July, Aug, Sept

Bay-City Hikes (A Forest Trail in Bombay)

1250
Duration
3 hours

Description

Did you know, Bombay is home to the world's largest tropical forest surrounded by a city?
As the monsoon breathes life into this forest, we'll explore its vibrant biodiversity, led by an expert naturalist. This serene escape is the perfect getaway for us city dwellers. We'll make a quick walk up to Salim Ali Point for stunning views of Vihar Lake, then descend via the Leopard trail (don’t worry, no leopards, only pugmarks) and take a quick dip in some streams.

Come, rediscover our beloved city in a whole new light!

 

Upcoming Batches: 13th July, 14th July, 20th July, 21st July, 27th July, 28th July

Time: 7:30 am (reporting time)

Duration: 2 hours

Where: Conservation Education Centre of BNHS (Goregaon East | Film City Rd)

Difficulty: Easy

Highlights
  • Explore Bombay's tropical forest
  • Learn from expert naturalists
  • Jump in streams
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When and Where

Upcoming Batches: 13th July, 14th July, 20th July, 21st July, 27th July, 28th July

Time: 7:30 am (reporting time)

Where: Conservation Education Centre of BNHS (Goregaon East)

What You Get
  • A 2 hour-long guided nature trail
  • Expert Naturalist
  • Entry fee
  • Granola energy bars
  • Vagabond EM
Tariff
  • Regular: Rs. 1,250 (+5% GST)
  • Vagafam*: Rs. 1,050 (+5% GST)

*Vagafam is a loyalty discount for anyone who has joined us on 3+ trips

How To Get There

Private vehicle:

Map your way to the ‘Conservation Education Centre of BNHS’.

Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/sJCerqNkrdUZe2UcA

Taxi/Rickshaw:

Uber/OLA: While having a private vehicle is the most convenient way to attend this experience, the next best alternative is a taxi/rickshaw. You can type in ‘Conservation Education Centre of BNHS’ and get dropped here directly. However, while returning, you would have to walk 10 mins to get another taxi/rickshaw.

Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/sJCerqNkrdUZe2UcA

PS: Google Maps may show you a route taking you through Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Please DO NOT take this route. It’s incorrect. The simpler option is to map your way to Oberoi Mall and then map our destination. To put it plainly, you need to be coming through the Goregaon Film City Road.

Things to carry/wear
  • Drinking water
  • Long sleeve t/shirts and long pants (VERY important)
  • Rainwear (jacket/poncho). Please avoid umbrellas.
  • Closed shoes with good grip
  • Dry snacks 
  • Handtowel & change of clothes (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
Things You Need To Know
  • Wear protective and non-slip shoes/monsoon wear only. Slippers or flip-flops are strictly prohibited.
  • Please wear full sleeves and long pants. We’re in a tropical forest. MANY mosquitos.
  • Google Maps may show you a route taking you through Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Please DO NOT take this route. It’s incorrect. The simpler option is to map your way to Oberoi Mall and then map our destination. To put it plainly, you need to be coming through the Goregaon Film City Road.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before the scheduled time. If you’re late, you may miss the instructions, and trust us, that’s no fun.
  • No tickets will be sold at the venue. If you plan to join us, book your ticket in advance.
  • There will be no refunds on tickets. However, tickets are transferable and you can send someone else in your place. Inform us beforehand.
  • Venue rules and regulations will apply at the event.
  • Everyone’s invited! Bring your friends, partners, cousins, family members, and their friends!
Why Choose Vagabond
  • Years of experience: We’ve been leading trips around the country since 2014. Our time in this field has helped us learn things about places and people that would not be possible without the amount of experience we have. This knowledge about the destination contributes to a more wholesome and enriching group experience.
  • Footfall: Since our inception, we’ve led more than 4,500 people on treks, backpacking trips, camps, and outdoor experiences. Be rest assured, we’ve dealt with all kinds of people.
  • Safety first: Given the time we’ve spent in the travel field, we know and believe in the importance of safety. All our experience managers are first-aid certified, and carry a well-equipped first-aid kit on every trip.
  • Solo / female traveller friendly: Over the years we have noticed a trend in the increasing number of solo and female travellers on our trips. Many of our trips end up having a good amount of solo female travellers.
  • Group size: We’ve come to realize that taking large groups of people compromises on an intimate inter-personal experience. Thus, our trips are led with a fairly small group of travellers who find it easier to get to know each other over the course of the trip.
  • No discrimination: At Vagabond, we believe that your age, social class, gender or sexual orientation shouldn’t determine if you’re allowed on a trip or not. Anyone and everyone should feel safe and welcome to experience and explore new places.
  • Flexible itinerary: On a Vagabond experience, you’re free to stray away from our scheduled itinerary and explore the place on your own. You do you. We’re not your travel guides. We’re here to facilitate a better understanding of the location and help you experience it in your own comfort zone.
  • Mindfulness to nature: Over the years we’ve seen the places we visit turn filthier and less pristine. We don’t want to contribute to that any further. At a Vagabond experience, we encourage you to reduce your waste and leave the place cleaner than it was. Check out #LeaveNoTrace
  • In-depth research: We're not a tour & travel agency. Every experience we offer you has been researched and experienced first-hand by our core members. We visit the locations ourselves and curate an experience that we believe to be in sync with our ideologies.
Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 7 days or more in advance of the event date will incur a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 3 - 6 days will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 48 hours to the event will receive no refund.

-3.8% of all payments are payment gateway charges and is non-refundable

-Please refer to the further Terms and Conditions mentioned in the footer of the website

Terms and Conditions
  • All timings and activities are subject to weather, group size, capabilities of participants, etc.
  • Vagabond holds the right to cancel the event due to unforeseen circumstances (for eg. unfavorable weather)
  • By registering for this experience, you agree to have read through and abide by the Vagabond Terms & Conditions mentioned in the footer.
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For further inquiries, feel free to Whatsapp/call: 7400054929

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