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Chiplun Birding Trips


Chiplun is situated on the banks of River Vashishti in Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The word Chiplun means ‘the abode of Lord Parshuram.’ The fast -developing city is bounded by Western Ghats to the east and Guhagar to the west. The region experiences a tropical climate. The city lies 320 Km south of Mumbai and is a hub of culture.

Due to its location near the Western Ghats, the region shelters unique flora and fauna like butterflies, moths, birds and crocodiles. Birds found here include barbets, eagles, orioles, hornbills, minivets, kingfishers, tree pies, robins, sun birds and drongos.

The Koyna Hydroelectric Projects 3 and 4 are situated in Chiplun. The waterfall known as Savatsada, attracts tourists in months of June and July. The region is also famous for its hotels and is a well-renowned tourist place.

When to go

The monsoon months of July to September are when Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher and Blue Eared Kingfisher are seen regularly.

Quick facts

Location – Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
Nearest Airport – Mumbai (250kms)
Nearest Rail Head – Chiplun
How to reach –  Chiplun is connected to other parts of the country mainly by National Highway 17 . It has been now renumbered as NH-66.
Famous for – oriental dwarf kingfisher, blue eared kingfisher
Months Open – Open round the year
Best Time – July to September

What's there

Mammals – leopards are occasionally seen at night
Birds – oriental dwarf kingfisher, blue eared kingfisher, barbets, eagles, orioles, hornbills, minivets, tree pies, robins, sun birds and drongos
Reptiles – crocodiles and variety of western ghat snakes

Images made at Chiplun by our team


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