14 Days Eastern India Birding Tour -Namdhapa, Dibru-Saikhowa, and Kaziranga
- Day 01: Delhi – Dibrugarh – Deban (Namdhapa National Park)
Fly to Dibrugarh from Delhi/Kilkatta As you fly east along the southern edge of the great Himalayan Range, look out for fabulous views of the Mountains including Mount Everest and Mount Khangchendzonga from the left side windows. Arrive at Dibrugarh and drive to Deban – 166 Kms in 05 hrs, via Digboi and Miao. You will enter the State of Arunachal Pradesh at Namchich Check post. The landscape is exotic. We will drive through lush green countryside comprising Tea gardens, forests, rivers, agriculture fields and the Digboi Oilfields – the oldest in India. On the way we will be making stops for birding between Miao and Deban if time permits . Overnight at Forest Lodge, in rooms or tents.
- Day 02 :Birding walk on North Bank of Noa-Dihang River to HornBill
Today we begin our fascinating 06 days birding with 05 nights camping in the pristine forests. Crossing the Noa-Dihang River by boat, we will bird along the North bank to Horn Bill ( Altitude 520 m), via Haldibari.( 11 Kms / 05 hrs) Overnight in camp 1
- Day 03 : Birding walk to Ranijheel
Birding walk to Bulbulia (3 Kms) and Ranijheel, altitude 800 m (04 Kms) Overnight in camp 2
Day 04 : Birding walk Ranjheel to Firm Base
Birding walk from Rajajheel to Raja Jheel and on to Firm Base. Distance 05 kms Overnight in camp 3.
- Day 05: Birding walk Firm Base to Embeong and back
Birding walk from Firm Base to Embeong and return 06 Kms). Back to Camp 3 for overnight.
- Day 06: Birding walk from Firm Base back to Hornbill
Walk back to Hornbill through Ranijheel and Bulbulia 07 kms. Return to Camp 1 for overnight.
- Day 07 : Birding walk Hornbill to Deban
Return to Deban 11 kms, through Haldibari. Overnight at Forest Lodge/ camp.
- Day 08 : Namdhapa NP – Tinsukhia- Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere reserve
Early morning birding along Vijanagar track. Later drive 121 Kms to Tinsukhia for lunch
Afternoon: drive 10 kms to the entry point to Dibru-Saikhowa. Birding on fringes of Dibru- Saikhowa. Return to Tinsukhia for overnight at Hotel.
- Day 09: Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere reserve
All day birding at Dibru Saikhowa Biosphere reserve/ Digboi Oil Fields
- Day 10 Transafer Dibru saikhowa to Kaziranga National Park
Early morning birding around Dibru saikhowa. After breakfast at the hotel, drive 281 Kms in 4.30 hrs to Kaziranga National Park. The journey is along the Brahmaputra Valley, passing through the tea growing towns of Tinsukhia, Dibrugarh and Jorhat. Check in at hotel and spend the afternoon birding through tea gardens.
- Day 11, 12, 13: Kaziranga
We will spend three full days in Kaziranga exploring the park as best we can by jeep and on elephant back. There are several watch points scattered throughout Kaziranga, and we are allowed out on foot at these. We will make daily forays, twice a day into various ranges of the park and the nearby Panbari Reserve Forest by jeep. One morning we will take an elephant safari.
- Day 14 : Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati – Delhi/Kolkatta
Early morning birding at Kaziranga NP depending on time of flights. Depart after or before breakfast to drive 220 Kms in 4.30 hrs to Guwahati airport. Enroute visit Greater Adjutant stork site. END OF SERVICES.
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