Sinhgad Bird Valley is one of the best places for bird watching in PUNE. Reach there as early as 06.00 AM for selecting better place for your setup. If you prefer to go there on weekdays, you’ll have better chances of getting really good captures for yourself ;). Because there will be less crowd on weekdays comparatively than on weekends. It’s flooded with photographers and newcomers otherwise!. If you are lucky enough, you can spot different species of birds in a single visit. There are plenty of hotels/stalls for snacks and tea that you can munch on and get ready with your gears 😉
While reaching to bird valley, keep a close look around khadakwasla dam and suburb area as you may spot many different types of birds there as well. We did spot some birds on our quite a few visits (through out the year) and here they are:
Stay ALERT and keep WATCHING
Now here is most preferred bird by many photographers: APF (Male & Female)
This is a BONUS
This Common Garden Lizard was really a showstopper! gave us really good poses! 😀
How to Reach:
As name says this valley is at Sinhgad Fort base (from where you start trekking).
Going towards Sinhgad Fort via Sinhgad road, after Donje village, you come to the point where either you take “ghaat” road by vehicle or the other way which goes for Trek. Take right to reach Aatekar Vasti then you reach to the point where you start trekking. Don’t forget to take right side way which takes you to the trekking point and Sinhgad Bird Valley.
- Swargate (PUNE, Maharashtra) to Sinhgad Valley Distance: 24Kms.
- BEST SEASON:
Starts from end of November till April especially good for spotting Asian paradise Flycatcher, Black Naped Monarch, Verditer Flycatcher, Barbetts, Crested Hawk Eagles and many more…