Hiking through an urban wilderness

Hiking through an urban wilderness

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Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 12:30 PM -  Sat, Jul 22, 2017, 03:00 PM

Contact details
Shaz Syed
Organiser : Sahapedia
Location details
Parking space at Aravalli Biodiversity Park
Delhi - Delhi
About us

The Aravalli Biodiversity Park is a first of its kind effort taken in the National capital region of Gurgaon, to try and rewild and return a region to its pristine natural condition. Situated on MG road at the border of Delhi, after the ban on mining in 2002, the area was replanted with native trees and shrubs, and harvested water used to fill in the former mining pits. This encouraged a lot of migratory and resident birds to flock into the park, and wildlife to make the park their abode. Today the park seems pristine just next to and almost surrounded on all sides by metropolitan Gurgaon and skyscrapers in the distance. It has become a regular haunt for runners, walkers and nature enthusiasts alike for a quick and easy getaway from the pollution and noise of the city.

This guided tour is for free. 

Do’s & Don’ts of a nature walk:
1. Advisable to carry about 2 litres of water as its humid and the duration of the walk is 2½ hours (5 km approx.). 
2. Do carry light snacks—chocolates, fruits, etc., something to keep yourselves energized. 
3. Do wear full lowers—cargoes/jeans, something that is stretchable and easy to walk in.
4. Wear T-shirts; no vests.
5. Do bring along hats/caps/scarves, something that protects you from thorny thickets and the direct sun.
6. Do wear proper walking shoes/boots, something with a thick sole; the rocks and thorns of the region pierce rubber soles quite easily, so be wise about selecting your footwear.
7. Do carry cameras/binoculars/pen-knives/Swiss knives, etc.
8. Don’t litter the place with plastics! Please carry disposable polybags to collect any leftovers from plastic-wrapped food items. Leftovers like banana peels and even some food may be dumped at spots for the simple reason that it’s biodegradable.
9. Don’t travel too heavy; keep the weight of your carry bags minimal with only the basics—water, light snacks, etc.
10. Don’t make a ruckus.
11. Please stick with the larger group and stay within hearing/seeing distance.
12. Don’t get perturbed and stay together if/when we come across dangerous wild animals—a 1 per cent chance.
13. Photography allowed but don’t unduly disturb wildlife; the places we are most likely to pass through see minimal to no human activity, and it is for this reason that animals move about freely here.

Date: Saturday, 22 July 2017
Duration: 7 am to 9:30 am
Venue: Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, just after crossing the Delhi border into Gurgaon.
(Google map link: https://goo.gl/xBU6gh)
Guru Dronacharya is the nearest metro station (the venue is 500 meters walking distance from the station)
Meeting time: 6.30 am
Meeting point: Parking space at Aravalli Biodiversity Park
Walk led by: Shaz Syed

Things to keep in mind:
• Mandatory registration closes after 25 entries. Link to registration form:
(Step 1- Please like and share the page to register.
Step 2- Fill the form to confirm your registration- https://goo.gl/kgSJJA ) 
After the online registration, inform us through a message or email, if you are unable to attend the walk. 
Contact: 9811260101 
Email: walks@sahapedia.org 
• No entry fee.
• Parking available at the park.


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