I have always been baffled by nature’s vibrant bio-diversity. Who can say a small place called ‘Bhigwan’ near Sholapur will be blessed with such a rich bird lives. Bhigwan, a hotbed of migratory birds is also
known as ‘Bharatpur of Maharashtra’. And if you are among those who get goose-bump by hearing flamingos, herons, cranes , marsh harriers, tawny eagles then, Bhigwan is going to be a visual treat for
you. If you are a bird-photographer then Bhigwan promises to offer you eye level shots of magnificent bird species.
Bhigwan is a small town on the border of Pune and Solapur district. It is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway. The distance from Pune and Bhigwan is around 105 km. Place is well connected by road and recommended mode of transport is private vehicle, as it will give you more flexibility to roam around.
Two places – Diksal and Kumbhargaon are comparatively more active for birding.
Diksal: Place is popular and people are friendly to guide you the directions.
Kumbhargaon: Drive ahead of Bhigwan for around 2 Kms and look for sign boards saying “Kumbhargaon” or “Flamingo point”. As name says, main attraction for Kumbhargaon is Flamingoes.
Roads are wide and smooth and early morning drive is usually a pleasurable experience here.