Birder’s Heaven on Earth - Chopta - March-2021

March 26, 2021 (6 a.m.) to March 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)

Registrations Closed


March 26, 2021 (6 a.m.) to March 30, 2021 (11:59 p.m.)


Rishikesh- Chopta - Rishekesh/Dehradun , Uttrakhand



Last registration date:

March 10, 2021

Led by:

Dheeraj Paul


Birder’s Heaven on Earth - Chopta - A Guided Birding Photography Expedition to Chopta, Uttrakhand led by acclaimed Mentor Dheeraj Paul @ Indian Photo Tours


Chopta is a picturesque hamlet also lately known as "Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand". This hushed abode is enclosed by the dwindling pines, deodars, rhododendrons and other conifers that can be found in this region, which makes Chopta extremely rich in flora and fauna and makes it one of most important Birding destination of our country.

This landscape has one of the richest bird diversities. The area has identification of over 240 bird species and declared Important Bird Area - Himalayan Swiftlet, Crested Goshwawak, Snow Partridge, Himalayan Griffon, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Golden Eye, Hill Partidge, Koklas Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Maroon Orilo, Cheer pheasant, Long-billed and Pied Thrush, Chestnut-Crowned Warbler, Scarlet Finch, Sport-winged Rosefinch etc are frequently found.

Chopta is blessed with much ecological affluence, and its avian population, which is its crowning glory, will ensure that you get a lasting taste of some wonderful birding in their natural environment, along with beautiful landscape photography opportunities. This trip also includes street photography and portrait session at holy town of Rishikesh.

About Birder’s Heaven on Earth

This Mega Birding Photo-Expedition offers extreme photography learning opportunities with Extensive on- and off-field bird photography assistance & guidance - all accompanied by acclaimed Photography mentor Dheeraj Paul & Indian Photo Tours professional Team / Birding Expert and offers opportunities for Stunning photographs of many of the exotic resident & migratory bird species of this region along with focus on other Genres.


Category: Guided Photo-Expedition/Professional Birding sessions/ Street Photography.

Stay: 5 Days / 4 Nights Inclusive of all meals & Hot beverages

Inland Travel: Rishikesh- Chopta - Rishekesh/Dehradun , Uttrakhand

Complete travel by private sanitized vehicles.
Accommodation on twin sharing basis and All meals. Single occupancy available on actuals.
Detailed Critique and continuous image review session & guidance in an interactive/ exciting jungle environment.

Tour Dates: 26th to 30th of March 2021. Pre-Registered Participants to report at Rishikesh on 26th of March 2021. The tour ends on 30th of March 2021 at Rishikesh /Haridwar Railway Station/ Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun by late evening.

How to reach: Haridwar is well connected by rail and nearest airport is at Dehradun, which is an half & hour drive from Rishikesh and has connectivity with major cities in India. Get in touch with us for any additional transfers / hotel stays.


Cost per participant - ₹39,500/- on double occupancy basis.

Sony Alpha users - First Time attendees Pay : 50% of the above cost.

Repeat Photo-Tour participants get 25% off on the above tour costs. Above Prices are Ex-Rishikesh. Any additional transfers /hotel expenses not included above are payable extra on actuals.


If you want to be on this Master Class & Guided Photography Experiences and require any assistance/information, call Indian Photo Tours at 9910903636 / 9811044788 or write to them at

Last date of Registration : 25/02/2021


Rishikesh- Chopta - Rishekesh/Dehradun , Uttrakhand

  1. Sanjiv Bhandula
    Phone: 9910903636

About Dheeraj Paul

Dheeraj Paul was born in 1974 in Delhi into one of the most well known and respected photography family in India. He has a vast multitude of experience in editorial and advertising photography spanning close to three decades. He is a prominent and acknowledged voice in the contemporary photography community in India with his mentorship influencing new and upcoming photographers. He is also the brand ambassador for Sony Alpha photography and the Founding Director at Indian Photo Tours where he leads guided photo expeditions and masterclass for photo enthusiasts. With a goal to capture moments in daily life, he specialises in people, travel, fine-art, food and architecture photography. Due to his early induction into photography with indoor photography, he is also an expert in indoor lighting setups. He also teaches advanced photography at the AJK Mass Communication and Research Centre at the Jamia Milia Islamia University of Delhi. His diverse experience has made him a widely renowned photographer mentor today. He has been a part of the jury for the International Sony Photography Awards 2014 and 2015. He has also been invited thrice in a row for the International Jury by the Humanity Photo Awards 2009, 2011 and 2013 in China co-organised by UNESCO. His work has been critically and widely acclaimed. He has a wide range of published books including “Around India’s First Table - Dining and entertainment at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, “The Golden Temple- A Gift to Humanity”, “The Art of Indian Cuisine” and many more to his name.