Bhigwan, a birding paradise close to Pune, is one of the best winter destinations in the area. Apart from a large variety of wetland birds found here, especially migratory Greater Flamingos, Bhigwan is also a great case study in community-led tourism, and a perfect place to see first-hand how locals are transforming the birding scene in a positive way.
We will travel to Bhigwan early in the morning in order to see wetland birds with the help of a boat ride. Later, after our birding session, we will have the opportunity to interact with a local community tourism stakeholder, and learn more about how local communities and the environment can benefit from each other with the help of sustainable tourism.
Here's What You'll Discover...
✔ Learn more about the ecosystem and not just the star species
✔ Gain a new outlook on conservation as you will look at all the aspects
✔ Explore how community tourism is helping showcase nature hotspots and helping save them;
✔ Check out some amazing natural spaces around your home cities;
✔ Short outings make for the perfect easy break to reconnect with nature;
✔ Spend time in the company of enthusiastic and experienced professionals in natural history;
✔ Learn more about local traditions and ways of life as you interact with local communities;
✔ A chance to look at popular destinations in a new light
✔ The amount you pay will be for the escort who will be your guide too. If needed, we will seek help from a local guide or invite the subject expert.
If there are friends and not family members, we will consider them as separate participants.
The participants will have to bear the cost of travel to the venue or you may travel on your own transport.
The participants will have to pay the cost of any expenditure incurred, such as entrance fee, camera fee, rides, cycle hire, etc.
Please bring your own food, snacks, drinks, medicines, water bottles, etc
You may buy food items from the local shops or eating places.
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