Go off with the Bombay Natural History Society to the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve on a trip that also includes forays into the Kishanpur and Katerni­aghat wildlife sanctuaries. There’s a lot of birding that can be expected (over 400 species have been recorded hereabouts) and that’s alongside the chance to see the Indian Rhinoceros, the en­dangered Gangetic Dolphin, the critically endan­gered gharial and Bengal Florican, the Western Swamp Deer and, of course, the tiger. Katerni­aghat is home to gharials and Gangetic dolphins too, as well as six species of drongoes plus birds like the Swamp Francolin, Sarus Crane and Slender-billed Vulture (20-23 March; Rs 23,700 for non-members, ex-Lucknow; bnhs.org).