Nested at about 100 km from Pune is the town of Bhigwan. The wet marshes and grass lands near this small town touch the massive Yeshwant Sagar reservoir that forms the backwaters of the Ujani Dam. Each year this lake welcomes over 200 variety of birds, those mainly Greater Flamingos, variety of Ibis, Sandpiper, Geese, Storks, Herons, Egrets etc.
Situated in the Karjat taluka of Ahmednagar district 140 km away from Pune, the Rehekuri Wildlife Sanctuary is spread over 2.17 square kilometers and draws nature lovers, photographers and tourists for its wide variety of flora and fauna. Apart from the many species of trees and plants, you can spot here short toed snake eagle, shrike, baya weaver, drongo, hoopoe, blackbucks, chinkaras, wolves and the Indian fox.
Bird watching and watching animals in their natural habitat is judged as one of the most favorite leisure activity, thus we would like you to join us to experience absolutely unrivaled close-up viewing the skyscraper of the bird family - the Flamingos, muscles powered by natural spring action - the jumping Black Bucks. Spend your evening camping in cozy tents under the starry sky.
Date: Jan 14th – 15th
Duration: 1N/ 2D
Cost: Veg meal INR 2800 (Only veg meals available)
• 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 hi-tea and snacks and 1 Dinner.
• Transportation Non-AC and tolls (Pune – Bhigwan - Rehekuri – Pune).
• Package drinking water.
• Overstay stay in tents on shared accommodation (tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats and air pillows will be provided)
• Guided tour with expert naturalist.
• Medical assistance if required.
• Boat ride for bird watching.
• Personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment)
• Personal Medic*tion
• Lunch on day 2.
• Anything not mentioned in the trip facilities.
Day 1 – Jan 14th Saturday
Pick-ups from selected pick-up locations 5:00 – 6:00 am
Exist Pune at 6:00 am
Arrive at Bhigwan at 8:00 am
Introductions, tea and orientation 8:00 – 8:300 am
Boat ride for bird watching 8:30 – 10:30 am
Leave for Rehekuri at 11:00 am
Arrive at Rehekuri and have lunch at 1:30 pm
Tent pitching and rest period 2:30 – 4:00 pm
Hi-tea and snacks 4:00 – 4:30 pm
Wildlife safari (by walk) for spotting Black Bucks and some grassland bird species 4:00 – 6:00pm
Return to base. Group discussions and free time from 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Dinner 8:30 – 9:30 pm
Star gazing 10:00 – 11:00 pm
End of Day 1.
Day 2 –Jan 15th Sunday
Wake up call 5:30 am
Wildlife safari (by walk) for spotting Black Bucks and some grassland bird species 6:30 – 8:30 am
Return to campsite for breakfast at 9:00 am
Pack up tents 10:00 am
Depart for Pune at 10:30 am
Arrive in Pune at 2:00 pm.
End of tour.
Things to carry: Its winter season, be prepared with warm clothing.
• Please carry light colored full body clothing, jackets, track pants, pullovers or sweater.
• Spare set of clothing
• Good hiking or sports shoes
• Caps and Hats
• Hand Towel
• Munchies and personal snacks
• Personal Medic*tion
• Camera (optional)
• Binoculars (optional)
• Shawl (optional)
• One liter water bottle
• One bed sheet (Compulsory)
• Torch (Compulsory)
Please take care of all your belongings.
Notify us immediately in case of any medical emergency.
Adventure camping and outdoor sports/ recreation is purely for nature lovers and not for party groups; we respect nature and do our best to spread the awareness about wilderness preservation.
Campsite/ Homestay requests all enthusiasts to maintain silence post 11:00 pm
We like to keep the wildlife wild, please do not litter the forest/ sanctuary.
Please confirm your registration with amount mentioned above in cash or make an online transfer to:
Our account details below:
Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank Name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account Number: 6631002100001031
IFSC Code: PUNB0663100
Account type: Current
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Team Rivers and Ridges.
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