Sites:Photography & wildlife tours:
http://landofthewild.blogspot.com/ Do check out their upcoming tours in May. Blog post : Save the Tigers
Something worthwhile to do:
If you are into organic farming, working hands on in the farms, are an eco-warrior,... This article is a must read:
Carrying pani ka matka makes for a great holiday
Kala Ghoda festival
The Kala Ghoda festival is organised each year at Kala Ghoda square hosts a cultural festival promoting the arts. Its a beautiful week long event, depicting the art,craft,literature, heritage scene from around India. I have started visiting it since last year & love it every time I go. This year its from 5th Feb-13th Feb 2011. Check the website: http://www.kalaghodaassociation.com/index.htm The facebook link is: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8296263823
Flamingos in town
The flamingos in recent years have started visiting the Mumbai marsh lands around Dec-March. This year too they are here in large numbers. You can see them around Sewri & Mahul. Go visit them!!!
Check Event-Flamingo Festival by BNHS, 16 April 2011
Mumbai Cyclothon 2011
The Mumbai Cyclothon is back again this year after last years success. This year its on 13th Feb 2011. You can register for it on: http://www.kyazoonga.com/Sports/Mumbai_and_Nasik_Cyclothon__-_Tour_de_Mumbai_2011/48/4
My experience: Event-Mumbai Cyclothon 2011, 13th Feb 2011
Nature Walks: Walk the Mumbai Trees
There is a group called 'Walk the Mumbai Trees' which takes you on a tour of knowing more about the trees around you. Meet them on Facebook & check for their next tour. Also I will be adding a post about the tour I took around Ruia college.
Knowledge gain Nature-Walk the Mumbai Trees-Part 1
A friend takes Origami classes & has on sale the articles too.
Name: Avni Uchat: 9930334774
An electronic engineer with a penchant for paper folding, Avni makes intricate origami bunnies, dragons, toads, tulips, ashtrays, baskets, fans. Also part of the crafty trio are her mum and sis, who'll come over to teach you the art if you have a group of five or more.
Learn to make Assorted Chocolates, Sherbat, Mock-Tails :
Name: Mrs. Chandan Uchat: 9321131122 / 2501 6125
Try the sessions of making Chocolates, sherbat & mocktails. The recipes & instruction sheets will be given. Trust me they are worth it to learn from this warm, understanding lady no matter what your age group. You can also place party/wedding orders for Sherbat & Chocolates or just buy what you need.
Name: Cute Cupcake Factory, Thane
The class was about how to make simple, yummy, no-fuss recipes.We made 3 types of cupcakes with around 5 frostings.Vanilla, Chocolate & Red Velvet. The Cute Cupcake Factory arranges classes almost on all Sundays. It can be about making Cheese cakes, Cream cakes, Breads, tarts,..... The list is an endless yumminess. Go for it ! Activity: Cupcake making class by Cute Cupcake Factory, Thane
I am learning Guitar. So if you have a passion for guitar & if your fingers fly in tune to the music you listen, then go & get your classes scheduled. For more details check:
Titus Musik Classes
Nature & Widlife:
There is a beautiful forest within the city@Mahim. Visit the place for a great tour & learn about the various trees, snakes, bees, birds,.... here which have grown in this forest which was a garbage dumping ground & was converted to a forest.
Read the blog post:
Save the tigers!
For booking & more information call:
0224079939 or 02224077436. They take groups of 10-30 people & give you a 2hour tour for Rs.150.
Interested in having the cool wind in your hair, sun on your face & feet among waves? Then Sailing is your thing. Read about my experience: Sailing at the Gateway of India. To learn the art or just experience the art of sailing, visit AquaSailIndia.com.
Like trekking to the forts of Maharashtra & getting the in-depth information about them, then join the Vedh Group on their regular treks.
For more info search on orkut for their community or:
VEDH- Find An Explorer In You
Read the blog post about my trek to Raigad fort with Vedh Group
Travel: Raigad Fort Trek 2009
There is also another group I joined for trekking- Kalpavihar Adventure
I went for their River Rafting trip. It was a superb,thrilling & well organised trip. Check the post & pics:
Trek-River rafting at Kolad
This is a great group which arranges treks, trips, bird watching camps,archeological camps,... lot of fun & intellectual camps/trips. To get to know their next adventure contact-Vaishali Desai: 9820684723
More coming up.....