|Tour Type||Mentored Birding Tour|
|Expected Top 3 Birds||Rufous-necked Hornbill, Sultan Tit, Red-headed Trogon|
|Other Fauna||Mammal: Malayan Giant Squirrel, Hoary-bellied Squirrel|
|Expected Climate||Temparate to Cold, some rains expected|
|Habitat Covered||Temperate Broadleaf, Evergreen Deciduous|
|Altitude Covered||400 ft - 8,000 ft|
|Group Size||4 participants in a vehicle|
|Drive / Pace / Walk||Few long drives, slow pace, moderate walk|
|Ease of Birding||Easy to moderate hiking for difficult species|
In the month of October year 2015, a simple recce tour to Mahananda WLS proved to be something quite different, something really close to my heart, something wholesome.
About Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary:
This spectacular land of birds and other noteworthy mammals, is situated in the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, surrounded by Teesta and Mahananda rivers. It comes under the Darjeeling district of West Bengal. The sanctuary covers an area of about 159 Sq. KM. It takes around 30 minutes from Siliguri to reach Mahananda WLS. The avian biodiversity of this place is beyond comparison, the major highlights being Rufous-necked Hornbill, Emerald Cuckoo, Great Hornbill, Long-tailed Broadbill etc. The mammals found in this sanctuary are Malayan Giant Squirrel, Elephant, Yellow-throated Marten, a very cute and yet dangerous carnivore if you strike it lucky, can even get lovely photographs of this animal. Those who have quite an itchy feet, hit the road people! and love this place to bits. We will give you reasons to fall head over heels for this epitome of birding heaven!
About Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary:
The pristine forests of Senchal WLS is utterly beautiful, the barks of giant pine trees covered in fern and moss is the nesting area of the Red Crossbill, this forest has a lot of hidden mysteries as far as avian fauna is concerned. We will together unravel the mysteries one by one in our tour. Come, explore the place with us, experience the joy of knowing the unknown!
The other oomph! factors which make this place interesting are beautiful landscapes, the solitude, the unadulterated fresh wet air, the ambience. The food and accommodation and everything else are of A1 quality. Take it from me, your stay and experience in Mahananda-Senchal will be a memorable one. Plan your trips quickly because time and tide wait for none. Keep Clicking!
Memories To be Cherished For Life!
Tour cost per participant is Rs 22,990/- only for Indian Nationals. P.S. This is an indicative cost which might increase if the forest administrative charges are increased.
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Bank account details:
Account No.: 0291102000006453
Account Holder Name: GOINGWILD LLP
Account Type: Current
Branch: Bansdroni, Kolkata
IFSC Code: IBKL0000291
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