Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary
The backwater and Wetland of Ujani Dam in Pune, Maharashtra makes Bhigwan an ideal bird destination. Providing them lots of food and cool temperature, this place is a paradise to almost 51 migratory birds including Greater Flamingoes, Painted Storks, Grey Herons, Black-headed Ibis, Night Heron and Little Cormorants.
You can also spot The Great Egret, Black Headed Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black Winged Stilt, Black Tailed Godwit, Cormorant, Sea-Gulls, Spoon Bill Stork’s, Painted Stork’s, Open Bill Storks, Pin Tail Ducks, Spot Billed Ducks, Marsh Harrier & many ..many More…
Thousands of wild birds arrive and build their nests in Bhigwan-Indapur region and at the Bhadalwadi Irrigation Tank every year in October and leave in May. It’s truly a heaven for Bird Watcher’s and Photographer’s.
Mayureswar Wildlife Sanctuary
Mayureswar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Tehsil Baramati in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. The sanctuary consist of dry deciduous scrub forest with interspersed grasslands. The main animal species found in the sanctuary are Gazelia (Chinkara), Hyena, Canis lupus (Indian Gray Wolf) and Vulpes bengalesis (Indian Fox).
Day 1: 20th Feb 2016, Saturady
Meeting Point at Dadar East, Pritam Hotel at 08:00 am
Pick up points:
Chembur, Yogi Hotel at 08:15 am
Vashi, Main Bridge at 08:35 am
Reach Bhigwan by 02.00 pm.
Explore the backwaters and Wetland by private boat to get close encounter with birds.
Proceed for boat ride for about 2 hours.
We will try to reach Flamingo point to have a close shot with flamingos.
Sun set before boat ride will give you a chance to click awesome shots with golden light
Get some beautiful evening clicks.
Dinner and Overnight camping besides the lake..Lots of fun.
Retire to Tents and Good night at 11:00 pm
Day 2: 21st Feb 2016 Sunday
Wake up early morning (05:30 am)
Morning Tea and Breakfast before 08:00 am
Proceed for 2 hours morning ride gives you an excellent opportunity to click classic shots in morning low light...and also beautiful sunrise with silhouette birds.
We will also be visiting nesting colony in broad light (a part of marshland where majority of nests are located). A good opportunity for observe landbirds.
Point and shoot cameras even can click wonderful photographs.
Back to base and Proceed to Visit Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary
Back to Base by 12 noon & Lunch
Start our travel back for Mumbai by 01:00 pm. Reach Mumbai by 07:00 pm
Identity Proof. (must)
Warm Jacket to wear in the morning
Extra Pair of clothes
Personal care & medicines
Hat / Cap
Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
Cam / Mobile Charger
Torch with spare batteries
Sunscreen lotion, min 30 SPF, Toiletries
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
A daysack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please do not carry sling bags or Jholas.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Travel from Mumbai till Mumbai by Private Non AC Vehicle
All Meals - 2 meals (Veg / NonVeg), 1 Breakfast, 1 Evening Refreshment
All entries, permissions and expertise charges
TMI Expertise Charges.
Mineral Water, cold drinks
Meals during travel
Any personal expense
Anything not specifically mentioned in Inclusions.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for trekking. While planning your trekking trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc should seek their physicians advice before coming.