Bhigwan 2.0 : Stargazing and Birding Community Events, Drum Circles January 13, 2018 / Arusha Vaidya 02:00 PM to 02:00 PM on the 13th January 2018 to 14th January 2018 Bhigwan, also known as ‘Bharatpur of Maharashtra’ is located 100 kms from Pune. The serene and majestic backwaters of Ujjani dam become every birder and photographer’s paradise during winters. Pink Flamingos, Little cormorant, Painted Stork and Pied Kingfishers are some of the birds found here. Many of these migrating from Siberia, Eurasia, Mongolia, Pakistan and other parts of the world in large numbers and some of them native to Bhigwan.With stargazing, birding, drum circle and a lot more activities we assure you a memorable experience to start your new year !• Itinerary:Day 1 : 2:00 PM : Departure from Deccan. 5:30 PM :Arrival and snacks at Bhigwan. 6:00 – 6:30 PM :Orientation 6:30 – 7:15 PM :Learn to pitch your own tent (optional) 7:30 – 8:30 PM :Kulhadi style dinner (veg/ non veg) 8:30 – 10:30 PM :Explore nocturnal species of migratory birds through a session with a birdwatching expert. 10:30 – 12:00 AM : Gather around bonfire with an interaction with the cosmos with our stargazing expert Mr.Makarand Paranjapye. Open jam around the bonfire. (optional)Day 2 :5:00 AM : Wake up call 5:30 AM : Tea 6:30 AM : Depart by boats for birdwatching and Pink Flamingo-spotting. 6:45 – 8:45 : An Interactive session with a birding expert. 9:30 AM : Breakfast 11:00 AM : Departure for Pune 2:30 PM : Arrival at Deccan• Cost per person Rs.2500/- Early bird and group discounts available !• Cost inclusions:Pune to Pune travel by comfortable Non AC Bus. Tea & snacks on arrival. Dinner(veg/non veg) Expert consultation charges. Birdwatching. Tented Accommodations on sharing basis. Stargazing equipment. Boat fares. Mineral water, Tea and Breakfast.• What to bring: Comfortable and warm clothes. Trekking/sports shoes. Water bottles. Sun screen and Sun glasses. Mosquito repellent. Extra pair of clothes. Torch Medications(if any) Binoculars (if you have)• Additional information: Please get a set of binoculars (if possible), any musical instrument that you might want to play during the jam around the bonfire.•Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited.For additional queries contact: +91-9860344411: Dr. Khushboo Shah +91-9405875127 : Arusha Vaidya BookingsBookings are closed for this event.