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Bird Watching and Angling Tour Package India - Pong Dam &  Shimla- Stay in Nature camp  or Heritage Resort

 

Package Overview

www.holidaytravel.co Welcomes you to our select Bird Watching and Angling tour packages in Himachal Pradesh - India. We offer you two choices, First package deals with Pong Dam Wetlands & second one is deep in Himalayas foot hills near Shimla - Shogi.

 

Pong Dam Wet land - Bird Watching & Angling Tour

Our first shortlisted package is focussed on Pong Dam - Himachal Pradesh, which is a designated Ramsar wetland in india and is one of the best Bird watching tour to Himachal Pong Dam wetlands (the highest earthfill dam in India, in Kangra district on the border of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab) to witness more than 5000 migratory birds & 128200 waterfowls of 119 different species making pong dam as one of the top Birding destination in India. 

Pong Dam today is one of the most acclaimed birding sites in India.

                 Pong Dam Wet land.jpg

 

Bird Watching  & Angling Tour - Rates Dates

  • 4 Day tour@ USD $ 300/ Per Pax. or Rs.19,995/-

Please contact urgently us at +91-94180-93019,+91-1975-223185, email - holidaytravel.co@gmail.com

 

 

Staying Options - Pong Dam Bird Watching  & Angling Tour


1. Pragpur Judge's Court Heritage Resort - 3 nights ( 20 kms away)
2. Guler Heritage Nature Camp - 3 Nights ( Situated on the Pong Dam Shore)

 
 

Bird Watching & Angling- Pong Dam Wet land Tour package ( 3 Nights - 4 Days)

3 Nights & 4 Days (Swiss Cottage at Nature Camp or Judge's Court Heritage Hotel)


Day -1 - Bird-Watching, Boating & Angling

After Breakfast, Start your day with a Boat ride in pond dam, followed by Bird watching at Pong Lake, there are many towers from where you can watch exotic birds. You can indulge in Angling also, Actually Angling and Bird watching can go hand in hand. Spend full day in the leisure activities. 

Lunch can be arranged in Lunch at Campsite on a hilltop around a red-brick monument at Nandpur overlooking Pong Lake.

In the evening proceed on historic Temples and Monuments at Haripur-Guler, visit Organic Farm in Guler. 

                 submerge temple


Day -2 - Site Seeing Tour of Masroor, Tatwani Hot Springs, Jwalamukhi Temple

After Breakfast, we will proceed on a full day site seeing tour of Masroor Monolithic Rock-cut temples, Followed by a dip in Tatwani Hot springs and Devi Darshan tour at Kangra and Jwalamukhi.

Back to Hotel/Camp by the evening


Day - 3 - Kangra, Bagulamukhi, Dharamshala - Mcleodganj Tour - Full Day

After Breakfast, we will proceed on the Full Day tour of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. We will cover attractions like Cricket Ground, Dalai Lama temple tour, Bhagsu nag, and Dal lake. 

Lunch in Mcleodganj Mcllo Restaurant.

Night Stay in the Mcleodganj hotel or Return back to the Camp/Heritage Hotel

 

Day - 4 - Pong Dam Boat Ride, Bird watching, Lake Island Tours, and Late Check out

After Breakfast, we will proceed on the half Day Boat tour of Pong Dam Beautiful Islands, if you are lucky, you will also witness the submerged temples. Also it is great to see the Bird life from the centre of the pong dam lake. In the after noon head back to the hotel or Nature Camp

Lunch Hotel/Camp & Late Check out at 14:00 Hours

Night Stay in the Mcleodganj hotel or Return back to the Camp/Heritage Hotel


Note :- In the Nature camp at Pong dam, Traditional food cooked on fuel wood (chullah) by village women from organic farm fresh vegetables and milk from in-house dairy.


Other Activities :- 

Free Workshops on Miniature Painting

                  Masroor Monolithic Rock-cut temples.jpg

 

Approach to Wet land for Bird Watching

Wetland is connected by good road network. Dehra - Pathankot road on the left bank, Dehra- Jawali-Nurpur on the right bank. The lake is also connected with JoginderNagar–pathankot railway line . The nearest airport  to Pong dam wet land is at Gaggal at about 7 kms away.


Pong Dam also boasts of many beautiful islands in the Pong Dam lake. ADB bank is doing development of Jetty, camping sites, tracks and bird watching towers in Pong Dam area. in future tourists can now look forward to staying in house boats in Pong dam waters in Himachal Pradesh as well.

 

From where to watch Birds

Several villages in zone like Jawali, Dhameta, Dada-Siba, Nagrota-Surian, Haripur, Guglara, Harsar, and Nandpur provide great opportunities to a birdwatchers. So you can combine Triple benefits, Bir Watching, Home Stay and angling..

 

Birding - Which Exotic Birds you can see

Treat yourself with beautiful birds like Bar Headed Goose, Northern Pintail, Common Teal, Common Pochard, Common Coots, Tufted Pochard, Great Cormorant, Ruddy Shelduck, Eurasian Wigeon also rare birds including Eurasian Skylark, Indian Skimmer, Little Gull, Common Shelduck, Sarus Cranes, Osprey, Buff bellied Pipit.

