AFTER SEVEN YEARS NEAR DEHRADUN
Dehradun: The common goldeneye, a migratory bird
belonging to the duck family that usually moves to warmer climes
from as far away as Canada, North America, Mexico, Europe and
some other areas, has been spotted in India after seven long
years. Earlier in January, the birds were spotted at the Assan
Barrage, on the route to Dehradun, an area declared as IBA
(important bird area) by the Bombay Natural History Society. The
two male goldeneyes were spotted by a Dehradun birder. The
common goldeneye spends winters as far as it can in large
expanses of water, including the European and Asian coasts. It
is easily discernible by the circular white spot around the
Tour Report: Uttaranchal and Uttar Pradesh, India.
Itinerary specially prepared for Bird
Period : 05
nights & 06 days
- Guwahati – Kaziranga - Guwahati
Day 01 Kolkata
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Guwahati.
Arrive Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport at Guwahati. On
arrival you will be met by our representative and then transfer
to the hotel. Guwahati is the gateway to the entire Northeast
region of India and also a major commercial hub. Located on the
southern bank of mighty river Brahmaputra, it was known as
Pragjyotishpura (the Eastern City of Light) and mentioned in the
great epic Mahabharata. Afternoon go for bird watching to Deepor
beel. Deepor Beel is a permanent, freshwater lake, in a former
channel of the Brahmaputra river, to the south of the main river
south-west of Guwahati city. It is a large natural wetland
having great biological and environmental importance besides
being the only major storm water storage basin for the Guwahati
city. The beel is endowed with rich floral and faunal diversity.
The mail birds found here are
Ferruginous Pochard, Grey-headed
lapwing, Greater and Lesser Adjutants, Water Cock, Cinnamon
Bittern, Fulvous whistling-duck and Greater Painted-snipe.
and overnight at the hotel.
02 Guwahati - Kaziranga
Early morning go to Deepor beel. Back to the hotel for breakfast
and then proceed to Kaziranga National Park (230 kms/ 5 hours),
a world heritage site and famous for its one horned rhino. Apart
from it almost 478 species of birds (both migratory and
resident) have been spotted at the park, including 25 globally
threatened and 21 near threatened species.The park has also been
identified as an
Important Bird Area (IBA) by
Birdlife International for the conservation of the avifaunal
species. Waterfowl breeds in or passing through Kaziranga
includes several rare species of
White-fronted Goose), and
Baer's Pochard). Other rare riverine birds include
cranes are also seen wintering in the park (Lesser
Black-necked Stork, Asian Openbill). Rare
game birds (which were once hunted) include
Several other important families of birds inhabit Kaziranga,
including rare species of
Indian Hornbill and the lesser risk
Old World babblers (Jerdon's
Marsh Babbler) and
weaver birds (the common
Baya Weaver and the
Old World warblers (Bristled
Grassbird). Other threatened species include the
Black-breasted Parrotbill and
Rufous-vented Prinia. On arrival, check in at the Resort. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
early breakfast, go for a jeep safari to the eastern range of
the Kaziranga National Park. This range is good for viewing
different types of birds. A pelican colony is a major attraction
here. Enjoy the view of the birds and the wildlife. Thereafter
come back to the resort for lunch. Afternoon go on an another
exciting Jeep safari inside the central range of the park.
Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Day 04 Kaziranga
up very early in the morning for an exciting elephant ride.
Enjoy the ride through the Park for 1 hr. to appreciate the
beauty of famous one horned rhino, wild elephant, Indian bison,
swampdeer, samba, hogdeer etc. Then back to the resort for
breakfast and then go trekking inside the Panbari Reserve
forest. After lunch, Jeep Safari inside the Western range of
the Park for around 2 hrs and back to lodge. Dinner and
overnight at resort.
Day 05 Kaziranga
After breakfast, drive back to Guwahati (230 kms/ 5 hrs). On
arrival, check-in at the hotel. After lunch, sightseeing of
Guwahati. Visit the famous Kamakhya Temple and in the evening
visit Srimanta Shankerdev Kalashetra, a multi art complex
portraying the rich cultural diversity and life of Assam as well
as the North East region. This art complex has been named after
the greatest Vaishnava saint and integrator of the Assamese
society Srimanta Shankerdeva. Farewell dinner at a specialty
Assamese restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
06 Guwahati – Depart
you would be transferred to the airport for your flight to
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