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8 Days Around Delhi Birding Tour


Destination Covers: Delhi - Bharatpur Bird sanctuary
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Around Delhi Birding tour will take you to the Bird Sanctuaries of Sultanpur & Bharatpur along with a quick tour of Agra for Taj Mahal and Red fort. A Heritage hotel stay and some great Bird watching are highlights of this tour...

Arrive at Delhi and meet with Escapade representative. Then assisted transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast leave for full day sightseeing of the capitol city. Visit Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Rajghat, Chandni Chowk, Humayun Tomb, Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast leave for an excursion to Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary. Every year more than 100 migratory bird species arrive at Sultanpur in search of feeding grounds and to pass the winter. In winter Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary provides a picturesque panorama of migratory birds such as Siberian Cranes, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Yellow Wagtail, White Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican. Name of some of the resident birds: Common Hoopoe, Paddyfield Pipit, Purple Sunbird, Little Cormorant, Eurasian Thick-knee, Gray Francolin, Black Francolin, Indian Roller, White-throated Kingfisher, Spot billed Duck, Painted Stork, White Ibis, Black headed Ibis, Little Egret, Great Egret, Cattle Egret, India Crested Lark. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast leave for Bharatpur via Agra. On at Agra arrival visit Taj Mahal. Later proceed to Fatehpur Sikri. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri proceed to Bharatpur. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Wake up early in the morning to get the real pleasure of bird watching. The breathtaking beauty of the sanctuary will surely make you fall in love with this place. Enjoy a full day bird watching. Return back to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
 
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a famous avifauna sanctuary that plays host to thousands of birds especially during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site. Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a man-made and man-managed wetland and one of the national parks of India. The reserve protects Bharatpur from frequent floods, provides grazing grounds for village cattle and earlier was primarily used as a waterfowl hunting ground. The 29 km2 (11 sq mi) reserve is locally known as Ghana, and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for wintering breeding etc. The Sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world. It is known for nesting of its resident birds and visiting migratory birds including water birds. The rare Siberian cranes used to winter in this park but this central population of Siberian Cranes is now extinct. According to Sir Peter Scott Keoladeo Sanctuary is the worlds best bird area.
Full day Bird watching at the Park. Overnight at Hotel.
Morning after breakfast leave for Delhi. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Evening free to do souvenir shopping. Overnight at Hotel.
In time transfer to Delhi International airport to board flight for onward journey with sweet memories.

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