They fascinate and delight us with their beauty. Their calls have enchanted us for millennia... They are none other than God’s winged creatures called Birds! Home to hundreds of species of magnificent birds Sattal and Rajaji National Park are amazing locations for birding in Uttarakhand. Each of them is no less than a paradise on earth for bird watchers.
For nature lovers, and bird watchers, Rajaji is the place to be. The diverse, vivid forest cover with deciduous trees, riverine vegetation scrublands, grasslands and pine cover make it a home for 500 species of birds. Take a guided tour into the forest, or take a walk from V Resorts to the nearby canal to spot the variety the reserve boasts of. Sitting in the resort itself, you can indulge in some leisurely birding.
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Located at places that are home to some amazing bird species ( both native & migratory), the below mentioned resorts offer birding holidays.
V RESORTS RAJAJI NATIONAL PARK
Get in touch with your wild side at V Resorts Rajaji National Park. Known for its elephants, the popular National Park was declared a tiger reserve in 2015. Nestled between fields, V Resorts Rajaji National Park is just a few minutes away from the forest. Besides touring the jungle and birding, get ready for a rush of adrenaline with adventure sports such as river rafting in Rishikesh, flying fox, rappelling and tree climbing.
V RESORTS SATTAL
It’s a dreamy, enchanting world, surrounded by fluffy clouds, pine trees and the sparkling green waters of Sattal lake. A great hill station just six hours from Delhi, V Resorts Sattal is perched prettily on the highest peak, and will mesmerise your senses. So, relax in a hammock, sip the locally made rhododendron juice and immerse yourself within the pages of your favourite book. The only interruption will be the chirping of birds. (Sattal has scores of varieties including magpies, barbets and woodpeckers.) Relax in the three private gardens of the resort or tap the wanderer within and discover delightful little paths around the lakes and along the ancient woods.
V RESORTS MONOLITH BHIMTAL
Visit Bhimtal for its weather, its untouched charm, its forests and lakes, but also visit Bhimtal for V Resorts Monolith. Located on the Kathgodam – Bhowali road, the resort overlooks the Bhimtal Lake and has an architecture that will transport you to a charming English countryside resort. Made of stone and wood, with green creepers lining its walls, large stone sculptures in the lawns, warm wood rooms, lake views with Al Fresco dining, a stylised, relaxing holiday is a guarantee. The resort has been built around the natural contours of the area – a cottage is built embracing a tree, the organic landscape is retained. the resort has been built using natural contours without disturbing the nature around. Take a break, catch your breath away from the hectic city life, lounge in the gardens with your favourite book, once ready, go trekking in the surrounding forests. The Bollywood enthusiasts have much to visit the property for – many films have been shot here and there are also dedicated rooms, named after the celebrities
V RESORTS CORBETT CROWN
Barely 15 minutes away from India's oldest tiger reserve, V Resorts Corbett Crown is an excellent destination for exploring the Corbett National Park and the area around it. Located in Uttarakhand's Nanital district, the resort offers an elegant and comfortable stay close to the jungle and hills. Besides going for a wildlife safari, check out the birdlife in the area, go for nature walks close to V Resorts, relax in the lawns and cool down in the resort's swimming pool!
V RESORTS KOTABAGH
Very close to the Jim Corbett National Park, near the Sitabani forest, is V Resorts Kotabagh. It's right on the riverbed, with an expansive view of the forest and hills. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city life, it serves as an ideal getaway for travellers juggling with a hundred things while in the city. You can relax and do nothing apart from sipping endless cups of tea and taking in the views of the riverbed, hills and forests, spotting birds from the deck and revel in its isolated quietness. That's how it stands apart from the other Jim Corbett National Park hotels. You can go for the famous jungle safari, or go across the temple in the thick of Sitabani forest, come back, get a relaxing head and foot massage, practice yoga outdoors. Dinner can be had under the stars at the riverbed, tea at the birding deck and lunch in the cosy garden of the resort. The resort is an oasis for travellers where they can relax amidst stunning surroundings and explore nature at its best.
