East or Northeast India is a vast area comprising of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Sikkim, Tripura and Mizoram. The variations of altitude, diversity of habitat, and extreme precipitation are factors which are responsible for the diversity and abundance of resident birds in this region, To get to see the Black-necked Crane, White-belied Heron, Snowy-throated Babbler, Bugun Liochicla, Bengal Florican, Dark-rumped Swifts, White-winged Wood Duck, Beautiful Nuthatch, Rufous-necked, and Brown Hornbills, Black-necked crane, Tragopans, Blood Pheasants, Monal, Ibisbill, Purple cochoa, Blue-naped Pitta, Vivid Niltava, Long-billed plover, Wards Trogon, Grandala, Fire-tailed Myzornis and Black-headed Shrike-babbler, 13 Wren Babblers and the hub for Babblers to name just a few – take a trip to the North East.
Traveling here is no more expensive due to government royalties, but with restrictions being gradually lifted, it is now possible obtain permits to enjoy birding in these parts. We are operating tours to the best sites in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, West Bengal & North Bengal and Sikkim As more areas are explored, we will keep you updated.
The following birding areas are included:-
Assam: Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park , Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary, Manas National Park ,Nameri National Park , Orang National Park, Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibru- Saikhowa National Park , Digboi Oil Fields, Majuli Island.
Arunachal Pradesh: Namdhapha Tiger Reserve, Eagles Nest and Sessa Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibang and Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary(Mishmi Hills), Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang-Sangti Valley-Sela-Mandala, Yinkiyong, D’ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Mouling National Park.
Meghalaya : Shillong, Cherrapunjee.
Manipur: Shiroi Community Forest.
Nagaland: Khonoma Tragopan Sanctuary.
Mizoram: Blue Mountain National Park.
Tripura :Gumti Wildlife Sanctuary ,The Rowa Wildlife Sanctuary, The Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary
West and North Bengal: Singalila National Park, Lava-Neora National Park, Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary, Jaldhapara Wildlife Sanctuary, Gorumara Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxar Tiger Reserve, The Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve.
Sikkim: Kanchendzonga National Park, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Tedong Reserve Forest, Yumthang- Shingba Wildlife Sanctuary, Hilley &Barshey.
10 Days Birding Tour North Bengal & Sikkim
Sikkim is restricted. Tourists are permitted 15 days stay in Sikkim, and must apply for permission at the time of application for an India visa. The permit is issued by imprinting a stamp on the India visa.
Sikkim, and the adjoining mountains of Darjeeling and Kalimpong, together forms a homogenous mountain mass astride the valleys of the Teesta and Rangit Rivers.
11 days Eaglesnest and Surroundings
Eaglesnest wildlife sanctuary, West Kameng, is located in Western Arunachal Pradesh and is the highest in elevation. Named after the Kameng river which drains the basin of Gori Chen and Kangto peaks, this region is spread below the Himalayan watershed on the borders with Tibet in the North and Bhutan in the West. The topography is truly amazing rising from the Brahmaputra Valley in Assam through tangled ridges at elevations of around 1500 meters to 7080 meters on the watershed of the Himalayas.
14 Days Assam and Arunachal
Day 1: Guwahatti to Kaziranga (Assam)
Arrive Guwahatti and drive 06 hrs to Kaziranga National Park overnight at Jupuri Garh.
O/N Jupuri Garh
14 days Namdhapha
14 Days Eastern India Birding Tour -Namdhapa, Dibru-Saikhowa, and Kaziranga.14 Days Eastern India Birding Tour -Namdhapa, Dibru-Saikhowa, and Kaziranga
20 days Assam, Arunchal Pradesh and Megalaya
Eastern Himalays 20 Days
Weather & climate
Assam & Namdhapa
The weather will be pleasant with temperatures ranging between 17-30 C in Assam and 15-22 C at Namdhapa. We expect clear or partially clouded skies. Some showers may occur in late afternoon.
26 days NE India
The northeast Indian hill country and adjacent Himalayas is an important centre of endemism and biodiversity in general, full of charismatic wildlife species so as to excite almost any imagination.
Nameri National Park an even greater and more exciting range of birds is accessible to the birder. Kaziranga importance for biodiversity conservation can scarcely be overstated.