About the tour:

Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife refuge in the Murud and Roha talukas of Raigad district, Maharashtra state, India. It was created in 1986 to preserve some of the coastal woodland ecosystem of the Western Ghats and consists of 6979 hectares of forest, grasslands and wetlands. The area was once part of the hunting reserves of the princely state of Murud-Janjira.

 

Another interesting destination is the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary which offers a perfect escape from the pressures of urban living. This is one place where the grasslands and wetlands come together and provide shelter for a wide range of floral and faunal species.

Region                                  Phansad, Roha

No of Days                          Ex – Mumbai      02 Days

Grade                                   Easy

Type                                      Photography / Wildlife / Birdwatching

 

Date Itinerary Stay Meals
Day 1 Mumbai – Phansad L,D Hotel
Day 2 Phansad – Birdwatching – Mumbai B,L

 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1:                    Mumbai – Phansad

Start from Mumbai at 09:00am and start our drive towards Phansad. Check In to forest Tents and freshen up. Post lunch set your optics; we enter the vivid forests of Phansad marking diversified faunal species. Before sun set we will drive back to our tents. Tea & snacks will be served. Discuss Wetlands and grasslands birds and their habitat. Dinner will be served and call it off a day.

 

Day 2:                    Phansad Bird watching – Phansad wildlife Sanctuary – Mumbai

Early morning breakfast and head out for Phansad wildlife sanctuary bird watching after we check out early. Photograph the wetland and grassland birds. Lunch will be taken en-route the way back to Mumbai. Reach Mumbai by 05:00pm with new photographs and checklist.

 

Tour officially ends.

Ex-Mumbai:                       Indians:  Adult: ₹4,800/-* per head on twin sharing basis

 

Accommodation

HOTELS ENVISAGED:

 

Location Hotel Names Rating
Phansad Forest Cottage/Tents Economy

 

Charges Include:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned
  • Return transfers by vehicle. (Mumbai – Phansad– Mumbai)
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Nature Trails
  • Guide & Forest entry Charges
  • Expertise and service charges
  • Leader charges
  • Wildlife naturalist with group

 

Charges Exclude:

  • Additional / personal use of vehicle
  • Extended stay due to weather conditions or any situation not in human control
  • Any personal expenses, room service and special orders, mineral waters, non-alcoholic beverages, tips, phone calls, laundry etc.
  • Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the above specified itinerary.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • Camera fees.
  • Airfares/Rail fare
  • Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

Payment policy

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
  Advance (Non Refundable) Balance on or before 3 days
At the time of booking 50% 50%

 

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation period Cancellation Charges on Cost
21 – 35 days 25%
21 – 14 days 50%
14 – 07 days 75%
Less than 07 days or No show 100%

 

Things to Carry:

  • A Hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • A dust protection mask
  • Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
  • Small backpack (10Ltrs)
  • Bird books
  • Sun screen
  • Only dull coloured clothes (Green, brown, Beige, Camouflage)
  • Camera (At owners risk) with proper equipment for photography (As per need)
  • Fleece/Jacket (temperatures drop in the forest to below 10 degree Celsius)
  • Binoculars
  • Energy bars

 

Important Note:

  • Wildlife safaris/Bird watching is a matter of luck and opportunity. No guarantee of any sighting is made. Neither of our associates will quote that, although we try our best to spot and show you as much as nature allows us to.
  • Birdwatching is a hobby and not a race, hence request all birders to maintain discipline at all times.
  • Bird watching is an art of silence and key observation.
  • Avoid Pointing out directly to a bird that might flush the bird away.
  • Do not get too close to a bird for a photograph that you flush it away.
  • Birdwatching should be enjoyed by binoculars and the fun is to spot them, identify them and if you still have some time with the bird photograph them.
  • Never enter the forest with an intention of spotting a single species, it will only disappoint you. The forest is a gift packet with a lot to surprise with. Listen to our naturalist for more wonderful experience.
  • Our walks are not target species specific (Unless specified)
  • We explore everything we find uncommon and need to be explained.
  • Any demand for spotting a single species in any jeep will not be entertained by the guide or the tour leader as there are other travellers who would want to see the birds etc.
  • Respect & honour everything that is in the forest and it has to offer you.
  • Enjoy being in the forest and you will feel much happier away from the concrete chaos.
  • Respect the local, tribes, guards, guides, drivers, officers and all animals.
  • Front seat of the Gypsy is always reserved for the Guide or Guard.
  • No extra room will be made for photographers, respecting other travellers. (For photographers it is recommended to opt for higher options)
  • No littering in the forest strictly. (what goes comes back the same way)
  • Camera fees & guide tips to be paid separately & directly.
  • Kindly follow the instructions given by the tour leader and the guide for your own safety.

Departure date: 01st February 2020

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