Cultural Heritage & Avian Wonders of India

The Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)

The Taj (Agra)

The Red Fort (Delhi)

The Humayun's Tomb (Delhi)

The Samode Haveli (Jaipur)

Eurasian Thick-knee

The Stone Curlew, Eurasian Thick-knee, or Eurasian Stone-curlew (Burhinus oedicnemus)

Wild Baby Elephant with the mother at Corbett

This premier birding journey combines with rich nuances of historical interest as you travel to Keoladeo National Park, Corbett National Park, Nimaj, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Taj Mahal. It is possible to see more than 350 species in addition to various mammals, reptiles and butterflies. For someone interested in Indian history there are visits to grand palaces and forts in Jodhpur and Jaipur and to the majestic Taj Mahal at Agra during the first leg of the tour.

Chattra Sagar is a haven for birds with a check list of over 200 species. It is surrounded by pristine wetlands, grasslands and farms.

Keoladeo National Park is one of the great ornithological wetland wonders of the world.

Jim Corbett National Park, in the Himalayan Foothills,it is home to over 600 species of avifauna, apart from its fabulous wealth of wildlife including the Asiatic elephants, tigers, bears and leopards


Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO world heritage sites: The Taj Mahal, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Red Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Nimaj: The fascinating little village - watch various species of birds around the lake
  • Bharatpur: One of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world
  • Corbett National Park: The land of the wilderness trumpet, roar & song

Quick Specs

Duration : 13 Days

Price : Call +44 (0) 131 202 6438

Season : Nov-May

Level : Moderate ( What's this?) Easy: Flights / Vehicle / First Class Train based touring or walking on flat or gently graded terrain for up to a 1 or 2 hours. Comfortable accommodations with private bath facilities.
Moderate: Longer days of more rigorous touring, perhaps very rough roads or longer, steeper walks, some travel by overnight or day trains. May include stay in simple hotels with basic facilities at some destinations in camps with good facilities.
Difficult: Strenuous horse or camel riding, walking in mountains or lowland jungle for more than five hours a day. May include extensive camping or stay in lodges with basic facilities.

Itinerary Brief

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To call our Indian subcontinent travel specialist on +44 (0) 131 202 6438

We will be happy to go though the tour costs / to what this tour includes, excludes and how we can customise it to your taste.

Add-on Options

Suggestive adaption to this tour

  • 3 days elephant safari can be organised in Corbett.
  • Week in Himalayan Resort from Corbett drive 4 hrs to Kumaon Hills.
  • Stay at Kalmatia Sangam or Pangot for a week to relaxation in Himalayan vista and prime bird habitat.
  • Rishikesh Drive 4 hrs, spend few day at spa Ananda in the Himalaya in Rishikesh, or in a Camp/Lodge on the Ganges and do white water rafting or kayaking.

How it works:

We can customise our tour programmes to make the journey to suit you, as our tours are based on a minimum of 2 persons travelling together by air, train and chauffeur driven car. Throughout your tour experienced representatives and knowledgeable local guides, where appropriate, will assist you.

The Hotels covered in this Itinerary are:
Chhatra Sagar
Chhatra Sagar, Nimaj
Samode Haveli
Laxmi Vilas Palace Hotel
Mud Fort, Kuchesar
Corbett Hideaway Resort, Corbett


Situated midway off the Jaipur to Jodhpur highway, Chhatra Sagar is neither a fairy-tale palace, nor an impregnable fortress imbued with legends of love and braver but 11 sumptuous Royal tents facing a lake bordered by greenery in the heart of Rajasthan.

Today the Lake is surrounded by lush green fields of wheat, mustard, cotton and chillies and vast grazing pastures, this hundred – year old reservoir with a periphery of about 10 kilometers is an ideal destination for nature lovers and a perfect getaway from the chaotic city life. Migratory birds have also discovered the paradise ducks, pelicans and cranes frolic in the waters of the lake while parrots, eagle owls and hummingbirds dance in the blue vastness of the sky.



The Mud Fort of Kuchesar was built in the mid 18 century. The fort tells of the chequered history of the jats who vied wit the Sikhs, Marathas, Rohillas, Rajputs, French adventurers and the East India Company to fill the vacuum of the declining Mughal power. The fort is surrounded by wide moat dug to create ramparts. It commands a beautiful view of the fertile Gangetic plains with sugarcane fields and mango orchards. The Holy Ganges is 24 kms away.  


Corbett Hideaway is located in a mango orchard on the banks of the river Kosi, spread over 10 acres. The most beautiful airconditioned cottages are equipped with all modern amenities. The passages are pebbled, the floors made of beautiful tiles and the ceilings of woven mat. The large green spaces, outdoor pool, spa and the library are some of the activities at hand besidesw various nature related activities.There is also a well stocked bar and cigar lounge

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Day 2 - Delhi / Jodhpur / Nimaj
Day 3 - Nimaj
Day 4 - Nimaj
Day 5 - Nimaj / Jaipur
Day 6 - Jaipur
Day 7 - Jaipur / Bharatpur
Day 8 - Bharatpur
Day 9 - Bharatpur / Agra / Kuchesar
Day 10 - Kuchesar / Corbett
Day 11 - Corbett
Day 12 - Corbett
Day 13 - Corbett / Delhi / Departure

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