Some of God’s creations fascinate us like others never can. And this particular jewel frustrated and fascinated me in equal measure for almost two years. Several fruitless trips to frequented hotspots provided lots of evidence to his existence there but yielded nary a glimpse. A bird that seemed to otherwise show itself to half the birding fraternity every monsoon refused to present itself before me – the outrageously beautiful Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher!
|Dad trying to feed Junior|
Borivali, the largest and most frequented gate. This section also has the touristy bits of the National Park, namely the Lion and Tiger safaris in enclosed buses as also the famous Kanheri Caves.
Nagla Block – Nagla rests further north of Borivali, separated by the Thane Creek. To access this range, you drive further up the Western Express Highway to Dahisar, cross the bridge over the Thane Creek and then turn right to and drive through the village to the forest check post.
Yeoor Hills – Yeoor is the North Eastern section of the park and is accessed via Thane. You drive up the Eastern Express Highway into Thane, take a left at the Cadbury Junction and drive on till you hit the sign for the Air Force station. Take a left there and you hit the forest check post where you register, then follow the winding road uphill, pass Yeoor village and continue on till you get to the Yeoor Bus stand. Park your vehicle there and walk to the forest gate and follow the trails within.
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