Rs. 33,000.00 onwards
Laugh out loud with the Laughing thush, play hide and seek with the ringed beauties, get a diversity of birds under the perfect studio settings of Sattal. If this is what interests you, you are at the right place. This tour will take you to the lower greater Himalaya birding attractions of Pangot and Sattal. Come join us to treat your eyes to these exotic birds and a riot of colour in the abundant beauty.Sattal is situated in the Lower Himalayan Range and is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. There are seven inter-connected lakes here and hence the name Sat-tal which means seven lakes in local language. It has 500 species of resident and migratory birds, 20 species of mammals, over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects. The flora covers a wide and diverse range of plants ranging from Bryophytes, orchids, rare climbing plants, ferns, lichens, fungi, medicinal herbs and shrubs. A cluster of pristine lakes set against the captivating surroundings of dense oak and pine woods, Sattal in the state of Uttarakhand unfurls the rustic beauty of the Lower Himalayas. At an altitude of 4000 feet Sattal, also pronounced as Sattal proffers an unruffled environment with abundance of natural flora and fauna. Calm and quite ambiance of Sattal makes this sleepy locale in the outskirts of Nainital as a most memorable and impressive tourism spots. Pangot on the other hand is located about 15 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are excellent birding spots. India is famous world over for its rich flora and fauna. Pangot is one such beautiful hamlet and walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village.
Summer:(April to July) Max Temperature can go upto 27^c, Winters:(November to Febraury) Min Tempeartures can drop to -5^c.
How to reach Pangot and Sattal
Pantnagar Airport, Nainital.
Kathgdham Railway Station.
October to March.
Day 01 :
Arrive at Kathgodam railway station around 11AM by a train from Delhi. Drive through the scenic hills and beautiful vistas to reach our resort at Pangot for lunch. Spend the afternoon soaking into the hill station atmosphere here, go for short walks or spend a couple of hours birding in and around the resort. Sun sets pretty quickly here and is also spectacular from various view points. We retire after dinner and a short discussion on our plan for next morning.
Day 02 :
Enjoy the morning and evening drives/walks for birding with expert guides. Meet in the evening for some Learnings, knowledge sharing and/or image reviews. More details on this once we get there.
Day 03/04 :
We start very early this morning and will look for Kokolas, Cheer and Khalij pheasants. We will get back to our resort after having breakfast at a high point with view of snow clad mountains. We checkout around 12 noon and drive to Sattal with lunch on the way.. We go on a birding trail this evening at Sattal.
Day 05 :
This will be our last birding session of the trip. We start early and get on different trails as two groups depending on our target list. We get to Kathgodam to catch our night train to Delhi. End of tour.
PER PERSON COST:
Premium: INR 33000 /- onwards. (Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).
Rs. 34,999.00Back to Wild Winters
Jim Corbett National park, is the oldest park in India which was established in the year 1936 to protect the Bengal tiger. There are close to 70,000 visitors every year and the crowd has been on the increase. Corbett has got more than 488 species of ‘fauna’ and a variety of plants. This makes it one of the best parks in the world. Apart from Royal Bengal Tiger Corbett is also a home to a sizeable population of the endangered Asiatic elephant and other critically endangered species including the Ghariyal. Some of the other known mammal species reside in Corbett include Asiatic Black Bear, Hog Deer, Sambar, Sloth Beer, Yellow-throated marten, Otters and many more to list. Corbett also hosts a diversity of aqua fauna and birdlife with approximately 600 species including the great pied hornbill, white-Backed Vulture, Hodgson's bushchat, orange breasted green pigeon, Pallas fish eagle, golden oriole, tawny fish owl, Indian Pitta, Scarlet Minivet and reptile like the critically endangered Ghariyal, mugger Crocodiles, the king Cobra and many more to list. The tiger is not only the star attraction of the Jim Corbett National Park but is the most celebrated of the wild animals in India. This wonderful creature of God symbolizes the power of nature and finds an important place in our culture, mythology and legends. The majesty has been treated and worshiped as the ruler of the forest.
Summer (March to September): 19^C to 46^C (October to February): 2^C to 30^C.
New Delhi. It is about 5 to 6 hours jouney from Delhi.
Ramnagar. A lot of trains ply from Old Delhi to Ramnagar. Bookings need to be made in advance.
Best Time to visit
January to March & November to December.
Arrive at Delhi from your home destinations. Our drivers would be ready to pick you up from the airport to drive you to Ramnagar. Have lunch enroute. Reach the resort by late evening. The tour skipper would brief you all about the next four days program. Dinner and retire at the resort
Wake up early morning, and proceed towards the most sought off zone at Corbett, The Dhikala Grass lands. The entry gate is about 30 kms from the resort and the winding roads during winters would make you dream. Wear warm clothes to protect yourself from the elements. Snugging under a thick jacket and blanket is always fun!! At the gate, you have to produce your original id cards and get the permits. Our drives and the tour skipper would help you in this. You have entered the jungle now!! The drive to the FRH would take about two hours. The pristine jungle of Corbett, will take you off your feet with its breath taking landscapes. Luck people have encountered the Big cat as soon as they enter the jungle!! So keep your fingers crossed. Reach the FRH ( Forest rest house ). Settle down. Lunch is served from 1PM. Only veg food is served at FRH as it is right in the core jungle. The Ramganga river flowing with the mist slowly trying to wake up is a sight you can never miss. After noon game drive starts at 2PM. Assemble on time to get the best out of your drives.Meet in the evening for some learnings, knowledge sharing on Wildlife Movie about Corbett Tigers etc. More details on this once we get there, over night at Dhikala forest rest House.
