*Birding and wild life Tour of Rajasthan *

Day 01 : Udaipur                             

Board a flight to Udaipur in the morning. After arrival transfer to hotel. Rest time for your photo shoot session in Udaipur. Here you can get some nice shots of the Rajasthani culture and portraits Night long stay at Hotel.

Day 02 : Udaipur  Day Excursion  Mangalwar  and Menal Lake  

Today early morning we start out tour around 5 Am and  drive to Mangalwar  because of Mangalwar Lake is around 70KM from Udaipur,  reach Mangalwar Lake before Sunrise  time, During this period quick finish tea coffee and  wait for light to be suitable for bird photography,

Here we found the following  birds :-  

Purple sun bird, Indian Roller, Wagtails, Grey Francolin, Lapwing,  Marsh Harrier, Red Shank, Bar Headed Goose, GreyLag Goose, Greater Cormorant, Darter or Snake Birds, Egrets, Crow Pheasants, Various Sandpipers,Wagtails, Pipits.

It takes around 4 to 5 hours to walk around this Lake for observing the birds , after we  take a short break for breakfast, After breakfast take some rest, after  drive to another destination  Menar Lake 30KM  drive from Mangalwar towards Udaipur. On arrival finish  packed lunch at Menar lake, after lunch  walk  around this lake,

Here we found the following  birds :-  

Red wattled Lapwing, Norther Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Common Crane, Bar Headed Goose, Yellow Eyed Babbler, Black Headed Ibis, Common Snipe, Jungle Quail, Crow Pheasant, Green Bee eater, River Tern, Whiskered Tern, Pied Kingfisher, White Breasted Kingfisher, Little Grebe, Siberian Stonechat, Greater Flamingo, White Tailed Lapwing, Pelican, Marsh Harrier, Black Kite, Green Sandpiper, Wood sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Overnight stay at Udaipur.

Day 03 : Udaipur To Kumbhalgarh 

Today after breakfast check out from hotel and drive to kumbhalgargh. Kumbhalgarh is famous for Kumbhalgarh Fort, which has the second largest wall in Asia, after the Great Wall of China, But adjacent to this great fort, there is Kumbhalgarh Wild Life Sanctuary ( likely to be declared a National park soon) which is home to many bird species. Dinner and overnight stay at Kumbhalgarh hotel.

 

Day 04 : Kumbhalgarh  To Sansari   ( Walking trek around 15-km )

Today after morning breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to birding tour for 15 km  in kumbhalgarh wild life Sanctuary.

kumbhalgarh wild life Sanctuary. is best for spotting grey jungle fowl, painted spur fowl, Crested Hawk Eagle,  Changeable Hawk Eagle,Yellow Crowned Woodpecker, Common Kestral, Scaly Breasted Munia, Grey Junglefowl, Brown headed Barbet, White Throated Fantail, Plain Prinia, Spotted Dove, Indian Scoops Owl, Indian peafowl, Jungle Owlet, Tickels Blue Flycatcher, Alexandrian parakeet, Plum headed Parakeet. Packed lunch in jungle during birding.  On arrival near to vehicle towards straight drive to Sansari, on arrival check in to the Rustic adventure camp. Evening enjoy with culture show.

Day 05 :  Sansari  ( Day Excursion to khimaj mata,  Jombu mata,  Mayli mata valley. )

Today after morning breakfast, proceed for full day birding excursion near by sansari area, pack lunch at mayli mata,

Here we found the following  birds :-

Asian Koel, Lesser Golden Flameback, White Breasted Kingfisher, Great Tit, Oriental white eye, Oriental Honey  Buzzard, Black Drongo, Grey Francolin, Green Bee eater, Common Hoopoe, Eurasian Hoopoe, Indian Peafowl, jungle Peafowl, Red vented bulbul, Indian Pond heron, Shrike,

Day 06 :  Sansari – Khandap 

After early morning  breakfast c/out from hotel and ride to khandap. Khandap is situated in Siwana tehsil and located in Barmer district of Rajasthan. It is one of 129 villages in siwana Block Located  right in the heart of the Great Indian rajput history , it lies between the cities of  Pali and Barmer. has an amazing ambiance , On arrival at khandap rawla welcome drinks. at khandap check in to the Khandap Rawla.  Evening  visit khandap village Enjoy with culture show. Dinner and overnight stay at Khandap Rawla.

