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Bird watching @ Bhigwan

Agneepankh Flamingo View Point, kumbhargoan dock, Kumbhargaon, Maharashtra, Walchandnagar - Bhigwan Road, Kumbhargaon, Maharashtra, India

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Bhigwan or more specifically Kumbhargaon is a small dusty village located on the banks of the backwaters of the Ujani dam on Pune-Solapur Highway around 115 km from Pune. Bhigwan is famous for birdwatching, especially flamingo and other wetland birds like Painted stork, Open Billed stork, Cormorants, Harriers, Greater spotted eagle, Osprey, Woolly necked stork and many more species. Bhigwan is often called the 'Bharatpur of Maharashtra'

Bird Watching / Photo Trip To Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary

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- Depart from Pune at 10:00 am - Reach Kumbhargaon by 12:30 pm - Enjoy authentic Maharashtrian home cooked lunch. - Bird photography ethics & techniques session. - Boat ride @ 3:30 pm - Watch / click various species of birds in their natural habitat. - Return to shore by 6:00 pm - Refreshments - Return to Pune by 9:30 pm

Greater flamingo
Woolly necked stork
Spoon billed stork (breeding plumage)
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We offer a perfect blend of nature, photography, travel and community based Photo Tourism & offer exciting tours for Landscape, Birding, Seascape, Wildlife & Macro Photography to some exotic locations across the country. We also conduct photography workshops for: Basic Photography & Post Processing Nature is the best classroom to learn photography and hence, we take passionate people like you to various exotic location across the country, so that you can learn advanced techniques of photography and understand compositions better . We want people from all walks of life to learn the fundamentals of Photography and develop their interest in this art.

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Inclusions

- Lunch - 1 Boat ride (approx. 2+ hours) - Expert bird guide - Photography mentoring - Loads of Fun

Exclusions

- Any expenses of personal nature like, extra meals, alcoholic drinks/ Soft Beverages - Laundry, Phone calls, any extra meals / drinks ordered. - Cost incidental to any changes in the itinerary due to bad weather, Ill health, - Stay on account of flight cancellation, landslides, Road blockage and other nature calamity which is beyond our control. - Food and other expenses during road/train/bus/flight travel. - Hide Charges and/or any optional activities. - Any Personal expenses and Travelling plans made outside tour itinerary. - Extra Purchases / shopping of any sort. - Medical expenses beyond first aid. - Medical/Travel insurance. - Personal losses/ damage / Theft – including baggage, personal articles, photography gear etc. - Anything that is not mentioned in the package includes list.

THINGS TO CARRY

- Your camera with all its accessories. - High powered binoculars (Optional) - As this is a Birding tour we recommend that you carry a telephoto lens preferably above 400mm. - Fully charged batteries. - It is recommended to carry a spare battery. - Battery charger - Memory cards / backup devices / Laptop - Tripod - Please carry a big cloth / scarf to protect your gear from dust. - Hooded jacket / Scarf / Bandana to protect yourself from dust. - Warm cloths / Windcheater for morning rides. - It is recommended that you carry basic first aid kit. - Please avoid bright colored clothing as it scares Birds/wildlife. - Please avoid wearing perfume/deodorant for safari rides. - Please carry your PAN/Aadhar card for identification at airport / park gate. - Regular clothing as per season. - Your medicines, if any.


HOW TO REACH

Kumbhargaon is about 120 Kms on the Pune-Solapur highway. You can travel in your own vehicle or we can provide transport which will be charged ₹ 500/- extra per person.


Policy and Terms

We work very hard to provide a delightful experience to our customers, Cancellations hurt us and as such Refunds are discouraged. However, we do understand that our customers, under exceptional circumstances, may be required to cancel their booking. In such a scenario our cancellation policy is as under: Cancellation before 30 days of the tour - 100% refund Cancellation between 20 to 30 days of the tour - 50% refund. Cancellation within 20 days of the tour - Zero refund.

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