BNHS – Kanheri Upper Trail On Sunday, August 23, 2015
A gradual climb through the wooded forest of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP). It is the perfect time to see Greater Racket-tailed Drongo, Shikra, Grey Junglefowl, and Indian Peafowl.
The trail leads to the rocky, grass and Euphorbia strewn plateau near Kanheri Caves, which is excellent for viewing raptors like Crested Serpent Eagle, soaring on thermals, and spectacular views of the National Park. At the end of the trail, one can visit the ancient Kanheri caves, which date back around 2,100 years. Carved out of volcanic rocks, there are around 109 such caves. Caves and surrounding structures also harbour good biodiversity.
Charges: Rs. 700/- for members and Rs. 750/- for others. (Cost includes: Bus from SGNP main gate, Forest Dept. permission charges, entry to SGNP, and BNHS expertise)
Reporting: SGNP main gate at 07:00 a.m.
How to Reach: Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated on the Western Express Highway about a kilometer away from Borivali Station (East).
Registration: Call at Hornbill House 22871202/22821811, Mon–Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m. or e-mail at
. The programme will conclude by 11:00 a.m. Kindly carry adequate water and packed breakfast. Be prepared for rains. www.bnhs.org