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!
Sarus Crane, Painted Sandgrouse, Painted Spurfowl, Dalmatian 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
comfortable hotels & lodges Ease of Birding
mostly unchallenging Other Attractions
Taj Mahal, Chambal River, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort Photographic Opportunities
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.
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.
We had a wonderful trip with Rich Lindie and Stephan Lorenz, and we would certainly be happy to travel with either of them again. They were both excellent with the birds, had a great sense of humour, and were helpful and patient when individuals required extra assistance. In addition to the birding, we enjoyed a long list of mammals sighted in the various national parks. The accommodations and meals were also very good.
Greg de Klerk and David Erterius were great - super knowledgeable and really kind. You can tell that they both care about birds and their guests. I hope I can go on a Rockjumper tour with them again.
David Hoddinott is wonderful and a great leader.