Overview

Home to over a billion people in arguably the world’s richest cultural landscape, India is a country with no equal. This great nation boasts a staggering geographical diversity ranging from deserts and forests to tropical, palm-lined shores and snow-capped peaks. India is, of course, also famous for its rich avifauna and iconic mammalian megafauna, foremost of which is the regal Tiger. Our tour visits all the famous birding sites in the north central region of this amazing country, and includes a visit to 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! Join us in this unforgettable celebration of India’s incredible birds, iconic mammals, dramatic scenery and kaleidoscope of cultures!

2023 Tour price is an estimate and will change. Tour dates could be adjusted.

Tour Facts Top Birds
Sarus Crane, Painted Sandgrouse, Painted Spurfowl, Dalmation Pelican, Indian Skimmer, Plum-headed Parakeet, Sirkeer Malkoha, Greater Painted-snipe, Bar-headed Goose, Bluethroat, Red-naped Ibis, Small Pratincole, Verditer Flycatcher.
Top Mammals
Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Nilgai, Spotted Deer, Southern Plains Grey Langur, Golden Jackal, Ganges River Dolphin, Common Palm Civet.
Habitats Covered
wetlands, teak woodlands, rivers, sal (oak & rhododendron) forests, dry acacia woodlands
Expected Climate
cool to mild in lowlands
Max Group Size
8 with 1 local leader
Tour Pace & Walking
undemanding
Accommodation
comfortable hotels & lodges
Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging
Other Attractions
Taj Mahal, Chambal River, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort
Photographic Opportunities
incredible
Tour Route Map Route Map Client Testimonials

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.

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.

To David Hoddinott with many thanks. In my book, you are still the best guide I’ve ever birded with. Please give my regards to the office team. I am very proud to be part of the Rockjumper Family.

Both David and Rajveer were excellent guides. In fact, it seemed at times as though they were able to summon animals.

David Hoddinott is simply outstanding: Calm, focused, truly excellent knowledge of the birds, their calls and habits. He has a wonderful sense of humour, too.

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