Birding Extravanganza - Chopta - March 2020

March 26, 2020 (6 a.m.) to March 29, 2020 (6 p.m.)

Registrations Closed


March 26, 2020 (6 a.m.) to March 29, 2020 (6 p.m.)


Haridwar - Chopta - Haridwar , Uttrakhand



Last registration date:

March 10, 2020

Led by:

Dheeraj Paul


Birding Extravanganzan - 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 a moderate trek to Tungnath , which offers huge opportunites wrt to many migratory birds from many himalanyan regions and make this region their home in this season.

About Birding Extravanganza

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 that offers opportunities for Stunning photographs of many of the exotic resident & migratory bird species of this region.

The mentoring will be through extensive Hands-On Sessions, Guided shoot sessions photo-safaris and nature walks/treks along with detailed critique session.

  • Guided wildlife Photography Master Class & Shoot sessions with Lead Photographer – Dheeraj Paul and eminent Birding expert of the region to guide us to vantage locations at best times.
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis and All meals. Single occupancy available at an upcharge.
  • Detailed Critique and continuous image review session & guidance.


Category: Guided Photo-Expedition/Extensive Professional Birding sessions / Hide session.

Stay: 4 Days / 3 Nights Inclusive of all meals & Hot beverages

Inland Travel: Haridwar - Chopta - Haridwar , Uttrakhand (Inland travel by private vehicles).Continuous Critique sessions, guidance and discussions in an interactive/ exciting jungle environment .

Tour Dates: 26th to 29th of March 2020. Pre-Registered Participants to report at Haridwar on 25th of March 2020 enabling early morning departure on 26th of March 2020 . The tour ends on 29th March 2020 at Haridwar (late evening).

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


Cost per participant - ₹27,500/- 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-Haridwar. 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 / 9891334558 or write to them at

Last date of Registration : 25/02/2020


Haridwar - Chopta - Haridwar , Uttrakhand

  1. Sanjiv Bhandula
    Phone: 9910903636

    Phone: 9891334558

About Dheeraj Paul

Dheeraj Paul, (born: 1974, Delhi) internationally acclaimed photographer, hails from a family of well-known skilled professional photographers. He has been working for over two decades as an editorial & advertising photographer.His specializations are People & Travel, Fine-Art Photography, Food and Architecture Photography.He believes in stealing moments in daily-life situations. Besides outdoor photography he is an expert in indoor lighting situations and studio lighting set-ups. He teaches Advanced Photography to Post Graduate students at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at the Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi. He Mentors Photography Master Class, Photo Expeditions & Nature Camps with his trained team across South East Asia.Dheeraj is part of Jury for renowned Sony World Photography Awards 2014. He has also been invited thrice in a row for the International Jury by HUMANITY PHOTO AWARDS 2009, 2011 & 2013 China, which was jointly organized by the China Folklore Photographic Association (CFPA) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).