Monday, May 14, 2012

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Shilonda Trail, Shilonda Trail, Incredible India, Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Shilonda trail is present within the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Even though I have been to SGNP several times, I had never heard of this. When I read that BNHS was organizing a trek here, me and my friend promptly joined. A big group had assembled at the gates waiting for the ticket window to open. The ticket windows opened at 7:30 and the long queue was quickly/efficiently cleared. 

The start of Shilonda trail is quite some distance within the park. It is located on the road that goes towards Kanheri caves. There is a board which indicates the start of the trail. I did not notice any directions/boards leading to this wonderful trail anywhere in the park. You will find it only if you know where to look for it :)

The trail was beautiful, and the information provided by the BNHS guide was interesting. More photos below which will give an idea of the sort of trail this is.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nagla Forest Trail

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Through a stroke of luck I came across the BNHS website and saw the programme listing for March/April. One of the treks mentioned there was Nagla Forest trail. The description for the half day trek got me interested enough to join the trek. Nagla block, as it is called, is a part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and extends up to Vasai Creek. Asif Khan who was the 'guide' for this trek provided a lot of useful/interesting information. Beautiful butterflies, colored bugs, flying seeds, birds and lots of tree cover made this a worthwhile trek. Definitely plan to check this place out again in monsoon/winter.

More photos below..