Bhigwan- A small town around 110 Kms from Pune on Solapur road is a famous place for birding enthusiasts. It is on the backwaters of Ujjani dam. Going through private vehicle is the best option since the actual spot is 5-6 Kms inside the main road. Else State Transport buses or trains can drop till Bhigwan from Pune or Solapur and then one has to be dependent on some local transport for reaching the spot. Beginners, amateurs, experience as well as just travellers throng this place round the year for birding. Winters are more preferred since several species of migratory birds including flamingos flock this place. These birds travel thousands of kilometers from their native places to escape harsh cold.

One should reach maximum by 7:00 in the morning to enjoy the winged beauties. Once the sun starts shining brightly it becomes difficult to navigate and focus. One can have a night stay there but have to inform well in advance to below numbers:
Sandeep-99606 10615, Swapnil-83083 83050
They will arrange everything for you from boat ride, breakfast, lunch, dinner and whatever one can discuss with them. If you are a fish lover, you will get fresh water Tilapia Fish here.

Once you reached the spot, you will have to take boat ride which takes you to the other part of lake. It gives a close look of flamingos. There are several species of birds which one can spot at this place. The boatmen are well aware of bird species and provides all details related to them. One can see storks, ibis, plovers, ducks, herons, egrets, raptors to name a few. Its a place to enjoy rather than writing. This is a must and repetitive visit place by every bird and nature lover. Enjoy the Pics!!

Happy clicking and travelling!!!

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