan, Darjeeling Woodpecker, Sultan Tit and Fire-tailed Myzornis

DAY 5 | TINSUKIA

Ferry boat ride across Lohit river | Day at leisure​

DAYS 6 to 8 | KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Kaziranga National Park | Morning elephant safari | Elephant bathing | Village visit | Dolphin boat ride | Jeep safari | Birding trip | Visit to an organic tea garden and tea store

 

DAYS 9 & 10 | NAMERI NATIONAL PARK

Drive to Nameri National Park, at the foothills of the Himalayas | Rafting | Easy hikes | ​Look out for White-winged Wood Duck, Ibisbill, Great Pied Hornbill, Wreathed Hornbill, Rufous-necked Hornbill

DAYS 11 to 13 | DIRANG

Drive to Dirang | Day trip to Sangti Valley | Look out for Great Barbet, White Wagtail, Orange-bellied Leafbird, Rosy Pipit, Ashy-throated Warbler, Grey Bushcoat, White-browed Scimitar Babbler, Eurasian Nutcracker and migratory birds (only in winter) like Black-necked Cranes and Black-tailed Cranes

DAYS 14 to 16 | EAGLE'S NEST SANCTUARY

Drive to Eagle's Nest Sanctuary, a protected bird area in the Himalayas | Home to over 400 species of birds including Rufous-headed Parrotbill, Great Hornbill, Hoary-throated Barwing and three different types of Tragopan species

DAY 17 | TEZPUR

Drive to Tezpur | Local town market | Agnigarh

DAY 18 | DEPART

Transfer to Guwahati airport and fly to Delhi or Kolkata for onward journey | Alternatively, check our river cruise or overland tour extensions.

All our tours can be tailor-made for you. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary or to discuss how we can better assist you in crafting the perfect itinerary - our friendly travel specialists are here to help!

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