Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. 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 Ujani dam. The backwater and Wetland of Ujani Dam in Pune, Maharashtra makes Bhigwan an ideal bird destination. Providing them with lots of food and cool temperature.
There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds.
1) Diksal-Parewadi area
2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi area
The semi-waste water in this Ujani 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. January to March is the best season to visit Bhigwan as by that time most of the migratory birds arrive and settle down.
This place is a paradise to almost 50 migratory birds including Greater Flamingoes, Bar Headed Goose, Painted Storks, Grey Herons, Black-headed Ibis, Night Heron, Little Cormorants, Raptors and may more.
It’s truly a heaven for Bird Watcher’s and Photographer’s.
Apart from bird watching, bird photography session will also be conducted on first day evening.
Programme Details:
Event Date: 20-21st February 2016
Day 1: 20th Feb 2016, Saturday
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.
Few tips on Bird Photography
Explore the backwaters and Wetland by private boat to get close encounter with birds.
We will try to reach Flamingo point to have a close shot.
Sunset before boat ride will give you a chance to click awesome shots.
Dinner and Overnight camping besides the river.
Retire to Tents/Dormitory 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 and also beautiful sunrise.
Point and shoot cameras even can click wonderful photographs.
Back to Base by 12 noon & Lunch Start our travel back for Mumbai by 01:00 pm.
Reach Mumbai by 07:00 pm
Charges: INR 2800 per person.
Charges include –
• Travelling from Dadar and back
• Tea, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday
• Breakfast & Lunch for Sunday
• Accommodation, Boat Safari and Guide Charges
Charges exclude –
• Mineral water/ cold drinks
• Any personal expense
• Anything not specifically mentioned in Inclusions.
Things to carry:
• Camera
• Binoculars
• A bottle of Water
• Cap
• Suncreen
• Dry Snacks
• Mosquito repellent cream like Odomos
Special Notes
• Please be punctual, as there will be more bird activity early morning.
• Please wear dull color clothes as birds are very sensitive to colors and will immediately spot bright colors and take off before we can see them.
• Participants are requested to be as quiet as possible so as to be able to spot more birds.
• Please do not litter.
• No smoking and alcohol allowed.
Payment Details:
One needs to deposit Full payment into the following bank account to confirm his/her registration.
Account Details
Citi Bank Saving Account No: 5469927115
Name: Viral Patel
Ifsccode: CITI0100000
Branch: Fort
Registration is through phone calls or emails only. Hurry as participation is on first come first serve basis so register as soon as possible to confirm your participation.
Contact Details for Registration and Queries:
Atul – 9322221651
Shilpi – 9820849684
Viral – 9892214911
Jaal – 7666611666
Sai - 7738783657
Email – or
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