This is a classic Kumaon bird watching itinerary that covers three best areas for bird watching i.e. Pangot (7000+ ft asl), Sattal (3500+ ft asl) and Corbett National Park. The itinerary is recommended for experienced bird watchers.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01 : Arrival At Delhi. Proceed To Pangot
Arrival at Delhi and drive to Pangot (320 kms - 8 hours). Pangot is a hamlet at 15 kms Nainital. Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village. Pangot is a birdwatchers paradise has more than 250 species of birds in and around recorded.
Day 02: Bird Watching Around Pangot
Early morning and afternoon / evening walks through the terrace fields into thickly wooded oak forest.
Day 03: Pangot To Sattal. Bird Watching In Sattal
Leave Saattal (35 kms-1 hr). Saattal is a thickly wooded evergreen forest area and is one of the less visited lakes of Kumaon and is a scatterred undeveloped area & is one of the most pleasant destinations for spotting Himalayan bird species. Undertake walks around Sattal area for bird watching.
Travel from Pangot to Sattal
Day 04: Bird Watching In Bhimtal
Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal are two lakes around Sattal within 15 km radius. Forest area around Bhimtal is renowned for its bird species. Drive to these lakes and then undertake walks around the area for bird watching.
Day 05 : Sattal To Corbett
Evening Jeep safari to Sitabani Range Leave for Corbett (75 kms - 2 hours). Corbett National Park is a large area of dense evergreen forest with rivers flowing through and is renowned for having more than 400 species of birds and is a must visit for any bird watcher. Evening Jeep drive to Sitabani range.