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Flamingo Watching Tour at Sewri Jetty - Mumbai

Introduction

Every year thousands of flamingoes fly from Kutch in Gujarat and stay in Mumbai for around six months. They arrive in November and leave by June but the best time to see them is during January to March as these months sport the maximum number. Out of all the spots in Mumbai, Sewri is the best to see them.Various other birds like Black-Headed Ibis and Black-Tailed Godwit, Western Reef-egret, River Tern, Sandpiper, Green Shank, Herons, Egrets, Cranes, Wagtails, Swallows and some others can also be seen.

Adventure

Fitness Level

Culture

Note: Tours will be starting soon

Meeting Point: Sewri Jetty

Trip duration: 1-2 hours

Itinerary:
  • Meet Wildnest team members at Sewri Jetty followed by a brief introduction about flamingos as well as other birds.
  • Our naturalist will help in spotting flamingos as well as other birds found there with binoculars/ spotting scope.
  • A visit to Sewri fort ( optional )

Charges: INR 400/- per person (the entry for kids under 4 years of age is free of charge)

Includes: Bird Checklist, Activity booklet for kids, Binoculars/ spotting scope for viewing and Services of Wildnest team members

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

Note: A customised trip can be planned for a group of min. 10 participants ( if time and date requested by participants is suitable for viewing). We also organise customised group tours/ school tours.

By road:

Take the Imax Wadala road and take the turning for Sewri. If you are coming from Chembur side, there is a left turn after the salt pan road. Continue along this road until you reach a crossroad near Godrej Foods. Take a right and go straight along this road ( Mahul Road) until you reach Sewri Station. If you are coming from town or from Western side, you can take the road next to Gloria church in Byculla and go straight till you reach Reay Road Station entrance, on top of Reay Road bridge, on your left. Take the next left which leads you under the eastern freeway. Go straight till you reach Sewri Station East on your left. Take a right from opposite the station on Sewri koliwada road. Continue on this road till you are on the fork of a ‘Y’ road and take the left on this Y road. This will take you to a T-junction where this road meets the Sewri fort road. Turn right at this T-junction and go ahead another half kilometre to reach Sewri jetty.

Meeting point is opposite police chowki which is there at the Jetty.

By Train:

Get off at Sewri Station east, on the harbour line and walk towards north end of the platform, as there is no exit from the south end for going to the eastern side. Cross the main road(mahul road) through railway crossing, take the sewri koliwada road opposite. Continue on this road till you are on the fork of a ‘Y’ road and take the left on this Y road. This will take you to a T-junction where this road meets the Sewri fort road. Turn right at this T-junction and go ahead another half kilometre to reach Sewri jetty. Meeting point is opposite police chowki which is there at the Jetty.

About Nitya Goel Aggarwal

An Interior Designer by profession, she has a creat0ive mind that works 24*7 be it in form of art, interiors or graphic. Her love for nature developed since childhood while exploring various places with her family across the country. Passionate about travelling especially wildlife, she believes in promoting eco-tourism and conservation of nature and understands the importance and need of instilling love for nature at a young age in children. Based in Mumbai, her expertise comes from her experience in nurturing her own son into a wildlife and nature lover at a young age of four. Apart from helping in planning outdoor wildlife tours, she conducts various nature related day trips in and around Mumbai.