SGNP Butterfly Trail and Jungle Trek

Event Date:  October 11th, 2015. (Friday - Public Holiday) - Book in advance.

Late September and early October is season for Butterflies and flowers in Sahyadris..  


A Jungle Trek..

1000 plant species, 251 species of migratory, land and water birds, 50,000 species of insects, 40 species of mammals. In addition, the Park also provides shelter to 38 species of reptiles including crocodiles; monitor lizards; 9 species of amphibians and also 150 species of butterflies; and a large variety of fish.



One Day Scheduled Treks

2015-10-11 SGNP Highest Peak (Butterflies and Flowers Trek)

Place: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
Meeting Location: Inside “Sanjay Gandhi National Park” (Main gate), Borivali East, off Western Express Highway.
Type of event: Jungle Trek inside National Park.
Trek Grade: Easy to Medium. (2 to 3 hours climb and 1 hour descend).
Travel: Customers gets their own transport or Car Pool or Public Transport.
Date: October 11, 2015

Planned Schedule:
Timings: 
7:30 am - Meeting inside SGNP Main gate of National Park.
Travel from SGNP Main gate to Kanheri Caves.
Travel (Own Car; Bike Or Car Pool; Public transport is available).
8:15 am - The Trek..
The trail will start at parking of Kanheri Caves parking, go down the hill and climb up the Jungle trail from lower Kanheri leading to Old Gaumukh till we reach the highest peak in Mumbai and spending some time at the summit we descend the hill again crossing Kanheri Caves and winding up at Kanheri Caves Parking.

1:30 pm Windup at Kanheri Caves Parking.


Trip Fee:
Adult Participant: Rs.650/- per adult.
Students: Rs.500/- per head. (Maximum age of student 18 years old).
Minimum Age: 6 years old.

Limited capacity: 4 to 20 nos max.

The trip fee includes:
Guided Jungle Trek.
Expert Support (Wild life and trek)
Permit Fee.
Jungle Permission Permit Cost.

Excludes:
SGNP Entry Fee. (Charged at Main gate during entry of National Park).
Transport (Self driven car or in car pool with friends).
Or Public transport (BEST Buses / Vans available within park from main gate till Kanheri Caves).
Bottled water or beverages. (Do not carry disposable bottled water; carry all water in PET Bottles).
Snack during trek (Carry Snack pack)
Any kind of Insurance policy

Entry fee or Parking fee to National Park

Click here for procedure for Registration / Bookings

Registration will be confirmed with 100% advance payment; once you make online transfer kindly send email to asif@natureknights.net / natureknights@gmail.com.

Mention in your subject: Registration for Butterflies and Flower Trek SGNP - October 11, 2015.

Name and Contact details for participants
Details of payment.

Details for Internet Banking Transfers (RTGS / NEFT / IFSC):


Account Name: OFFBEAT MANDALA
Account No.: 50200006370273
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Limited
RTGS/NEFT/IFSC: HDFC0000019
Branch: THE AMALDAS CO-OP HSG. SOC. LTD., 
JUHU-VERSOVA LINK ROAD,
WARK-K, (WEST), ANDHERI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400053, MAHARASHTRA






What to carry and jungle code; what to carry; dos and don’ts:
Eco-sensitive tourism code to be strictly followed; leave only footsteps and take only memories
No littering; not causing any type of damage to forest.
No music players.
Attire: Track Pants / three fourth Pants with t-shirt (preferable full sleeves dry fits)
Rain wear (Poncho or Rain Coat); additional small umbrella for photographers)
Hand towel
Personal brunch bag.
Water bottle (Pet bottles or regular water bottles not disposable mineral water)
Carry all items kept in water proof sacks kept in protected backpack.

Optional nice to have items:
Field Guide
Binoculars
Digital Camera


(Kindly carry enough precautions to protect all your electronic equipments from rain).

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More about Sanjay Gandhi National Park




Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), previously Borivali National Park (BNP), is a National Park (Reserve Forest) in the northern part of suburban Mumbai city. It encompasses an area of 104 square kilometers (40 sq mi) and is surrounded on three sides by India's mega metro Mumbai. It is notable as one of the major national parks existing within a metropolis limit and is one of the most visited parks in the world.

The rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National Park attracts more than 2 million visitors every year.  Inside heart of Park also lays the national heritage Kanheri Caves dating back to 2400 years, there are over a 100 caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park.