Day 06 :  Khandap   ( Day Excursion The demoiselle crane  )

After early morning breakfast and proceed for visit demoiselle cranes- The demoiselle crane (Grus virgo) is a species of crane found in central Eurasia, ranging from the Black Sea to Mongolia and North Eastern China. There is also a small breeding population in Turkey. These cranes are migratory birds. Birds from western Eurasia will spend the winter in Africa whilst the birds from Asia, Mongolia and China will spend the winter in the Indian subcontinent. The bird is symbolically significant in the Culture of Pakistan, where it is known as Koonj.

The demoiselle is 85–100 cm (33.5–39.5 in) long, 76 cm (30 in) tall and has a 155–180 cm (61–71 in) wingspan. It weighs 2–3 kg (4.4–6.6 lb). It is the smallest species of crane.[ The demoiselle crane is slightly smaller than the common crane but has similar plumage. It has a long white neck stripe and the black on the foreneck extends down over the chest in a plume.

It has a loud trumpeting call, higher-pitched than the common crane. Like other cranes it has a dancing display, more balletic than the common crane, with less leaping.

Demoiselle cranes have to take one of the toughest migrations in the world. In late August through September, they gather in flocks of up to 400 individuals and prepare for their flight to their winter range.

Day 06 :  Khandap To  Jaisalmer  

Today After morning breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Jaisalmer. Arrive Jaisalmer in  the evening. The drive is through the dry desert scrub and very productive for raptors. Overnight stay in Hotel

Day 07: Jaisalmer

Morning guided tour of Jaisalmer. Permit application to visit Desert National Park requires appearance in person at the office of District Magistrate. Rest of the day birding in and around Jaisalmer. One can find Isabelline, Variable and Desert Wheaters, Common Kestrel, Shikra, Chestnut-bellied sandgrouse etc. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 : Desert National Park

Full day excursion to Desert National Park to look for Great Indian Bustard, Stoliczka’s Bushchat, Cream-colored Courser, Greater Hoopoe Lark. Eagles such as Lesser Spotted, Bonelli’s, Short-toed, Imperial are found here. Plain leaf warbler and trumpeter finch can be found here. Overnight stay at hotel .

Day 09: Jaisalmer To Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur stopping en-route for cultural sites and birding. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 10: Jaipur

After breakfast journey back in time at the deserted 17th Century fortress of Amber. Ascend to the fort to various Palaces with rooms of stunning beauty including the World’s finest Chamber of mirrors and the temple of Kali. Evening is free for learning about Rajasthan handicrafts & Arts. In the evening you visit Chokhidhani an ethnic village. A village fair is recreated on the sprawling grounds. While Folk dancers and Musicians entertain, tangy the mouth watering snacks whet the appetite for a very sumptuous and traditional Rajasthani Meal. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 11:  Jaipur to Bharatpur  

Transfer to Bharatpur (3 hours), arriving Bharatpur by noon. At Bharatput you visit the Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a wetland site of international importance and a designated Ramsar site. This is a manmade and managed wetland area home to 336 species of birds, and every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the area for winter breeding. The sheer number of birds has often led to the region being declared one of the richest bird areas of the world. Check into Lodge and after lunch go into the Keoladeo Ghana National Park on foot or cycle rickshaws with a birding guide. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 12: Bharatpur

Full days of birding in Keoladeo Ghana National Park on foot and cycle rickshaws with a birding guide. The birds to expect are Indian Courser, Sarus Crane, Dusky eagle Owl, Large tailed Nightjars, Common Pochard, Great white Pelican, Grey lag and Bar headed Goose. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13: Bharatpur To  Delhi

Drive to Delhi Transfer to the International terminal for flight back home

TOUR COST INCLUDES :-

  • Team Size: Min 2 and maximum 6.
  • This birding tour includes transportation from Hotel to hotel,
  • Breakfast, lunch and knowledgable, English speaking birding guide.
  • Vehicle Type : Dzire / Innova .
  • Refreshment during break ( Soft drinks, cookies, Chips and fresh fruits)
  • which includes a free binocular and tripod. The cost of lunch and breakfast may vary according to choices given.

TOUR COST EXCLUDES :-

  • Any Domestic or international flight tickets
  • Monuments or Sightseeing entry fees
  • Still Video Camera fess.
  • Tips and Gratitude
  • Travel insurance
  • Any hard and Soft Drink at hotel