Van Serai is one of the best towns in the Hills for bird watching as a lot of exotic species of birds can be found here. The Deodar forest at the lower altitude and the pine cover further up, is the perfect combination for habitat for a variety of rare bird species such as Himalayan Vulture, Steppe Eagle, Bonelli’s Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Common Pigeon, Oriental Turtle Dove, Slaty-headed Parakeet, Mountain Scops Owl, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Brown-fronted Woodpecker, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Long-tailed Minivet, Bronzed Drongo, Red-billed Blue Magpie, Black-headed Jay, Large-billed Crow, Green-backed Tit, Coal Tit, Black-throated Tit, Barn Swallow, Red-rumped Swallow, Himalayan Bulbul, Red-vented Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Striated Prinia, Buff-barred Warbler, Lemon-rumped Warbler, Ashy-throated Warbler, Grey-hooded Warbler, Whistler’s Warbler, Goldcrest, Streaked Laughingthrush, Brown Dipper, White-tailed Nuthatch, Bar-tailed Treecreeper and Rock Bunting.
Van Serai’s in-house birding expert will be happy to initiate you into the world of bird watching. If you are already into birding, he would be an interesting source of information on species-specific to this region. You can also choose to explore the beautiful forests at your own pace, maybe carry a picnic hamper for a longer trek and make the most of the natural beauty around you.
There is something about being out in nature, surrounded by Deodar trees, picturesque landscapes engulfing the clear sky, leaves rustling, birds chirping, and a cool breeze. Walking through the lush forest on the offbeat paths, taking in the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the solitude, you would not want to leave. Nature Walks or Forest Walks have been proven to reduce stress levels, leave you feeling calm and at peace and who doesn't need some calm and peace in today's fast-paced world.
During the walk you can take a short break to nibble on some food to regain energy or enjoy a warm drink and snack at a perfect spot by the calming river stream, just like a picnic. Spend some time in the quiet and calm of nature, by yourself friends, family or colleagues.
For guests wanting to go on long nature walks, we are happy to provide a picnic hamper.