The Birds Paradise – Bhigwan,Diksal & Kavdi Bird Watching
Bhigwan is a small scenic town in Maharashtra, India. Bhigwand-Diksal is about 110 Km from Pun known for its spectacular bird watching as it hosts beautiful migratory birds (Flamingo) and other wildlife. The bird sanctuary located at bhigwan provides a unique opportunity to experience beautiful birds everywhere you turn. While most people have seen flocks of seagulls, this town also has a very large flamingo population. In some spots, you can see hundreds flocking together in the water! These birds, along with storks, herons, and even various species of goose all run around in the backwater of Ujani Dam. You can stand and look with binoculars, or you can take a boat ride from local fishers down to enjoy the birds further in. All these species can be observed from various places like diksal, Kumbhargao Bird Sanctuary and the Bhigwan dock.
A small population of Bhigwan & surrounding villages & significant distance between these villages causes the place to be very hidden, and to have a minimal noise pollution. When considering these facts, you should realize why Bhigwan is considered the best bird watching destination near Pune. It is a great weekend gateways for anyone who wants to get away from the city, or for any bird watching enthusiasts who want to be wowed. While it is located a little off the grid, it is still easy to access by own vehicle. There is even a state transport bus! However, because the village is so small, the nearest hotels are in neighbouring cities, such as Pune or Baramati. But the drive is still simple, and not having so many people staying on the reserve makes the birds more likely to come out during the day and night to make your experience more enjoyable. Here are additional reasons you should go bird watching at Bhigwan.
As urbanisation surrounding the metros & tier 1 cities is increasing very drastically, and cities are getting more crowded. Having a breather in a crowded city & live amidst nature is definitely a huge break for travellers. One of the reasons on why Bhigwan is popular among backpackers and tourist is the fact that the town offers a breath of fresh air. Walk around the area wherein you can enjoy a whiff of fresh air which is very scarce in the city.
Beautiful sunrises and eye-catching village landscape
The Sunrises over the water and landscape in Bhigwan back water make it look like an African Savannah sunset. Whether you’re standing on the land, or in a boat going through the backwater, the beauty of the sunrise is breath-taking. The orange glow of the sun makes the water look like lava spreading across the region. It is truly a glorious place for anyone interested in birds or who just want to relax outside of a city while experiencing the best of what nature has to offer.
Surreal and blissful atmosphere
The small population of Bhigwan & surrounding along with the natural wildlife that exists in every corner create a very calming atmosphere throughout the surrounding places and water. Sitting in a boat on the water as the sunset is one of the most serene experiences one can have. You can also stay until after sunset to experience the night with only the sounds of hundreds of birds surrounding you.
Boat ride in the backwaters
While the back waters of Bhigwan are starting to fluctuate and lower, they are still high enough for the beautiful boat trips. If you really want to see the great flamingos of Bhigwan, this is the way to do it. As the waters, lower slightly, the birds move in towards deeper water. In addition, they tend to flock where there are less people and less noise, so deeper into the backwaters. The boats gather around the flocks quietly enough as to not scare the birds, and allow their viewers to experience the magnificence of the thousands of birds that eat and stay together in the backwaters of Bhigwan.
Learn to identify various birds
Bhigwan is a travel destination for bird watching with a large variety of migratory birds. There are over two hundred and thirty different species of just migratory birds and even more species that stay in Bhigwan and surrounding year-round that wander around the wildlife sanctuary. The people leading you around on the boats can help point out various species or you can learn how to use a bird watching guide to identify as many birds as you can. Everyone can identify the great flamingos that gather around the waters, but with hundreds of species, there is much more to experience. Even if you are not a bird enthusiast, Bhigwan will make you one!
Are you ready to visit Bhigwan, Diksal, Kavdi & surrounding for bird watching? Ujani Dam backwater bird watching activity provides you the best scenic experience in the morning and evening time as most of the birds haunting for their catch. To travel 110 Km from pune to reach at Bhigwan by 6 am in the morning is really difficult, in the rush you will miss some breath taking views of the surroundings. TourdeFarm.in handpicked some of the Farmstays & Agri Resorts in & around Bhigwan, Diksal, Kavdi, Resort owners will arrange guide & boat for you, they will show you best places & help you to identify type of birds. On this farmstay at Bhigwan you will get rustic country side experience along with some mouth-watering sea food cuisine. The fresh catch prepared in front of you in traditional way along with your family & friends would be the cherry on the top. So why you are waiting, let’s visit Bhigwan this season for bird watching & enjoy farmstay.
Farmstays & Agri Resorts in & around Bhigwan, Diksal, Kavdi
Photo Credit Ritesh Bagul – http://riteshbagul.blogspot.in