Butterflying Tours in Eastern India (Eastern Himalaya and North-east India)
Eastern India is home to more than 1200 species of butterflies and is considered as being the richest butterflying area, not only in our country but in the entire oriental region. The area comprises of the Eastern Himalayas, represented by a stretch of extremely rugged mountain country along the northern border of India. It lies roughly between latitudes 26°30´ and 28° N., and longitudes 87° and 97°30´ E. Its nearness to the sea and inflow of the moisture laden southwest monsoon winds makes it the most humid tract of the entire Himalayan chain. The lower latitude and relatively warmer climate have resulted in higher timberline, higher alpine zone and higher
snow line than in the Western Himalayas. Moist steamy tropical valleys occur in the foothills flanked by densely forested slopes seemingly side by side with great snow-capped mountain ranges. The abrupt juxtaposition of so many different biotopes or life zones – ranging from almost plains level to over 6000m, and from tropical heat to arctic cold, has given to the Eastern Himalayas a flora and fauna that for richness and variety is perhaps unequalled in the world. Sheltered in the rain-shadow lie dry, practically rainless valleys, add to the ecological complexities of the jumbled habitats and make the area as a whole particularly rich in birds, plant and insect life, specially Butterflies.
With our own lodges and logistcs, we offer the finest guided and unguided butterflying tours covering the best possible areas to:
Lava, Neora Valley National Park, Gorumara National Park, Chapramari Wildlife Sanctuary, Darjeeling, Tiger Hill, Sandakphu, Singalila National Park, Chilapata Wildlife Sanctuary, Buxa Tiger Reserve, Senchal Wildlife Sanctuary, Panchet Hill and Sunderban National Park in West Bengal
Pelling, Yuksom, Khechiperi Lake, Ravangla, Gangtok, Barshey Rhododendron Sanctuary, Maenam Wildlife Sanctuary, Fambonglho Wildlife Sanctuary, Kyongsla Alpine Sanctuary in Sikkim
Chilka lake, Simlipal in Orissa
Kaziranga National Park, Dibru-Saikowa Wildlife Sanctuary, Nameri Tiger Reserve, Manas Nationalpark, Orang Nationalpark, Jokai Reserve Forest, Ultapani in Assam
Sipahijala Wildlife Sanctuary, Jampui Hills, Unokoti, Gumti River Bed in Tripura
Khonoma Tragopan Sanctuary in Nagaland
Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh
Our butterfly-guide Arjan Basu Roy has travelled extensively in the north-eastern India, spending long periods in the field, and is well acquainted with its lepidoptera fauna. He has photographed more than 350 species of butterflies of the north-eastern region. Also he had experience of Butterflying in Hyogo and Nagoa Prefecture of Japan, where he encountered almost 100 species of butterflies.
For a detailed day-to-day itinerary please contact us.