Winter season in Pune has many surprises, and one of them is the arrival of migratory birds in the surrounding lakes of the city. Bhigwan is one such location just 100 km from Pune on Pune – Solapur highway. Wet marshes and grass lands of Bhigwan that touch the massive Yeshwant Sagar reservoir from the backwaters of the Ujani Dam welcome over 200 variety of birds every year, those mainly Greater Flamingos, variety of Ibis, Sandpiper, Geese, Herons, Egrets etc.
We will also visit the famous Mayureshwar wildlife sanctuary. The flora of this sanctuary is mainly deciduous forest with interspersed grasslands giving home to many species found in the refuge like Gazelia (Chinkara), Hyena, Canis lupus (Indian Gray Wolf) and Vulpes bengalesis (Indian Fox).
Our private bus will do the pick up from the following locations:
5:30 am Fergusson College Main gate.
6:15 am M.G. Road (Burger King Corner)
6:30 am Fatima Nagar (Opposite Royal Enfield showroom)
6:45 am Magarpatta flyover (Triangle Bridge)
7:00 am Off to Bhigwan
We will be having packed breakfast and tea during the journey before reaching Bhigwan.
9:30 am Reach Bhigwan and take a boat ride to the shores.
Photographers stay equipped with your gear; you never know what may come across.
1:00 – 2:00 Lunch at Bhigwan
2:30 pm Leave Bhigwan and head towards Mayureshwar wildlife sanctuary.
3:30 pm Reach Mayureshwar wildlife sanctuary
4:00 pm Tea and snacks
Sanctuary tour with expert wildlife trackers
6:30 pm Depart to Pune.
Last drop-off location to be reached at least by 9:00 pm.
Trip Duration: 1 Day.
Cost: INR 1500 per person
INR 1350 per person for returning members.
• Travel and toll: Pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• Trip covers Veg – Breakfast, Veg/ Non-veg Lunch, Evening tea and snacks.
• Boat ride
• Mineral water for drinking throughout the trip.
• Tour guides and camp leaders all along the trip.
• Medical assistance if required.
• Personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment)
• Personal medication
Things to carry:
Please good winter clothing like sweater, jackets, track pants, pullovers.
Good hiking or sports shoes
Caps and Hats
Sunglasses and sunscreen
Munchies and personal snacks
One liter water bottle
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately incase of any medical emergency.
Any one found under the influence of drugs or narcotics will be requested to leave the trip immediately, without any refund.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation.
Be sure that you are responsible for your own personal belongings
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary and the campsite.
Please confirm your registration with amount Rs. 1500/- in cash or make an online transfer to:
Our account details below:
Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account Number: 6631002100001031
IFSC Code: PUNB0663100
Account type: Current
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Team Rivers and Ridges.