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A Night under the Stars

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A Night under the Stars


A Night under the Stars
24th – 25th February 2018

The monsoon is well behind us and we can expect clear skies now. And we at SGNP are restarting our overnight camping season.
We welcome stressed, weary Mumbaikar’s to join us seeking a pure, nocturnal wilderness experience, filled with interesting natural history and interstellar insights! Do make use of this opportunity as the forest promises to awe-inspire you all with a scintillating camping delight.

Date: 24th February, Saturday (Evening) to 25th February, Sunday (Morning)
Age Group: Open for All

Itinerary:
Saturday, 24th February
04.30 PM --- Report at Nature Information Center (NIC), Tea / Coffee
05. 00 PM --- Slideshow on SGNP
06.15 PM --- Proceed to the campsite
06.30 PM --- Room allocation and light refreshments
07.00 PM --- Star Gazing guided by professional experts
09.00 PM --- Back to campsite for dinner
10.30 PM --- Lights out

Sunday, 25th February
05.00 AM --- Wakeup call
05.30 AM --- Tea / Coffee
06.00 AM --- Nature trail
10.00 AM --- Breakfast at the campsite
10.30 AM --- Camp Closure

Camp Costs: INR 2,500/- per head
(inclusive of dormitory accommodation, food, internal travel, all sessions and resource people)

Maximum number of participants: 25

Information and Instructions:
Accommodation: Well executed tented dormitory accommodations with comfortable bedding and blankets will be provided. Accommodations will be separate for males and females (advisable to carry your warm clothing as well; nights in the forest do get chilly); Clean and Hygienic toilets and bathrooms; separate for males and females.
Any special requests for family accommodations can be handled by prior communications and will be separately chargeable.

Meals and Refreshments: Simple, hygienic, sumptuous vegetarian meals will be provided. Though not needed, Campers may carry their own dry-snacks as well.

Resource persons:
Well trained naturalists and educators will accompany the campers and help answering queries about biodiversity.
Stargazing session will be conducted by experts with good quality, high magnification telescopes.

Travel: All travel in the camp starting from NIC and back to NIC is covered. We discourage participants to bring their own vehicles.

Onsite assistance: The camp will be guided by a forest guard and our team of able and sensitive resource persons. Any help needed should be communicated to them.

Things to carry:
a) Water bottle to fill in water for outdoor sessions.
b) Cap, Warm Clothing as per your own need.
c) Good footwear (canvas shoes or snickers are fine). NO chappals/slippers.
d) Earth coloured (grey, brown, green) cotton shirt & jeans. Drab coloured Salwar kameez is ok. Wearing full clothes is advisable.
g) Binocular and camera are not a must, but they will enhance the quality of your experience.
h) Personal medicines and toiletries if any are needed.
i) Avoid carrying valuables (gold ornaments, ipads, too much cash etc.)
j) Insect repellents.
k) Torch or a decent headlamp is highly essential


REGISTRATIONS
Nature Information Center (NIC)
Phone: 022-2886 8686 (Office)
Email: bmljc2ducDc4IHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=
Website: https://sgnp.maharashtra.gov.in/1035/Home

*Stargazing is dependent on weather conditions.
*Minimum group size is 12 members.
*Amount once paid cannot be refunded, however it can be used for any of our next events.
* Participants have to buy their's and their vehicle's entry ticket.



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