Herp Night Trail at Matheran

3rd August 2019


In spite of Matheran being an immensely popular tourist destination, it is home to a wide array of flora and fauna. Once the commotion of the day comes to an end, these creatures start their activity, and the forest comes alive with their 'songs'. 

Take a rainy night walk with a BNHS expert to come close to some of these beautifully hidden amphibians and reptiles (Herpetofauna) in Matheran. Bombay Bush Frog, Wrinkled Frog, Leith's Leaping Frog, Fungoid Frog, Deccan Banded Gecko, Rock Gecko, Vine Snake, Wolf Snake, Cat Snake, are some of the herps one can observe in Matheran. 

Grade: Easy to Moderate (Simple walk for ~3 km each way, however, kindly note the walk is during the night).  

Reporting: Bus will leave from Dadar T.T. (near Chandu Halwai) at 05:00 p.m., Chembur (near Diamond Garden) at 05:30 p.m., and Vashi (Vashi Jn) at 06:10 p.m.

Please carry packed food, a good torch and adequate water. The programme will conclude by 12:00 mid-night at Dadar. Be prepared for rains.

Charges: Rs. 1,200/- for BNHS members, Rs. 1,500/- for others (includes entry fees, bus charges and BNHS expertise only). 

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 Leaders: Mr Saunak Pal

Kindly Send your Details at programmes@bnhs.org