Saturday, August 13, 2005

Borivali National Park is the only Wild Life Sanctuary in the world, inside a Metropolitan city limits. Spread across an area of 110 sqkm, it is home to rich flora and fauna. Among the variety of animals found here includes Panthers. Some parts of the forests are deciduous, some are semi-evergreen and some evergreen. The evergreen forests remind the rainforests in the southern parts of the Western ghats. Monsoon and immediately after monsoon are the ideal time for trekking. The Kanheri caves dating back to 4th century is within the forest limits (We did not cover Kanheri in this trek).
For more on BNP check-out,,

Start. Near the forest Office.A warm-up click for the camera. Posted by Picasa

First stop over. Everyone enjoying their time in water. And getting ready for a quick breakfast Posted by Picasa

First stop over. Another view Posted by Picasa

Around the breakfast table Posted by Picasa

Trek No 4. Take 2 Posted by Picasa

After the breakfast Posted by Picasa

Getting up hesitantly Posted by Picasa

A fallen tree on the way makes it more interesting Posted by Picasa

The only sound we hear through out the expedition is that..... Posted by Picasa

Nothing wrong with my eye. Fault of the Camera or the photographer Posted by Picasa

Alfred. Focussed on the task at hand Posted by Picasa

Getting down into a valley, to a stream. Posted by Picasa

Destination water falls. Journey begins through the stream. More to follow Posted by Picasa

On our way to the water falls Posted by Picasa

Kavitha wonders how much more, while veteran Rubina consoles her saying it is fairly easy. Meanwhile Bindhu takes a bit rest. Posted by Picasa

Everyone, watching their steps as we navigate through big boulders, rocks with strong water currents in between Posted by Picasa

Entering a small cave like structure. One has to crawl through a small tunnel, to proceed Posted by Picasa

Tracing the source of the stream Posted by Picasa

Asif, after setting up the security measures. A rope across the pool, life jackets etc. Posted by Picasa

A large pool, more or less circular and sorrounded by tall rocks, with an entrance on one side and a huge waterfall on the opposite side.  Posted by Picasa

After initial hesitation, we also got into the water Posted by Picasa

Enjoying the natural Water Park Posted by Picasa

My attempt to climb the slippery rock. Paresh trying to push me up. Posted by Picasa

Another attempt by PareshPosted by Picasa

Return from the water falls Posted by Picasa