Trek Mates India invites you Nature Trail to Godrej Mangroves On Saturday, 12th Nov'16.
The Western bank of the Thane Creek is the single largest mangrove belt in Mumbai. A substantial tract of mangrove land is adjoining the Godrej & Boyce township, Pirojshanagar, in Vikhroli a suburb of Mumbai.
Vast area under mangroves has been conserved by Soonabai Pirojsha Godrej Marine Ecology Centre. Well diversified and well protected, these are the last- quality mangroves in the city. The vast expanse of these mangroves serve as a second lung of the city only after the Sanjay Gandhi National Park which is under immense environmental pressures.
The mangrove flora of Pirojshanagar is well diversified. There are 16 species of mangroves and mangrove associates. The faunal composition in the area is also equally diverse. Apart from 206 species of birds, 30 species of reptiles, 13 species of crabs, 7 species of prawns and 20 species of fish have been identified so far in the area. Mammals like jackals and mongoose also were sited many a times
This wetland acts as an important stopover for over hundred species of migratory birds including magnificent flamingos, gulls, terns, avocets & curlews.
Itinerary of the event:
Meeting Point: Vikhroli Stn.(E) Near Bus Depot
Time: Morning 7.00 AM Sharp.
Start the Trail by 7.30 am
End the trail by 11.00am.
A bottle of water (At-least 2 Ltrs),
Full Sleeves T-Shirt and Pants
Some ready to eat food. Plum cakes, Biscuits, etc.
Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)
Good trekking shoes,
A haversack to put in all the things to be carried.
Please avoid wearing Gold and other ornaments.
Travelling From Vikhroli to Vikhroli
The trail fees,
Mineral water, Softdrinks etc.
Anything other than above mentioned inclusions