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An overnight weekend bird photography tour at Bhigwan, also referred to as the “Bharatpur of Maharashtra”, as it hosts thousands of migratory birds during the winter.
Around 100 kms away from Pune, exists a small town, also referred to as the “Bharatpur of Maharashtra”, as it hosts thousands of migratory birds during the winter. One of the major attractions of Bhigwan is the arrival of the greater flamingos with the onset of the migratory season. However, the area is studded with many other different species of birds including Herons, Cormorants, Egrets, Kingfishers, ducks, geese and many more. Most of the bird sightings happen around two places, Diksal and Kumbhargaon.
Navi Mumbai - Pune - Bhigwan - Pune - Navi Mumbai
1 night 2 days
Yogesh Chavan, a graduate from JJ School of Applied Arts, apart from being a visualizer, a poet, a writer and an actor, is a full-time Yoga trainer and Acupressure Therapist. He is also a skilled outdoor adventure sports trainer. He has authored the popular book Matheran - A Practical Guide. Many of his images have drawn considerable popularity in many publications including BNHS CEC and MTDCs quarterly magazine - Maharashtra Unlimited. He has sound knowledge of the biodiversity around him and is currently engaged at Saguna Baug on an Agro-Tourism outfit. He is associated in the DCP panel as a Panel Expert and Consultant in Strategy Team.Read more
Nearest airport is Pune. We can pick you on our way via Solapur highway. It is around 105 km from Pune.
One can reach Daund and hire a local taxi to Bhigwan.
We will be travelling in a tempo traveller via Solapur highway. It is around 105 km from Pune.
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Our journey starts from Navi Mumbai by 7 am in the morning. The assembly point and time will be intimated to you by our Skipper. We will be traveling on road in Tempo Traveller and will reach Kumbhargaon by around 2:30 pm. We will have breakfast and lunch on the way. We will freshen up and by 3:30 pm, we will proceed for the 1st boat ride. This ride will continue till 6.00 pm and we will have excellent opportunities to photograph the beautiful avifauna of Bhigwan from a close distance. Dont miss the silhouettes against the setting Sun of Bhigwan. After this ride, we will proceed to Baramati, where we will halt for the night.
Next day, we arrive early to Kumbhargaon for the 2nd boat ride of the trip which will start by 7 am. Carry biscuits or other munchies along. After doing photography for a couple of hours, we will come back for a late breakfast. After that, we can spend some time walking around and photographying the Grey herons, Ruddy Shelducks and the Terns in nearby area. Return journery will start from Bhigwan post lunch at about 2.00 pm to reach Mumbai by 7.00 pm.
On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following
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