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Nature Walk to Gandhi Tekdi, SGNP (Borivali National Park)

Gandhi Tekdi, SGNP

Gandhi Tekdi, SGNP

Date: Sunday, 14th July, 2019. Time: 8:00 am to 11:00 am

Meeting Point: Entrance Gate of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East

About the event:

Sanjay Gandhi National Park of Borivali is the natural jewel of Aamchi Mumbai. It attracts millions of visitors for its animals, childrens’ toy train and natural flora and fauna. It also provides houses 2400 years old Kanheri Caves sculped out of rocky cliffs. But do you know there is a dome-shaped structure on top of a small hill, at the center of the park. The flight of stairs, just next to the Krishnagiri Toy Train station, leads to the dome. This dome is Gandhi Memorial (Smarak) and hence the hillock is named Gandhi Tekdi.

July would be a good time to visit this place as there will be nice greenery in the park. Our walk will be focused on biodiversity of the area. We will be walking in the park and climbing the stairs to the Gandhi Memorial. After reaching the top one can get a wide view of the adjoining ravine. The adjacent pond has beautiful fish and the bloom of lotuses is expected due to rainy season. On a Sunday morning, it gives a hill station like ambiance within a busy metropolitan like Mumbai. Our leaders, Gauri and Dr. Shreya will provide information about the biodiversity and lesser known flora and fauna of the area. This refreshing and informative walk will help raise awareness amongst Mumbaikars about the green patches that still exist in Mumbai.

The trail is open for all age groups. Children below the age of 12 yrs should be accompanied by at-least one of the parents.

Come, explore this green jewel with Gauri and Dr. Shreya as they take a guided tour explaining some of the unique trees and lesser known fauna of the area to everyone.

Charges: Rs. 400/- includes entry fee to SGNP and naturalist expertise. No charges are applicable for kids less than 4 years of age.

The trail is open for all age groups. Children below the age of 12 yrs should be accompanied by at-least one of the parents.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Distance: About 4 Kms in total on mixed terrain including steps to Gandhi Tekdi

Registration: Please scroll down below for Townscript link (We will share contact details of leaders at your registered email once you register)

 Things to carry:

  • Cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Drinking Water (2 liters minimum)
  • Camera and binocular (optional)
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes functional to walk on non-concrete trails
  • Umbrella/Raincoat

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About the leaders:

Two naturalists – Dr. Shreya and Gauri will be leading the walk. Both of them have been conducting such programs for more than eight years. This event is conducted through their joint venture – OikoEssence which is focused on creating awareness about environment around us.

Dr. Shreya is a true nature enthusiast. She has completed her Ph.D in ethanobotany and working in the field of environmental awareness for the last 13 years. She believes that  change is slow process but a strong step for better environment and education will certainly bring the change in lifestyles for adapting environmental friendliness.

Gauri is a botanist and naturalist based out of Mumbai. Having worked at World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF India), Gauri has expertise in bio-diversity (birds and plants species) and has extensive field experience in organizing nature camps. She is one of our popular writers. You can read about her nature camps here.