2014 Tours

Led by Kelly Sekhon, a member of the Vancouver Natural History Society, our ambitious 2014 North, West and South India tour will cover some of the best birding and wildlife hotspots in India besides visiting a number of well-known cultural highlights. With the habitat varying from the moist tropical jungles of Kerala in the far south to the desert dunes of the Great Thar Desert in the west, the variety of bird and animal life that you will see will truly be amazing. Kelly has several years of experience both as tour organizer and field trip leader. He has successfully led eight natural history tours to India and Nepal - to the remote Kinnaur region of the western Himalaya in 1996; to Assam and Sikkim in eastern India in 1999 and 2000; to the National Wildlife Parks of North, South and Eastern India including Rajasthan in 2003, 2006 and 2008, a nature trek to the alpine Valley of the Gods in the Indian Himalaya in 2004 and finally, a nature hike through the foothills of the Annapurna mountains in Nepal in 2011.

Tour A - Rajasthan and Gujarat (Nov 11 to 25, 2014): 

A 15 days journey through historic Rajasthan in western India to the Desert National Park near Jaisalmer. Later, we visit the Gir National Park, home to the last surviving population of the Asiatic Lion and then tour some of the best coastal birding hotspots along the lonely Rann of Kutch in a part of Gujarat where Gandhi spent a part of his life.

Tour Cost: $3090*

Click HERE to read about our last trip to part of this area.

Click HERE to see the detailed Itinerary.

Tour B - The Golden Triangle of DelhiAgra and Jaipur (Nov 25 to Dec 4, 2014): 
A 10 days tour of historic Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the historic sites these cities are famous for. We will visit the well known Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, the Ranthambhor National Tiger Reserve and the National Chambal Sanctuary on the River Chambal which is a refuge for the rare and endangered gharial crocodile and the rarer Ganges river dolphin. Tour Cost: $1850*

Click HERE to read about our last trip to this area.

Click HERE to see the detailed itinerary.

Tour C - Kerala and South India (Dec 4 - 17, 2014): 

A 15 days repeat of our hugely popular South India tour starting in cosmopolitan Cochin and then visiting the Periyar Tiger Reserve with its herds of wild elephants, the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary protecting what has been described as the richest bird habitat in peninsular India, the tea growing highlands of the Western Ghat mountains, an overnight cruise on the famous Kerala ‘backwaters’ and finally, historic Mysore and Bangalore.  Tour Cost: $3150*  

Click HERE to read about our last trip to this area.
Click  HERE to see the itinerary.

*Price does not include international airfare. The expected low season return airfare from Vancouver to Delhi is $1600. Fares change often and a precise figure will be available 2 months prior to travel. Airline and airport taxes and fees are extra.

Booking: The 2013 India Nature Tour is offered in 3 parts: you have the choice of doing any one tour or a combination of one or more. The 'Detailed Itineraries' give a day by day description and the highlights of each of these programs.

Each section of the tour will be limited to a maximum of 12 participants to ensure close interaction with the accompanying naturalists and have the benefits of a close knit small group.

The last date for booking your place on these tours will be September 15, 2014. A completed Booking Form together with your Tour Deposit must be received by us prior to this date. Please contact us for more information.

Click HERE to send us an e-mail or Phone Kelly at 604-526-9091

Click HERE for a PDF copy of the Booking Form.