(A 16 day visit of Assam and Eastern Arunachal covering four
National Parks (NP) and an exclusive Greater Adjutant site
with a natural lake (WLS))
01: Dibrugarh-Namdapha NP (05-06 hr):
tour manager will welcome you on your arrival at Dibrugarh
airport in Eastern Assam. Later, transfer to Namdapha National
Park in Eastern Arunachal. Overnight at Deban Forest Rest
Namdapha is one of the excellent National Parks in India
located in the eastern end of Arunachal bordering Myanmar.
Covering an area of about 2000 sq.km, Namdapha is a Project
Tiger and it is reputed for harbouring all the four big
Himalayan cats:Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard and Snow
Leopard. With altitudes ranging from 200 mtr to over 4500 mtr
(accessible up to 850 mtr), the park has a habitat of
tropical, temperate & alpine forests. Namdapha’s great
altitudinal variations have resulted in a great diversity of
birds.It has about 300 or more bird species.
Ibisbill, Long- billed Plover, White-bellied Heron, Crested
and Blyth’s Kingfisher, Black-breasted Thrush, Slender-billed
Scimitar-Babbler, Snowy throated Babbler, Rufous-necked
Laughingthrush, Pale Blue Flycatcher, Large-billed Leaf
Warbler, Lesser Fish Eagle, Sultan Tit, Beautiful Nuthatch,
White-naped Yuhina, Great, Wreathed , Rufous-necked and Brown
Hornbills, White-cheeked Partridge, Pale-headed Woodpecker,
Blue-naped Pitta, Collared Treepie, Wedge-billed Wren
Babbler,Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed Parrotbills,
Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush, Rufous-throated Fulvetta,
Green Cochoa, Dark-sided Thrush etc.
02: Namdapha N.P: Trek : Deban- Hawaii Camp- Deban.
03: Namdapha N.P: Trek: Deban-Hornbill. Overnight at Camps.
04: Namdapha N.P: Trek: Hornbill- beyond Bulbulia-Hornbill.
Overnight at Camps.
05: Namdapha N.P: Trek: Hornbill- Deban. Overnight at Deban
Forest Rest House/Camps.
06: Namdapha N.P. - Dibru-Saikhowa NP (04-05 hr):
some final birding from Deban to the main entrance of the
Park, transfer to Dibru-Saikhowa NP in Eastern Assam. Situated
in the Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts, the Dibru-Saikhowa
National Park is just 13 km. off Tinsukia town. Overnight at
an Eco Lodge by the river side.
sq.km Dibru-Saikhowa National Park consisting of extensive
grassland, swamp forest & shallow waterbodies is located in
between the mighty Brahmaputra river & the Dibru river. Over
300 species of birds have been recorded.
Babbler, Jerdon’s Babbler, Black-breasted Parrotbill, Rufous-vented
or Swamp Prinia, Jerdon’s Bushchat, Pale-capped Pigeon,
White-tailed Rubythroat, Black-breasted Thrush, Yellow-bellied
Prinia, Mountain Tailorbird, Smoky Warbler, Rosy Minivet,
Green Magpie,Ferruginous Flycatcher, Spot-winged Starling,
Red-headed Trogon, Sultan Tit, Ruby-cheeked Sunbird, Swamp
Francolin, Blyth’s Kingfisher, Bengal Florican, Pied Harrier
07: Dibru- Saikhowa: Trek: Kolomi camp and back.
08: Dibru- Saikhowa: Trek: Maguri beel, Dighal Tarang and
09: Dibru-Saikhowa NP-Kaziranga NP(05 hr):
breakfast proceed to Kaziranga NP in central Assam.On arrival
we check in at hotel Wild Grass Resort/Bonhabi Resort/Aranya
Lodge and have lunch. Later, we go out birding on the road
outside Panbari reserve and also in tea gardens.
the Great Indian one horned rhinoceros, Kaziranga National
Park is one of the best parks in the world. With an area of
860 sq.km (after recent additions) of low lying grasslands,
shallow waterbodies & woodlands this is a UNESCO World
Heritage Site in Assam. Kaziranga is excellent for mammal
viewing. The park recently celebrated 100 years of its
protected area status.
Kaziranga was brought under the Project Tiger recently. There
are 86 Royal Bengal Tigers as per 2000 Census. Kaziranga has
70% of the world population of Eastern Swamp Deer and Asiatic
Water Buffalos. Out of 2006 rhinoceros found in Assam 1855
could be found in Kaziranga as per 2006 Census.
now 490 species of birds(25 of them globally threatened) have
been recorded at Kaziranga so far and an ardent birder is
likely to find more. Kaziranga is the most visited birding
area in NE India and for a birder it has been a memorable
experience where one comes across innumerable species within a
few hours of birding.
