There are list of most unique wildlife places around Pune which are perfect destination for bird watcher and hikers. Wildlife Sanctuaries near Pune includes Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary,Koyna wildlife sanctuary and Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Visited the Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary and Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary over the weekend, here are some random clicks of bird watching.
Bhigwan Town is known as mini Bharatpur or Bharatpur of Maharashtra, famous for bird watching especially flamingo. The small dusty town of Bhigwan has the backwaters of Ujani dam and gives sighting of many variety of birds such as flamingos,Ducks, Herons,Raptors and Waders.
Village: Diksal Village
Dam : Ujani Dam Backwater
Boating: 100 RS Per Person
Things to Carry – DSLR Camera, Binocular and Water Bottle
How To Reach Bhigwan
Pune to Bhigwan Distance by Road- 110 kms
Mayureshwar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the smallest wildlife sanctuary located in Baramati Tehsil of Pune district. The sanctuary has coverage area of 5.14 Sq KM and has beautiful grasslands and desert areas, also popular for its birds and wildlife population of Indian Gazelle and Indian Wolf.
Entry Fee: 30 INR Per Person
Four Wheeler: 100 Per Vehicle
Camera: 50 Per Camera
Distance: 75 km From Pune
Bird Species: Sandgrouse,Snake Eagle,Partridge and Black Winged Kite.
Wild Animals: Indian Gazelle, Striped Hyena,Indian Wolf and Indian Jackal.
Travel Map From Pune
Pune – 75 km
Baramati – 41 km
Satara – 88 km
Mumbai – 220 km
Kumbhar Gaon is now known as Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary is one of the two place near Ujani dam backwaters for Birdwatching, Diksal (Bhigwan) being the other. Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary is the main stop for wonderful water birds such as Flamingoes,Grey heron,Painted stork,Brown Headed Gull,Red naped Ibis, Little Ringed Plover and Osprey fish eating bird of prey.