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Sattal

06 Apr 2019

12 Apr 2019


Kathgodam, Haldwani, Uttarakhand, India

4 travelers

2 travelers


Day 1 : Catch Train Ranikhet (15013) on 12-Apr on 10 PM. It will take nearly 7 hrs to Reach kadGodam station. pickup from station and driven to sattal.
Reach Hotel and refreshing cup of tea.
Breakfast at hotel or will be packed as per convenience.
All set for first birding session along the roadside belt of sattal and Garud Lake and at barbet point.
Lunch. Post lunch, Guest are free to explore nearby places near campus.
Evening Birding session starts at 2.30 pm till 6.30 pm
Tea and dinner and good sleep with dreaming for next day.
Day 2 : Morning session at Studio, birding from Hide.
Travel to next leg of birding Mandal. Its long journey of 10 hrs which rewards good scenaric view and roadside birding.
Tea, Dinner and stay on triple sharing basis.
Day 3 : Morning session at idyllic Mandal village, Trek in forest in search of some endemic birds.
Post lunch travel to Chopta.
Reach Hotel, dine and sleep.
Day 4 : Visit to most awaited Monal point.
Around 9.30 am head for Makku bend
Post lunch explore Chopta valley.
Day 5 : The morning session at famous Tungnath trek for spotting Higher altitude birds. It's 3.5 km track.
Lunch in place outside chopta
Travel to Pothibara snow View
Day 6 : Morning Visit kakdagad and Makku Village.
Explore near By Birding Sites.
Whole day birding with Lunch breakfast and dinner at intervals.
Day 7 : An Hour or two of birding near Hotel. Drop at either Haridwar or return to Kathgodam railway station
Carry a satisfied birding experience and many stories to tell.

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Barking deer portrait
Sattal has abundance of beautiful birds easily photographed from various Bird hides and if you are lucky few mammals come there also like this Barking deer.

Raman Kishore Great, is it from the forest after the studio point or in the vicinity of the lake?

8 months

Saurabh Kalia At the Christian ashram Studio

8 months

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Orange-bellied leafbird

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Mohit Srinivasan Hi Himadri, it's a point not too far from the entry of the forested trail where you can sit and wait. There are a few branches which are laid out for birds to perch and depending on the activity one can get some shots in clean background,if that's what one is looking for.

10 months

Mohit Srinivasan That place is referred to as studio, that's about all

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Green-backed Tit

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Aditya Vaidya Nice shot

about 1 year

Anubhav Sahai Superb click

about 1 year

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Asian Paradise Flycatcher, adult male

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Shikhar Parekh Really well framed!

about 1 year

Jason Thomas Excellent !

about 1 year

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The Beautiful Colorful pheasant called Khaleej , this is the male when you see the bird in the sunlight its just beautiful display of colors and the jerking of the head with every step just send you in awe ...

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about 1 year
about 1 year

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Common kingfisher - The not so common one
From a trail in Sattal

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Aditya Vaidya I don't know what the current update is but recently, they had closed down the 'Studio' due to some incidents. This was taken from among the trails. If you plan to spend a good amount of time there, then you can live in any of the lodges close by. Even if you're living a little away, you can always reach there in good time.

over 1 year
over 1 year

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