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  • Overview
  • Trip Outline
  • Trip Includes
  • Trip Excludes
  • Important Note
  • Things to carry
  • Cancellation Policy
  • Booking

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 exist a widespread backwater formed due to a man-made dam built on the Bhima River. The dam is called as Ujni dam. The backwaters are spread over a wide region and are mainly a shallow waste water reserve. There are two areas where one can see the migratory water birds. 1. Diksal - Parewadi 2. Dalaj – Kumbharwadi.

Region                                  Bhigwan, Daund

No of Days                          Ex – Mumbai      02 Days

Grade                                   Easy 

Type                                      Photography / Wildlife / Birdwatching

 

Date

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Mumbai  - Bhigwan

B,L,D

Hotel

Day 2

Bhigwan – MWS – Mumbai  

B,L

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Mumbai – Bhigwan

Start from Mumbai at 5am and drive towards Bhigwan. Arrive and check in the homestay and freshen up. Post breakfast head out for Grassland trail on foot/boat. Click the birds of grasslands, freshwater and marshes. Return for lunch. Post lunch head for 3hrs boat safari to photography the waders, Flamingos, ducks, storks, cranes and birds of prey. Dinner will be served. Post dinner a short stroll on the night trail around the lake circumference looking for nocturnal birds and mammals. Return by 11pm and call it off a day.

Day 2

Bhigwan – Mahananda Wildlife Sanctuary – Mumbai

A lazy and filling breakfast followed by check out from the guest house. Drive to MWS and photograph the grassland, scrubland birds and raptors. Lunch en-route Mumbai on the expressway and drop in Mumbai by 06pm.
Tour officially ends.

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned hotel
  • Return transfers by AC vehicle from Mumbai (with transport option)**
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • 1 Boat Safari
  • 1 Grassland Safari
  • 1 Night Safari
  • Entry fee to MWS
  • Guide Charges
  • Professional Wildlife naturalist host of the experience
  • GST 5%
  • Convenience fee
  • Transport from origin to bhigwan (W/o transport option)**
  • Additional / personal use of vehicle
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Airfare/Rail fare
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.
  • Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
  • Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
  • Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
  • Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
  • Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
  • Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
  • Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
  • Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
  • We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
  • Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
  • Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
  • Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
  • Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
  • Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
  • No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
  • No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
  • Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
  • Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.
  • A Hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A dust protection mask
  • Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
  • Small backpack (10Ltrs)
  • Bird books
  • Sun screen
  • Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
  • Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
  • Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius)
  • Binoculars
  • Energy bars

Cancellation period

Cancellation Charges on Cost

21 – 35 days

25%

21 – 14 days

50%

14 – 07 days

75%

Less than 07 days or No show

100%

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