Indian Bird Photography Tours

Indian Bird Photography Safaris

Bird Photography Tours India: Due to high density and variety of birds, I regularly lead a private group of photographers as well as wildlife lovers (max 6 in a group) to photograph birds of Indian continent in their natural habitat. We also photograph India’s wide variety of native wildlife. 

India has over 400 species of mammals so this trip will focus not only on seeing and photographing birds, but also on India’s unique and varied wild fauna. 

Indian Bird Photo Safari Highlights

• Take professional quality bird pictures under expert guidance.

• Two of India’s best National Parks for photographing birds.

• Only 6 participants in each tour, ensuring personal attention to each one of you.

• 15 game drives in total to increase photo opportunities.

• Photography tuition covering all aspects of wildlife photography.

• Extra attention to accommodate special needs of our photographic equipment.

• Luxury accommodations, including all meals and private road transfers between all stops throughout the trip.

• Focus on up-close and real wildlife experiences from the surroundings of premier accommodations.

Is This Bird Photography Trip For You?

1. We welcome photographers of ALL levels. This safari will be conducive to learning from one another and include instruction that will suit everyone’s photographic needs. No question is off limits, no inquiry too basic.

2. We are BIG on photographing in the field. We will spend most of our time and effort on safari / photographic activities and making images.

3. Non-photographer or videographer spouses / travel companions will love these safaris. The wildlife and cultural experiences on this trip will appeal to anyone with a love for animals and adventure. We have specialist guides leading all activities.

Group Size Limit : Max 6 participants only.

Traveling in a small group is the best way to for photographic adventures and to experience the nature closely.

Keeping that in mind, we have only six people on each tour and each photographer gets a whole row of seat for comfort and to accomodate photography gear. This will ensure you would have plenty of space or shooting fast action as well as you would enjoy a comfortable ride. we’ll depart early in the morning to chase the best light, remain at a site of specific photographic interest to fully explore the potential, or move to a new destination when desired.

Tour Dates: Tours are available to Kanha and Tadoba National Park all year round except from (Mid Jun to Mid October monsoon season). Since we operate tours in small groups (max 6 participants in a group) we are able to tailor the tour that suits your schedule, rather than publishing our own dates.

Suggested Schedule:

(Day 1) Arrive at Hotel Radisson Blu, Nagpur
You will be warmly welcomed at Nagpur International airport and escorted to The Radisson Blu hotel, which is located just 10 minutes away. We will spend one night at the Radisson.

Accommodation is in luxury rooms with en-suite facilities. The restaurant and bars at the Radisson are a treat to the taste buds. Guests can choose from a variety of cuisines and ambiance to enjoy an exceptional dining experience. Our stay here will include all meals. Dinners, Lunches and Breakfasts are also included for the rest of the trip.

(Day 2 – Day 4) Tadoba Andhari National Park
After an early breakfast, we will be chauffeured to the Tadoba Andhari Nature Reserve, which is about 2 hours drive from Nagpur.

After we check-in at Irai Safari Retreat and have a bite to eat, we will quickly check camera settings, take a few test shots and embark on our first game drive in Tadoba National Park in the afternoon.

Tadoba National Park is an essential stop on any serious wildlife safari as it is has one of the highest concentrations magnificent animals and birds. Tadoba Nature reserve has a thriving wildlife population, it offers guests a good chance of encountering the king of the jungle, as well as a selection of other exotic wildlife. Its mixed deciduous forests and woodlands are interspersed with flat grasslands and serene waterholes.

The park offers a variety of wildlife including the Gaur (Indian Bison), Sloth Bear, Sambar Deer, Muntjacini (barking deer), Nilgai Antelope, wild Boar, Asiatic jackal, Bengal fox, Ratel, grey Mongoose, striped Hyena, jungle Cats, and Leopards. The common Langur is also found here. There are also 250 species of bird known to occur in the park.

Accommodation at Tadoba: Irai Safari Retreat

(Day 5) We will wake up and have a morning game drive at Tadoba after which we will return to our lodge and enjoy another amazing meal. We will check out and say goodbye to the staff before being chauffered to the Kanha National Park. It takes about 5.5 hours by road. We will arrive at Singinawa Jungle Lodge in the late afternoon, check in and get settled in. Upon arrival we will have tea or coffee and after dinner, we will enjoy the tribal dance (Baiga dance) performed by local tribesmen and women around a bonfire.

(Day 6 – Day 9) Kanha National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Kanha National Park: This picturesque reserve boasts the ideal habitat for both birds and other widlife. Lush sal and bamboo forests are interspersed with vast grassy meadows known as maidans, while the Banjaar River, which forms the park’s border, provides a steady water source for the abundant wildlife.

We will have morning and afternoon game drives, taking advantage of every opportunity to be out on safari, seeking amazing species of mammals and birds while at Kanha.

