This post is a Curtain raiser to a wonderful treat, my first BIRD FESTIVAL in the heartland of what is termed as DACOIT LAND near ( 60 kms) the Taj Mahal, Agra , Uttar Pradesh, India.

It is also a curious and coincidental mix and blend of various threads that are linked  to the ongoing series of Blogs both of which are  on the banks of much revered and Holy rivers namely THE RIVER KAVERI  ( do see the blog titled NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL) and THE GANGES.( Kashi on the banks of the Ganges is the common thread in the ongoing blogs that commenced with BLISS IN KASHI) 

The Chambal Bird Festival on the other hand is held in close proximity to the RIVER CHAMBAL which bears the burden of many a curse.( a series of blogs such as A RIVER CURSED tell the tales from the past)

The Sarus Crane is featured in this Poster

The Featured Image highlights the key aspects I experienced in my maiden experience at an International Bird festival. Dense FOG ( the picture captures the same) , a gorgeous untouched Rural Countryside ( see the Sheep/Goats and the Hay Stack) and the Wetlands ( providing a Natural habitat to many Species of Birds) . A  Purple Heron (Scientific name Ardea purpurea) and Black winged Stilt ( Scientific Name Himantopus himantopus ) can be identified through the layers of Mist and Fog.

A Convoy of Cars laden with Bird Watchers

Highly acclaimed International Speakers from across the Globe shared their knowledge and experiences in specially constructed Tents.

Documentaries unveiled tales of Environmental victories and how focused Individuals can make a difference.

Martin speaks on the Sexual habits of Warblers

There are so many pictures to share and stories to tell as I ventured out of New Delhi without any prior bookings and a hastily assembled last minute travel plan.

What an Enchanting and exciting experience, hold on as I tell you the tales of the Lands that lie on three Indian Rivers.



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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

18 thoughts on “A BIRD FESTIVAL”

  1. Wonderful and fascinating. One question, and I apologize for my ignorance.Never having been to India, I’m confused by the fact all the signage in your lovely pictures are written in English. I appreciate the fact that it is an international event but is there other signage in Indian that you just didn’t photograph? Just wondering.

    Thanks for sharing your journey. It looks exotic and makes me want to be there.


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    1. Thank you. Interesting question and I do not know how to reply briefly. India is home to numerous languages and Hindi is the Native language of the region . I will ensure you see signages in languages other than english as well.

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  2. Been there! The Chambal Lodge and the River Chambal, not the bird festival. I saw camels crossing the river. On a birdwatching boat trip, it was our boatman who pointed out a very well-hidden bird which turned out to be a Jack Snipe – just slightly uncommon in the UK (in winter), but apparently very uncommon in India.

    As for the signs, many signs in India are in English. It has the advantage of being understood by a lot of people across India and not being associated with any one region. For tourist facilities, of course, it has other advantages. But for example, many roadside adverts are in English including one for a brand of cement which said it was “cementing relations” – so there are even English puns.

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