Sanctuary Nature Trail At Sanjay Gandhi National Park
We look forward to seeing you and your family for a nature trail led by the Sanctuary team at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Mumbai on March 22, 2014. We will spend a couple of hours in the forest, to beat the heat of the scorching summer. The trip would be suitable for all age groups so do bring your children along.
Dates: March 22, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.
Venue: The Borivali (E) Entrance Gate of SGNP. After paying your entrance fees, meet the Sanctuary group on the left, just inside the park
Contact Details: Valmi Shah Shirodkar/Mallika Narvekar – 022-23016850 or
Registration is mandatory. At the time of registration please provide us with your subscription numbers.
About the event:
Join Sanctuary Asia for a fun-filled nature trail where you will see a variety of flora and fauna in the beautiful park. Studded with tropical moist semi-evergreen forests the park is a treasure trove of wildlife harbouring over 1,000 species of flowering plants, over 250 species of birds, over 35 species of mammals, nearly 40 species of reptiles and innumerable species of invertebrates. The leopard is the predominant predator and thrives on spotted deer, barking deer, mouse deer, sambar, common langur, wild pig, bonnet macaque, black-naped hare and domestic dogs. It was as recently as May 2003 that two tigers were reported from the Nagla Block, the northernmost tip of SGNP.
Everyone should assemble inside the SGNP gate by 7.25 a.m. on Saturday, March 22. There may not be reliable cellphone coverage once we’re inside the park, so we urge everyone to be on time, if you miss the group it may be tough to find us.
What to Wear:
Long pants and full sleeves (to protect from insect bites)
Comfortable walking shoes
What to Carry:
Camera & Binoculars
Natural insect repellent
About the Organizers/Partners:
About SGNP: The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), previously called the Borivli National Park, stretches across 103.07 sq. km. and covers nearly 25 per cent of Mumbai District. Mumbai is the only city in the world to have a national park of this size within its municipal limits. The park is rich in biodiversity as a result of its diverse altitudinal and geological attributes – estuary, freshwater reservoirs, hills, valleys, ancient rock caves, moderate climate and contiguity with other forests in the Western Ghats via the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary to the north.
SGNP also acts as a catchment for the Tulsi and Vihar lakes, thereby recharging thousands of freshwater wells situated along its periphery. The water security of Mumbai, including that of Greater Mumbai, partly depends on SGNP.