There are 11 tours available in India
There are 11 tours available in India
India - Northern: Birds & Tigers II 2017
4 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017 (18 days)
Tour Leaders: Richard Lindie, Stephan Lorenz
Can be linked with: Sri Lanka - Endemic Birds & Big Game II 2017
Tour Price (Per Person): USD5,600
5 Spaces Available on this guaranteed departure
India - Southern: Birding & Wildlife of the Western Ghats I 2018
13 Jan 2018 - 24 Jan 2018 (12 days)
Tour Leaders: Holly Faithfull, Stephan Lorenz
Can be linked with: Sri Lanka - Endemic Birds & Big Game I 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD3,975
Spaces Available
India - North Eastern: Specialties of the Brahmaputra Extension 2018
6 Apr 2018 - 11 Apr 2018 (6 days)
Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn
Can be linked with: India - North Eastern: Eagle’s Nest & Beyond 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): INR115,000
Spaces Available
India - North Eastern: Eagle’s Nest & Beyond 2018
11 Apr 2018 - 24 Apr 2018 (14 days)
Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn
Can be linked with: India - North Eastern: Specialties of the Brahmaputra Extension 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): INR245,000
Spaces Available
India - North Eastern: Manas National Park Extension 2018
24 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018 (4 days)
Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn
Can be linked with: India - North Eastern: Eagle’s Nest & Beyond 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): INR61,000
Spaces Available
India - Western Tragopan Quest 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 9 May 2018 (12 days)
Tour Leader: Adam Walleyn
Can be linked with: India - North Eastern: Manas National Park Extension 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD6,450
Spaces Available
India - Andaman Islands Endemics II 2018
4 Nov 2018 - 10 Nov 2018 (7 days)
Tour Leader: David Hoddinott
Can be linked with: India - Southern: Birding & Wildlife of the Western Ghats II 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD2,650
Spaces Available
India - Southern: Birding & Wildlife of the Western Ghats II 2018
11 Nov 2018 - 22 Nov 2018 (12 days)
Tour Leaders: David Hoddinott, Holly Faithfull
Can be linked with: Sri Lanka - Endemic Birds & Big Game II 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD4,075
Spaces Available
India - Highlights of Northern India 2018
3 Dec 2018 - 18 Dec 2018 (16 days)
Tour Leader: Greg de Klerk
Can be linked with: India - Great Rann of Kutch Extension 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD4,950
Spaces Available
India - Northern: Birds & Tigers II 2018
3 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018 (18 days)
Tour Leaders: David Hoddinott, Holly Faithfull
Can be linked with: Sri Lanka - Endemic Birds & Big Game II 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD5,950
Spaces Available
India - Great Rann of Kutch Extension 2018
18 Dec 2018 - 21 Dec 2018 (4 days)
Tour Leader: Greg de Klerk
Can be linked with: India - Highlights of Northern India 2018
Tour Price (Per Person): USD1,150
Spaces Available
Home to over 1.2 billion people and reflecting the world’s richest cultural kaleidoscope, India is also justifiably famous for its rich avifauna and charismatic mammalian megafauna. Rockjumper’s Northern India – Birds & Tigers birding and wildlife safari is doubtlessly one of the world’s classic ‘must-do’ tiger tours in India. We begin with astonishingly productive birdwatching on the outskirts of bustling Delhi, before relocating to Ranthambore where we seek unforgettable encounters with the majestic Bengal Tiger, as well as numerous dry woodland birds and mammals. Next we head to the world-famous waterbird sanctuary of Bharatpur, taking rickshaw rides around wetlands teeming with waterfowl, storks, cranes, raptors and migrant passerines. After marveling at the incomparable Taj Mahal we take in a boat trip on the Chambal River, one of the last strongholds of the Gangetic Dolphin, Gharial and Indian Skimmer. Moving northwards we head to the Himalayas to explore Corbett Tiger Reserve and the quaint hill stations of Nainital and Sattal, before returning once again to Delhi. Birding highlights include Sarus Crane, Koklass and Cheer Pheasant, Ibisbill and Wallcreeper.

