Tungareshwar Forest Walk

Explore the forest of Tungareshwar wildlife Sanctuary with Jungle Buddies Tours.



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About the birding site:

Tungareshwar wildlife sanctuary is located near the twin city of Vasai and Virar in the Palghar district. The sanctuary is spread over an area of 85 sq. km which is mostly hilly. It also forms a corridor between SGNP and Tansa wildlife sanctuary and hence is crucial for the movement of wildlife between these regions. There is a temple about 3 km from the Tungareshwar WLS base that is regularly visited by devotees. The dominant vegetation is of the deciduous type however as one reaches the top of the mountain one can notice a stark difference in the vegetation changing from deciduous in the foothills to semi-evergreen type at the peak. With the change in altitude, the bird life also differs. The sanctuary can be accessed from two locations, one being Vasai and the other being Vajreshwari which is not usually recommended.

Nearest Train station : Vasai

Target species expected: Crested Serpent Eagle, Jungle Owlet, Brown Hawk Owl, Plum Headed Parakeet, Brown Headed Barbet, , Vigors Sunbird, Indian Peafowl, Rufous Woodpecker, Rufous Treepie, Golden Fronted Leafbird, Common Woodshrike are some of the resident birds that can be seen throughout the year. Winter visitors like Ultramarine Flycatcher, Red Breasted Flycatcher, Blue Capped Rock Thrush, Booted Eagle, Humes Leaf Warbler, Brown Breasted Flycatcher are also found.

What’s the plan: Meet Jungle Buddies Naturalist at 7.30 AM @ Sitaram Bappa Ashram at Base of Tungareshwar. After a quick introduction about the tour, our naturalist shall take you to the forest habitat where you can explore the wildlife. We will end the trail by 10 AM so that everyone reaches back home in time. End the tour with a group selfie and with some happy memories and a different experience with Jungle Buddies.

Date: 1st April 2023

Pricing: Rs.800/-

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