We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged a Bird watching & photography tour to Bhigwan along-with a short visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 4-5 February 2017
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.
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.
Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary:
This small wildlife sanctuary is a home to Gazelia bennetti (Chinkara), Hyaena (Hyaena hyaena), Canis lupus (Wolf), Vulpes bengalensis (Indian Fox).
ITINERARY of the Tour as below
Day 0: Friday 3 February 2017
Meeting Point:: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm
Overnight Journey to Bhigwan - Kumbhargaon
Day 1: Saturday 4 February 2017
Early morning reach Bhigwan / Kumbhargaon.
Freshen up & have breakfast.
Explore the location 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 in golden lights considering the sunset.
Dinner & retire for the day
Day 2 : Sunday 5 February 2017
Early morning wake up
Post breakfast one more round of exploration by boat
Move to Mayureshwar Wild Life Sanctuary
Around 1 hours of exploration in sanctuary
Move to Mumbai
Reach Mumbai by 10 pm
Total Charges for the Tour is :: Rs 3500/- per head
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: - 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268bLast date for registration: - Thursday 2nd February 2017, 5 pm OR Till the reg. gets full So register ASAP