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India Bird Watching

India is of one of the most enthralling birding destinations in the world. Being a country that exhibits such a versatile geography, it encompasses landscapes that weave into one another with great finesse. Endowed with montane forests, rolling grasslands, wetlands to serene evergreen forests and deserts, it is no surprise that the land is conducive for a medley of remarkable bird species that thrive here. The Indian subcontinent harbours close to 1300 species with over 60 species found nowhere else our planet. It is therefore a true treasure trove for any enthusiast bitten by the ‘bird watching bug’.

At India Bird Watching, our aim is project the resplendent show of birds across the many natural wonders of the country. With an expertise in crafting tours that include ideal birding hotspots accompanied with highly skilled naturalists and guides, we ensure that you receive the complete birding experience, whether it is to maximize your bird checklist and photograph them or dive into a plethora of other wildlife and cultural expeditions.

Top Birding Destinations

India is haven for resident and migratory birds alike. With a bird count over 10,000 species worldwide, the country constitutes almost 12% of the species found on our planet. With countless habitats at their disposal, the number of species seen here are a testament to the rich biodiversity the country possesses.

It has over 60 species that are endemic to the subcontinent. Some included are the Red and Painted Spurfowl in Central India, the Malabar Barbet and the Malabar Grey Hornbill of South India. While the Narcondam Hornbill can be seen in the Andaman Islands apart from a host of other species.


The Little Rann of Kutch is a premier birding destination, hosting diverse migratory species including flamingos, pelicans, and cranes.


Keoladeo National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is a top birding spot, hosting over 370 bird species, including migratory birds.

Arunachal Pradesh

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuaryis famed for diverse birdlife, including rare species like the Bugun Liocichla and Beautiful Nuthatch.


Kaziranga is renowned for its rich avian diversity, including endangered species like the Greater Adjutant and Bengal Florican.


Nestled near Uttarakhand, they  offer superb birdwatching with Himalayan views, hosting species like the elusive Himalayan Griffon.

West Bengal

The Darjeeling Hills are a picturesque birding haven with species like the Satyr Tragopan, and Rufous-necked Hornbill.

The best time to visit India for birding is between the months of October and April. In addition to the variety of resident species, migratory waterfowl, raptors, starlings & other passerines and a host of other species are also to be seen all around the Indian countryside.

The primary birding habitats in India can be roughly categorized into forests, scrub, grassland & farmland, deserts and wetlands, each of these nurtures a distinctive population of bird species which are varied from those found in other habitats.

Top Birdwatching Tours in India

Blessed with a rich tapestry of birdlife, the Indian subcontinent has breathtaking landscapes that harbour a stunning medley of avifauna around us. Spanning across 13 different states of India, covering some of the most sought-after species like the Himalayan Monal in the Himalayas to the Wayanad Laughing Thrush in the Western Ghats, our tours encapsulate almost every major birding destination in the country. While these excursions give an idea of the habitats covered and the species we’re likely to encounter, theses tours can be customized according to your interests and preferences. So go ahead and have a look, our team awaits to curate a tailor made journey just for you.
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Northern India arguably has one of the richest diversities as well as cultural landscapes to offer. It also hosts the most Iconic animal, the Tiger and is blessed with the marbled mausoleum, the Taj Mahal, which is by far one of the most…
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Etched along the western coast of the Indian Subcontinent, The Western Ghats is one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. It’s a land gifted with undulating tropical forests, rolling tea estates and stunning highland vistas…
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Central India is rightfully called the Land of the Tiger. Emerald Forests and famous hunting reserves for the Maharajas who ruled these lands, this area has to this day been preserved for shooting wildlife – with cameras…
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The states of Rajasthan and Gujrat are unquestionably the pride of India for a reason. The tour in this land encompasses a few endemics and some endangered species of the region. With birds such as the Bustard…
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Gujarat offers a dazzling display of wildlife and birds like no other. The tour in the pride of India encompasses endemics and endangered species that build a coveted bucket list for bird nerds and enthusiasts alike. With Flamingos…
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The alluring force of the Himalayas has captivated many through its breathtaking views of sun-kissed peaks, deep valleys and cloud-shrouded hills. Yet very few are aware of the avian diversity hidden…

Guest Testimonials

Robert D
May 2022
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We saw over 80 species of birds in that short span of time. We had been to Kanha and Bandhavgarh 4 times before, but this trip was unique in terms of quality sightings, including even the sighting of an Indian hare in broad daylight, an animal which is mostly crepuscular and nocturnal. We had two sightings of tiger each in Pench and Kanha, and as many as 11 sightings (involving 9 different tigers) at Bandhavgarh, where we saw tiger on every single safari!
May 2022
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Of the 8 safaris arranged, i was fortunate to have 7 tiger sightings. Great experience at Ranthambore National Park. There were plenty of other animals to see too like the Indian gazelle, Sambar deer, mongoose, wild hare and plenty of bird species. I was even lucky enough to see a Sloth bear and leopard!
Barb S
April 2022
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Excellent birding company. We came for my sons wedding but are serious birders and had to experience the extraordinary species of India in the short time we had available. Deepkul organized a lovely itinerary for us to most efficiently see diverse species around Delhi. The inn we stayed in was lovely and the restaurants we stopped at were excellent. Most importantly for us was our guide.

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