Our exciting new series of India birding tours to North East India visits a number of seldom-visited and remote destinations. We will have the rare opportunity to search for a host of Asia’s most tantalizing and desirable species including the recently discovered Temminck’s Tragopan, Bengal Florican, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Ward’s Trogon, exquisite Beautiful Nuthatch, Bugun Liocichla, incredible Grandala, Ibisbill, rare and endangered White-winged Duck, and dazzling Fire-tailed Myzornis – to name just some of the many exciting possibilities! We will explore a wealth of varied habitats and altitudes during this tour, from lush broad-leaved forests of Manas National Park near the Bhutanese border and vast wetlands along the Brahmaputra River floodplain at Dibru-Saikhowa, to mixed woodlands, grasslands and lower altitude forest in Kaziranga National Park, as well as beautiful swathes of montane and hill forest and boulder-strewn Himalayan rivers in Nameri National Park and the Eagle’s Nest area. Kaziranga also boasts an amazing mammal list and we can expect some awesome creatures including Indian One-horned Rhinoceros, Asian Elephant, Water Buffalo, Swamp Deer and possibly even Tiger! This is a very exciting India birding tour that takes us to some of Asia’s best birding sites where few birders have ever ventured; and, consequently, we will no doubt encounter many rarely-seen species!

Southern India is widely recognized as one of the most important endemic bird areas in Asia, and our South India birding tour to this productive birding region produces not only an amazing number of endemics but also spectacular scenery as we wind our way through the Western Ghats mountain range. Birding highlights include Malabar Whistling Thrush, Indian Pitta, Black-and-orange Flycatcher, Malabar Trogon and White-bellied Treepie. Furthermore, excellent mammal opportunities exist for Dhole and Gaur, amongst many others. This South India bird watching tour is offered in conjunction with our Sri Lanka – Endemic Birds & Big Game tour. This small, friendly island nation provides one of the most enjoyable and rewarding birding tours imaginable. With plenty of endemics, most of which are extremely easy to locate, comfortable lodges and an abundance of wildlife, it makes perfect sense that Sri Lanka has become such a popular birding destination. Our Sri Lanka birding tour targets all 34 endemics and other wildlife highlights of the island, including the vibrant Sri Lanka Blue Magpie, the lovely Kashmir Flycatcher, the recently described Serendib Scops Owl, Leopard, Asian Elephant and Sloth Bear.

Our new extension to the Andaman Islands will see us flying across the Bay of Bengal to Port Blair, Andaman Islands. Located some 1,100 kilometres to the east of peninsula India, this archipelago is far closer to southern Myanmar and Sumatra. Consequently, the many endemic species present have more in common with the Malaysian sub-region than with the Indian sub-continent. The archipelago is made up of c.200 or so small islands with patches of pristine tropical rainforest and palm-fringed sandy beaches! Based in a single location for the duration of our time on the islands, this is a relaxed and easy birding destination.

Our new Highlights of India birding tour explores some of the most famous birding and wildlife national parks in the northern parts of this amazing country; the royal wildfowl sanctuary of Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur and the fabled Ranthambhore National Park, the tiger reserve widely considered to be one of the best places to see this most magnificent of the world’s big cats. We will also ensure that we have plenty of time to marvel at the incredible Taj Mahal and other breathtaking historic buildings in and around the town of Agra. We then head north to the incomparable Himalayas, concentrating on the very best birding sites around Ramnagar and the hill station of Nainital. Targets are both plentiful and beautiful, including such sought-after species as Cheer Pheasant, Hill Partridge, Mountain Hawk-Eagle, Collared Falconet, the monotypic Ibisbill and Wallcreeper, the stunning Red-billed Blue Magpie, Long-tailed Broadbill, Red-billed Leiothrix and many more set against the stunning backdrop of the snowcapped Himalayas!

Our extension to Western India showcases the much underrated, semi-desert environs of the Great Rann of Kutch, putting us into prime Grey Hypocolius habitat. With a supporting cast that includes Cinereous and Griffon Vultures, Laggar, Red-necked and Saker Falcons as well as the odd looking Crab-plover, this short tour makes for an excellent finale to our Highlights of India tour.

