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Birding in Assam and West Bengal

Birding in Assam and West Bengal

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13 days

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4

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10+

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Looking to add some excitement to your bird watching trip? Then head to Assam and West Bengal! These two states are home to some of the most beautiful and exotic birds in India. One of the best places to see birds in Assam is the Kukurmara wetland. This sanctuary is a haven for migratory birds, and you are sure to see some rare and wonderful species here. Another great spot for bird watching is Chandbubi village. This village is located on the edge of the Kaziranga National Park, and it is a great place to see a variety of different birds. If you are looking for a truly unique bird watching experience, then head to the Nameri National Park. This park is home to the world's largest concentration of tigers, and you are sure to see some amazing birds while you are here.

No matter where you go in Assam and West Bengal, you will have a great bird-watching time. So don't wait any longer, plan your trip today! No matter what your budget is, there's definitely a bird watching trip to Assam and West Bengal that's perfect for you! So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip today! The best time to go on a bird watching trip to Assam and West Bengal is between November and February. This is when the majority of the birds are in the area, and you will be able to see them at their best. However, that doesn't mean that you can't go at other times of the year; you surely can, only thing, you will just see fewer birds.

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Tour Plan

Day 1- Arrive Guwahati

On day 1, upon your arrival at the Guwahati airport, you will be meeting our representative, who will then be transferring you to your hotel. If time allows, you can have an exciting excursion to the area of Dipor Bil for seeing Greater Adjutant Stork. Later this day, you will be returning to your hotel and have a good night sleep there.

Day 2- Guwahati - Kukurmara - Chandbubi - Kaziranga

On the day 2 of your tour, you will be traveling from Guwahati to Kukurmara (70 kilometers distance), then to Chandbubi (at 40 kilometers distance) and then to Kaziranga (250 kilometers distance). With the morning sun, you will be heading for Kukurmara to see the Gangetic dolphin(s) and amazing water birds. Upon your arrival at Kukurmara, you will be boarding a country boat (that would be without motor) to watch the amazing dolphin(s) and lovely bird(s). The Gangetic Dolphin is commonly called the "Susu" in the Ganges & "Hihu" in the Brahmaputra, and they are found in great numbers on the River Kulsi.
Later this day, you will be driving to the Lake Chandubi to watch some water bird(s) as well as some migratory bird(s). The beauty of this lovely Lake and its serene surrounds attract a multitude of migratory birds during the winter seasons. After having your lunch here, you will be driving to your next destination that is the Kaziranga National Park. Upon your arrival here at the park, you will be checking into your resort, that is a pre-booked wildlife resort for you. Have a scrumptious treat at dinner time and stay at the resort to have a comfortable sleep.

Day 3- Kaziranga

Day 3 of your tour will be spent in Kaziranga. Early in the serene morning, you will be enjoying a Jeep Safari in Agoratoli (the Eastern Range) of the National Park. Then, you will be returning to the lodge for having a lunch treat there. At noon, you will be proceeding for a jeep safari in Baguri (the Western Range) of the National Park. This region is wonderful for bird viewing. It nestles the universally-threatened Pallas Fish Eagle as well as the colony of Pelicans (Spot-billed). The migratory waterfowls can also be seen here at the Shohola Bells. Many woodland birdies can also be seen here along the drive through the very picturesque Swamp Forest of Dillenia. You may also see elephants, Water Buffalos, & Swamp Deer also.

Day 4- Kaziranga

Day 4 of your tour will also be spent in Kaziranga. The beautiful morning will wake you up for the riding point today in Kohora (the Central Range) for an adventurous Elephant Ride. After this ride, you will be returning to the lodge for having a yummy breakfast feast. Later during this day, you will be driving to Kohora (the Central Range) of Kaziranga National Park and enjoy a jeep safari there. Later, you will be returning to the lodge for having a hearty lunch there. At noon, you will again head for a jeep safari to the Central Range and enjoy some more bird watching. When the sun sets, you will be returning to the resort again for enjoying some bird viewing there around the logistic. Stay at the resort during the night.

Day 5- Kaziranga

Day 5 of your tour will also be spent in Kaziranga. When the sun shines brightly in the morning sky, you will head for a Jeep safari in Baguri (the Western Range) of Kaziranga National Park. Then you will be returning to the lodge for a stomach-full of lunch feast. At noon, you need to be ready for a nature’s walk in the region of Burapahar. This area is quite rich in the birds’ life and it is a very nice place to see the Hoolock Gibbon, which happens to be the only ape-species, which is found in the country and also the Malayan Giant Squirrel. If time allows, you will also be visiting some Karbi tribe settlements.

