Birding Tours in Maharashtra

There is so much more to Maharashtra than the concrete jungle of Mumbai. Engage in some of the best birding tours in Maharashtra of terns, green pigeons, water birds and vultures at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. You can also go Flamingo-spotting in Baramati at the Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary near Pune. Bird watching at Akshi, near Alibaug is a fulfilling experience. You may spot the Oriental Honey Buzzard, the Asian Paradise Flycatcher and even a Shikra! Bordi, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg are great for shore bird-watching. The Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary near Aurangabad abounds in Cranes, Brahminy Duck, God Wit, Shauces, Glossy Ibis, etc while Nandur Madhmeshwar Bird Sanctuary boasts populations of Egret, Heron, Harrier, Osprey, Flamingo, Pintail, Ibis etc. The Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is another bird-friendly zone.


Pay your respects at Haji Ali Baba’s mystical Dargah, stately perched on the Arabian Sea. Travel to the nearby hill stations of Matheran and Lonavala. Spend time picking strawberries and raspberries at Mahabaleshwar. Take a ferry to the Elephanta Caves. Alternatively, make a trip to the artsy Ajanta and Ellora Caves and the haunting Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Aurangabad. Explore wildlife at the Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve. When in Pune, do visit the Raja Dinkar Museum, which houses the gentleman’s extensive collection of objects used in day-to-day life. Buy a pair of original Kolhapuri chappals, at Kolhapur. Visit this state with the highest towers, fast life, biggest economy and yet hidden in its jungles and dense vegetation, a great opportunity for the best birding tours in Maharashtra.

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