Day 10

This morning we will have our last game drive in Kanha, and after our game drive we will return to the lodge and enjoy a nice brunch and then a leisurely check out. We will be transferred by road to Nagpur, which should take around 4.5 hours, to arrive in time for our early evening flight.

If you would like to stay the evening in Mumbai/Delhi or want to see the Taj Mahal, please let us know. We would be happy to arrange any additional travel for you.

What’s included in the tour?

• Accommodation on a Twin shared basis (single rooms may be available – please inquire)

• All meals (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners, snacks, Tea/Coffee)

• Private game drive activities for our group at both Tadoba and Kanha National Parks

• Private meet and assist services at the airport and chauffeured transfer to the hotel

• Private vehicles and drivers for all road transfers throughout the trip

• Soft drinks and bottled water during sightseeing tours and long drives

• Doctor / Emergency medical service

• The current National Park entry permits and tourism levies and all relevant government taxes

What’s Not Included in the tour?

• International airfare and/or other transportation between your home and Nagpur, India

• Gratuities for hotel staff

• Gratuities for game drive driver/guides in the National Parks

• Champagne, cognacs, premium-brand spirits, fine wines and cigars

• Visas, travel insurance, personal purchases (including curios, spirit liquors, telephone calls etc.)

Cost of Bird Photography Tour:

The cost of this all-inclusive photography tour is GBP 3,500 per person. This fee includes all in-country transportation as well as hotel accommodation (double occupancy) and all meals. (For complete privacy, single supplement gives you own cottages at all accommodations, just for GBP 299)

These photographic bird safaris are very popular and we only have 6 places on each tour. It is highly recommended to reserve your places by paying a 20% deposit amount. Remaining 80% amount is payable 90 days before the tour start date. 

financial protection
.

Financial Protection:

You have the financial protection of booking through a registered tour operator. Your money is 100% safe and if one of our suppliers goes bust, your money is fully protected. We can also book your flights for full financial protection.

Safari Vehicles:

For photography, we will provide a whole row of seats for each photographer, thus providing ample scope, space and flexibility for photography. For the 4x4s normally seating four people, we will seat only two per vehicle, and for the 4x4s seating six, we seat three. Beanbags are provided in each vehicle.

What do I do next? How to book this Birds and wildlife photography tour?

Our groups are small, so space is limited. If you are excited by the thought of becoming a member of this trip, then now is the time to register. Remember, there will be limited space available for this workshop. If you have any questions before registering, do Contact us with any inquiries.

Recommendations:

The resorts are quite happy to fill the refillable beanbags on arrival. Lenses of up to 500mm (on full frame) should suffice for 90% of your needs, the animals can get quite close, but it depends on your kind of photography obviously. A 600mm (or more) would be quite necessary for birds.

 

 

Bird Species that can be spotted in Central India :

