Nature Walk In Godrej Mangroves, Vikhroli Mumbai
Date: Sunday, 6th August, 2017. Time: 7:30 am. Duration: 3 hrs.
Meeting Point: Vikhroli Railway Station (East), near auto stand.
Charges: Rs. 200 only – Please register for the event online (scroll below for link). We have special discount of Rs. 100 for students. If a student books ticket online, he/she will be returned Rs.100 in person by Gauri during the walk. Also, no ticket is required for kids less than 4 years of age.
About the walk:
Mumbai holds small patches of Mangroves along its eastern coast. One such patch is at Vikhroli. Popularly known as Godrej Mangroves – looked after by Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Marine Ecology Centre. Possibly the last patch of quality mangrove forest that exists in the city.
The mangroves are evergreen forests that hold unique flora and fauna. Information on its biodiversity and importance will be shared during the trail. It will ultimately raise awareness amongst Mumbaikars about the lovely forest that still exists 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.
Please note: The entry ticket (if applicable) and transport from station to mangroves and back is not included in the trail charges.
Things to carry:
- Water (2 liters minimum)
- Dry snacks
- Writing material
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Camera and binocular (optional)
- Mosquito Repellant
- Wear clothes to fully cover legs/hands
Our last event was quite successful and patrons enjoyed a lot. Read one of our patrons’ experience here.
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.