Not only above, also treat yourself with bird species like Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, Red Crested Pochard, Ferruginous Pochard, Common Merganser, Eurasian Spoonbill, Greater White Fronted Goose, Garganey, Water Pipits, Gull billed Pipits. 

Most of these birds are actually guests in India , which migrate from their breeding places in trans-Himalaya region in Tibet, Central Asia, Russia and Siberia. 

So Plan your Bird Watching tour with Holidaytravel.co to visit The Pong Dam Lake which is also a Ramsar site to have your ideal destination for winter sojourn for Birding tour.

Also witness 20 species of snakes, 100 species of Butterflies, 30 species of Mammals, 50 species of fishes while on your tour.

Around 50,000 indian and foreign tourists visit the bird sanctuary during the winter season every year, and most of them come to watch migratory birds in action..


More About Pong Dam - Bird santuary, Fishing and Wetland site

The Pong reservoir, also known as the Maharana Pratap Sagar lake, in Himachal Pradesh, is one of India’s 25 international wetland sites nominated by the Ramsar Convention, for its rich waterfowl density. 

At its maximum level, the Pong lake stretches cross 314 sq. km and is a strategic birding site. Every year, a hundred thousand avian guests arrive at this wetland, including Bar-headed Geese, Common Pochards, Common Coots, Northern Pintails, Northern Shovellers, Common Teals, cormorants, shelducks, gulls etc.

The site offers open landscape with a great view of the Dhauladhar mountains and vast Pong lake, It was declared a bird sanctuary in 1983 and one of India’s 25 international Ramsar sites in 2002.

The reservoir is additionally one of the leading fish habitats, and forests around the Pong lake also provides vital habitat to a host of mammals including leopards, sambar, wild pigs, barking deer and oriental small-clawed otters.

                  Bird santuary.jpg

 

Pong Dam Bird Counting Festival - 29th Jan & 30th Jan

Participate in the two-day annual counting event to count the exact number of migratory birdss, if you are a bird watchers, expert, you are welcom, The bird couting festival event starts on January 29th and 30th. During the event, Also try to spot and identify rare species of birds.

 

PARK-WOODS Hill Resort, Shoghi - Bird watching and birding tour package


Parkwoods Hill Resort Shoghi is located near Shimla and is a great base for bird watching. As place is located just below Himalayan Mountains, it is home to many rare, beautiful and different species of birds. The advantage of staying in Park-woods is that many beautiful birds can be spotted just outside your cottage including White Eared Bulbul, Black Drongo, Spot Winged Tit, Blue Magpie, Kalij Pheasant, Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Brown Fronted Woodpecker, Black Headed Jay and Trumpeter Finch etc.


In addition, Surrounding forest in Shogi offers birding trails and abundant nesting sites, To which local guides at Parkwoods will help you reach..

For amateur bird watchers,resort offers a high place (machaan) for sighting birds, while for serious ornithologists, Resort offers deep treks and trails tp venture out into the forest, and trekking upto the Gambhar River to see congregation of birds

 

Shimla - Shogi Bird Watching Package - STANDARD PACKAGE:  For Bird Watchers & Enthusiasts

Validity: 1st July to 18th December, 2015.


2 Nights / 3 Days on double occupancy.  (Check in 1 P.M., Day 1 & Check out 12 noon, Day 3).
 

Meal Plan - MAPAI - (Includes 2 breakfast, 2 dinner, all taxes) 
 

  • Deluxe Swiss Tent - Rs.11,000/couple    Rs.9500/couple
  • Deluxe Cottage - Rs.14,000/couple Rs.12,500/couple
  • Premium Cottage - Rs.16,000/couple, Rs.14,500/couple

Inclusions applicable for above packages:

  • Meals as per plan.
  • Morning tea with cookies.
  • Evening bonfire in common area (subject to weather conditions).
  • Bird Watching Trails, Tours, Forest Trails, River Tour
  • Games (Informal Arrangement) - Cricket, basket ball, volley ball, badminton, darts, table tennis.
  • Kids Play-Area With: Swings, Slide, See-Saw, Hoopla, Nine Pins, Hula Hoops, Board Games, Building Blocks.

 

ACTIVITY PACKAGE - 2 Nights / 3 Days

  • Rs.13,500/couple in a Deluxe Swiss Tent.      
  • Rs.16,500/couple in a Deluxe Cottage.        
  • Rs.18,500/couple in a Premium Cottage. 
     

Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, activities, private bonfire, barbeque and all taxes

  • Basic Package Inclusions: Accommodation for 2 nights as per package, welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival, morning and evening tea, all taxes, 
  • Meals per person: 02 breakfast, 02 lunch, 02 dinner. 
  • Children below 5 years complimentary sharing same room without extra bed.

Activities Included:
● Rock Climbing and Rappelling once. 
● Valley Crossing once.
● Half day guided forest hike with picnic lunch.
● Two hour night trek once.
● Adventure activities on the obstacle course.
● On one evening only: private bonfire, barbecue snacks with soft drink / juice.






