Maharashtra Nature Park is a 37-acre oasis of greenery situated right in the midst of bustling Mumbai, in the locality of Mahim. The park is one of the city’s conservation success stories – it was originally the site of a 15-foot high municipal garbage dump in the 70s. Efforts by the World Wildlife Fund, local activists, and Mumbai government resulted in the painstaking clearance of the site, spreading of fresh soil and the planting of saplings. These have now grown into a beautiful forest, delighting all nature lovers in the city. The park is surrounded by the natural eco-system of the Mithi river. The park also has several conservation and awareness activities – such as a nursery section, medicinal plants section, vermicomposting section, etc.
Take a morning walk with a naturalist along the park's easy 1.8 km (1.1 mile) long trail. The park is home to colourful birds, insects and frogs. Nimble squirrels run around, and gossamer spiderwebs hang between trees. Look carefully and you may also spot some shy snakes! Winter is particularly delightful with cool weather and migratory birds.
When: All days except public holidays
Start time and place: 8:30 a.m. at the entrance to Maharashtra Nature Park.
Costs and Booking:
- INR 750 per person for 7-10 persons
- INR 1000 per person for 5-6 persons
- INR 1500 per person for 3-4 persons
- INR 1750 per person for 2 persons
- INR 3000 for a solo traveller
English-speaking naturalist guide, entrance tickets, personalised walk and all taxes.
Excludes: Meals, refreshments, tips.
Tour Notes: Please feel free to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are interested in photography, please let the guide know. Please wear sensible closed footwear for the walk.