Welcome to the "I Explore" programs, your gateway to uncovering the captivating natural wonders that Pune and its surrounding regions have to offer. Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of natural history and geological marvels as we guide you through a journey of discovery.

Our carefully crafted programs cater to avid birdwatchers, wildlife enthusiasts, and curious minds eager to explore the diverse habitats and ecosystems flourishing around Pune. Embark on an expedition that delves into the rich biodiversity of the area, allowing you to witness firsthand the beauty of native flora and fauna.

Join us as we venture into lush forests, serene wetlands, and breathtaking landscapes, unveiling the hidden treasures that nature has bestowed upon this region. Whether you seek to unravel the secrets of geological formations or simply yearn to reconnect with the wilderness, "I Explore" promises an unforgettable experience filled with knowledge, awe, and an appreciation for the natural world.

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Tamhini Jungle Trek - Tour
Tamhini Jungle Trek
₹ 1,900
12 Hours
23 Jun
For All Ages
Tamhini Jungle Trek
₹ 1,900
Recommended for age group: 10 - 60 years Craving a refreshing getaway into the great outdoors? Join us on our Tamhini Jungle Trek Weekend Outing, just 65 km from Pune. Immerse yourself in the region's breathtaking natural beauty, from dense evergreen forests to sacred groves teeming with vibrant monsoon flora. Tamhini is a nature enthusiast's dream destination for bird watching, exploring the sacred Vinzai Devi temple Grove, and discovering a diverse array of plants, ferns, and fungi along the trails. Our easy 4 km trek promises an unforgettable 3-hour adventure through verdant valleys, cascading waterfalls, and lush evergreen forests. Suitable for all experience levels, from seasoned trekkers to those seeking a gentle introduction to nature's wonders. Escape the city's bustle and rejuvenate your senses on our Tamhini Jungle Trek. Book now to experience the serenity and awe-inspiring vistas of Tamhini's great outdoors.   read more read less
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I Explore - Raireshwar - Tour
I Explore - Raireshwar
₹ 1,900
12 Hours
07 Jul
For All Ages
I Explore - Raireshwar
₹ 1,900
Discover the hidden gem of Raireshwar, a sprawling plateau nestled in the Sahyadri Ranges, spanning 7-8 km. Raireshwar boasts two distinct attractions: the mystical Shiva Temple, believed to be where Shivaji Maharaj pledged for "Swarajya", and a breathtaking monsoon bloom of vibrant flowers. The trek to Raireshwar is an easy one, and the views from the top are breathtaking. The plateau is home to a Shiva temple, where it is believed that Shivaji Maharaj took an oath of swarajya. The temple is surrounded by beautiful flowers, which bloom throughout the monsoon season. From the top of the plateau, you can see the forts of Rajgad, Torna, Rohida, Kenjalgad, Kamalgad, and many others. You can also see the river basins of Neera and Walki. This is a great way to experience the beauty of the Sahyadri Mountains and learn about the history of the region.   read more read less
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I Explore Program - 3 Sundays 3 Habitats - Tour
I Explore Program - 3 Sundays 3 Habitats
₹ 8,000
3 Sundays
Available on request
I Explore Program - 3 Sundays 3 Habitats
₹ 8,000
Recommended for  All Age Groups Come join us on an exciting journey of exploring and learning! This "I Explore" program is open to people of all ages. This three-day program, organized by Foliage Outdoors, invites everyone to discover habitats around Pune. With the guidance of our knowledgeable Naturalist, you'll explore various landscapes such as Wetlands, an Evergreen Forest, and Grasslands around Pune. You'll have the opportunity to observe and experience these environments up close, discovering animals, birds, butterflies, insects, plants, trees, and more. Throughout the program, you'll embark on three unique one-day outings to different locations near Pune. These outings will take place on three consecutive Sundays. For more details about our exciting plans, take a look at the comprehensive schedule below. BATCH DATES: Batch 1: Bhigwan 03 Sept  | Rehkuri 10 Sept | Tamhini 17 Sept Batch 2: Bhigwan 24 Sept | Rehkuri 01 Oct| Tamhini 08 Oct Batch 3: Bhigwan 15 Oct | Rehkuri 22 Oct| Tamhini 29 Oct   read more read less
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I Explore- Geological Wonders - Tour
I Explore- Geological Wonders
₹ 2,500
12 Hours
Available on request
I Explore- Geological Wonders
₹ 2,500
I Explore- Geological Wonders is a full-day program that takes you to some of Pune's most impressive geological features. Join us as we visit Asia's largest potholes in the Kukadi River, explore the stunning caves with their stalactites and stalagmites formations, and marvel at the natural basalt bridge created by nature. Our knowledgeable naturalist will accompany you throughout the day, sharing insights into the geological forces that have shaped Pune's landscape. Whether you're an enthusiast or a curious explorer, this tour promises a memorable experience. Unlock the geological mysteries of Pune with us - a day of exploration you won't forget! read more read less
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I Explore- Kaas Plateau - Tour
I Explore- Kaas Plateau
₹ 2,500
12 Hours
Available on request
I Explore- Kaas Plateau
₹ 2,500