V RESORTS RAJMAHAL ORCHHA
Surrounded by acres of greenery, V Resorts Rajmahal is a contemporary boutique resort in Orchha that’s inspired by the cultural and architectural heritage of its surroundings. Located 5km from the Ram Raja temple, the resort is characterized by its relaxed environment, elegant interiors, beautifully landscaped gardens, ayurvedic spa, outdoor pool and an in-house restaurant. From your balcony see the quadrant garden or swimming pool, or sit back and relax on the comfortable poolside deck chairs. Spend your evening enjoying the views from our terrace, while sipping a hot cup of tea.
V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska
Discover an unknown, enchanting part of Sariska. At V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, which is part of our premium Black collection of exquisite holiday destinations, you are up, close and personal with nature. The resort lies in Rajasthan's Tehla village at a side of the Sariska National Park that is magnificent in its isolation. Here you will find farmlands, bushes and hills. Close by is the 1,200 sq km national park. Not far away are historic forts, lakes that double up as superb birding destinations and several nature trails. From rocky terrains to dirt tracks, the land reveals itself in all its varied glory here. Wake up to the sound of birds, get a taste of village life, hit the various little roads on a cycle and experience the rustic side of life without compromising on comfort and elegance.
At V Resorts Utsav Camp Sariska, the hospitality is very personalised, and caters to individual needs. Whether it's bush dinners, gazing at the stars, having a traditional Rajasthani thali, or discovering the fascinating bird life in the area with the help of an in-house naturalist, we put our guests at the centre of all that we do.
V RESORTS ARAVALI SILENCE LAKEND UDAIPUR
Thirteen kilometre from Udaipur, perched on top of a rolling hill, with a great view of the Lake Badi is V Resorts Aravali Silence Lakend Udaipur. Its great location - several kilometres from the main city – makes it an ideal place to relax in. Watch the sunset, sipping your favourite brew in the pool, cycle around the hills and green patches with the lake by the side, go riding or just sit and introspect in peace in the sit-out overlooking the Badi Lake. Step out to discover the charms of Udaipur, the Lake City.
V Resorts Aranyawas Ranakpur
Two hours away from Udaipur and a 30-minute drive from the famous Kumbhalgarh Fort is V Resorts Aranyawas, part of our exclusive V Resorts Black range. It's tucked away in the woods, in a valley between the green Aravallis, on the bank of a tributary of river Magai. You'll find no TV here, and mobile phone coverage is limited to the resort's main area — to switch off completely from urban life. Spot birds from your room while you take in the green hill and river views, walk around the pretty orchards, get enchanted by the cultural show in the evening, and enjoy a candle-light dinner outdoors near the pool. The resort is a self-contained, serene world. Writers come here. Painters come here (21 artists from across the world came here for an International Art Symposia a few years ago). So relax and get inspired anew.
V RESORTS MASHOBRA GREENS
Located 15 km from Shimla, V Resorts Mashobra Greens is tucked deep inside the pine forest, and lined with apple orchards on one side and views of the snow-clad western Himalayan range on the other. The camp, comprising tents and cottages at an altitude of 7,100 ft, is a lovely paradox for the lovers of nature. Its scenic, placid setting brings peace to the mind and its expertise in adventure activities – all trainers are certified – gets the adrenaline going. It's quiet here (if you don't mind the chirping birds waking you up). There are accidental seasonal streams to surprise you, apple orchards to take a walk in, night treks, survival training modules if stuck in the woods, and rafting to test your stamina. You can also sample some delicious, undiscovered Himalayan dishes... and that's just a sample of what we have to offer!
V RESORTS BLISS VILLAGE SIKKIM
Miles away from the din and dust of urban life, right beside the mighty Himalayas, is the idyllic little hamlet of Biksthang in West Sikkim's Mangalbarey area. Mt. Khangchendzonga ( also known as Kanchenjunga) looms tall here, but the stunning mountain views are not the only reason to visit V Resorts Bliss Village, which is spread across 7 acres.
It is here in these sacred parts of the state that the recorded history of Sikkim began in the first half of the 17th century.
Within 90 minutes of V Resorts Bliss Village are serene Buddhist monasteries, a hot spring with seemingly magical properties, an organic farm that makes its own wine, and more!
V RESORTS MANGROVE RETREAT SUNDARBANS
Located at the edges of a lush mangrove forest in Satjalia island's Jamespore village, V Resorts Mangrove Retreat Sundarbans is the ideal gateway to this remarkable delta that is spread across parts of West Bengal and Bangladesh. Go on fascinating wildlife and birding tours, get acquainted with tribal song and dance forms, taste the region's delicious cuisine and fall in love with the Sundarbans -- home to the elusive Royal Bengal tiger and a thousand legends. At the forefront of eco-tourism in the Sundarbans, the resort is committed to the preservation of natural resources and securing the livelihoods of the local communities living in such close contact with the nature around them.
