Trip to Mayureshwar Wildpark And Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary Near Pune

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 Bird Sanctuary


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.

Sanctuary Information:

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


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.

Sanctuary Information:

Entry Fee: 30 INR Per Person
Four Wheeler: 100 Per Vehicle
Camera: 50 Per Camera
Distance: 75 km From Pune
Location: Baramati

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

Kumbhargaon Bird Sanctuary

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.