Birder Extravaganza - March 2020

Chopta is a picturesque hamlet also lately known as "Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand". This hushed abode is enclosed by the dwindling pines, deodars, rhododendrons and other conifers that can be found in this region, which makes Chopta extremely rich in flora and fauna and makes it one of most important Birding destination of our country.



This landscape has one of the richest bird diversities. The area has identification of over 240 bird species and declared Important Bird Area - Himalayan Swiftlet, Crested Goshwawak, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Griffon, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Golden Eye, Hill Partidge, Koklas Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Maroon Orilo, Cheer pheasant, Long-billed and Pied Thrush, Chestnut-Crowned Warbler, Scarlet Finch, Sport-winged Rosefinch etc are frequently found.


Chopta is blessed with much ecological affluence, and its avian population, which is its crowning glory, will ensure that you get a lasting taste of some wonderful birding in their natural environment, along with beautiful landscape photography opportunities. This trip also includes a moderate trek to Tungnath, which offers huge opurtunities wrt to many migratory birds from many himalanyan regions and make this region their home in this season.

About Birding Extravanganza

This Mega Birding Photo-Expedition offers extreme photography learning opportunities with Extensive on- and off-field bird photography assistance & guidance - all accompanied by acclaimed Photography mentor Dheeraj Paul & Indian Photo Tours professional Team that offers opportunities for Stunning photographs of many of the exotic resident & migratory bird species of this region .

The mentoring will be through extensive Hands-On Sessions, Guided shoot sessions photo-safaris and nature walks/treks along with detailed critique session. 

• Guided wildlife Photography Master Class & Shoot sessions with Lead Photographer – Dheeraj Paul and eminent Birding expert of the region to guide us to vantage locations at best times.

• Accommodation on twin sharing basis and All meals.  Single occupancy available at an upcharge.

• Detailed Critique and continuous image review session & guidance.


Category: Guided Photo-Expedition/Extensive Professional Birding sessions / Hide session.

Stay: 4 Days / 3 Nights Inclusive of all meals & Hot beverages

Inland Travel : Haridwar - Chopta - Haridwar , Uttrakhand (Inland travel by private vehicles). 

Continuous Critique sessions, guidance and discussions in an interactive/ exciting jungle environment .


Tour Dates :26th to 29th of March 2020. Pre-Registered Participants to report at Haridwar on 25thof March 2020 enabling early morning departure on 26th of March 2020 . The tour ends on 29th March 2020 at Haridwar (late evening).


How to reach :

Haridwar is well connected by rail and nearest airport is at Dehradun, which is an hour drive from Haridwar and has connectivity with major cities in India. Get in touch with us for any additional transfers / hotel stays.

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Text Copyright Indian Photo Tours 2017-18 & Photo Credits Dheeraj Paul , Sanjiv Bhandula and various Participants/ Photo-enthusiasts who have attended various learning activities conducted by Indian Photo Tours.