Harsh Vardhan, organiser of Indian Birding Fair

Harsh Vardhan

A leading wildlife expert in India. He is the main organiser of Indian Birding Fair (Jaipur's Mansagar Lake), and was singularly responsible for saving the Indian Bustard species being hunted through falconry during the late seventies by the Arab Sheikhs.

Manoj gifting OPTICRON bin to Satyabhan at KNPark (2016)

Manoj Vardhan

He manages VIGT, working as self-employed in tourism since early 90s. He has visited UK and Europe several times. He is annually present at the British Bird Watching Fair (Rutland) to offer consultancy on the spot. He often escorts guests to provide his personal services.


We were provided cars, drivers, guides and excellent Hotels and places to stay including visits to tribal areas, bird and animal sanctuaries. As we enjoyed our trip so much, this company organised another long trip to Southern and Central India (looked after by Manoj Vardhan) which again was absolutely excellent ....since then we have recommended many friends to these Indian hosts and will continue to do so.

John Playfair Moreton in Marsh, UK

As first-time visitors to India, we were captivated by the brilliant colors, artistic creativity, friendly people, and delicious food. The main purpose of our trip was to participate in the International Workshop on Environmental Education and the 7th Indian Birding Fair, which were both held in Jaipur. These two events were meticulously planned and executed by our host, Harsh Vardhan, who scheduled trips for us to Keoladeo National Park and Ranthambhor National Park. We eagerly looked forward to seeing lots of migratory water birds and perhaps at least one of India's national animal --- the magnificent tiger. As biologists with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, we were also looking forward to learning about the plants and wildlife of these protected areas and the management issues that affected the parks' resources. Everyone we met in Jaipur assured us that the visits would be spectacular.

Brad Andres and Heather Johnson Lakewood, CO, USA

We had hoped to see tigers but saw 23 different tigers in the 3 reserves - wow ! The whole trip was spectacular - all the local people were wonderful, friendly and kind. We even managed visits to the Taj Mahal at dawn and dusk.

Tom and Joan Birch Sorrel Close, Isham, Kettering, UK