In March, Paul undertook a recce to NE India. In Assam he visited the beautiful Manas National Park, with its abundant grassland species as well as endangered Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. He then moved west into West Bengal, spending time at the hill station of Lava, as well as the Queen of the Hills, Darjeeling. A new trip is featured in our 2018 brochure, and a few of his photographs appear below.


The world's third highest peak, Kangchenjunga, as seen from the garden of our hotel in Lava.



Black-faced Laughingthrush is rather common on the oak-rhododendron forested slopes.


Another Black-faced Laughingthrush.


Rufous-breasted Accentor can be seen on the forest trails.


the hill station of Lava sticks up above the early morning mist


Grey-headed Canary-flycatcher is common in the hills


Rufous-bellied Niltava was seen in the garden


This Long-tailed Thrush was rather tame in the Neura National Park


Flocks of Striated Bulbuls were a frequent sight.


Asian barred Owlet is easily seen in the daytime.



Wedge-tailed Green Pigeon is seen in small numbers in the wooded parts of Manas National Park.


Capped Langur is a smart-looking primate which is easily found in Manas.


Guwahati is one of the best places in the world to see the globally-threatened Greater Adjutant Stork.


The Golden Langur was only recently described to science. It can be found in a patch of woodland near Manas.



Numbers of Indian One-horned Rhinoceros are making a slow recovery, following poaching at the end of the last century.











Please note: The above photographs were taken on previous trips. Itineraries change from time to time and therefore you cannot rely on these photographs as being an exact representation of what can be expected on a future tour. For details of the each tour, you should refer to the brochure write-up.


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