The park is nestled in the hill ranges to the east of the suburb of Borivali. It occupies most of the northern suburbs. To the west lie the townships of Goregaon, Malad, Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar. To the east lie the townships of Bhandup and Mulund. To the south lies the Aarey Milk Colony. The northern reaches of this forest lie in Thane city. The park and these areas surrounding it are all part of the Mumbai metropolitan area.

The park is a bustling forest, with an estimated 800 types of mauve. This flower is native to the park and the surrounding regions, including Karnala, the Yeoor hills, Tungareshwar and some parts of Goregaon’s Film City. The park is also home to a small population of leopards.

Photo Albums of Sanjay Gandhi National Park



Monsoon-Majic-SJNP-june2010



Sylonda-Jungle-trek


Fews of the Nature Trails / Nature Treks in Forest from Borivali National Park Side.
Sylonda Trail (Going up-to 1st Stream, 2nd Stream, 3rd Stream)
Highest Point of Mumbai or Jambul Trail. (Via Kanheri, Via Lower Hill Trail or Via Bamboo Hut Trail)
Bamboo Hut Trail


Lower View Point Trail (Gaumukh Point).
Census-in-SJNP



BNP-Jungle-Trek-Monsoon-2008





Macros




Silonda-Trail-March22-2009


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SGNP-July19-2011
Flora and fauna

The park is home to a number of endangered species of flora and fauna. The forest area of the Park houses over 1000 plant species, 251 species of migratory, land and water birds, 50,000 species of insects, 40 species of mammals. In addition, the Park also provides shelter to 38 species of reptiles including crocodiles; monitor lizards; 9 species of amphibians and also 150 species of butterflies; and a large variety of fish.

Flora: Bamboo, Kadamba, teak, karanj, shisam, and species of acacia, ziziphus, euphorbia, flame of the forest, red silk cotton and a number of other varieties of flowers. Karvi or Karvy, a flowering plant that flowers once in seven years, can be found in the Park.

Karvi
The Karvi shrub, as it is locally called in the Marathi language, sometimes also spelled as Karvy in English, only blooms once in eight years in a mass flowering covering the forest floor in a lavender blush. It grows in abundance in the Western ghats hills near Mumbai including throughout the Sanjay Gandhi National Park as in other parts of its natural range. In Sanjay Gandhi National Park its latest bloomings took place in 2008, and it is scheduled to bloom here again in 2016. Termed by nature enthusiasts as 'nature's miracle' its maximum bloom can be seen on some of the inner paths and trails that lie undisturbed in the park. It survives best on vast slopy expanses on the hillsides with Kanheri caves area of the park being one of the best places to observe large areas of blooms.
In the state of Maharashtra, the mass flowering of Karvi has been observed to occur in Mumbai the same year as in the hill station of Khandala and one year earlier in Bhimashankar and Malshej Ghat, beyond Kalyan. Near Mumbai, the Karvi is also found in Karnala, the Yeoor hills, Tungareshwar and some parts of Goregaon including Film City.

Fauna: The forest cover in the park helps provide the ideal habitat for many wild animals. Chital (or spotted deer), Rhesus Macaque and Bonnet Macaque are some of the wild mammals that can easily be spotted roaming inside the park. Other large mammals found in the park are: Black Naped or Indian Hare, Muntjac (Barking Deer), Porcupine, Asian Palm Civet, Chevrotain (Mouse Deer), Hanuman or grey langur, Indian Flying-fox, Sambar Deer and Leopard. One can also spot hyena or four-horned antelope.

Reptiles living here include: crocodiles in the Tulsi Lake, pythons, cobras, monitor lizards, Russell's Vipers, Bamboo Pit Viper and Ceylonese Cat Snakes.
In 2003, pug marks and droppings of a Bengal tiger were found in the park. Although the tiger was never widely seen,  it did bring some excitement to city folks as records of tiger being found here are quite old and forgotten now with the last tiger being shot down 80 years earlier in the region. Conservation was also proposed for the interlinking habitat corridors and nearby wilderness areas in the state and upgrade their status as Tiger habitat.

Butterflies Total 172 species of butterflies has been reported here, of which the spectacular ones are Blue Mormon, the phenomenal artist of camouflage the Blue Oak leaf, the bright jezebels and Large Yellow and White Orange tips, Tigers, Egg flies and Sailers.

Avian-Fauna: Some of the birds one may see in the park are: Jungle Owlets, golden orioles, racket-tailed drongos, minivets, magpies, robins, hornbills, bulbuls, sunbirds, peacock, and woodpeckers. Migratory and local birds such as paradise flycatcher and various species of kingfishers, mynas, drongos, swifts, gulls, egrets, and herons have also been spotted.

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