Birdwatching & Photography at Bhigwan

Location
:Bhigwan, Pune-Solapur Road
Season
:Jan
Duration
:1 Day1 Night
Event Type
:Experience, Tour
Level
:Easy
Start From
:Dadar
Ends
:Dadar

Birdwatching & Photography at Bhigwan

Bhigwan, Pune-Solapur Road
1 Day1 Night

Event Overview

Bhigwan is a small rustic town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in central Maharashtra, in India which is situated right on the Pune-Solapur Highway. South of Bhigwan town, exists a widespread backwater formed due to a man made dam built on the Bhima river. The dam is called as Ujni dam and the backwaters is spread over a wide region that forms a great wetland habitat.

There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds- 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj– Kumbhargaon area. The semi-waste water in this Ujni dam backwater area has built very good wetland based ecosystem and helped agriculture also. The rainfall in Pune region decides the water level in Ujani dam.

March is the best season to visit Bhigwan as by that time most of the migratory birds arrive and settle down. One can expect various species of resident and migratory Ducks, Herons, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos. The huge quantity of birds at Bhigwan increases the chance of sighting almost all the prime bird species there and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. Any nature lover would surely enjoy this bird paradise of Maharashtra popularly named as Bharatpur of Maharashtra.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - Depart from Dadar
  • Overnight journey to Bhigwan. Bus starts from Dadar at 11:00 pm.
Day 2 - Birdwatching & Photography at Bhigwan
  • Early morning reach Bhigwan. Freshen up & have breakfast. Start exploring the location by boat. We will be exploring major part of Diksal and Kumbhargaon by private boat in order to cover maximum species and also to reach as close to birds as possible. Have lunch and rest for a while. Evening again explore the wetland habitat by private boat. This time we will try to compose some unique shots. Total of three birding sessions in three boat rides will be conducted. Leave Bhigwan post Lunch session. Arrival at Mumbai late night with some great captures from Bhigwan.
  • Tour Concludes with Happy Memories

Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
High Tea

Adventure Activities

Photography

Amenities

Firstaid
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 11.00 PM Drop Time: 11.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • ID Card Compulsory (Aadhar/ Pancard/DL)
  • Dull Colored Clothes (Please don’t wear Bright colored Clothes, TRY TO GET AS CAMOUFLAGED AS POSSIBLE)
  • Sanitary Kit
  • Dry Food (snacks)
  • Torch (Must)
  • Personal First Aid kit
  • Cap, goggle, sunscreen, moisturizer etc.
  • Sport shoes or Kitos/ sandal
  • Electral powder / Glucon D
  • Binocular/Camera with lenses (Optional)
  • Water Bottle (3 liter must)
  • Odomos (Mosquito Repellent)
  • Tripod will be helpful to avoid shake as there will be low light
  • Umbrella or Poncho/Cap

Policy

Included

  • Flamingo watching boat rides and Bird watching trails as per the itinerary
  • Overnight Stay in homestay on sharing basis
  • Meals i.e. 1 breakfast, 1 lunch and refreshments
  • All entries, permissions and all tolls
  • Expertise charges and Tax

Excluded

  • Transportation from Mumbai to Mumbai (Will be arranged on cost sharing basis / One can directly report at Bhigwan)
  • Meals during overnight journey
  • Any extra expenses other than mentioned above

Terms & Conditions

Local cuisine will be provided, please don’t expect luxury amenities. Food over here is delicious but homely.
Smoking & alcohol drinking strictly not allowed during the event.

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