AMBOLI HERPING & MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY
10th August 2019
THIS EVENT IS OVER !!

Brief Info

Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights


Nature Trails: 6 Nature Trails including 2 Night Trails

About the place -

Amboli is a small hill-station nestled in the western ghats at the height of 710 meters above the sea level. This hill station in Sindhudurga district is known as 'Cheerapunji of Maharashtra'. Its one of the cleanest and greenest hill stations for the wildlife. A dream destination for Naturalists, Amboli literally blossoms in the monsoon. A walk on green misty trails, beautiful scenery, waterfalls, a loads of biodiversity and delicious konkani food makes it a perfect location for a short trip.

The main focus of our trip would be watching herpatofauna. The walk to the Mahadevgad, Parikshit Point, Chaukul Rasta and Botanical Garden offer fantastic opportunity to explore the forest which is extremly rich in herpetofauna, wildflowers and birds.

The star attraction here are Reptiles like Malabar Pit Viper, Green Vine  Snake, Olive Forest snake, Banded Racer, Beddome's Keelback, Shieldtail Snake, Deccan Banded Gecko, Bombay Leaf-toed Gecko etc. and Amphibians like Malabar Gliding Frog, Amboli Bush frog, Beddome's burrowing frog, Criket frog, Fungoid frog, Tiger Toad  and the Caecilians etc.


Tour Itinerary

Itinerary -

Saturday, 10th August 2019 -

  • Reach Sawantwadi by 9:00 Hrs 
  • Transport to Amboli and reach by 11:00 Hrs
  • Check in at the Hotel, Freshen up and Rest
  • Enjoy local flavor lunch at 12:30 Hrs
  • Jungle Trail towards Mahadevgad Point at 14:00 Hrs
  • Tea Break at 17:30 Hrs
  • Slide Show and Discussion on Amboli Wildlife at 18:00 Hrs
  • Dinner (Veg - Non Veg Food) at 20:30 Hrs
  • Night Trail at Botanical Garden at 21:30 Hrs 
  • Back to the hotel and retire for the day

Sunday, 11th August 2019 - 

  • Wake up early and Freshen up at 6:00 Hrs
  • Breakfast at 7:00 Hrs
  • Morning Jungle Trail at Parikshit Point at 7:30 Hrs
  • Enjoy local flavor lunch at 12:00 Hrs
  • Afternoon Jungle Trail at Chaukul Plateau at 13:30 Hrs
  • Back to the resort, Tea at 17:30 Hrs
  • Discussion session on Herping and rest
  • Dinner (Veg - Non Veg Food) at 20:30 Hrs
  • Night Trail at Chaukul Rasta at 21:30 Hrs

Monday, 12th August 2019 - 

  • Wake up early and Freshen up at 6:00 Hrs
  • Breakfast at 7:00 Hrs
  • Morning Jungle Trail at Botanical Garden at 7:30 Hrs
  • Enjoy Lunch at 12:00 Hrs
  • Check out of the hotel
  • Local sightseeing if time permits
  • Travel to Sawantwadi and then Mumbai / Pune

Tuesday, 13th August 2019 -

  • Reach Mumbai / Pune by 7:00 Hrs

Tour Cost
Cost of the tour is Rs. 8000/- only

The above cost includes -

  • Local Transport from Sawantwadi to Amboli and back
  • Transportation during night trail
  • Accommodation at hotel in non-ac rooms on 3 sharing
  • Local flavour Malvani food (Veg & Non-Veg) during the stay at Amboli
  • 6 Nature Trails including 2 Night Trail with Experts
  • Field Exploration for Amphibians and Reptiles
  • On field guidance on Macro Photography
  • Expertise and Guide Charges

The cost does not include - 

  • Travel charges to and from Sawantwadi
  • Food during the train / bus journey
  • Mineral Water and Soft Drinks charges
  • Any other personal expenses
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the cost includes 
Registration Process
To register for the event, contact - 9987577684 / 9819986540

Email us at owletoutdoors@gmail.com

One has to deposite full amount in the following bank account -

Account Name: OWLET OUTDOORS
Account Number: 50200028742000 (Current)
Bank Name: HDFC Bank
Branch: Shantivan, Borivali East, Mumbai
IFSC: HDFC0000414
Things to be carried
Here is a list of things to be carried -

  • Haversack to put everything to be carried
  • Water 2 Liters at least
  • Extra Pair of clothes, Towel / Napkin
  • Windcheater / Raincoat and an Umbrella
  • Wear Comfortable Shoes / Gumboots
  • Torch with spare batteries (Must)
  • Camera with spare batteries
  • Camera Battery Charger
  • Plastic to wrap everything
  • Identity Proof
Rules to be followed
Few rules we would like people follow - 

  • Consumption of alcohol, smoking, drugs, narcotics is strictly not allowed and would lead to expulsion from the trip.
  • Leader's decision will be final and binding to all members. No arguments will be entertained.
  • Each member is responsible for their own safety and baggage.
  • Please do not wear any jewellery or gold ornaments.
  • Respect Forest Guides and Naturalists and follow their instructions.
  • Making loud noise and playing music in the forest is not allowed.
  • Do not try to touch or feed wild animals.
  • Do not litter. Keep the area clean. Carry chocolate wrappers, plastic covers, paper and other waste with you and dump it in the dustbin.
  • We strongly believe in saying - Wherever we go, leave only footprints and take back only memories.
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For Registraion Email Us at: owletoutdoors@gmail.com

or Call: 9987577684 / 9819986540