11 Best Birding Tours in Bangalore - 2020 (with 455 Reviews)

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.

Popular Bangalore Birding Tour Packages

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Mountain Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 45% off 2D/1N ₹ 3379 4.0 star View Details
Stay Amidst Tea Plantations in Munnar 2D/1N ₹ 1249 3.0 star View Details
Day Out at Aadya Resort, Bangalore 8H ₹ 1000 4.0 star View Details
Overnight Stay at K Gudi Wilderness Camp near Mysore 2D/1N ₹ 5445 3.0 star View Details
Night Stay at Galibore Nature Camp 2D/1N ₹ 4746 3.0 star View Details
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Mountain Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 45% off Featured
Mountain Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 45% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:An assured beautiful package is here before you. It is nothing but a camping and trekking experience in Kodaikkanal, Tamil Nadu.This is a 2 day 1 night package with some exciting activities as deep forest camping, visiting the natural falls and water bodies.Partake in morning exercise sessions, listen to the nature talks by experts, indulge in bird watching, star gazing, enjoy the camp fire, get a dip in the water falls, enjoy the musical nights, adventure games, environmental talks and debates and share your real life adventure stories.The package includes food, accommodation in 2/3/4 sharing tents and transportation from Kodai lake to the activity point and return.The trip starts at around 10:00 AM from Kodaikanal Lake and ends at around 06:00 PM, the following day.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 4,879

INR 3,379

Stay Amidst Tea Plantations in Munnar Best Seller
Stay Amidst Tea Plantations in Munnar

2D/1N

Munnar

It is a small Guest-House/Plantation-Stay/Home-stead amid cardamom plantation, about 10km away from the crowded munnar Town. It is one of the kerala state tourism department approved "SERVICED-VILLA".You can travel in your own/rented vehicle till the entrance of the saty, though the roads are narrow and a bit bumpy the last 100 meters.From the entrance you can directly enter to the ground floor rooms and the access to the First Floor rooms are through a spiral ladder.It has four spacious rooms in which three rooms are facing cardamom plantation, and one is facing the garden. Two Rooms in the First Floor have wooden flooring, wooden ceiling, with a common deck space. Three Rooms in the Ground Floor have wooden flooring, private balcony. Air conditioning and fans are not available in our rooms.How to reach :  Nearest bus stand is Munnar , 10 Kms from the stay. The location is easily accessible through public and private transportion.Places to visit nearby : Tea Tasting at tata tea museum Nallathannispeed boating at Mattupetty DamOff Roading at Kolukkumalai Tea estateCheck In :    12:00 PMCheck Out : 11:00 AMNote*-Kindly carry an ID Card to provide at the time of check in. Please carry a copy of VALID-VISA and PASSPORT (only for foreign nationals) of each guest since we need to submit the same to nearest Police station under the Registration of Foreigners Rules, 1992.
Very Good

23 Ratings

3.0

23 Ratings

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INR 2,597

INR 1,249

Day Out at Aadya Resort, Bangalore Featured
Day Out at Aadya Resort, Bangalore

8H

Bangalore

Location: BangaloreTimings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PMOffering scenic landscape and lush natural surroundings, Aadya Resort is one of the best places go with your friends and family members for a day out.Various indoor games like table tennis, carom, chess, and ludo are available at the property. While here, you can indulge in fun-filled activities like swimming pool, badminton, basketball, throw ball, volleyball, cricket and football. Book the package now and enjoy your day to the fullest.Package Offered:These packages are available and can be availed after clicking ' Book Now' button.Day Out at Aadya Resort:The package includes activities, Breakfast, Lunch and Hi-Tea.Suitable For: All age groupsHow To Reach:The nearest airport is Bangalore. You can easily reach the destination by means of public or private transport.Note:Children aged 5 - 10 years can avail child priceInfants under the age of 5 can avail the package for free.
Superb

34 Ratings

4.0

34 Ratings

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INR 1,259

INR 1,000

Overnight Stay at K Gudi Wilderness Camp near Mysore
Overnight Stay at K Gudi Wilderness Camp near Mysore

2D/1N

Chamarajanagar

About the Activity:Visit this beautiful wilderness camps of Kyathadevara Gudi, located amidst the mesmerising scenery, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Reach the resort and check in at around 12:30 PM and start your day of relaxation. In the afternoon at around 01:30 PM have a sumptuous lunch.At around 03:30, sip a cup of tea or coffee and get ready for a jungle adventure in a jeep as you encounter gaur families, herds of elephants, bears, or a leopard perched on a tree.Witness the amazing wildlife show and learn about the laws of the jungle through others’ experiences at around 06:45 PM.In the evening at around 08:30 PM sit comfortably around the campfire and enjoy a delicious dinner.Next day, wake up early morning at around 06:00 AM and enjoy a cup of hot coffee. Again embark on the jungle safari at around 06:15 till 08:30 AM.Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast after your jeep safari and conclude your unforgettable trip to the nature camp at around 11:00 AM.The camp can accommodate thirty to forty guests at a time and it comprises 8 tented cottages, 3 log huts and 2 well-furnished family rooms at the Maharaja’s Hunting Lodge.
Very Good

