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Best 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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    Mumbai
    h4 Hours

    About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 22nd January, 2017Plan a visit to The Mangrove of Bhandup Pumping Station which is a haven to many migratory and local bird species and they are often present in large numbers. The mangrove habitats offer rich feeding grounds for many of the large and more spectacular species as well as a multitude of small birds.Here you can witness both aquatic as well as tree dwelling birds along with about 177 species of resident and migratory birds. The most common among these are Kingfishers, herons, storks, sea eagles, kites, sand pipers, Curlews, terens, ducks etc. Flamingoes flock the exposed mud flats, during the low tides. They use mangrove environs as breeding and feeding grounds. Moreover, you will be spotting beautiful terns, flock of storks and patterned sandpipers.To take part in the tour, meet your fellow travellers at Nahur Railway Station at 07:00 AM and move to the entry point of Mangrove.After a short introductory session, indulge in bird watching and photography until 11:30 AM. Afterwards, head back to the railway station around 12:00 noon.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    150


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    Bird Watching and Lakeside Camping at Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary
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    Pune
    d2 Days n1 Night

    About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 25th February, 2017Make a visit to the Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary and Mayureswar Wildlife Sanctuary to observe the avian lives in a detailed manner with this amicable trip.The backwater and Wetland of Ujani Dam in Pune, Maharashtra makes Bhigwan an ideal bird destination. Providing them lots of food and cool temperature, this place is a paradise to almost 51 migratory birds including Greater Flamingoes, Painted Storks, Grey Herons, Black-headed Ibis, Night Heron and Little Cormorants.Spot The Great Egret, Black Headed Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black Winged Stilt, Black Tailed Godwit, Cormorant, Sea-Gulls, Spoon Bill Stork’s, Painted Stork’s, Open Bill Storks, Pin Tail Ducks, Spot Billed Ducks, Marsh Harrier and many more during the trip.Mayureswar Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Tehsil Baramati in Pune district in Maharashtra, India. The sanctuary consists of dry deciduous scrub forest with interspersed grasslands. The main animal species found in the sanctuary are Gazelia (Chinkara), Hyena, Canis lupus (Indian Gray Wolf) and Vulpes bengalesis (Indian Fox).

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    2400


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    Pune
    d1 Day

    About the Destination: Come winter, the backwaters of Ujani Dam in Pune, Maharashtra becomes the home to several migratory and regional birds. It is during this season of the year, the wetlands around the Bhigwan Bhuleshwar Temple in Pune is thronged by thousands of colourful birds.Located in the Solapur district of Maharashtra, this temple site is well connected with some of the major parts of the state and can also be easily accessed. Over only one day of Bhigwan bird watching, an outing around this temple will introduce you to a delightful riot of fascinating colours that will make you fall in love with the nature at once!Starting from Pune, the trip goes through Hadapsar, Indapur and reaches Bhigwan that is located 130 KM away from Pune.The package includes food, transportation and exciting birding and sightseeing.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    10% OFF

    990


    1100

  • l
    Mumbai
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Padle village, near Dombivali is a tiny hamlet that has a sustained rural-countryside aura. Meet rest of the group members at Dombivali station at around 07:30 AM.Proceed towards Padle village, enjoy frequent spotting of a number of species. You will be briefed in a short session of ‘How to identify Birds’.Enjoy this beautiful trail that comes to an end at around 11:30 AM. Proceed towards Dombivali via an auto as your experience comes to an end here.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    28% OFF

    250


    350

  • l
    Thane
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Reconnect with nature on a trail to Tikujiniwadi, in Mumbai. This stunning location is situated on the outskirts of the green and serene Sanjay Gandhi National Park. A hub of biodiversity, the place is very well known for the stunning range of flora and fauna. It also has small water body due to which it attracts birds like kingfishers, flycatchers as well as colourful varieties of butterflies that are a sight for the sore eyes. Being located close to Mumbai, it makes up for an easy escape from the dreary city life! The nature trail is an ideal activity for all those who are looking for a connection with nature or people who interested in nature photography! The trail is conducted by experts in the field who will guide you for the same. The trail begins from Thane Station at 06:30 AM.

    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    50% OFF

    250


    500

  • l
    Thane
    h5 Hours

    About the Activity: Tansa Wildlife Sanctuary is known to be a paradise for birdwatchers, and is blanketed by a dense forest and the beautiful Tansa Lake which makes it a treasure of wildlife.More than 54 species of mammals and over 200 species of birds inhabit the sanctuary.This nature trail is open for all serious nature lovers and is a photographer’s paradise.Learn to identify birds, and have a fun time identifying the innumerable species of birds before embarking on the return journey.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    500


  • l
    Thane
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: The pristine village is a mixture of forest, grassland and wetland, and remains an untouched beauty.Innumerable varieties of birds dot the village, and is a famous bird-watching destination.Learn how to identify the birds on this beautiful trail, which will captivate nature buffs immeasurably.With its unique landscape, Bhopar is a photographer’s absolute delight!Enjoy the bountiful offerings of nature on this soulful nature trail.

    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    300


  • h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Enthrall in the beauty of this famous fort of Karanala also known as ‘Thumb Point’ owing to its unique shape and structure.A perfect place for birdwatchers and wildlife photographers.Your excursion begins at around 06:30 AM at Panvel station.You will be then transferred to Karanala from Panvel bus depot via local transport. Begin your trail after a quick briefing session.Enjoy the captivating nature surrounding you throughout the trail. Your guided walk comes to an end at around 11:30 AM.Leave for Panvel via local transport and continue your return journey to your respective destinations as your experience comes to an end.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    300


  • l
    Mumbai
    d1 Day

    About the Activity: Yeoor, located in the eastern Thane region is home to some of the most beautiful and around 100 different species of birds.Begin your excursion from Thane station at around 06:30 AM. Proceed towards Yeoor Hills via an auto.Begin your guided walk, enjoy the captivating scenery and spot various species of birds flocking distant trees and hills.Leave by 1:00 PM, to your respective destinations as your experience finally comes to an end.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    200


  • l
    Pune
    h6 Hours

    About the Activity: Learn how to spot, identify and observe birds and their calls as well as any other fauna during this half day session of bird watching. Get ready to tackle tricky terrains and uneven landscapes are you are introduced to binoculars and field guides on birds.Enjoy 6 hours of spotting and learning about these magnificent creatures as you cover the areas of Pune, Lonavala and Saswad.Travel in groups of 4 and this trip is open to anyone above the age of 18.

    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1500


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    Bird Watching at Bhandup Pumping Station, Mumbai
    l
    Mumbai
    h6 Hours

    About The Activity:Nature has its own ways to entice us, and to witness some of the brightest and lively creation of Mother Nature, you must join this bird watching tour at Bhandup near Mumbai. A quaint settlement within the premises of the metro, this region has the largest water filtration plant in Asia, and attracts a large number of local and migratory birds round the year.Over the 6 hours of this bird watching tour, you can spot several rare and exotic avifauna species that includes forest, grassland and water birds. Lush and evergreen outlook of the region also make it a wonderful destination to spend quality time amidst the bountiful nature and indulge in nature photography. During your visit to Bhandup, you can also spot some of the most colourful species of butterflies, reptiles and lot more.

    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    200


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