Wildflower trail at Kanheri, SGNP

Sanjay Gandhi National Park lies in the northern part of the city. It encompasses an area of 104 sq.km. and is surrounded on three sides by the mega metro city. 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. After the first monsoon showers, the forest rejuvenates and changes its face. This is the time when the blooms of the wildflowers are seen: yellows pinks, purples litter the forest with a vivid pattern among the fresh greens.

Some of the species that can be spotted: Dragon Stalked YamSpider Lilly, Milk & Wine Lilly, Yellow Ground Star, White Musli, Wild Turmeric, South Indian Squill, and other wild lilies; if lucky, the Nervilia ground orchid.

Grade: Easy

Charges: Rs. 900/- for members and Rs. 1,000/- for others. (Cost includes: Bus from SGNP main gate, Forest Dept. permission charges, entry to SGNP, and BNHS expertise) Reporting: SGNP main gate at 08:00 a.m.

How to Reach: Sanjay Gandhi National Park is situated on the Western Express Highway about a kilometer away from Borivali Station (East).

Registration*: E-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com/programmes@bnhs.org or call at 022-22821811 or +91-9969798447 (Mon-Fri 09:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.).

Group leader: Dr Rajdeo Singh

The programme will conclude by 11:00 a.m. Please carry packed breakfast, hat/cap, and adequate water.

Kindly Send your Details at programmes@bnhs.org