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Bird watching and fun at Kumbhargaon Sanctuary

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  • Kumbhargaon Sanctuary

    Bhigwan, Maharashtra (map)

    18.299423 74.753723

  • Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1752576088324748

    The area around Kumbhargaon (Bhigwan) is the catchment area of Ujani Dam. This wetland attracts many migratory birds from North India & other countries. The prominent birds are flamingos and some other birds that we get to see are: Grey Heron, Kingfishers, Sandpipers, Ruddy Shelduck, Egrets, Pond Heron, Duck, Gulls etc

    Itinerary:
    Friday
    23:30 - Meet at Thane Station Platform no. 10
    00:00 - Start traveling to Kumbhargaon in pvt. vehicle

    Saturday
    06:00 - Reach Kumbhargaon. Fresh up in a homestay and have breakfast.
    08:00 - We explore around the region on foot looking for birds
    10:00 - Play some team games
    13:00 - Have lunch and rest
    16:00 - We go on boat to observe flamingoes and other birds
    19:00 - Back to homestay. Dinner and masti till you sleep

    Sunday
    06:00 - Wake up early and go out on boat exploring flamingoes and other birds. Early morning hours is supposed to be the best time to explore birds.
    09:30 - Come back and have breakfast.
    11:00 - Packup and leave Kumbhargaon
    13:00 - Have lunch on the way at some Dhaba
    19:00 - Reach Thane

    Fees: Rs.2500

    Includes:
    - Travel from Thane to Kumbhargaon and back in private vehicle
    - Accommodation charges
    - Two breakfast, one lunch and one dinner
    - Tea and refreshments at appropriate times
    - Boat charges
    - Expertise charges for bird watching

    Excludes:
    - Lunch on Sunday
    - Any personal expenditures

    Contact:
    Krishna -[masked] (Also available on WhatsApp)
    Bharati -[masked] (Also available on WhatsApp)
    Email - [masked]

    --- Send your advance money to following account ---
    Name - Krishna Kuya
    Bank – IDBI, New Panvel
    Account no:[masked]
    Account type: Savings
    IFSC code – IBKL[masked]

    Things to be carried:
    - Medical and consent form -https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwDsRRLH0uscR1J1VWJ1aHhPV3c/
    - Two litres water
    - Sun hat, sunscreen etc

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