Bird’s Paradise of Maharashtra !!
About the Tour :
Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. Bhigwan is located 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. The backwaters is spread over a wide region and is mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1) Diksal-Parewadi area and 2) Dalaj – Kumbharwadi 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 types of 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.
Outing Date : 25th December 2015
Type : Birdwatching & Photography Special
Duration : 1 Night / 1 Day
Outing Schedule :
Day 0 :
Overnight journey to Bhigwan. Bus starts from Dadar at 11:00 pm.
Day 1 :
Early morning reach Bhigwan. Freshen up & enjoy a up of tea. After a small brief by team leader start exploring the place by boat. We will be exploring major part of Bhigwan and Diksal by private boat in order to cover maximum bird species and also to reach as close to birds as possible.
Back to the shore for breakfast and enjoy bird watching and bird photography on lake shore for about an hour. Around 12 noon, we will again start with a second round of boat ride for birding.
Around 2 pm have lunch. Post lunch enjoy shore birding or explore nearby grassland for sighting and photography of Chinkaras (Indian Gazelle – a type of beautiful deer).
Leave back for Mumbai by 4 pm. Reach Mumbai by 10 pm. Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
Tour Cost: Rs.2,700/- per person
For Registered Member : Rs.2,500/- per member
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