Winter Birding Tour

Every year, Haridwar plays host not only to lakhs of pilgrims and tourists, from across the country and a abroad, who come here on their religious sojourn, but also to a large number of the winged guests, from the high altitudes in the Himalayas and also from across the Himalays, which descend on the wetlands of the region during winter. Migrated-birds just as the benevolent nature has endowed Uttarakhand with a rich wealth of luxuriant forests, magnificent mountains and gurgling rivers, she has also blessed it with a number of excellent wetlands, including Jhilmil Jheel Conservation Reserve, Haridwar; which are a haven for migratory fowls for their wintering.  Including ruddy shelduck, northern pintall, mallard, gadwall, red crested pochard, black headed gull and Eurasian curlew etc.

With the onset of winter, when it is too cold in north Europe and Asia and with no germination in from their native, these aquatic fowls migrate from their native habitats, including Palaearctic region in Europe and Asia and descend on the wetlands of the warm regions on the wetlands of the warm regions for shelter and nutrition.

November- February every year you can say there is the festival of birds in all that wetland areas. 

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1 NIGHT / 2 DAYS TOUR FEATURES

  • Duration: 2 Days/1 Night
  • Night Stay (Shared) at Luxury Jungle Camp / Tourist Hut in FRH Campus of Jhilmil
  • Focus on: Birds
  • Total Space: 4-6 persons (at a time)
  • Pace: On Foot as well as Gypsy (Jeep) in core area
  • 1 Jungle Safari
  • Experienced Nature Guide
  • Check in 12:00 noon, Check out 11:00 am

Itinerary

Day 1 

  • 12:00 noon- Arrived at Jhilmil Jheel CR Haridwar (30 minutes drive from Haridwar Railway Station), check in, Welcome drink
  • 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 pm-5:30 pm – Bird Watching around Jhilmil FRH Campus
  • 6:00 pm – Tea/Coffee
  • 8:00 pm – Dinner and overnight stay at Jungle Camp/ Tourist Hut

Day 2 :

  • 6:30 am – Bed tea
  • 7:00 am-10:45 am : Bird Watching, use of Gypsy on Core Area with Packed breakfast
  • 11:00 Checkout

Tour Terminated

2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS TOUR FEATURES

  • Duration: 3 Days/2 Night
  • Night Stay (Shared) at Luxury Jungle Camp / Tourist Hut in FRH Campus of Jhilmil
  • Focus on: Birds
  • Total Space: 4-6 persons (at a time)
  • Pace: On Foot as well as Gypsy (Jeep) in core area
  • 2 Jungle Safari
  • Experienced Nature Guide
  • Check in 12:00 noon, Check out 11:00 am

Itinerary

Day 1 

  • 12:00 noon- Arrived at Jhilmil Jheel CR Haridwar (30 minutes drive from Haridwar Railway Station), check in, Welcome drink
  • 1:30 pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 pm-5:30 pm – Bird Watching around Jhilmil FRH Campus
  • 6:00 pm – Tea/Coffee
  • 8:00 pm – Dinner and overnight stay at Jungle Camp/ Tourist Hut

Day 2 :

  • 6:30 am – Bed tea
  • 7:00 am-11:00 am : Bird Watching, use of Gypsy on Core Area with Packed breakfast
  • 1:30 pm- Lunch
  • 3:00 pm – Second Bird watching user of Gypsy on Core Area and River side birding
  • 6:00 pm – back to Stay
  • 6:30 pm – Tea/Coffee
  • 8:00 pm- Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3 :

  • 6:30 am – Bed tea
  • 7:00 am-9 am – Morning Birding Around Campus
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Checkout
  • 11:00 am- Checkout 

Tour Terminated

USEFUL INFORMATION

Note:

  • Pre-Booking required as limited number of space available, i.e. 4-6 persons
  • Comfortable Jungle Camps will be provided having beds and cot, attach wash room, electricity at FRH Campus area. All booking is subjected Forest Authority permissions.
  • Normal Indian food like dal, seasonal sabji, roti, chawal, salad, paneer, pickles, tea, coffee etc will be given as per itinerary. 
  • Mobile Network: BSNL with weak signal inside the FRH premises, Jio signals will be available during safari or other parts around you. 
  • Your ID (Voter ID/Aadhar card / Passport) is mandatory to carry and will be present at the time of check in.
  • Bring your regular or emergency medicine with you, as Haridwar city is about 20 km and will take 30-40 minutes to reach in case any emergency.
  • Bring torch, some time electricity goes off.
  • How ever there is electric fencing and forest staff is very near to you, yet the whole area is absolute jungle and wild life presence near to you, and this tour does not support any kids to be include in this tour.
  • After dinner kindly be inside in your camp.
  • While entering you camp, always check corners, beds etc, some insect like spider may disturb you. So be patience and inform your attendant.  
  • If you are looking for excessive comfort or more demanding, comparison with others on minor things, this tour is not for you. Kindly excuse us. 
  • This tour is for all nature lovers love to experience wonderful wildlife experience. 
  • Wildlife/Birds is matter of chance, patience and positive approach required for better results.
  • Timing is very important, we are committed for your best wildlife experience with us.

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