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ODKF Special Tour to Chiplun
August 24 @ 5:30 am - August 25 @ 7:00 pm UTC+5.5
One event on September 14, 2019 at 5:30 am
Event Name: ODKF Special Tour to Chiplun
Departure & Arrival:
Event Date: 24th – 25th August 2019
Event Cost: 3500/-
Total Seats: 20
No. of days: 2 Days and 1 Night
Location: Chiplun, Kokan
We at Travel Trikon take you to Chipun in Kokan which is one of the most peaceful and alluring places in Kokan. Our main purpose to visit Chiplun in kokan is to witness a pulchritudinous bird which is a stunning little bird, with bright colours like yellow, red and bluish-black plumage. This unique bird is known as The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher is also known as Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher. Just 14 cm in size, the Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher famously known as “ODK” among bird watchers. Due to its small body size, this bright coloured bird is also called ‘Jewel of the forest.’ It has elegant colourful feathers like Magenta pink, Neon Blue, Red, yellow, purple and white. The Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher nests near small forest streams at foothills of forest edge. The nest is a very interesting process to watch. The nest is constructed in a mud mount of banks of the forest streams. ODK feeds on many species of small vertebrates, including forest skink, crabs, tadpoles and insects.
Black-backed Kingfisher or Three-toed Kingfisher is a species of bird belonging to the alcedinidae family. These species is a widespread resident of lowland forest, endemic across much of the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. These birds feed themselves on aquatic animals and hence sources of water are very important to Black-backed Kingfisher. The monsoon season is the main breeding season for the Three-toed Kingfisher and hence we at Travel Trikon call you for a birding tour in Chiplun during this monsoon season.
- Numerous exotic species of Reptiles (Crocodiles, Snakes, Lizards, Chameleon, geckos)
- Amphibians (caecilians, frogs & toads)
- Insects (Butterflies, moths, beetles, bugs and lots more)
About the Place
You must have heard the phrase “kokan chi mansa Sadhi-Bholi” so as the phrase says the people from Kokan are known for their simplicity and innocence and so is our beloved Kokan!
Being simple yet extraordinary Kokan is a paradise in Maharashtra. In the western coastline of Maharashtra lines Kokan. Kokan has approximately 720km coastline in Maharashtra. According to some Hindu Mythological beliefs, Parashurama the sixth avatar of Vishnu in Hindu legends shot his arrow into the sea and commanded the Sea God to recede up to the point where his arrow landed. This newly formed piece of land thus recovered and came to be known as Konkan meaning ‘Piece of Earth.’
Such is a place in Kokan named Chiplun. Besides its well-known Kokni delicacies and clear blue waters, Chiplun is a home to varieties of fish, historic forts, Old Temples, waterfalls, high hills, attractive curve Ghat and much more! Here in Chiplun lies the beautiful kingfisher which is also a resident bird to Southern range of Western Ghats, Sri Lanka and North east and a breeding visitor to northern range of Western Ghats. Monsoon is a great season to witness this enchanting location in kokan hence, this fun trip is a call to all the shutter bugs waiting to explore in the monsoon season. Get Set Chiplun!
05:30 am – Reach Chiplun and travel towards hotel
11:30 am – Check in and freshen up at Dormitory / Home Stay. Break Fast
12:00 pm – Lunch and Rest for some time.
02:00 pm – Post Lunch ODKF Sightseeing & photo session.
06:30 pm – Hot Tea and some rest.
07:00 pm –Jungle trail and Reptile herping in Chiplun Forest.
08:00 pm – Dinner
05.00 am – Wake Up call.
07:30 am – Tea and Breakfast.
08.00 am – ODKF Sighting and birding at Camp site.
09:30 am – Jungle Trail walk for ODKF, Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds.
11:00 am – Lunch.
12:00 pm – Return journey towards Mumbai.
07:00 pm – Reach Mumbai.
- Transport from Chiplun – Chiplun
- Meals on all days
- Accommodation on triple sharing basis
- Travel Trikon expertise charges
- Train tickets to Chiplun and Return
- Personal Expeses
- Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
- 5% GST
Things to Carry
- Identity card
- 2 liters water
- Camera (Optional)
- Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder
- Snacks & Biscuits
- Extra Pair of Clothes
- Warm clothing for night
- Clean napkin or small towel
- Mosquito Repellant
- Cap, sunglasses, scarf
- Haversack or Backpack
- Please carry medicines if you need any
- Hand Sanitizer
Winter Is Here!
★ Thermal innerwear helps shield against cold
★ Scarf or mufflers or ear muffs can be of use in windy areas
★ Balaclava, woolen caps always prove useful
★ Woolen gloves and socks will help keep hands, feet warm
★ Moisturizer, sunscreen and lip balm will help prevent sunburn
Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed. Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without refund.
Modes of Payment: You have an option to pay Rs. 10,000/- in part to book a seat now. However, full payment will be needed at least 30 days prior to the event date for confirmation.
Net Banking Details:
Bank Name: ICICI Bank
Account ID: 698505600192
Account Type: Current Account
Account name: TRAVEL TRIKON
Branch: MUMBAI – RAGHUVANSHI MILL, BAPAT MARG, LOWER PAREL (W) MUMBAI-400013
IFSC Code: ICIC0006985
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