The Garden City of India ‘Bengaluru’, is a home to many bird watching spots. Nandi Hills, one of the popular weekend destinations is not just a place for trekking and sightseeing but also perfect for the best birding tours in Bangalore. As you traverse along the hills, spot rare birds and a diverse array of flora. Some of the bird species often encountered are Asian Paradise Flycatcher, Tickell's Blue Flycatcher, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Blue-capped Rock Thrush, Malabar Whistling Thrush, Pied Thrush, Orange-headed Thrush and Eurasian Blackbird. The stunning views, the thick blanket of rich forest make it a photographer’s paradise. Take part in the wildlife camps at Bannerghatta National Park to learn more on the wildlife species, bird watching and indulge in other outdoor activities like hiking and safari. Bannerghatta, envied for its scenic beauty and rich diversity is a home to tigers, leopards, wild dogs and an array of bird species , some of which are black kite, kingfisher, Indian grey hornbill and laughing doves.
The bird photography workshops in Bannerghatta open to adults and kids are interesting and enhances one’s knowledge on feathered beauties. The other local places within the city that are worth to be visited by bird watchers are Madiwala lake, Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Hebbal lake and Puttenahalli lake. A couple of hours of travel from Bengaluru will take one to the mesmerizing wilderness camps of Kyathadevara Gudi near Mysore. Besides the best birding tours in Bangalore, you can embark on a jungle adventure in a jeep to come close to herds of elephants, bears, or a leopard. Coorg , a five-hour drive from Bengaluru is another haunt among bird lovers. Known for its lush-green tea and coffee estates, a walk through the surrounding lush green thickets will enable you to view and click the stunning pictures of Asian Brown Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Dark-fronted Babbler, Rufous Babbler, Chestnut and Velvet-fronted Nuthatches, Crimson-backed Sunbird and more.