Bengal Florican, Swamp Francolin, White-bellied Heron,
Black-necked Stork, Pallas’s & Grey-headed Fish Eagles, Pied
Harrier, Spot-winged Starling, Chestnut-capped Babbler,
Slender-billed Babbler, Streak-throated, Pale-headed and
Himalayan Flameback woodpeckers, Asian Fairy Bluebird,
Black-crested Bulbul, Abbott’s and Puff-throated Babblers,
Pale-chinned Flycatcher, Oriental and Great Hornbills, Banded
Bay and Drongo Cuckoos, Grey Peacock Pheasant, Kalij Pheasant,
Pale-capped Pigeon, Silver-breasted Broadbill, Golden-crested
Myna, White-hooded Babbler, Lesser Shortwing, Black-breasted
Thrush, Blyth’s Pipits, Blue-tailed Bee-eater,Ashy Woodswallow,
Common Green Magpie, Thick-billed Warbler,Greater Necklaced
and Rufous-necked Laughingthrushes, White-Cheeked Partridge,
Blue-naped Pitta etc.
10: Kaziranga NP:Central and Western Ranges:Birding in Jeeps.
11: Kaziranga NP:Eastern & Western Ranges:Birding in Jeeps
12: Kaziranga NP:Burhapahar Range alongwith the outside area
and Central Range:Birding in Jeeps and on foot.
13: Kaziranga (Half day Panbari reserve) –Nameri ( 03 hr):
day explore Panbari area by trek. Later in the afternoon drive
to Nameri National Park. Overnight at Eco Camp.
Covering an area of 200 sq km, Nameri National Park, located
at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, is the best place
to see the very rare & elusive White-winged Wood Duck. Nameri
is a project tiger. The sparkling river Jia Bhoroli, which is
ideal for rafting and angling, flows down by the National Park
adding a unique charm to it. The habitat of the park consists
of tropical evergreen, semi evergreen, moist deciduous forests
with cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open
grassland along rivers. Nameri along with adjacent Pakke &
neighbouring Eaglenest Wild Life Sanctuaries of Western
Arunachal protects about 1300 sq.km of great bio-diversity.
Black-breasted Thrush, Collared Falconet, Ibisbill,
Long-billed Plover, Giant, Rufous-necked & Wreathed Hornbills,
Ruddy Kingfisher, White-winged Wood Duck, Wallcreeper, Kalij
Pheasant, Green Cochoa, King Vulture, Pallas’s Fish Eagle etc.
14: Nameri National Park: Full day at Nameri by trek.
till 9 am in the buffer zone. Later transfer to Guwahati. On
arrival check in at Brahmaputra Jungle Resort or similar and
have lunch. Later, we shall visit a site frequented by the
Greater Adjutant Stork, a highly endangered species. The world
population is about 1000,out of which probably about 75% of
the birds are found in Assam. Guwahati and its surroundings
have a good number of this species and it is the best
place to have a closer look of this bird from among hundreds
in a flock.
16: Guwahati-Deepor Beel Lake-Airport:
morning we check out of the hotel and transfer to Deepor Beel
Lake Wild Life Sanctuary on the outskirt of the city near Assam Engineering
College not far away from the airport. It is a vast wetland
with fluctuating depth of about 04 metres in the monsoons to
about 01 metre in the winter. The lake with an area of 40sq.
Km. is the only Ramsar site in Assam. It was declared a Ramsar
site (Wetland of international importance) in 2002. 4.14 Sq.
Km. area of the lake has water.
shall look for Bengal Bushlark, Ashy Woodswallow, Striated
Grassbird, Bluethroat, Richard’s and Blyth’s Pipits etc. in
the surrounding agricultural fields.We shall use the
fishermen’s boats to move on the lake and we are likely to
come across interesting species like the wintering Ferruginous
Pochard and Grey-headed Lapwing and the resident Watercock,
Cinnamon Bittern, Fulvous Whistling-duck, Greater Painted
Snipe, Greater and Lesser Adjutants amongst a host of other
our heads we have chances of raptors such as Brahminy Kite,
Pallas’s Fish Eagle, White-backed and Long-billed Vultures,
Himalayan Griffon, Marsh and Pied Harriers, Steppe, Booted,
Spotted and Black Eagles.
transfer to the airport on time to catch your departure
tour ends here.