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Type:           Bird walk 

No of days:  02

Grade:          Easy

Region:         Raigad
Range:          Matheran

Elevation:     2625ft

 

Date

Itinerary

Stay

Meals

Day 1

Mumbai – Matheran

L,D

Resort

Day 2

Matheran – Mumbai

B

 

Itineraries

Day 1

Mumbai to Matheran

Report at Meeting point early morning and transfer to Matheran. Upon reaching walk 4kms to Matheran centre through dense forest of Matheran birdwatching. Check in to the hotel and fresh up. Post lunch Explore the vicinity for the first evening trail. Rest of the evening is at leisure.

Day 2

Matheran – Mumbai

Pre Breakfast, an early visit to the forest and photographing. Return to resort for breakfast and pack up. Check out from the resort. Post breakfast head out for a final trail in the Matheran forest. Return for lunch (at own cost) and transfer to Mumbai.
Tour officially ends.

HOTELS ENVISAGED:     

Location

Hotel Names

Rating

Matheran

Brightland Resort or Similar

Deluxe

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in above mentioned hotel.
  • Return transfers by AC Tempo Traveller. (Mumbai – Matheran – Mumbai)
  • Meals as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entry charges for Matheran
  • Birding & Night trails in Matheran (3) 
  • Professional Wildlife naturalist host of the experience
  • GST
  • 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.
  • Entry fees to other than Kaas Plateau
  • Airfares/Rail fares.

Anything Specifically NOT mentioned in includes.

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 A Hat
 Sunglasses with UV protection
 A dust protection mask
 Personal Bottle (To avoid plastic use – 1LtrsX2)
 Small backpack for safaris (10Ltrs)
 Bird books
 Sun screen
 Raincoat/Wind-cheater/Rain jacket (NO UMBRELLA)
 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 for trails

Wildlife safaris are 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.
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 safaris 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.

Reporting time is 04:30am at Dadar TT Circle near Chandu Halwai

Dadar: 0430am
Sion: 0445am
Chembur: 0500am
Vashi: 0520am
Panvel: 0550am

The Bus will depart at 0435-0440am from Dadar TT Circle

Our departure from Matheran willl be around 0500pm.
Our First drop schedule is as follows:
Panvel: 0600pm
Vashi: 0645pm
Chembur: 0715pm
Sion: 0730pm
Dadar TT: 0800pm

We will use a clean & maintained 15 seater AC Tempo traveller for our Journey from Mumbai.

Yes you can rent binoculars & camera from our online rental store.

We recommend the following books:

Birds of Mumbai - Sunjoy Monga
Birds of the Indian Subcontinent - Richard Grimmet
Book of Indian Birds - Dr Salim Ali