If one is looking at sighting Flamingos near Mumbai, Pune or the vicinity, then we would strongly recommend you experience the Bhigwan Lake near Pune with Jakson Inns. Bhigwan is a small dusty town on the border of Pune and Solapur district in Central Maharashtra, in India. It is located on the Pune-Solapur Highway around 105 km from Pune on the backwaters of Ujani dam. Bhigwan Lake is famous for bird watching especially flamingo's and wild life photography. Jakson Inns organizes Flamingo trips for its guests at Bhigwan Lake or the Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary.
It is ideal to leave at approximately 6 am to get to this breadth taking lake & enjoy it's waters. It would be best to reach Bhigwan Lake by 7 or 7:30 am to avoid the scorching sun. December to March is the ideal period to visit the sanctuary. The hotel assists you with boat rides & a guide who can take you through a tour. Apart from the beautiful flamingos, Bhigwan Lake is also popular for its wet land birds like Oriental White Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Black Ibis, Asian Open bill Stork, 2-3 types of Pond herons, River Tern, Painted Stork and so on. Though the number of birds differs every year, yet this is a refreshing experience for bird lovers.
At Bhigwan, many kinds of Ducks, Egrets, Raptors and Waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos can be seen. Bhigwan has almost all the prime bird species and also creates great photographic opportunities for wildlife photographers. At times, 1,000-1,200 flamingos are seen at the Bhigwan Lake. It is a favourite spot for migratory birds, with more than 230 species found here. One can also see painted storks, bar headed geese, demoiselle cranes, etc. These birds can be seen in the winter season between December and March. The birds generally migrate via marine routes and adult females depart from the breeding grounds.
Hence if you are looking at sighting Flamingo's near Mumbai or Pune, Jakson Inns would be glad to host you. The Hotel also offers various other sight seeing options that can be clubbed along with your Bhigwan Lake trip.