38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 5,445

Night Stay at Galibore Nature Camp
Night Stay at Galibore Nature Camp

2D/1N

Galibore

About the Activity:Spend an amazing and relaxing time in these peaceful jungle lodges located in Galibore, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is nearly 100 kms from Bangalore.Reach the resort and check in at around 12:30 and start your day with a sumptuous lunch.Spend some time at leisure and have a cup of hot tea or coffee at around 4 PM, followed by a rejuvenating coracle ride amidst the beautiful scenery.After that, indulge in campfire and savour your taste buds with delicious barbecue at around 07:30 PM.Enjoy a delicious dinner after the campfire session at around 08.30 PM.Next day, start your day early at around 06:00 AM with a hot cup of coffee or tea and head for a guided nature walk in the wildlife sanctuary.Return to the lodges at around 09:00 AM, freshen up and have your breakfast.Conclude your amazing stay at around 11:00 AM. The camp has 10 executive tented cottages with attached bathrooms, 24 hours electricity. Also, the guests will be provided with hurricane/solar lamps.
Very Good

37 Ratings

3.0

37 Ratings

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INR 4,746

Young Naturalist Wildlife Camp - Bannerghatta
Young Naturalist Wildlife Camp - Bannerghatta

3D/2N

About the Activity:A campsite in Bannerghatta, envied for its pure surrounding and mind blowing wildlife comes up with an innovative idea to let your children develop a genuine interest in protecting the wildlife through a three day camp of wildlife photography and birding.Once your children are picked up from the specific point in Bangalore, they will be taken to the campsite near Bannerghatta National Park, on the edge of a gleaming lake, and offering a perfect gateway to experiencing the joys of birding, wildlife tracking, angling and wildlife photography.The award-winning wildlife photographer Phillip Ross is the camp leader who is dedicated his time to invoke the enthusiasm hidden in children to know the wide vistas of wildlife photography and the very sensitive wildlife species as a whole.Explore the rich diversity portrayed by Mother Nature all around the campsite, meet the chances to spot tigers, leopards, wild dogs and thousands of insects and creepers.Any child or teen between the ages of 10 and 16 is welcome to enrol for this workshop. There are no other eligibility criteria, just a passion to learn photography.There are three variants available: 1) for single participant, 2) for a group 2 participants and 3) for an already registered member attended three workshops before.
Superb

39 Ratings

4.0

39 Ratings

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INR 8,400

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Young Birder - Bird Photography Workshop in Bannerghatta
Young Birder - Bird Photography Workshop in Bannerghatta

2D/1N

About the Activity:The budding young bird photography enthusiasts are invited so happily to master the technologies bounded to the specific bird photography by joining this two day camping programme in Bannerghatta.Your child begin to capture images of birds in flight, get through tricky lighting situations and ultimately produce captivating images of birds with this well-crafted workshop conducted by an award-winning wildlife photographer, Phillip Ross.The campsite sprawling across a large space cuddled by the fringes of Bannerghatta National Park is home to an umpteen number of wildlife species and birds.With over 150 species of birds, including the yellow-throated bulbul and rufous-bellied eagle, Bannerghatta has stamped its name in the hearts of bird lovers.The two day camp features a special bird-photography hide as well that overlooks a large bird bath and natural perches that attract many species of birds, some of which are red spurfowl, barred buttonquail, yellow-eyed babbler, white-rumped shama, puff-throated babbler and many more.All the doubts and questions your child's heart develop during the activity will be clarified and resolved by this expert photographer.Any child or teen between the ages of 10 and 16 is welcome to enrol for this workshop. There are no other eligibility criteria, just a passion to learn photography.There are three variants available: 1) for single participant, 2) for a group of 2 participants and 3) for an already registered member attended three workshops before.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 4,900

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Mother and Child Naturalist Camp in Bannerghatta
Mother and Child Naturalist Camp in Bannerghatta