Day 6- Kaziranga - Nameri

On day 6 of your tour, you will be traveling from Kaziranga to Nameri, which is at a distance of 130 kilometers. In the bright morning, you will be driving to Nameri. Upon your arrival at Nameri, which is a bio-diversity hot-spot, the National Park and Northeast India’s Tiger Reserve. This Park covers an area of 200 square kilometers. On your way, you can enjoy the glimpse of the city of Tezpur. Later, you will continue driving to Nameri. Upon your arrival here, you will be checking into the lovely camp-site. In the evening, you will be exploring the pristine nature-loving beauty of this campsite with the chirping of the birdies. Stay in Nameri during the night.

Day 7- Nameri National Park

Day 7 of your tour will also be spent at the Nameri National Park. The bright morning will start your day with adventurous trekking to the Nameri woodland, which is widely known for its awesome bird watching experience. You will head back to the resort after that for a healthy breakfast meal down your belly after an adventurous early morning time. At noon, you can enjoy river-rafting at Jia Bhoroli River and see water birds including Yellow Thick Knee, Ruddy Shelduck, Ibis Bill, Plover, Kingfisher to name a few. Then in a rubber boat, it will be largely a floating experience for you on the soft rapids. Later during this day, you will head back to your resort and stay there for that night.

Day 8- Nameri National Park - Guwahati - Kolkata

On day 8 of your tour, you will be traveling from the Nameri National Park to Guwahati and then to Kolkata. Wake up with a smile in the morning, and depart for the nature trail along the reserve. Here, armed forest guards as well as forest guides will accompany you, who are quite knowledgeable. This trek in the woods is the best way of exploring the Nameri National Park it helps you to get up close to the wildlife here. Here, you can see rare species of wood ducks (that are white winged) and great hornbills. Then, head back to the camp for your breakfast meal.
After having a filling meal, you will be departing for Guwahati. Arriving in Guwahati, you will be transferred to the airport to take the flight to Kolkata. Upon your arrival at the Kolkata airport, you will be meeting with our representative, who will help you to transfer you to the hotel. You will stay in the hotel tonight.

Day 9- Kolkata - Sundarban

On day 9 of your tour, you will be traveling from the Kolkata to Sundarban. This day will also stay early for you in the morning. After an early morning breakfast meal, you will be leaving for Godkhali and then for the boat jetty. The road drive from Kolkata city to Godkhali would take around three hours. When you will reach the jetty, you will then be boarding a motor boat for the Sunderban Island. You will cross multiple rivers as well as streams including the Hooghly, Durgaduani, the Gomar, Gumdi etc. After a 2-hour boat cruise, you will be reaching the Sundarbans Island. Upon your arrival here, you will then be transferred to an amazing wildlife resort.

Have your lunch there, and then explore this National Park in motor boat with some stoppages and watch tower at Sajnekhali. Here, you will also be visiting the museum as well as the mangrove interpretation-centre. Your watch tower stoppage will give you a chance to witness the wildlife there as well as the birds from too close. You can be lucky to see the Brahminy kite bird, which soars over the tower as well as the streams. Also, you can listen to the squawking noise of the ringed parakeet birds. Evening time, you will be returning to the resort for a yummy dinner and then sleep the night over.

Day 10- Sundarban

Day 11 of your tour will be spent at Sundarban. The beautiful morning of this day will start off with the magical sounds of birds singing and then a cup of tea. After showering clean, you will be boarding the motor-boat for a great experience inside the creeks & jungles of Sundarban. You can have your breakfast meal on the boat itself. During the full-day of safari, you will move through many rivers as well as streams for visiting several observation towers.
You can also have a walk on the dome inside the Watchtower of Dobanki. Here, you will also be visiting the rehabilitation center of deer. After a lunch treat on board, you will be taking a boat trip on River Malta flowing into the Bay of Bengal. From here, you can see the Bay of Bengal. Then, head back to the resort, have filling dinner and have a comfy sleep.

Day 11- Sundarban

Day 11 of your tour will also be spent at Sundarban. This is an optional one. You can also enjoy the Bonbibi tribal dance. Here, they will be performing the "story of Dukhe", the son of the owner, and the "Goddess Bonbibi" protecting the honey pickers when they go into the woods for collecting honey. Bonbibi was a very brave Muslim woman of the past, now revered as the guardian of the forest, a prime example of the fusion of Islam & Hinduism where small temples can be found. There is a venerable Bonbibi statue.

Day 12- Sundarban - Kolkata (Jetty by Motor Boat)

On day 12 of your tour, you will be traveling from the Sundarban to Kolkata city (Jetty by the Motor Boat). Your day will begin with a lovely morning where you will enjoy bird watching. After having a healthy breakfast meal, you will be boarding the boat cruise for returning to Godkhali. On your way back, you will also have a chance to see some birds that live in the water. Upon your arrival at the Jetty, you will be boarding the vehicle to Kolkata and reach your booked hotel. Evening time, you will be walking to the market. Night stay will be in Kolkata.

Day 13- Kolkata

Drive to the airport and fly back home.

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