ORYX’s India – Tigers & Taj Mahal photographic tour provides unbeatable opportunities to photograph Tigers in their natural habitat. We will spend several incredible days in open-top jeeps and on elephant-back, exploring two of India’s finest Tiger parks, Bandhavgarh and Kanha. This tour also takes in the wonders of Bharatpur, Chambal and Agra, where a myriad of photographic opportunities beckon. Our Varanasi – Holy City Extension visits one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Varanasi is the holiest Hindu pilgrimage site and offers unrivalled photographic opportunities. We will explore the city and meet its friendly inhabitants on foot, by cycle rickshaw and by boat on the River Ganges in pursuit of breathtaking portraits and photographic opportunities. Our Kaziranga – The Land of Giants Extension offers 4 nights photographing the rich mammal life of one of India’s top national parks. Kaziranga, which lies in the floodplain of the great Brahmaputra River in Assam, is often compared to the great African parks because of the quality of its wildlife viewing and the large numbers of big game that reside here. On account of its many Asian Rhinos, Asian Elephants and Water Buffalo, Kaziranga is locally referred to as the “Land of Giants”.india birding tour india birding tour india birding tour

 

What our clients say about tours to India

  • We loved Glen Valentine!  Very skilled, and not defensive if we questioned an ID.  Liked that he continued to call out even the common birds throughout the tour, which meant we got a chance to really study each species.   Good sense of humor, and fun to bird with!

    Pvt Castleman India
  • Clayton was friendly, informative and fun…. Very athletic and cheerful. Find him to be a wonderful guide.

    PWN, India 2013
  • The entire tour was truly excellent. David is an outstanding, world-class bird guide, talented, able-bodied, friendly and courteous. I would definitely travel with him again.

    JF, Southern India 2017
  • This was a great trip.  A terrific itinerary and we saw lots of birds and we saw tigers at Ranthambhore and Corbett.  Glen and [the local leader] were excellent guides—great spotting skills, and they made sure everyone saw the bird.  The logistics worked very well because Glen and [the local leader] were a great team.

    BG, Pvt Castleman India
  • I just have to write and tell you how much I enjoyed the N. India trip and how superb the leaders are… Erik and Rich worked so well together and both are so funny, such a great combination…. With much gratitude to RBT for bringing birds and mammals into my life.

    NM, Northern India
  • RBT guide, David Erterius, and local guide, Ansar Khan, were excellent! Their birding skills were off the charts, and were always mindful that all participants saw the bird whenever possible. They were a great team and always made sure that all went smoothly.

    CR & LR, Northern India
  • RBT has landed a rising young star in the bird guide business; his temperament is a hidden asset…yes, he knows the birds well, but the manner in which he carries out his day-to-day duties and responsibilities as leader in a foreign land instills confidence, calm and discipline, without losing focus or patience. We enjoyed traveling with him and will look to his future trips for our travel.

    CH, Northern India II 2014
  • Both David and Rajveer were excellent guides. In fact, it seemed at times as though they were able to summon animals.

    RR, Northern India
  • I just have to write and tell you how much I enjoyed the N. India trip and how superb the leaders are… You know that, you only have world class guides. The last two days made the trip ‘beyond expectations’ with the birds we saw in Saital… Erik and Rich worked so well together and both are so funny, such a great combination. I especially have to thank Rich for taking pictures for me: I can immediately tell which ones he took: they make clear memories that are memorable…. With much gratitude to RBT for bringing birds and mammals into my life.

    Northern India
  • David Erterius is an absolute delight. Our group was unanimous in its respect for his exceptional birding skills, tirelessness, even temper and sense of humour. I especially appreciated that he always let us know what the plans were, and was most considerate of our needs (birds and otherwise), and our comfort. I look forward to an opportunity to travel with him again.

    KT, Birds & Tigers I
  • David was an excellent leader with exceptional birding skills. He was very attentive and helpful in handling both the birding and the logistics. In addition to his birding and guiding skills, David is also very personable and easy to talk to. I would definitely go on another trip with him as a guide.

    BB, Birds & Tigers I
  • David Erterius has an amazing memory for birds and bird calls. Our group had a variety of skills and interests, and he did a good job of balancing photographer’s and birder’s needs. As a birder with limited spotting skills, I especially appreciated his ability to get many of the birds in the scope and to give me special help when I was having trouble seeing the bird.

    BH, Northern India
  • Dear Erik, Thanks for the trip report of a fantastic tour. Wow, what an experience and I am so glad we did it – most importantly with Rockjumper. Everything was taken care of and we moved smoothly from one place to the next with no problems (well none that we knew of!)
    All the best!

    CG, Northern India
  • I thought David was an excellent guide. He certainly knows his birds and was very passionate and I also found him to be very keen to discuss birds and pass on knowledge; I enjoyed being able to share his passion. I also found him to be friendly and I had the impression that he was always trying to make sure that the group was generally satisfied. He was certainly very thorough at making sure that everybody had seen all the birds.

    FH, Southern India