When the Navratri has its beats to crescendo…….when victories of Dussera & Durga Puja, of good over evil are celebrated …….when the bright autumn days are on the edge of winter… from precipitation to sweltering…….is called October…….and in this month, we take you to a very special place in Stream Trail of SGNP where the morning dew drops on the fallen golden leaves and the smooth rocks, still playing with the last of flowing stream, gives out the fragrance of Autumn………this is one of the most favorite place of mine & Dr Usha where we sit among the huge silent rock on the gently flowing stream, admiring the Pond Skaters, Rock spiders, fishes around our wet feet & taking the deep breath on the Autumn’s fragrance…….
As H. D. Thoreau has said
“Live in each season as it passes, breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influence of the earth”
We invite you all for a Nature Appreciation Walk (Of course, we can’t stop talking about the trees, EVER😊 )… in Stream Trail,SGNP on 1st November…. to take a deep breathe in the forest, of Autumn’ air
The showstopper of this Walk will be (hopefully & pray they are still there on 1st Nov,) the beautiful, gorgeous and magical flowers of Bauhinia malabarica!!
The 67th walk is on Sunday 1st November,15
Venue: Stream Trail, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali, its very close to Kanheri Caves.
Duration of walk: 2 hours
Meeting Point: at NIC centre, from the ticket window its about 5 mints Walk.
Please buy your ticket which is Rs.45/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 110.
Also note we have to pay Rs 200/- to forest department for entering the Stream trail and Rs 10 for the forest guide. Please pay the said money to your group leader and kindly bring exact change so we do not waste time].
1. Registration for our this, 1st November , Sunday’s Tree Appreciation Walk, is compulsory. There are changes in their official system of giving permission for the visit to restricted area of SGNP.
We request whoever is planning to join us for this Sunday walk, please register your name with us. Once you buy your ticket at the entrance, please meet us at the NIC (Nature Information Center) which is just 5 minutes walk from the main gate. After you meet us at the gate we will collect money which is Rs.200/- per head and take the permission from NIC.
From NIC to Stream trail is 5 km, you have to have your vehicle or take a private taxi which are available there.We will guide you about it.
We will wait at NIC till 7.45 am and then move to Stream Trail…….please reach NIC by 7.45 am.
You may call me if any information/assistant required at my phone no 9869429032. Once we leave NIC, you may not get the phone signal so will not be able to get in touch with me.
Sorry for all these inconveniences……these are not of our making 😕…in spite of all these obstacles, Stream trail is like a knock at the door of heaven on earth and its been long long time when we last smelled the Autumn ‘s fragrance….
Very Important : Please Don’t be late, specially those who are coming for the 1st time for the trail in the park & not familiar with the area….there will be other groups also for their walks and it will be very difficult to locate us once we leave for Stream trail. Also the queue for tickets will be very long so do come early.
And as you all are aware that in forest we have to follow certain Do’s & Don’ts……..Here are some….
a) Please wear dull cloths only……preferably dark green, brown, black.
b) No plastics bags or wrappers…..carry food or snacks in boxes which you carry back home.
c) Carry Odomos or any mosquito repellent, drinking water.
f) Have proper rain wear & good rainy shoes.
g] Stay with the group.
h] Each one responsible for their own safety .
I] Take nothing from nature.
Leave nothing behind except your footprints.
Take lots of pictures and memories.
Park gate opens at 7.30 am.
List of the trees which we are planning to show will be send later.
Hope to see you all,