2D/1N

About the Activity: A completely unique camping amid the brilliantly crafted nature near Bannerghatta National Park exclusively for mothers and their children as a part of recreating the bonding between both.Stay at a homestay in Bannerghatta, an area lying on the fringes of a astounding wildlife park would offer you the best offbeat experiences. During this camp, you will come across the joys of birding, wildlife tracking, angling and wildlife photography.  Along with the proper guidance provided by the award winning photographer, Phillip Ross, the camp would be extending the best time with utmost fun.The park has the widest collection of tigers, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears and an array of nocturnal wanderers including the rare honey badger or ratel in addition to more commonly sighted animals such as gaur, wild boar and various species of deer. The park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise, with over 150 species of bird, including the yellow-throated bulbul and rufous-bellied eagle. Be assured to sight at least 30 species within the property.Any child between the ages of 6 and 14, accompanied by their mothers are welcome to enrol for this camp. There are no other eligibility criteria.There are two variants available: 1) for a mother and a child along with an option to book for an extra child, 2) for a group of two mothers and 2 children along with an option to book for an extra child as well.
Superb

41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 9,800

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Father and Child Naturalist Camp in Bannerghatta
Father and Child Naturalist Camp in Bannerghatta

2D/1N

About the Activity:You are welcomed to experience a unique Father and Child Naturalist Camp in Bannerghatta amid an unforgettable serenity. Find your father-child bonding gets more strong during this well-knit two day camp.Along with a perfect getaway experience, you and your child are going to unwind the mesmerising world of photography, especially wildlife photography with the help of an award winner photographer, Phillip Ross.Bring home the joys of birding, wildlife tracking, angling and wildlife photography and on top of these, the campsite on the fringes of the Bannerghatta National Park offers you the best chances to have the clicks of tigers, leopards, wild dogs, sloth bears and multitudinous nocturnal species as well. Any child between the ages of 6 and 14, accompanied by their fathers are welcome to enroll for this camp. You will be joining an enthusiastic group of fathers and children.There are two variants available:1) for a child and a father along with an option to bring an extra child.2) for a group of 2 fathers and 2 children along with the option to bring an extra child.
Very Good

38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 9,800

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Birding & Photography Tour In Coorg
Birding & Photography Tour In Coorg

2D/1N

Coorg

Coorg, also known as Kodagu, is located in the south-western Karnataka bordering Kerala. Nested in foothills of the Western Ghats, this region is the coffee capital of India. Beautiful lush-green tea and coffee estates adorn the surrounding hills, stunning hidden waterfalls and cool climate here are some of the major reasons behind the popularity of Coorg. Apart from sprawling coffee estates, this place is also a happy home to some of the most beautiful and rare wildlife.The lush-green thickets are an ideal abode for a wide variety of birds and animals. The breath taking view of the distant hills and diverse fauna are known for enticing tourists from all across the nation. About the activity:  Prepare yourself to bring out the shutterbug in you with this amazing birding and photography tour in Coorg! Take a walk through the surrounding lush green thickets, click pictures of world’s most beautiful birds such as Asian Brown Flycatcher, Black-naped Monarch, Dark-fronted Babbler, Rufous Babbler, Chestnut and Velvet-fronted Nuthatches, Crimson-backed Sunbird, Bar-winged Flycatcher Shrike, Bronzed Drongo, Chestnut-shouldered Petronia, Ceylon Frogmouth and the Brown-wood Owl. Rejuvenate yourself in the placid environs of Coorg! With bird watching in Coorg, every next turn open doors to new sceneries with a new range of stunning birds. Leave your city fatigue aside and prep up for a perfect vacation in one of the most perfect place in the entire nation.
Superb

34 Ratings

4.0

34 Ratings

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INR 2,700

INR 2,500

Agumbe Trekking with Waterfall Visit
Agumbe Trekking with Waterfall Visit

3D/2N

About the Activity:Fixed departure: 07th October, 2016A 3 day 2 night trekking package that starts from Bangalore to Agumbe in Shimoga promises you a lot of adventure cum thrilling experiences throughout.Countless possibilities for photography are the dominant attraction of Agumbe, a pristine greenery coupled with waterfalls and peaks. Regular rainfall adds another name to Agumbe that is Cherrapunji of South India.Spot King Cobras, amphibians and reptiles while you indulge in walking through the lush green forests which make Agumbe world renowned.Onkebi waterfalls, Kattina Madike backwater and Kundadri peak are the major points that would be covered in this elaborate trekking trip.The package includes food, accommodation in tents or rooms and transportation which is inclusive of pick up and drop off from Bangalore.
Excellent

74 Ratings

5.0

74 Ratings

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INR 4,769

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Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping
Agumbe Rainforest Trek and Camping