Oriental honey Buzzard
White-eyed Buzzard
Changeable Hawk Eagle
Pariah Kite
Eurasian Sparrow hawk
Black Shouldered Kite
Shikra
Short-toed Snake Eagle
Crested Serpent Eagle
Bonelli’s Eagle
Grey-headed Fish Eagle
Common Kestrel
Open bill stork
Wooly necked stork
Black Ibis
Bar Headed Goose
Black stork
Lesser Adjutant Stork
Black-headed Ibis
Brahminy Duck
Lesser Whistling Teal
Comb Duck
Little Grebe
Grey Heron
Pond Heron
Large Egret
Median Egret
Northern Pintail
Common Teal
Common Pochard
Cotton Teal
Greater Cormorant
Little Egret
Indian Shag
Purple Heron
Striated Heron
Cattle Egret
Oriental Darter
Painted Francolin
Banded Bay Cuckoo
Grey Francolin
Purple moorhen
White-breasted Water hen
Common Moorhen
Bronze winged Jacana
Greater Painted Snipe
Black-winged Stilt
Eurasian Thick knee
Great Stone Plover
Red Wattled Lapwing
River Lapwing
Yellow Wattled Lapwing
Little Ringed Plover
Common Greenshank
Spotted Redshank
Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
Common Sand Piper
Pintail Snipe
Temminck’s Stint
Little Stint
River Tern
Painted Sand grouse
Yellow-footed Green Pigeon
Rock Pigeon
Painted Spur Fowl
Red Spur Fowl
Grey Jungle fowl
Barred Button Quail
Common Bustard Quail
Jungle Bush Quail
Indian peafowl
Jungle Owlet
Spotted Owlet
Collared Scopes Owl
Brown Fish Owl
Mottled Wood Owl
Oriental Turtle Dove
Red Collared Dove
Spotted Dove
Laughing Dove
Emerald Dove
Little Ring Dove
Rose-ringed Parakeet
Plum-headed Parakeet
Alexandrine Parakeet
Common Hawk Cuckoo
Eurasian Cuckoo
Pied Cuckoo
Grey-bellied Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo
Drongo Cuckoo
Asian Koel
Sirkeer Malkoha
Crow – pheasant
Indian Nightjar
Long Tailed Nightjar
Grey Nightjar
Crested Tree Swift
White-throated Kingfisher
Pied Kingfisher
Common Kingfisher
Stork-billed Kingfisher
Blue bearded bee eater
Green Bee-eater
Dull Green Leaf Warbler
Puff Throat Warbler
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler
Ruby throat
Blue throat
Oriental Magpie Robin
Black Redstart
Grey Tit
Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
Spotted Creeper
Olive-backed Pipit
Paddy field Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Long-billed Pipit
Forest Wagtail
Citrine Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Indian Grey Hornbill
Coppersmith Barbet
Pale-billed Flower pecker
Thick billed Flower pecker
Purple Sunbird
Oriental White-eye
House Sparrow
Chestnut Shouldered Petronia
Indian Silver bill
White Rumped Munia
Scaly Breasted Munia
Common Rose finch
White Capped Bunting
Crested Bunting
Large Browed Wagtail
Grey Bush chat
Common Stonechat
Pied Bush chat
Indian Robin
Blue Rock Thrush
Orange-headed ground Thrush
Plain-backed Thrush
Blue capped Rock Thrush
Scaly Thrush
Tickell’s Thrush
Indian Roller
Common Hoopoe
Malabar pied hornbill
Brown-Headed Barbet
Eurasian Wryneck
Rufus Woodpecker
Lesser Goldenback
Lesser Yellow Nape
Puff Throat Warbler
Blyth’s Leaf Warbler
Ruby throat
Blue throat
Oriental Magpie Robin
Black Redstart
Grey Tit
Chestnut bellied Nuthatch
Spotted Creeper
Olive-backed Pipit
Paddy field Pipit
Tawny Pipit
Long-billed Pipit
Forest Wagtail
Citrine Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
White Wagtail
Large Browed Wagtail
Grey Bush chat
Common Stonechat
Pied Bush chat
Indian Robin
Blue Rock Thrush
Orange-headed ground Thrush
Plain-backed Thrush
Blue capped Rock Thrush
Scaly Thrush
Tickell’s Thrush
Indian Roller
Common Hoopoe
Malabar pied hornbill
Brown-Headed Barbet
Indian Grey Hornbill
Coppersmith Barbet
Pale-billed Flower pecker
Thick billed Flower pecker
Purple Sunbird
Oriental White-eye
House Sparrow
Chestnut Shouldered Petronia
Indian Silver bill
White Rumped Munia
Scaly Breasted Munia
Common Rose finch
White Capped Bunting
Crested Bunting
Eurasian Wryneck
Rufus Woodpecker
Lesser Goldenback
Lesser Yellow Nape
Scaly-Bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-Crowned Woodpecker
Brown-Capped Pigmy Woodpecker
White-Naped Woodpecker
Indian Pitta
Bengal Bush Lark
Ashy-crowned Sparrow Lark
Rufus tailed Lark
Eurasian Crag Martin
Dusky Crag Martin
Barn Swallow
Wire- Tailed Swallow
Red- Rumped Swallow
Bay-backed Shrike
Long Tail Shrike
Brown Shrike
Eurasian Golden Oriole
Black Hooded Oriole
Black Drongo
Ashy Drongo
White Bellied Drongo
Spangled Drongo
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo
Chestnut Tailed Starling
Brahminy Myna
Rosy Starling
Asian Pied Starling
Common Myna
Verditer Flycatcher
Red-throated Flycatcher
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher
Grey-headed Flycatcher
White-browed Fantail Flycatcher
Paradise Flycatcher
Asian Brown Flycatcher
Black-naped Flycatcher
Common Iora
Golden-fronted Leaf bird
Blue Winged Leaf bird
Red Vented Bulbul
Puff Throated Babbler
White Browed Scimitar Babbler
Tawny Bellied Babbler
Yellow Eyed Babbler
Jungle Babbler
Zitting Cist cola
Grey-breasted Prinia
Jungle Prina
Common Tailorbird
White Bellied Minivet
Rufus Tree pie
House Crow
Large-billed Crow
Common Wood shrike
Black-headed Cuckoo shrike
Long-tailed Minivet
Small Minivet
Large Cuckoo shrike
Black-winged Cuckoo shrike
Clamorous Reed Warbler
Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Sulphur-bellied Warbler
Dusky Leaf Warbler
Tickell’s Leaf Warbler
Yellow browed Leaf Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Common Chiffchaff

Visitor looking for Bird Photography Tours , Bird Photography Tours India, Birding Photo Safaris India, Indian bird photography, Bird Photography tours India, Birding Photo Safaris, Indian Birds photography Tropical bird photo Tours will find this page useful.