Of the 8650 species of birds (migratory and originating species) in the world, India is home to as many as 1200 (roughly 14%), out of which 141 are endemic to this region.
While the number of birds is huge and enough to satisfy any bird watcher, it is the amount of rare birds to see that makes India such an exciting destination for a bird watching trip.
India is also a country that takes eco tourism seriously and provides a number of protected wildlife sanctuaries, that are secluded and perfect for bird watching.
bird watching trips and a variety of stunning scenery and wildlife
India is such a diverse country in terms of its geography which ranges from the mighty Himalayas bordering Tibet in the north, to lush plains, desert and jungle surrounded by thousands of miles of beaches.
This diversity is of landscape is of course, reflected in its wildlife.
Bird watching trips in India give an opportunity to see birds, but you can combine a bird watching trip with a safari, or holiday package and see elephants, tigers, lions and rhinos, or take in some of the thousands of years of cultural history.
India is perfect for bird watching trips, but for the adventurous traveller offers much more, in terms of the variety of wildlife and stunning scenery.
Bird Watching, tigers, elephants and much more!
North India offers a wide variety of bird watching trips including the Keoladeo Ghana National Park (Bharatpur) a world heritage spot and considered one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world.
There are over 350 species of birds found and the habitat varies from shallow lakes to flooded forests and barren earth.
The rich collection of birds in Corbett National Park, India’s first tiger reserve is another bird watchers paradise. Here you can go bird watching in open-air jeeps, or on elephants.
The setting is superb and the sheer variety of bird life astounding, with 580 species of birds to be found in the park.
Bird watching in some of the best wildlife parks in India
South India includes some of its most famous wildlife parks and some great bird watching destinations.
Nagarole national park for example, is counted among India’s best wildlife parks and has a large elephant and bison population, as well as great bird watching, with approximately 250 species of birds to be seen.
On its northern confines is the Kabini River and on its southern fringes is the Bandipur national park. During the dry season, February - June, the lakes and rivers of the park attract a large number of animals, making it an ideal spot for bird watching and taking in the other diverse and exciting array of wildlife.
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