GOLDEN TRIANGLE – Ranthambore, Keoladeo and Chambal
Dates: 17th – 22nd December 2019
Ranthambore National Park: Ranthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. Tigers can be easily spotted even in the daytime. Other major wild animals include Leopard, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Sambar, Hyaena, Sloth Bear and Chital. The Park is home to a wide variety of trees, plants, birds and reptiles, as well as one of the largest Banyan trees in India.
Keoladeo National Park: Formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Keoladeo is a paradise for birds and birdwatchers alike. It is listed as an IBA (Important Bird Area) and is a World Heritage Site. Although small (29 sq. km), it is home to almost 400 species of birds, out of which more than 132 species breed inside the National Park. Birding here is a rewarding experience, with sightings like Siberian Rubythroat, Bluethroat, Greater White-fronted Goose, Comb Duck, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Spotted Crake, Water Rail, Painted Snipe, Oriental Darter, Lesser Adjutant, Sarus Crane and Common Crane, Greater Spotted Eagle, Pallid Harrier, Red-headed Falcon, and Brown Fish-owl.
Chambal River, a tributary of the Yamuna river, flows northwards through Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Chambal is one of the best places to see threatened wildlife; such as the Critically Endangered Gavial or Gharial, Vulnerable Indian Skimmer, Pallas’s Fish-eagle and Smooth-coated Otter, Endangered Black-bellied Tern and Gangetic Dolphin, and Near-Threatened Laggar Falcon.
Camp fees: Rs. 33,400/- BNHS members and Rs. 34,900/- others. (ex-Delhi)
Group Leader: Mr Asif Khan.
Reporting: Pick up from New Delhi Railway Station at 6:00 a.m. and drop to New Delhi Railway Station at 7:30 p.m. on the last day. You are advised to book your tickets to arrive in New Delhi one day prior. How to Reach: New Delhi is well connected by air and rail.
Participants can also fly to Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, which is situated about 20 km from the meeting point (New Delhi Railway Station)
Cost includes: All accommodation, meals (B/L/D) from first-day lunch to last day breakfast, transfers from and to New Delhi, permits, and entry to park
Cost excludes: Flight/rail tickets, all expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, beverages, camera fees, any cost not specified above
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