Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the
Depends upon the itenirary and tour.
Each hotel and lodge has varied accomodation and
this will be elaborated upon once it is decided where you are staying.
How much advance notice is required?
Accommodation particularly in Corbett and Dudhwa is booked up months in
advance. If we are unable to get rooms because of short notice, then
alternative accommodation will have to be arranged elsewhere.
What equipment should I carry?
Footwear: Light walking
shoes, light socks.
Clothing: Waterproof jacket and trousers,
woollens, sweater or fleece jacket, cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and
T-shirts, shorts, sun hat, bathing suit, track suit. Carry casual and
comfortable and adequate clothing for travelling. sun protection lotions,
and other cosmetics as per personal needs.
Other equipment: Holdall or stash sack, day pack, water bottle, sunscreen lotion, sunglasses,
flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, pocket knife, tie cord, sewing
kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
Extra camera film should be carried along with an X-ray- proof bag.
Guide books: Collins Handguide to the Birds of the Indian
Sub-Continent. A Pictorial Guide to the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent
(Bombay Natural History Society).. A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East
Asia. A Photographic Guide to Birds of India and Nepal. Birdwatchers' guide
by Krys K. & Raj Singh. Birds of Indian Subcontinent by Tim Inskipp,
Carol Inskipp & Grimmett.
What are the trains like?
The trains in India are basic but provide comfortable sleeping berths. In
case of advance notice, we will book you in air-conditioned train.
What about medical facilities?
Insurance is recommended.
Vaccinations advised for Hepatitis A, Polio, Typhoid and Tetanus. A course
of anti-malaria tablets is recommended. Do not touch stray dogs, cats,
First aid kit: While medicines and aid is
readily available, it is good to have an emergency kit of Band-Aids,
antiseptic ointment, diarrhoea tablets, anti-allergy tablets, sterile
syringes, sutures and needles.
What about water?
Mineral / bottled water of Bisleri or Hello brands are recommended for
One can convert
the foreign exchange upon arrival at the airport or in a bank in any of the
major cities. Please insist on encashment certificate as this will be
helpful in converting Indian currency back to foreign currency. As trade of
all species is banned in India, purchase of items such as peacock feathers
and any other animal products is forbidden. Similarly, please discourage
snake charmers, monkey and bear shows.
Use minimum non-bio-degradable
material, such as plastics, cans, etc. Tips may be given collectively to
ensure fair distribution.