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Location

Bhigvan

Duration

2D/1N

9,750 11,000

9,750₹ 11,000

Overview

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. 

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Stay

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About The Tour

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. 

Quick Information

Route:

Navi Mumbai - Pune - Bhigwan - Pune - Navi Mumbai

Start Point:

Navi Mumbai

Duration:

1 night 2 days

End Point:

Navi Mumbai

Inclusions

  • Heaven for bird watchers and bird photographers
  • Transport from and to Mumbai in Tempo Traveller
  • All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  • Stay for one night at Baramati
  • All boat ride charges
  • All guide and instructor fees

Experts

How To Reach

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.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Telephoto lenses – preferably above 400 mm for birds
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop
  • Carry a bean bag to stabilize your gears while shooting from boat
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars

Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Itinerary

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. 


Field Learnings

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

  1. How to approach Wildlife in the field
  2. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  3. Framing and composition in the field
  4. Ethics in Wildlife Photography

Package Cost

Rs. 9750 per head inclusive of all taxes
*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  1. Transport from and to Mumbai in Tempo Traveller
  2. All meals as mentioned in itinerary
  3. Stay for one night at Baramati
  4. All boat ride charges
  5. All guide and instructor fees
  6. All taxes and service charges 

Cost does not include:

  1. Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
  2. Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  3. Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary

Map

Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary


Policies

Cancellation policy

  1. All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% credit
  2. All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% credit
  3. All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No credit possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.

Yes you can. However, the charges remain the same.



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