|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:
(§) - For pick up from Bagdogra, participant(/s) would have to arrive one day prior to the commencement of the tour (staying one night at hotel at Bagdogra); since we would pick up by 0900 hrs and no flights arrive before 1130 hrs.
(§§) - For drop at Bagdogra, participant(/s) would have to leave one day after the end of the tour (staying one night at hotel at Bagdogra); since we would drop up by 1800 hrs and no flights depart after 1630 hrs.
Tour cost per participant is Rs 22,990/- only for Indian Nationals.
This is an indicative cost which might increase if the forest administrative charges are increased.
Tour cost includes:
Tour cost excludes:
Bank account details:
Account No.: 0291102000006453
Account Holder Name: GOINGWILD LLP
Account Type: Current
Branch: Bansdroni, Kolkata
IFSC Code: IBKL0000291
Please note: Date of cancellation will be the date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel, received by us. Refund amount will be calculated excluding the date of commencement of tour.
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