Overview

Bharatpur: Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, now known as the Keoladeo Ghana National Park is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees thousands of rare and highly endangered birds during the winter season. Over 300 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is a World Heritage Site. The park is a freshwater swamp and is flooded during the monsoon. The park's location in the Gangetic Plain makes it an unrivalled breeding site for Herons, Storks and Cormorants, and an important wintering ground for large numbers of migrant ducks. The most common waterfowl are Gadwall, Shoveler, Common Teal, Cotton Teal, Tufted Duck, Comb Duck, Little Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Indian shag, Ruff, Painted stork, Eurasian spoonbill, Asian open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Green sandpiper. The majestic Sarus crane, with its spectacular courtship dance, is also seen here.stork, Eurasian spoonbill, Asian open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Green sandpiper. The majestic Sarus crane, with its spectacular courtship dance, is also seen here.shag, Ruff, Painted stork, Eurasian spoonbill, Asian open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Green sandpiper. The majestic Sarus crane, with its spectacular courtship dance, is also seen here.shag, Ruff, Painted stork, Eurasian spoonbill, Asian open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Green sandpiper. The majestic Sarus crane, with its spectacular courtship dance, is also seen here.stork, Eurasian spoonbill, Asian open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Green sandpiper. The majestic Sarus crane, with its spectacular courtship dance, is also seen here.shag, Ruff, Painted stork, Eurasian spoonbill, Asian open-billed Stork, Oriental Ibis, Darter, Common Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Green sandpiper. The majestic Sarus crane, with its spectacular courtship dance, is also seen here.

Chambal: The beautiful Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary is surrounded by the Chambal river, is known to be one of the cleanest rivers of India. It provides you a combination of a unique and unpolluted habitat, abundant wildlife and amazing landscapes. The river is host to an amazing riverine faunal assemblage that includes 2 species of crocodilians – the Mugger and Gharial, 8 species of freshwater Turtles, Gangetic River Dolphins, Indian Skimmers, Black-bellied Terns, Sarus cranes and Black-necked Storks, amongst others. The river safari on the Chambal river is a unique experience with its dramatic landscapes offering a up close and personal encounter of the amazing abundance of wildlife. It an attempt to introduce people to a land that is still unexplored and has retained its unique landscapes, rustic charm and rare wildlife.

4 Nights 5 Days 23 Jan Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, Delhi
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • Delhi- Bharatpur- Delhi by Train by Chair Car.
  • Accommodation in a guest house on twin sharing basis.
  • All meals - Ex-Bharatpur.
  • Two boat safaris at Chambal Sanctuary.
  • Bharatpur Chambal- Bharatpur surface travel by AC vehicles.
  • Entry fees and Guide fees in the sanctuary.
  • Entry fees, Guide Charges, Boat ride at Chambal.

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Any airfare/train fare up to and back from Delhi.
  • Mineral water / cold drinks during the journey or at the campsite.
  • Camera charges.
  • Personal expenditure of any kind (porterage, telephone, laundry, room service etc.).
  • Medical charges/expenses, if incurred.
  • Expenses that are incurred due to reasons beyond control of the organizers.
  • Any other charges not mentioned in “Charges Include” list.
  • Goods and Services Tax.
Highlights
  • Bharatpur - A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • One of the world's finest heronries; a unique ecosystem.
  • One of the best places to see Sarus Cranes, Pelicans, colonies of Storks and Herons.
  • More than 150 species of migratory birds.
  • 2 full days birding sessions at Bharatpur.
  • 2 Boat rides in Chambal river to explore unique and endangered wildlife.
  • Explore this unique ecosystem in the company of a Wildlife Expert from Foliage Outdoors.
Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi to Bharatpur.
Report at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station by 1200 hours. Depart for Bharatpur at 1315 hours. Reach Bharatpur Station at 1550 hours. Proceed to our guest house at Bharatpur. Check in and freshen-up and birding in and around lodge in the evening if time permits. Dinner and overnight stay at Bharatpur.
(Meals included - Dinner)

Day 2: Morning and Evening Birding Sessions at Bharatpur.
Today we will have 2 birding sessions inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park. We will be covering various areas inside the park on foot and will try our luck to see various avian beauties. We stand a chance to see different species of ducks, storks, eagles, flycatchers, cormorants etc. We may even stand a chance to see mammals like Spotted Deer and Jackal. We return to the resort after the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at Bharatpur.
(Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 3: Full day Birding Session at Bharatpur.
We will spend a complete day inside Keoladeo Ghana National Park. This will allow us to reach the interiors of this birding paradise and we will try to search for some of the rare bird species like the Dusky Eagle Owl, Black-necked stork, Grey Nightjar, Mallard, Sarus Cranes etc. More enthusiastic souls have an option of hiring a bicycle to explore the interiors. We will also try our luck in trying to spot the majestic hunter - the Indian Rock Python!! Lunch will be served inside the park. We will also visit the ancient Keoladeo Temple and return to our resort around sunset. Evening will be spent discussing facts about the winged wonders seen during these birding sessions. Dinner and overnight stay at Bharatpur.
(Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 4: Full day visit to Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary.
Post breakfast we leave for Chambal Gharial Wildlife Sanctuary.The area lies within the semi-arid zone of north-western India at the border of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh States, and the vegetation consists of ravine and thorn forest. Within the sanctuary, the pristine Chambal River cuts through mazes of ravines and hills with many sandy beaches. This is a perfect destination for the wildlife enthusiasts. The Chambal River Safari is the highlight of the sanctuary. The river safari is almost 3 hours long and is the best way to enjoy the view of the rare and endangered species.It is a habitat of some of the most endangered species, but the main attraction here are, Gharial, Red crowned turtles, Gangetic Dolphins, Indian skimmers, among others.Return to Bharatpur in evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Bharatpur.
(Meals included - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 5: Bharatpur to Delhi.
Post breakfast, leave for Bharatpur Station. Board train for Delhi at 0925 hours. Reach Delhi by 1230 hours. Tour concludes with abundant memories of feathered friends and a ‘group selfie’!!!

Pickup point
Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station Parcel Goodown, New Delhi, Delhi, India View on Map
Route Map
Camp Category
Wildlife - Open Age
Age Groups
For All Ages