Our experienced drivers would take you across the grass lands. Their terrain and animal behavioural knowledge is second to none!! The cold breeze from the Ramganga river would make you think, why do i have to go back to an Urban town. For one last day, you would want to listen to the cracking sound of the wooden bridge across the river when you drive on top of it. Over night at FRH.
Wake up early, enjoy a small drive in the jungle. Today, you would be requested to have an early breakfast as you need to drive back to town. Transfer to Delhi by Road in AC vehicles.Drop at Delhi Airport, End of Tour..
PER PERSON COST: INR 35,999/- .
(Additional 5% of the tour cost would be charged as GST).
DHIKALA ZONE - COST INCLUDES:
DHIKALA ZONE - COST EXCLUDES:
Rs. 106,500.00Back to Wild Winters
Masai Mara is one of the largest game parks in the world. It lies in the Narok county of Kenya. Formed in the year 1961, this park covers a large area of 1861 sq kms. The word Mara means spotted in Masai language. Spotted with acatia trees these endless plains are a land of wilderness treasures. The open grasslands are filled with cheetah, lion, millions of wildebeest, and over 450 species of birdlife, including vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, horn- bills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, and African pygmy falcons. The shy black rhinoceros population is difficult to spot except at a great distance. Mara is usually referred as the Mecca of wildlife. The World biggest spectacle happens when more than 4 million wildebeests and other ungulates cross to the Mara during end July to October. This event attracts more than half a million tourists every year to Maasai Mara.
Arrive to Nairobi, JKIA international airport by 7PM. Our drivers would be ready to pick you up and drop at the hotel ( Ibis or similar ). After a short briefing about the tour, have dinner and retire for the day.
After an early morning breakfast, you would start your journey to Maasai Mara by road. The drive takes about 6 hours and one drives through rift valley. The first stop is at the escarpment, where you can get down and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape. After a light refreshment, you head to Maasai Mara. Check in the resort ( Kimana or similar ). Spend your time at leisure that evening at the camp fire. Dinner and rest at the resort.
Day 03 to Day 06:
Enjoy morning/ evening game drives at Maasai Mara game reserve with packed breakfast and lunch. Maasai Mara is home for the Big 5 and during this period, one can witness some very interesting river crossings and hunts. This is the best season to explore Mara.
Get up at liesure, have breakfast and drive to Nairobi. Lunch would be served enroute. We would stop over at a curio shop for you to purchase the articles which the Maasai tribe make. End of tour.
50% advance to be paid on the time of booking, balance 50% on or before July 15th 2019
All guests have to carry their original/valid Yellow fever and Oral polio certificates along with valid passport (must have a minimum 6 months validity from the return date )during travel
VISA must be applied online. We shall share the link once the booking is done
Any bank dollar conversion charges increase or fluctuation would be borne by the guests, this would be intimated if required on a timely basis
Maasai village visIt is optionaL and can be arranged at a cost of USD 30 per person per visit
Balloon safari is optional and cost per drive would be USD 650
From the white sandy beaches in the East African coast, Kenya also boasts more than 42 national parks. It is home for the Big 5 and with its diverse landscapes, it is one of the top most visited destinations on Earth. From hand feeding the Giraffes, adopting a wild elephant, taking a balloon ride over the savannah, Kenya offers a variety of activities for all age groups.
Pleasant through out the year, Monsoons - April, May.
How to reach
Ethiopian Airlines - Mumbai to Mombasa - 11.40 - 18.00.
Kenya Airlines - Mumbai to Mombasa - 4.20 - 15.45
Best Time to visit Masai Mara
Pleasant through out the year, Monsoons - April, May.
Masai Mara Safari
Included. As per the itinerary.
Day 01 & 02:
Mombasa is one of the main attraction at Kenya. Mombasa offers a diverse marine life, world classs hotels and a very friendly atmosphere. The tropical climate around the year makes this a great tourist destination, filled with activities for all ages.
This rail is compared to Euro rail for its cleanlinesss and maintenance. The scenic route from Mombasa to Nairobi, takes one through the famous Savo national park. Tsavo was home for the man eating lions and the stories of how the Indian labourers survived their attack is still being shared.
Day 04 :
Boating on Lake Naivasha is what people throng for. The huge fishing eagles swoop down to gracefully pick up the unaware fishes. The hippos swine round the boat and the giraffes grace the banks of the lake. It is home for a multitude of birds whose chirps and songs are heard all day long.
It is the Most famous wildlife destination on Earth. More than 4 million wildebeest and ungulates try and crosss to Mara from Tanzania to find greener pastures. This annual migration attracts more than 1 million tourists!! Our experienced guides will take the guests to the right place at the right time to witness this action.
The Maasai tribes are a true testament of how humans can coexist with the wild.
A visit will take you closer to their lives. Learn how to make fire with bare hands and many more!! This is a City dweller’s dream.
On the way back, enjoy shopping the curios, maasai shawls, the very famous Kenya coffee for people back home.
PER PERSON COST: INR 75,000/- Ex- Mombasa.
Costing - Only for Off peak Season - Jan to May