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DARJEELING & TIGER HILL

Very few people are unaware of Darjeeling, thanks to its famous tea. It is also excellent for its birds. Tiger Hill situated at 2590mts has an excellent view of the world’s third highest mountain the Kanchenjungha massif. Anybody who wants to start birding in the north-eastern India, should start off here with Eurasian Cuckoo, Oriental Cuckoo, Himalayan Griffon, Common Kestrel, Yellow-billed Blue Magpie, Grey-chinned Minivet, Yellow-bellied Fantail,Some of the birds: Some of the birds to be seen here are Blood Pheasant, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Himalayan GPlain-backed Thrush, White-collared Blackbird, Eurasian Blackbird, Asian Brown Flycatcher, Rufous-gorgeted Flycatcher, Little Pied Flycatcher, Orange-flanked Bush Robin, Golden Bush Robin, Aberrant Bush Warbler, Yellowish-bellied Bush Warbler, Buff-barred Warbler….

… Grey-hooded Warbler, White-throated Laughingthrush, Scaly Laughingthrush, Scaly-breasted Wren Babbler, Rufous-capped Babbler, Red-billed Leiothrix, Blue-winged Minla, Gould’s Shortwing, Golden-breasted Fulvetta, Rufous-winged Fulvetta, Stripe-throated Yuhina, Black-throated Parrotbill, Green-tailed Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird, Rufous-breasted Accentor, Maroon-backed Accentor, Dark-rumped Rosefinch, Gold-naped Finch.

Accommodation: Private lodges and resorts.

Nearest Railhead: New Jalpaiguri; Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (Domestic)

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