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Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of the Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. It is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway around 105 km from Pune on the backwaters of Ujani dam. Bhigwan is famous for bird watching, especially flamingo and wildlife photography. It is also known as mini Bharatpur.
At Bhigwan, ducks, herons, egrets, raptors, and waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos are present. At times, 1,000-1,200 flamingos are seen. Low rainfall and low water levels have reduced the birds’ numbers. More than 230 species of migratory birds are found there, including painted storks, bar-headed geese, and demoiselle cranes. These birds are present in the winter season between December and March. The birds generally migrate via marine routes and adult females depart from the breeding grounds.
The backwaters of Ujjani Dam host the greater flamingo, Eurasian spoonbill, bar-headed goose, collared pratincole, and osprey. Bhigwan hosts the fastest bird of the animal kingdom, the peregrine falcon.
The dry grasslands, woodlands, swamps, wetlands, and backwaters of Bhigwan are the habitat for many species of fish, amphibians, lizards, and snakes.
Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary –
Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is not only popular for its birds and wildlife population, but also for its natural environment. One can see the Indian gazelle (chinkara), as well as birds, Striped Hyena, Indian Gray Wolf (Canis Lupus), and Indian Fox (Vulpes Bengalesis). Tourists are allowed to drive their vehicles inside the sanctuary as well as to walk.
Mayureshwar Sanctuary is mostly made of the dry deciduous scrub forest of Acacia catechu (Khair), Acacia sp. (Hivar), Dalbergia latifolia (Sisoo), Ziziphus mauritiana (Ber), Carissa opaca (Karwand), Alysicarpus bupleurifolius, Cyathocline purpurea, Eriocauion diane, Merremia emarginata, Cucumis melo, Cyperus kyllingia, Striga densiflora, Mareilea minuta trees, and interspersed grasslands. Furthermore, the flora of Bramati constitutes a total of 994 taxa belonging to 938 species with 42 varieties and 14 sub-species, 577 genera, and 136 families of flowering plants recorded and described.
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5.45 am- Meet Team Firasti at Deccan
6.00 am - Start Journey towards Bhigwan
8.00 a.m. - Reach Bhigwan and have a breakfast
9.00 a.m. - After the introduction start a boat ride
12.00 p.m. - Have lunch
1.30 p.m. - Departure towards Mayureshwar
3.00 p.m. - Visit Mayureshwar Sanctuary and spent around 2 hours roaming in the same
5.30 p.m. - Have a tea and start return journey towards Pune
7.30 p.m. - Reach Pune with happy memories
- Pune to Pune private bus transport
- Breakfast and tea
- 1 boat round of around 2 hours
- Wildlife expert
- Evening tea
- All kinds of Extra Meals / Drinks Ordered.
- Travel Insurance
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost, which is not mentioned in the cost, includes above.
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1. 3 litres of Water
2. Comfortable Footware (Shoes)
3. Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
4. Snacks & Biscuits
5. Extra Pair of Clothes
6. Clean Napkin or Small Towel
7. Cap, Sunglasses, Scarf
8. Haversack or Backpack (No sling bags)
9. Camera (Optional)
10. Medicines (As per personal requirement)
Deccan, S.P. College, Swargate,
Net Banking Account
Holder's Name- Shantanu Paranjape
Bank Name- Kotak Mahindra Bank
Branch - Sinahagd Road
IFSC code- KKBK0001764
Account Number- 2112803142
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