Bhigwan is a town on the border of the Pune and Solapur districts in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Bhigwan is famous for birdwatching, especially flamingo and wildlife photography. It’s located on the Pune-Solapur Highway around 105 km from Pune on the backwaters of Ujani dam. The distance between Solapur and Bhigwan is 151 km. It is also known as mini Bharatpur. Ujani Dam is constructed on the Bhima River. The water of the dam has created a shallow wetland and hosts many birds. Ujani Dam is constructed on the Bhima River. The water of the dam has created a shallow wetland and hosts many birds. At Bhigwan, ducks, herons, egrets, raptors and waders along with flocks of hundreds of flamingos are present. At times, 1,000-1,200 flamingos are seen. Low rainfall and low water levels have reduced the birds’ numbers. More than 230 species of migratory birds are found there, including painted storks, bar-headed geese and demoiselle cranes. These birds are present in the winter season between December and March. The birds generally migrate via marine routes and adult females depart from the breeding grounds. The backwaters of Ujani Dam host the greater flamingo, Eurasian spoonbill, bar-headed goose, collared pratincole and osprey. Bhigwan hosts the fastest bird of the animal kingdom, the peregrine falcon. The dry grasslands, woodlands, swamps, wetlands and backwaters of Bhigwan are the habitat for many species of fish, amphibians, lizards and snakes.
*(All the above information are from Wikipedia.)
Airport: Pune International Airport is the nearest airport located at a distance of 107 km from Bhigwan Bird Sanctuary.
Rail: Bhigwan Railway station is located at a distance of 5.6 km from here and is well connected to other cities by passenger trains as well as express trains from cities from other states like Chennai and Hyderabad.
Road: Bhigwan lies on the Pune Solapur Highway at a distance of 25 km from Baramati. It is well connected to Pune and Solapur by State Transport Buses.
Local: Auto Rickshaw, vehicles and taxis are available for local transport.