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Pune Bird Safari - Private Day Excursion to Bhigwan
Key Details
  • Duration
  • 8 Hours
  • Pick up Location
  • Hotel lobby/ Airport in Pune
  • Live Guide
  • Yes
  • Language
  • English and Hindi
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Enjoy visiting the famous Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary at Bhigwan Village to spot some iconic birds of this area and historic hilltop Bhuleshwar temple on full day excursion tour from Pune. Private chauffeur and Guide ensure the safety and full attention.

Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy visiting the famous Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary at Bhigwan Village.
  • Visit historic hilltop Bhuleshwar temple.
  • Spot the flock of local and migrating birds at the Sanctuary.
  • Opportunity to enjoy the home cooked local food.
  • Enjoy the day in quite; away from the hustle bustle of the Pune City.
  • Private chauffeur and Guide ensures the safety and full attention while on tour.
  • Spot and identify birds with the expert as your Guide.
Tour Details

Start early morning tour after meeting a bird watching expert as your Guide and Private chauffeur in the Hotel lobby/ Airport in Pune city. Drive to Bhigwan would take approximately 2 hours. Bhigwan is a small village around 100 kms away from Pune and is also referred to as the “Bharatpur of Maharashtra”, as it becomes a hotbed of migratory birds during the winter. Bhigwan is at one end of the huge Yashwant Sagar reservoir, forming the backwaters of the Ujain dam.

Some of the famous birds are, The rudy shelducks or Brahminy ducks are winter visitors to South Asia. Ciconia episcopus, is a large stork about 80 cm in height. It is a shining black colour bird, with white woolly neck and white belly. The breast and lesser wing coverts are purple glossed. Black drongo, is black in color with dark blue gloss. Its iris is dark crimson brownish, and it has a small white spot near gape. The Eurasian Spoonbill (Platalea leucorodia) is a migratory bird which breeds in Europe in summer and visits South Asia and Africa in winter. Red-naped Ibis, Pseudibis papillosa is large bird seen all cross Indian planes. Small Indian Pratincole (Glareola lactea), is a 17 cm, small wader bird . It is a resident bird. The spotted owlets, Athene brama are small owls, which are often seen in a group of 3-4 birds, in open country and many more. 

Enjoy visiting this amazing site on hilltop. Bhuleshwar is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is situated on a hill and was built during the era of Yadavas.

Originally, it was a fort called as 'Mangalgadh'. The temple was built in the 13th century. There are beautiful carvings that dominate the walls from the beginning, enhancing its stone structure. Bhuleshwar has historical significance as it is the place where Devi Parvati danced for Lord Shiva and after they went to Kailas and get married. 

Take a hault at jaggery making factory to add up to more fun. The Private guide will assist you to make necessary stops on the way for Breakfast, lunch or for any convenience. At the end get dropped off at Hotel / Airport in the Pune city.

What's Included

• Private bird watching expert
• Drive to Bhigwan and back
• Visit to Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary
• Visit to hilltop Bhuleshwar Temple
• Visit to jaggery making factory
• Hotel/airport pick-up and Drop off in Pune city only
• Private chauffeur with air-conditioned car
• Fuel, parking, surcharge and government taxes

What's Not Included
  • Boat Ride.
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions.
Meeting Points

Hotel lobby / Airport in Pune

What to Remember

Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection. This is a great tour for those interested in photography.

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