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Private Tour: Full-Day Bird Safari Excursion to Bhigwan from Pune

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icon7 to 8 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Overview

Look for pink flamingos and more at the Bhigwan bird sanctuary on a full-day tour from Pune. In addition to seeing a variety of India's bird species, you'll visit the historic Bhuleshwar Temple along the way. Includes private driver and guide, round-trip transportation, and hotel or airport pickup and drop-off in Pune.
  • Private 8-hour tour from Pune with bird watching in Bhigwan and Bhuleshwar Temple visit
  • Observe wild flamingos and other bird life at the bird sanctuary near Bhigwan
  • Learn about the Hindu god Shiva while visiting Bhuleshwar Temple
  • Choose from a group size of one to four, five to 12, or 12 to 15
  • Customize the itinerary to suit your interests
  • Pickup and drop-off at Pune hotels or airport included
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Hotel or airport pickup and drop-off (Pune city only)
Private chauffeur with air-conditioned car
Visit to Kumbhargaon bird sanctuary and Bhuleshwar Temple
Private bird-watching expert
Round-trip transport to Bhigwan
Fuel, parking, surcharge and government taxes
Boat ride
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please provide hotel details while booking.

Departure Time

6:00 AM
Get an early morning start for your bird watching tour when your private guide and driver pick you up at your Pune hotel or at the Pune airport.

Relax in your private air-conditioned vehicle during the 2-hour drive to Bhigwan, a village located about 60 miles (110 km) from Pune. During the winter, migratory birds flock to the Yashwant Sagar reservoir, which forms the backwaters of the Ujain Dam near Bhigwan.

While birdwatching, you might see hundreds of flamingos, ruddy shelducks, black drongo, storks, Eurasian spoonbill, pratincole, red-naped ibis, spotted owlets, and more.

On the way back to Pune, stop halfway to visit Bhuleshwar Temple, a famous 13th-century hilltop temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. See intricate carvings along the walls that describe the feats of Lord Shiva.

Along the way, you can ask your guide to stop if you want to purchase meals, souvenirs, or any other goods. At the end of eight hours, your tour ends with hotel drop-off.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Bhigwan Bird Watching
Start this early morning tour with a 6am pickup from Pune Airport or your Pune city hotel by your bird-watching guide and private chauffeur. Your first stop is Bhigwan, a small village about 60 miles (110 km) away from Pune, and the drive takes roughly two hours. In the winter months, migratory birds flock to the huge Yashwant Sagar reservoir, which forms the backwaters of the Ujain Dam and is located by Bhigwan. Together with your guide and private group, you'll find the perfect bird-watching spot. Some of the famous birds you'll see include the ruddy shelducks, a large stork, the black drongo, the eurasian spoonbill, the red-naped Ibis, pratincole, and spotted owlets.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bhuleshwar Temple
After birdwatching, visit the hilltop site of Bhuleshwar, the famous temple of Lord Shiva. Originally called Mangalgadh, the temple was built in the 13th century. There are beautiful carvings along the walls that enhance its stone structure. Bhuleshwar has historical significance as it is the place where Devi Parvati danced for Lord Shiva, after which they went to Kailas and got married. Your guide will tell you more of the story. On your way back to Pune, you'll stop off at a traditional cane sugar factory. You can also stop for food, souvenirs, and anything else along the way, just ask your guide. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back off at your hotel
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please dress modestly and ensure you have adequate sun protection and drinking water
  • This is a great tour for those interested in photography
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY City Tours India

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Full-Day Bird Safari Excursion to Bhigwan from Pune?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Full-Day Bird Safari Excursion to Bhigwan from Pune.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Full-Day Bird Safari Excursion to Bhigwan from Pune?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Full-Day Bird Safari Excursion to Bhigwan from Pune.

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