Photo of MORACHI CHINCHOLI by Radhika Narasimhan

Why peep into peacock sanctuary 55km away from Pune

Peacock is the national bird of India, large bright colored. Morachi chincholi bird sanctuary which is a peacock sanctuary is an offbeat spot to visit in Pune. Morachi Chincholi in marathi means dancing peacocks and tamarind trees. Even today during your visit you are assured of seeing lot of peacocks.

Photo of MORACHI CHINCHOLI 1/4 by Radhika Narasimhan
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Chincholi is a traditional village, whose prime source of income is agriculture, where peacocks are protected and nurtured. Being an agricultural land, belief that only vegetarians food is cooked all through the village. Lifestyle is purely rural, where organic farming plays a major part.

Located 55km away on Pune-Ahmednagar highway, filled with abundant nature, one day trips are arranged from pune and mumbai to this spot. From Dadar via kharghar this village is reachable, where early in the morning view of lovely peacock and peacock dance is visible. Rest of the day is spent on participating in a daily village life- milking the cows, preparing a cows daily food. There are small games arranged that by night you reach mumbai and pune.

Photo of MORACHI CHINCHOLI 2/4 by Radhika Narasimhan
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Bullock cart rides, bird watching, gilli danda, veggie picking play a major part of adventure, while peeping into pomegranate farm, praying at Local Shiva temple, visiting village dam whereby you have to curb the desire to have a dip for the water is so fresh and riding on mini canyon where a gauge flows at Nighoj potholes are things to do. Dont forget to taste freshly prepared Marathi food along with fresh custard apples.

A hidden gem spot of Maharashtra with a history denoting that Peshwa dynasty planted tamarind trees, which we see today to attract peafowls, that cohabits with peacocks.

Photo of MORACHI CHINCHOLI 3/4 by Radhika Narasimhan
Photo of MORACHI CHINCHOLI 4/4 by Radhika Narasimhan