Bird Watching and Angling Tour Package India - Pong Dam &  Shimla- Stay in Nature camp  or Heritage Resort - Itinerary

 

3 Nights & 4 Days (Swiss Cottage at Nature Camp or Judge's Court Heritage Hotel)


Day -1 - Bird-Watching, Boating & Angling

After Breakfast, Start your day with a Boat ride in pond dam, followed by Bird watching at Pong Lake, there are many towers from where you can watch exotic birds. You can indulge in Angling also, Actually Angling and Bird watching can go hand in hand. Spend full day in the leisure activities. 

Lunch can be arranged in Lunch at Campsite on a hilltop around a red-brick monument at Nandpur overlooking Pong Lake.

In the evening proceed on historic Temples and Monuments at Haripur-Guler, visit Organic Farm in Guler. 


Day -2 - Site Seeing Tour of Masroor, Tatwani Hot Springs, Jwalamukhi Temple

After Breakfast, we will proceed on a full day site seeing tour of Masroor Monolithic Rock-cut temples, Followed by a dip in Tatwani Hot springs and Devi Darshan tour at Kangra and Jwalamukhi.

Back to Hotel/Camp by the evening


Day - 3 - Kangra, Bagulamukhi, Dharamshala - Mcleodganj Tour - Full Day

After Breakfast, we will proceed on the Full Day tour of Dharamshala and Mcleodganj. We will cover attractions like Cricket Ground, Dalai Lama temple tour, Bhagsu nag, and Dal lake. 

Lunch in Mcleodganj Mcllo Restaurant.

Night Stay in the Mcleodganj hotel or Return back to the Camp/Heritage Hotel

 

Day - 4 - Pong Dam Boat Ride, Bird watching, Lake Island Tours, and Late Check out

After Breakfast, we will proceed on the half Day Boat tour of Pong Dam Beautiful Islands, if you are lucky, you will also witness the submerged temples. Also it is great to see the Bird life from the centre of the pong dam lake. In the after noon head back to the hotel or Nature Camp

Lunch Hotel/Camp & Late Check out at 14:00 Hours

Night Stay in the Mcleodganj hotel or Return back to the Camp/Heritage Hotel


Note :- In the Nature camp at Pong dam, Traditional food cooked on fuel wood (chullah) by village women from organic farm fresh vegetables and milk from in-house dairy.


Other Activities :- 

Free Workshops on Miniature Painting

 

Bird Watching  & Angling Tour - Rates Dates

  • 4 Day tour@ USD $ 300/ Per Pax. or Rs.19,995/-

Please contact urgently us at +91-94180-93019,+91-1975-223185, email - holidaytravel.co@gmail.com

 

 

Staying Options - Pong Dam Bird Watching  & Angling Tour


1. Pragpur Judge's Court Heritage Resort - 3 nights ( 20 kms away)
2. Guler Heritage Nature Camp - 3 Nights ( Situated on the Pong Dam Shore)

 

 

Shimla - Shogi Bird Watching Package - STANDARD PACKAGE:  For Bird Watchers & Enthusiasts

Validity: 1st July to 18th December, 2015.


2 Nights / 3 Days on double occupancy.  (Check in 1 P.M., Day 1 & Check out 12 noon, Day 3).
 

Meal Plan - MAPAI - (Includes 2 breakfast, 2 dinner, all taxes) 
 

  • Deluxe Swiss Tent - Rs.11,000/couple    Rs.9500/couple
  • Deluxe Cottage - Rs.14,000/couple Rs.12,500/couple
  • Premium Cottage - Rs.16,000/couple, Rs.14,500/couple

Inclusions applicable for above packages:

  • Meals as per plan.
  • Morning tea with cookies.
  • Evening bonfire in common area (subject to weather conditions).
  • Bird Watching Trails, Tours, Forest Trails, River Tour
  • Games (Informal Arrangement) - Cricket, basket ball, volley ball, badminton, darts, table tennis.
  • Kids Play-Area With: Swings, Slide, See-Saw, Hoopla, Nine Pins, Hula Hoops, Board Games, Building Blocks.

 

ACTIVITY PACKAGE - 2 Nights / 3 Days

  • Rs.13,500/couple in a Deluxe Swiss Tent.      
  • Rs.16,500/couple in a Deluxe Cottage.        
  • Rs.18,500/couple in a Premium Cottage. 
     

Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, dinner, activities, private bonfire, barbeque and all taxes

  • Basic Package Inclusions: Accommodation for 2 nights as per package, welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival, morning and evening tea, all taxes, 
  • Meals per person: 02 breakfast, 02 lunch, 02 dinner. 
  • Children below 5 years complimentary sharing same room without extra bed.

Activities Included:
? Rock Climbing and Rappelling once. 
? Valley Crossing once.
? Half day guided forest hike with picnic lunch.
? Two hour night trek once.
? Adventure activities on the obstacle course.
? On one evening only: private bonfire, barbecue snacks with soft drink / juice.

 
 

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