Birding Tour India: Bhutan Extension - Assam November 2018

Duration: 8 days

This extension to our Birding Tour Bhutan: The Himalayas of Bhutan in November will lead to the Indian state of Assam, home to two magnificent national parks for us to visit. In fact, the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River here are considered one of the most biologically diverse areas in all of India.

After our arrival in Guwahati, the largest city in Assam and situated on the bank of the Brahmaputra River, we will head through the Assamese plains, looking for some difficult yet highly-prized species in and around the wondrous Kaziranga National Park, such as Bengal Florican, Greater Adjutant, Blue-naped Pitta, Indian Grassbird, and Swamp Francolin. After three full days here we will continue our travels through the beautiful, undisturbed wilderness of the Himalayan foothills at Nameri National Park, where we will have two full days exploring. This area protects numerous species, and here we will look for special birds such as White-winged Duck, Ibisbill, and Greater Adjutant. Once we have finished here we will head back to Guwahati where this short, but exhilarating trip will conclude.

This extension will also offer fantastic opportunities of some of India’s major mammals and reptiles such as Indian Rhinoceros (the only place in the world where this species can be seen reliably), Asian Elephant, Barasingha (Swamp Deer), Gaur, Wild Water Buffalo, Indian Leopard (subspecies), Western Hoolock Gibbon, Ganges River Dolphin, and Gharial, along with plenty of more common and widespread species. With luck we may even find Bengal Tiger or Clouded Leopard, either one sure to be yet another highlight.

This post-trip expansion to our The Himalayas of Bhutan in November 2018 tour can also be booked as a stand-alone tour.

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