V Resorts Mahua Vann Pench
Nature comes to life at V Resorts Mahua Vann Pench. Sprawling and eco-sensitive, the resort reflects the Pench National Park in its lush greenery and soothing beauty. Located in the Pench National Park and near one of its main gates, the resort successfully maintains an impeccable balance between lush natural beauty and refined modern luxuries.
Here, you'll never be out of options to indulge in natural activities. Whether you're on a wildlife safaris, either daytime or night-time, or taking a walk into the woods to spot some rare birds, the wilderness is sure to overwhelm your senses. Enjoy an unforgettable dinner besides flowing water, or let your hair down- reading or taking a massage. The stay here is guaranteed to rejuvenate you and give you memories worth a dozen photo-albums.
V Resorts Mahua Tola Tadoba
V Resorts Mahua Tola Tadoba is a well-kept secret. The Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve, where it is located, is Maharashtra's oldest and largest national park, offering incredible views of the abundant biodiversity here, including tigers. The resort is luxurious in it's hospitality, without losing touch with the wilderness that is it's home. Being an eco-sensitive resort, the food served here is mostly grown on the small farms on-campus and the rest sourced locally; also major waste produced is recycled using vermicomposting, staying true to its eco-friendly nature.
While V Resorts Mahua Tola Tadoba is a wildlife enthusiast's delight, it is also a good prospect for family travellers, casual tourists and even for guests looking to kick their feet up and relax for a bit. The quiet comfort, the exciting activities- reading, bonfire, outdoor games, birding, stargazing- and the unobstructed interaction with nature that this resort affords is bound to keep you busy and perhaps extend your stay by several days.
V Resorts Tigergarh Bandhavgarh
Bated breaths, sweat beads, alarm calls...and the greatest sighting known to the Indian jungle. If the wild is your thing and the big cats set your pulse racing, visit Bandhavgarh. Spread over 450 sq km, Bandhavgarh National Park boasts a high density of tigers, some 65. And so there is a high probability of spotting them over a period of two-three days. V Resorts Tigergarh is just 3.5 km from Tala Gate, the park entry. A soulful boutique resort, it has echoes of the rustic and a very personalised service. Its proximity to the forest (a mere 150 metres from the barbed wire) makes staying here a thrilling adventure. So relax in the gazebo, hear the forest sounds, watch the night sky while lounging in the plunge pool, go deep into tiger territory on the safaris, and then if you get time, watch the Baiga and Gond tribes enthral you with their traditional song and dance performance. At V Resorts Tigergarh you will be truly, One With The Wild. Make sure to carry jackets – the woods in these parts tend to get cold early mornings.
V Resorts Pristine Chail
V Resorts Pristine Chail, located in the lap of Shivaliks, is the ideal sort of quiet getaway. While solitude can be unimaginable in these locales, with destinations like Shimla always filled with tourists, a trip to Chail is an unexpectedly peaceful rendezvous with nature. Located amidst the Shivaliks, with a view of snow-capped Himalayan peaks, the natural beauty here can at times feel unfair to other destinations.
At V Resorts Pristine Chail, you get a holiday experience that is true to its home destination, right down to the very foundation. Built at the side of a hill following its contours, with the restaurant and reception on the ground floor and the rooms on the floor below, the resort makes for a picture-perfect postcard moment. You may choose to lounge in the pretty balconies attached with each room, have an authentic flavour-rich Himachali meal in the restaurant, or enjoy a quiet bonfire late in the evening. Appreciate the nature with a literally laid-back stargazing session, or by heading on the trek to the scenic Kali ka tibba (Kali temple) on a hill not too far from here. Visit the major attractions in Chail including the Chail Palace, the Chail Sanctuary, the Gurudwara Sahib among many others.
Whatever you do, you’ll feel unusually at home in these quiet, scenic settings. And a stay at V Resorts Pristine, justifiably named so, will be etched on to your memory for some time to come.
How to book your birding holiday?
You can directly book from our package page or choose from the above listed resorts and select birding activity.