Ghumr Events – Bird Watching

Birding Trail in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali, Mumbai

Tickell's Blue Flycatcher
Tickell’s Blue Flycatcher

This summer vacation, take a hike with your child into the wild. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the perfect place to get started. Come join Pravin Subramanian, avid naturalist and bird watcher on a hike through the forest and be amazed at the variety of wildlife that thrive in this megacity we call “Aamchi Mumbai”.

Date: Saturday, 20th May, 2017. Time: 7:30 am. Duration: 2.0 hrs.

Meeting Point: Main Gate of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali, Mumbai

Charges: Rs. 500 only (1 parent + 1 kid), Rs. 250 per extra member

Registration: For online registration, link below. For offline, please contact Pravin @8097531063

About the trail:

This will be a 1.5 to 2 hour walk through one of Sanjay Gandhi National Park’s (SGNP) walking trails. The group will be led by Pravin and will be limited to 20 participants. We recommend bringing children upwards of 6 years for this hike. Every child will be compulsorily be accompanied by a parent/guardian. The trail will involve walking through dirt, rock and bush. Please ensure you and your child are adequately dressed in full length clothing and wear shoes with strong soles. It is recommended that you bring a pair of binoculars with you for this outing in addition to 2 litres of water for your consumption.

The trail will begin by 07:30 AM and will end by 09:30 AM. We will travel by a non AC Tempo Traveller from the SGNP main gate up to the trail and proceed from thereon on foot. Please have a good breakfast before the program.

Things to carry:

  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Water (2 liters minimum)
  • Dry snacks
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Camera and binocular (optional)

About the leader:

Pravin Subramanian ProfilePravin Subramanian is an avid naturalist and he has been scouting forests, beaches and mountains across India for over a decade. He is associated with the HSBC India Bird Races as the Chief Organizer and has led numerous bird-watching outings for corporate groups, hobby bird watchers and schools and regularly conducts nature awareness programs for the students and staff at the IIT Bombay.

A marketer by profession, acquainting children with Nature remains his favourite passion apart from books and writing.