Forest Walk- Shilonda Trail
17th March, 2018 Saturday
There are some that might be disappointed that the winter seems to have disappeared a bit earlier, but there are others who are overjoyed that the spring is in. And for sure, the spring is indeed taking the forest in. The leafless Palash and Red Silk Cotton trees are turning red, orange with their flowers and birdlife is also thronging here for the feast that these trees are offering. Overall, a pleasant time to go for forest walk.
Join our naturalists on 17th March, Saturday for a good long walk along the Shilonda trail. This peaceful trail starts along the plains just before the Kanheri foothills and winds along gently into a good long hike heading northwards. Once the home of a tribal settlement that has now moved away, nature has completely reclaimed this territory. The trail reveals the gradual gradation in the vegetation: from scrubland at the beginning to dense, tall semi-evergreen forest ahead. Laze along the dried stream beds and just let the peaceful forests fill you up afresh.
VENUE: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
DATE: 17th March, 2018
TIME: 7.00 AM – 11.30 AM
CHARGES: INR 650 per participant.
07.00 AM -- Report at SGNP main gate + Tea & Biscuits, Refreshments
07.30 AM -- Board SGNP bus to Shilonda Trail
07.45 AM -- Walk Starts
11.15 AM – Come back to Shilonda gate.
11.30 AM– Feedback & Dispersed
CHARGES INCLUSIVE OF: Nature Trail fees, Internal Transport, Naturalist Charges, Entry Fees, Refreshments.
Nature Information Center (NIC)
Phone: 022-2886 8686 (Office)
1. Wear proper walking shoes. Sandals or slippers not advised.
2. Carry ample amount of water for yourself.
3. Cap or a hat is advisable in this season
4. Carrying snacks won't be a bad idea (but don't litter in the forest).
5. Refrain carrying costly items (except cameras) and jewelry for the trail.
6. Wear full and camouflage clothes. Mosquitoes are a given, so carry insect repellent.
The trail will be led by our expert naturalists. They will share the information about the biodiversity of that region.