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. The best part of these outings is that we are also including the famous Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in our itinerary. Its a small patch of forest at Supa village, also known as Supa Grasslands and is a great place to observe and photograph the Indian Gazelles.
Batch 04 : 20th-21st February 2016
Type : Bird watching & Photography Special
Duration : 2 Nights / 2 Days
OUTING SCHEDULE :
Day 0 :
Overnight journey to Bhigwan. Bus starts from Dadar at 11:00 pm.
Day 1 :
Early morning reach Bhigwan. Freshen up & have breakfast. Start exploring the location by boat. We will be exploring major part of Diksal 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 considering the Sunset and golden lights.
Day 2 :
Wake up with the calls of Birds around Bhigwan, We will do our breakfast and check out for the Early morning boating to get some creative pictures with the golden rising sun light. Later we will leave for Mayureshwar Wildlife sanctuary. It’s a great place for sighting Chinkara (Indian Gazelle), Indian Wolves and Raptors. About 2 Hrs of observation and photography session at Mayureshwar WLS we will start our journey towards Mumbai. Enroute lunch. Arrival at Mumbai late night with some great captures from Bhigwan.
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories :)
Tour Cost : Rs.3,600/- per person
For Registered Member : Rs.3,400/- per member
1. We will be staying at locals House, Its a neat and clean place with basic washroom facilities. Room will be on sharing basis. (5-6 pax in one room)
2. We will provide basic bedding, still you need to carry Chaddar / Pullover.
3. Local Cuisine will be provided, please don’t expect luxury amenities. Food over here is delicious but homely
For booking you need to deposit Rs.3600/- per person in advance in the following Account:
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Cancellation and Refund applicable on the whole tour cost:
1. If cancellation done prior to 15 days of outing 75% will be refunded.
2. If done prior to 10 days of outing 50% will be refunded
3. After that no refund will be provided.
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