3D/2N

Shimoga

The days of visiting zoos to see wild animals are gone and done now. The new age concept of enjoying the best of wildlife is to go trekking in the forest with a guide in tow, who will tell you about every amazing creature living there. This monsoon trek to the Agumbe Rainforest near Shimoga district does exactly that for you. The main aim of this trek is to impart knowledge on the visitors as to how they can use it all to the effect of living harmoniously with the wilderness. An untouched heaven, this pristine rainforest is home to many amazing flora and fauna species, which are ready to entice your senses and make you stand in awe of evolution. You will get glimpses of Draco Flying Lizards, Flying Squirrels, Slender Loris, and the ruler of these parts of the rainforest, the King Cobra. Deemed to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this tour that takes you to Agumbe, starting and ending in Bangalore. To make your stay comfortable here, you will be given very comfortable and cozy accommodation in tents, and you will also have hygienic and clean washrooms. Making the entire experience even more complete, the food here will be served in the local Malnad style with options available for both, Veg and Non-Veg.This experience of rainforest ecology will be one of the best ones you will ever have.About the Activity:Fixed departure: 15-06-2016-Agumbe, one of the most visited tourist places in South India is located in Shimoga district in the Malnad region of Karnataka.-It is called the Cherrapunji of the South due to the heavy rainfall year around. It is associated with rainforest conservation, documentation of medicinal plants, trekking and photography, and promotion of cottage industry.-With this 4 day trip to Agumbe from Bangalore, you can experience the wonders hidden inside the salubrious nature possessing lush green forests and picturesque waterfalls.-You will be accompanied by an expert Naturalist who will explain the biodiversity of this particular rainforest where you might spot a variety of rare species of flora and fauna.-Have a good time in such a beautiful place by indulging in short trekking, herping, and birding during your tour along with a peaceful stay inside a 300 year old property.-The package includes food, accommodation, and transportation during the trip.Age Limit- 12 to 45 yearsGroup Size- Maximum 30 people
Very Good

40 Ratings

3.0

40 Ratings

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INR 5,500

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24 April 2015
Excellent
this has been a truly amazing experience for all of us and we had a really nice time. The pllace is teeming with mosquitoes though and you need to make sure that you are well protected!
18 August 2015
Excellent
This nature camp was really nice and we had an amazing time here. surely the place has become poular by now, but if you have not heard of the glaibore nature camps, this is the best time to go ideally and we really made some amazing memories here.
15 September 2015
Gudakesa Bhattacharya Day Out at Jungle Lodges Galibore
Superb
If you're a nature lover this is the right destination for you! It was the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life! The place is truly beautiful and breathtaking and we had a gala time, a lot of activities were planned for us and I had a great time
19 April 2015
Superb
Went here in September and it felt like it was autumn all over the place. The place is so beautiful in so many ways and we had such an amazing time with all our loved ones. I enjoyed this feeling and we wish we could do this again.
10 April 2015
Very Good
The place was awesome but the arrangements were not very clean. Could have been better.
It was an amazing experience. View was good. There were quite a few compromises made. The food was very average. Just Ghee Rice and Weird Maggi which didn't seem edible the next day. However the coordinator was good. He ensured that the trip was enjoyable. I also felt that the cost was on the higher side.. however it is very subjective. Overall, 4star as we still enjoyed which was our main objective.
06 March 2017
Excellent
After exploring several places of the South India, we realized that we have been to several distant placed yet haven’t explored the ones that are located nearby Agumbe. So, we planned this trip and went on trekking in this beautiful location. We booked the tour package and it was a 2 night and 3 day trip that was power packed and full of adventure. We clicked many pictures during our journey as the locations around were beautiful. Overall, it is a fun trip that all adventure enthusiasts must undertake.
06 March 2017
Superb
I am an adventure enthusiast and adventure and thrill keeps me going. Me and my friends have made it a point to undertake at least one thrilling trip in the year. Usually, that happens in December since that is the shut down period in our office. This time, we wanted to explore South India since we stay in the North and have explored most places in and around North, West and East. Moreover we have always enjoyed watching Malgudi days as kids so we finally decided to explore Agumbe village and the nearby surroundings. Agumbe is definitely a must visit place for anyone who loves to trek in the forest. The place is a home to several wild animals. For anyone who has a passion for photography, this place has lot on offer. The best part is that it is not expensive at all.
06 March 2017
Excellent
I and my friends Sandy and Varun reached Agumbe, we decided to head to a place known as Jogigundi Falls. It was an amazing place a perfect place to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We went trekking through the serene region and spotted wildlife here. We returned back to the village and had our lunch before making our way to the Koodlu Theertha falls. After spending some time at the sunset point we made our way down from the Ghat section to the Someshwar. It was a wonderful trip for all of us.
20 September 2015
Superb
This was a great way to spend my time outdoors, the whole place is just mesmerizing and refreshing! The fresh air and greenery is a sight for sore eyes.