Flamingo Watching Tour at Bhandup Pumping Station

About Bhandup

Bhandup is truly one of the best kept secrets for observing birds. It encompasses diverse landscapes with salt pans, grassland, a lake, mangrove forest and a creek .One can explore the creek in a boat ride where one can observe a large number of lesser and greater flamingos along with various other birds such as puple heron, Northern pintail, Black tailed godwit, Rudy Shelduck , Plover,Whimbrel, lesser whistling duck etc to name a few.

Tours will resume in April.

Note: Customised tours can also be planned according to the time suitability at special charges.

Meeting Point: Eastern Express Highway, near turn off for the Mulund Airoli Link road

Trip duration:  2-3 hours


  • Meet Wildnest team members at the meeting point. Proceed to Bhandup Pumping Station,  followed by a brief introduction about flamingos as well as other birds.
  • Proceed for the boat ride.
  • Our naturalist will help in spotting flamingos as well as other shore birds found there with binoculars.

Charges: INR 900/- per person, Kids between 3 to 6 yrs are  INR 600 per person

( Recommended for children above 4 years old )

Includes: Boat ride, Binoculars for viewing and Services of Wildnest team members

Suggested items to carry: Camera and/or Binocular, Cap, Water bottle, your snacks

By road:

If you are coming from Mumbai, take a U turn from under the bridge over Mulund- Airoli Link road.

Meeting point lies on the Eastern Express Highway, near the turn off for the Mulund Airoli Link Road.

By Train:

Get off at Nahur Station on Central line and take a rikshaw towards Bhandup pumping station.

Meeting point lies on the Eastern Express Highway, near the turn off for the Mulund Airoli Link Road.

About Bharat Goel

Bharat Goel, an avid traveler and wildlife photographer has more than a decade’s experience of travelling in wild throughout India. Out of 49 tiger reserves in India, he has been 20 tiger reserves. His love for the wild urged him to leave his engineering career to dedicate his life for the preservation of nature and wildlife. He constantly strives to make people aware and encourage them to appreciate and being responsible towards nature through his endeavor.