Birding at Bhigwan

Introduction

It gives us an immense pleasure to announce our second birding tour to Bhigwan. Bhigwan is a catchment area of Ujani Dam, about 95 km from Pune on the Pune-Solapur highway. The water catchment area is spread across around the town of Bhigwan and is well-known for migratory birds.

Itinerary

Day 1: Start from Mumbai on 17th February late night (2300 hrs) and arrive at Bhigwan around 0500 hrs. Pune folks will start by 0400 hours on 18th February early morning and reach Bhigwan by 0630 hrs.

Start with boat ride at around 0700 hrs. We do an extended boat ride till 1130 hrs with packed breakfast. Come back and rest for a while followed by lunch. Second boat ride will start by 1500 hrs all the way till the sunset.

Return to hotel and after a quick tea, leave for a night trail to explore for nightjars and owls by 1930 hrs.

Back to hotel by 2130 hrs, dinner and overnight stay at hotel.

Day 2: Start with boat ride at around 0700 hrs. We do an extended boat ride till 1130 hrs with packed breakfast. Come back and start return journey with lunch en-route.

** If time permits and based on flexibility of all members, we may explore grasslands around Bhigwan or explore some lakes along the highway during the return journey **


Note that this is a sample itinerary and can be customized as per your requirements. Please use the form below to let us know about your requirements and we shall get back to you with an updated itinerary along with a tentative cost.


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