We @ Shikhar Vedh has arranged a Bird watching & photography tour to Bhigwan along-with a short visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 5 – 6 January 2019
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
Meeting Point:: Pritam Hotel, Dadar (East) @ 11:00 pm
Overnight Journey to Bhigwan – Kumbhargaon
Day 1: Saturday
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
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 4950/- per head
Transport in pvt. Vehicle from Dadar to Dadar (Non A/c),
Home stay (Dormitory type only), Boat charges 3 rounds, Mayureshwar WLS Fee
Food : 3 Veg meals, 2 breakfast-Tea, Evening Tea
One needs to transfer Rs 2500/- per head as advance (Non-Refundable) at the time of booking in following A/c
Name: JAGADISH GOVIND PATIL
ICICI Bank A/c No.: – 026801521464
Vartak Nagar Branch, Thane (W)
IFSC Code : ICIC0000268
Last date for registration: – Thursday OR Till the reg. gets full So register ASAP
Note : Max 15 Participants only
VIMP NOTES ::
1) We will b staying in locals house … 6-7 ppl in one room with basic washroom facilities / Tented Accommodation
2) Basic bedding is provided but still need to carry chaddars / pullover
3) Local tasty food provided … Don’t expect luxury amenities
4) Carry Good quality Binoculars for sightings
Things To Carry: -
A Water Bottle (~2 Ltrs) ( a must)
Bedding – sleeping mat/bag (a must)
Torch with extra cell ( a must)
Windcheater , Camera, Cell Phone (Optional)
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Extra Pair of clothes,
Good trekking shoes (Preferably ACTION),
A haversack to put all these things
For confirmation pls reply here or do contact on
Jagadish Patil: 09702121373 / 09869369836
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