Through one of the blogs I follow, came across an interesting day trip near Pune.
A day with Flamingos…!
It’s a 120 kms drive from where I stay to Diksal village on the Pune-Solapur highway. It took close to 2.5 hours to reach the destination. You can pretty much reach Diksal and ask anyone for directions for bird watching. The locals are very helpful.
We reached the spot around 6 am and got into the boat in ten minutes. Bharat, the boatman was our contact. His wife was our boat-woman that day… 🙂 We had a superb ride for close to 1.5 hours. Enjoyed watching Flamingos. Missed not having a telephoto lens, coz we couldn’t go too close to the bird. Nevertheless, it was a great experience. I am very sure we will visit this place next year as well.
- Don’t forget to try out the poha in a small highway restaurant “Jyoti”. Totally mind-blowing. Located near the turn to Diksal / opp to Hotel Sagar.
- Contact for Boatman Bharat :9766292989. Give him a call a day before and fix the schedule.
- Peak season – Dec to Feb.