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!

Top Birds

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, Northern 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


What our clients say about us

David Hoddinott
CH, India 2018

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.

Nigel Redman
MC, India 2023

This was the first group birding tour Ive ever taken (meaning, more than myself and either one or two other persons). Rockjumper and Nigel Redman made it a very pleasurable experience, with wonderful birds, beautiful landscapes, and good flexibility and adaptability to the various challenges and obstacles thrown our way on the trip. I heartily recommend both this tour and Nigel Redman as a tour leader! I would happily go on any tour for which Nigel was the leader; his knowledge of ornithology, history, and birding folklore is encycylopedic, and his easy humor and casual nature made for happy hours in our vehicles or over dinner tables (this, in contrast to the group next to us in some of the dining halls, where hardly a word was spoken by any tour member when the trip leader was going through the days list; that was a dictatorship; Nigels tour was a democracy in many ways.)

Robert Williams
PR, India 2023

As usual another fantastic journey masterfully organized and enabling us to discover places and birds in the best possible way. Supreme guide, all matters perfect, except the lack of heating in the bus. Chilly India, believe it or not !

David Hoddinott
LB - India 2019

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.

David Hoddinott
FG, India 2018

David Hoddinott was at his best even on new grounds full of lifers.

India - Northern: Budget 2024

17 Oct 2024 - 27 Oct 2024 (11 days)

USD2,695 - 3 Spaces Available


Tour Leader: Local Leader

Tour price (Per person): USD2,695 * GBP2,109 * EUR2,482 * AUD4,048

Single Supplement: USD770 * GBP603 * EUR709 * AUD1,156

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