“In Commune with Nature”
Over Night Stay in Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a unique National park with the distinction of being the largest park in the world to be located within a teeming metropolis. The park covers an area of 104 sq kms and offers great panoramic views of hills, valleys, lakes and open expanses. The forest consists of South Indian moist deciduous and Semi Evergreen trees.
It has a rich biodiversity with huge variety of trees, flowering plants and shrubs. It is also home to several animal species which include spotted deer, black naped hare, barking deer, porcupine, palm civet, mouse deer, rhesus macaque, bounet macaque, Hanuman langur, Indian flying fox, sambhar and leopards etc. The park is also famous for its huge variety of birds. Over 251 species of birds comprising both land birds and water birds inhabit the park and is known as the bird watcher’s paradise.
In the midst such a rich and diverse bounty of nature, City Forest Initiative has organized an overnight programme called “In Commune with Nature” at Sanjay Gandhi National Park on March 17th & 18th, for all our nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
The programme will start in the afternoon around 3.00 pm with a beautiful presentation on SGNP by Park experts, followed by a discussion on the past/ present scenario of SGNP and future initiatives to conserve the forest. This will be followed by short moving film on the Tiger. After tea and refreshments, the group will participate in a ‘Jungle trek at dusk’, through the interiors SGNP, and have the rare opportunity to watch the nocturnal denizens of the park.
At night, the group can indulge in star gazing and spend the night camping in tents and experience the forest come to life, teeming with the calls of nocturnal birds, insects and rare to spot animals like the palm civet.
At the break of dawn, after tea and breakfast, the group will be taken on a forest trek for bird watching, identification of trees, butterflies and insects and enjoy the morning sunshine in the dense forest amidst the rich flora and fauna
The programme culminates at noon with a discussion on the experiences had by the group and listing of the wildlife sightings during the programme.
This is a wonderful and rare opportunity to experience a magical night in the forest and watch the nightlife of forest denizens.
By participating in this unique programme you are also contributing towards the conservation of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, as a part of the proceeds will be utilized for day-to-day conservation activities of SGNP.
Cost of the programme is Rs 1,350/- per head
– Pick and drop Thane Station to Camp site and back.,
– Resource persons.
– Programme fees.
Interested participants can register their names for the programme as soon as posible. last date of registeration is 15th March 2012.
Contact – Jagdish Vakale – 9322870324.or
Krishna Tiwari – 9870785006.