Birding In India

Feb 2018

We invite you to experience the bird life in the Western Ghats of India - from the beautiful Pied Hornbills, to the Raquet Tailed Drongos, to colorful barbets and kingfishers. You will also get to see other unique flora and fauna - rare orchids, wild elephants, gaur (Indian bison) and various big cats; and can experience some hospitality from local villages situated within the forest.

This is what our expedition looks like:

Day 1: Arrival/Pickup at Bangalore International Airport.

We will pick you up from the airport and you shall spend the day relaxing in Bangalore. In the late afternoon you will have the option of going to Lal Bagh a botanical garden for a stroll. Night at Bangalore

Day 2: To Dandeli
We will take a short flight to Belgaum/Hubli and then are driven to the forest lodge in Dandeli. Night at Dandeli.


Day 3, 4, 5: Dandeli in Western Ghats
This place is a bio-diversity treasure trove, in the western Ghats. If we are lucky we may get to see the rare Great Indian Hornbill, the largest of the hornbills! Other birds found here include the Pied Hornbill, the Malabar Hornbill, Serpent Eagles, Shamas, Scarlet Minivets, Emerald Pigeons, Malabar Trogans, Flameback Woodpeckers and many more!

Here we will have the opportunity to see the rare melonistic leopard - the black panther. The forests here have Nilgiri langurs (a species of monkeys), leopards (Panthers), common palm civets, sloth bears, flying squirrels, malabar gaint squirrels and many more species of mammals.


Day 6: Dandeli and back to Bangalore
In the evening we fly back to Bangalore and then head to our next destination on Wednesday morning by train.

Day 7,8 and 9: Nagarhole Forest, Kabini
We will head to one of the most amazing nature reserves in India, where you can find herds of elephant at the grassy riverbanks of the Kabini river and may find blossom headed parakeets calling overhead while we are cruising the jungles!


We will go for jeep safaris and nature walks with our naturalist, who will talk about various birds that can be found here, including the Changeable Hawk Eagle, Paradise Flycatcher, Yellow Footed Pigoen and many many more! We can soak in the sights and sounds of the wild jungle.

On day 9, we shall go for a early morning safari and make our way to Bangalore after lunch and get to Bangalore by the evening.

Day 10: Departure
You can catch your flight back home or head to your next destination in India.

Cost: We want to get more nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to India at an affordable price. Our stays are at comfortable lodges but not luxurious ones. Our guides are local. Our ecotourism experiences are unique.

This trip is planned in partnership with JB Journeys.
Booking and Pricing

Come join us for this expedition!