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!


14 Hours Available on request
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  • Highlights
    • Witness beautiful Winter Waterscapes.
    • Boat Ride at Bhigwan.
    • Witness migratory birds in large numbers, the highlight being Greater Flamingos.
    • Visit to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary to watch the graceful Indian Gazelle.
    • Guidance of a Birding Expert from Foliage Outdoors.



    0530 hrs: Reporting at Foliage Outdoors office, Kothrud.

    0545 hrs: Leave for Bhigwan. Enjoy a breakfast en route.

    0730 hrs: Reach boating point.

    0800 hrs: Enjoy a boat ride and birding (duration: 1.5 to 2 hours).

    1000 hrs: Continue birdwatching along the banks of Ujjani Backwaters.

    1100 hrs: Lunch (simple home-cooked vegetarian meal) followed by a short rest.

    1300 hrs: Leave Bhigwan and proceed to Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.

    1500 hrs - 1600 hrs: Explore Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.

    1630 hrs: Leave for Pune.  We will stop for a short tea break en route.

    1900 hrs: Reach Pune.


    What is included in the tour

    • Pune to Pune Transport (Non AC)
    • Breakfast, Lunch (simple home-cooked Vegetarian food), Evening Tea with snacks.
    • Boat ride at Bhigwan (life jackets will be provided).
    • Entry fees at Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary.
    • Services of Outdoor Experts from Foliage Outdoors well equipped with First Aid


    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Camera Fees.
    • Any kind of Insurance
    • Mineral Water / Cold Drinks / Personal expenses of any kind.
    • Medical expenses – if incurred during the excursion.
    • Any other charges not mentioned in the “Charges Include” list.
    • GST as Applicable


    Camp Category
    Wildlife - Open Age
    Age Groups
    For All Ages