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaas Plateau is also called as Maharashtra's Valley of Flowers! An ideal place to view some rare species of flowers and plants that are endemic to the Western Ghats. The Kaas Plateau, popularly referred to as the "Plateau of Flowers," is a well-known tourist destination in Maharashtra and a well-liked picnic location in the late monsoon season. The plateau is around 1,000 hectares in size and is located at an elevation of 1200 m. The Kaasa tree is where the name "Kaas" comes from. More than 850 distinct blooming plant species can be found in Kaas, 624 of which are on the IUCN Red List. These include carnivorous plants like Drosera Indica, shrubs like the Karvy, and orchids. The Koyna Dam's catchment region is the Kaas Plateau, which provides a view of the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary's extensive evergreen forests.  It is an absolute Floral Treat! Note: We have scheduled batches for the Kaas Plateau only on weekdays. This is to ensure that we can explore the plateau in a less crowded environment. The plateau is a popular tourist destination, and it can get very crowded on weekends. By scheduling our batches on weekdays, we can give you the best possible experience of the plateau. read more read less
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I Explore - Tamhini - Tour
I Explore - Tamhini
₹ 2,200
12 Hours
Available on request
For All Ages
I Explore - Tamhini
₹ 2,200
Join us on the Tamhini Nature Trail, a captivating day visit with Foliage Outdoors' "I Explore" initiative. Situated on the crest of the Western Ghat mountain ranges, Tamhini Ghat is noted for its surroundings comprising scenic waterfalls, crystal clear streams, and dense woods. Situated about 65 km from Pune, Tamhini has been a favorite hotspot for nature lovers. The Tamhini area has some dense evergreen forests offering good opportunities for bird watching. The sacred Grove in Tamhini is surely worth a visit. It is also home to some beautiful monsoon flora. A trail through the 'Devrai' can reveal an interesting variety of Plants, Ferns Fungi, Birds, and mammals. This is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Western Ghats and learn about the importance of conservation. read more read less
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I Explore  - Panchgani - Tour
I Explore - Panchgani
₹ 3,300
12 Hours
Available on request
For All Ages
I Explore - Panchgani
₹ 3,300
Discover the beauty of monsoon flora at a secret plateau trail in Panchgani! The monsoons are the perfect time to go on a nature walk and explore the monsoon flora. On this trail, you will visit a secret plateau that is home to a variety of rare species of flowers and plants, including orchids, carnivorous plants, and many others. You will also learn about the plants and their importance to the ecosystem. This is an ideal place to view some rare species of flowers and plants that are endemic to the Western Ghats. It is an absolute floral treat! Come join us to explore the hidden gems of Panchgani's monsoon flora on a guided nature walk!   read more read less
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I Explore - Rehekuri - Tour
I Explore - Rehekuri
₹ 3,000
12 Hours
Available on request
For All Ages
I Explore - Rehekuri
₹ 3,000
Rehekuri Sanctuary, located in Karjat Taluka of Ahmednagar District, is a wildlife spot famous for the” blackbuck”, one of the Antelope Species seen in India. With its distinct spiral horns and striking contrasting black-white coat, the male blackbuck is instantly recognizable in the dry landscape of the sanctuary. The sanctuary is a dry scrubland that also is a home for other interesting mammals like the Indian Wolf, Indian Fox, Indian Jackal, and Chinkara. The sanctuary also hosts a wide variety of open country birds like Indian Roller, Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse, and Desert Wheatear. In winter, visitors can enjoy the sights of migratory birds like Red-breasted Flycatcher and Taiga Flycatcher. read more read less
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I Explore Bhigwan - Mayureshwar - Tour
I Explore Bhigwan - Mayureshwar
₹ 3,000
14 Hours
Available on request
For All Ages
I Explore Bhigwan - Mayureshwar
₹ 3,000
Bhigwan and Mayureshwar are two of the best birding destinations in Maharashtra. Bhigwan is a wetland area that attracts a variety of migratory birds during the winter, including Greater Flamingos, Bar-Headed Geese, and Collared Pratincoles. Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a healthy population of Indian Gazelle (Chinkara) and other mammals, as well as a variety of bird species, such as Indian Eagle Owl, White-Bellied Minivet, and Bonelli's  Eagle. This one-day tour takes you to both Bhigwan and Mayureshwar, where you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who will help you identify the different bird species. You will also have the opportunity to go on a boat ride on the backwaters of Bhigwan, where you can get up close and personal with the birds. This is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of birdwatching in Maharashtra and learn about the importance of these habitats for wildlife conservation. This tour is perfect for birdwatchers of all levels of experience. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birder, you are sure to enjoy this unique opportunity to experience the best of birdlife around Pune. Book your spot today for an unforgettable Bhigwan-Mayureshwar birding trip!   read more read less
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