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 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.