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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

Trip Dates

December
30th Saturday 4:30 pm
31st Sunday 4:30 pm

January
6th Saturday 7:00 am
7th Sunday 7:30 am
13th Saturday 4:30 pm
14th Sunday 4:30 pm
20th Saturday 7:30 am
21st Sunday 7:30 am

Note: These dates and time are tentative and may change.

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 Bharat Goel

Bharat Goel, an avid traveler and wildlife photographer has more than a decade’s experience of travelling in wild throughout India. 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.