Nature Walk at Kamala Nehru Park (Hanging Garden)
Date: Sunday, 16th September, 2018. Time: 7:30 am to 10:00 am
Meeting Point: Entrance of Kamla Nehru Park (Hanging Garden)
About the event:
Every Mumbaikar growing up in the 90’s has childhood memories of visiting Hanging Garden and taking steps atop Old Lady’s Shoe. Well, relive those memories with our leaders Gauri and Dr. Shreya as they take you on a walk to garden. The leaders will provide brief history of the garden and then introduce you to some of the rare flora and fauna of the gardens. The gardens are home to some of the most unique trees and attract unique birds.
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. This is also a good season for observing monsoon flora. The trail however, will focus on all biodiversity of the area.
Charges: 300 INR. 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.
Registration: Please scroll down below for Townscript link
Things to carry:
- Water (2 liters minimum)
- Camera and binocular (optional)
- Wind-cheater and/or umbrella
- Wear fully covered and comfortable clothes and shoes functional in rainy season
Past Events and Testimonials (click on links):
- Nature Walk at Godrej Mangroves, Vikhroli
- Exploring flora of ‘The Other Hanging Gardens of Mumbai’ at Baptista Garden, Mazgaon docks
- History and nature trail at Vasai fort
- History and nature trail at Sion fort
- Bird Watching with kids
- Nature and Heritage Trail at Elephanta Island
- Nature Walk at Botanical Gardens of Byculla Zoo
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.