Ghumr Events

Monsoon at Matheran – Nature Walk at Panorama Trail

Matheran in Monsoon (source – Wikimedia Commons)

Date: Sunday, 17th June, 2018. Time: 8 am to 3 pm.

Meeting Point: Neral Railway Station at 8 am

About the event:

Matheran, a small village atop hill near Mumbai is popular tourist destination for Mumbaikars and Punekars. And the best season to visit Matheran is monsoon. The entire region is transformed in shades of green with waterfalls small and large sprouting out of every nook and corner. The mist in the air adds enigma to the natural beauty. It is also the best season to experience and observe rare flora and fauna endemic to the Western Ghats. One can observe variety of wild flowers, insects, lizards and butterflies during this season. Our nature experts Gauri and Dr. Shreya will be conducting this fun but informative Panorama trail on 17th June. It is perfect event for adults and kids to appreciate Mother Nature and beauty of monsoon rains.

Charges: 800 INR (Inclusive of transport to Matheran from Neral railway station, Matheran entry fee, tea and homemade breakfast and our expertise)

Level of difficulty: Easy (Good amount relaxed walking in lush green forest)
Distance: About 5 Kms to-n-fro.

Registration: Please scroll down below for Townscript link

 Things to carry:

  • Drinking Water (for the day)
  • Wind-cheater and/or umbrella
  • Wear fully covered and comfortable clothes and shoes functional in rainy season

Past Events and Testimonials (click on links):

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.