Working Team

Consulting Editors of Aapala Paryavaran Magazine

Consulting Editors copy


Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal Working Team




Birdwatching at Bhandup Pumping Station

Birdwatching at Bhandup Pumping Station : 14 th March, 2021, between 07:00 am to 09:00 am.

Bhandup pumping station (BPS) is a unique biodiversity right in the middle of the largest city of India, Mumbai. BPS is the breeding and feeding ground for many different species of birds, reptiles and also insects. BPS is attracting a lot of migratory and non migratory birds over the years. BPS encompasses diverse landscapes with salt pans, grassland, a lake, mangrove forest and a creek.

Registration charges : ₹100 per person include BPS entry fee and honorarium
Vehicle charges : ₹ 50 for Two wheeler and ₹150 For Four wheeler
Camera charges : ₹100

Things to carry :
Please carry notepad & pen, cap, water bottle and food.
Please apply mosquito repellent cream.
Please wear mask, dull color full sleeve cloth, shoes.
Please carry binocular.

Please Note:
Advance registration is must (12 Seats Only).
Do not throw any litter.
Follow the instruction given by expertise.

Meeting Point : Bhandup Pumping Station at 06:45 am
Contact Person : Pournima Bhosale-Shirgaonkar : 9594174653

Nature trail : At Thane creek

Nature trail : At Thane Creek
The trail will be 2 hours walk in nearby area. We expects sighting of birds & mangroves. Thane creek normally witnesses presence of many resident, migratory birds, insects & plants. For many years the sight is treasure of Thane’s biodiversity.
Topic : Wetlands bird identification
Date & Time: 14th Feb. 2021 & 7.00 am – 9.00 pm
Meeting point: Shree Swami Samarth Math, Thane East at 6.45am
Fees: 50rs
Trail concludes with happy memories !
Note : Registration Mandatory. Limited seats are available. Mask compulsory.
For Registration, kindly contact on 9594174653 / 9987487382

Making of eco-friendly lantern (2020)

Diwali 2020.

पर्यावरण दक्षता मंडळाच्या पर्यावरण शाळेतर्फे दिनांक 26 ऑक्टोबर 2020 ते 13 नोव्हेंबर 2020 या कालावधीत पर्यावरणस्नेही आकाशकंदील बनविणे या कार्यशाळेचे आयोजन पर्यावरण शाळा, मातृकृपा, 3रा मजला, गडकरी रंगायतन जवळ, ठाणे (प) येथे करण्यात आले आहे. यासाठी नावनोंदणी लवकरात लवकर करावी. या कार्यशाळेसाठी पूर्वनोंदणी आवश्यक आहे
अधिक माहितीसाठी संपर्क : 9594174653/ 98690335843
ई-मेल आय डी :


Environmental Law series

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal brings to you a webinar series on Environmental Laws. This series will enlight the laws and regulations imposed by the government on the person harming the environment.

The webinar series will be conducted live from 3rd August,2020 to 7 August,2020 daily at 7pm on our Facebook and Youtube page. Click on the below link to attend the live session.


Birding at Seawood Darave

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal is conducting Nature trail on Bird at Seawood Darave on 15th March, 2020, between 07:30 am to 09:30 am.
Things to carry :
Please carry notepad & pen, cap, water bottle and food.
Please apply mosquito repellent cream.
Please wear shoes.
Please carry binocular.
Please carry camera.
Please carry personal medicine.
Please Note:
Advance registration is must.
Wear shoes, full sleeve dull coloured cloth.
Do not throw any litter.
Follow the instruction given by expertise.
Meeting Point :Bhandup Pumping Station, Bhandup
Contact Person Kalpita Worlikar : 9869033583

Ankur theme park Visit

Ankur Theme Park Organic Farming




 Asian barred owlet



The Dandeli Wildlife Sanctuary  is spread  over 834.16 and is the second largest in Karnataka, continuous with the Bhagwan Mahaveer sanctuary in Goa. This Sanctuary abounds with a richness of Flora and Fauna. Its richness and diversity offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the captivating landscape. The sanctuary is generally undulating with steep slopes, picturesque deep river valleys and rich hilly forest terrain. There are breathtaking valleys, regal looking meandering rivers and the splendid scenic beauty of the forests. The forest in Dandeli is typical moist deciduous and semi evergreen types.

Here are some of the highlights which can be seen through the visit.

Birds – Malabar Trogon, Ruby-throated Bulbul, Yellow-browed Bulbul, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Dark-fronted babbler, Speckled Piculet, Velvet-fronted Nuthatch, Malabar Grey Hornbill, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Asian Fairy Bluebird, Emerald Dove, Srilankan Frogmouth, Hill Myna, Indian lorikeet, Crested Gowshawk, Heart-spotted Woodpecker, Blue-faced Malkoha, Brown-breasted Flycatcher… also many species of Flycatchers, Owls and other forest birds…

Mammals – Black Panther, Leopard, Indian Jackal, Barking Deer, Spotted Deer, Mouse Deer, Malabar Giant Squirrel, Flying Squirrel, Wild Boar, Indian Gaur and many other animals.

Reptiles and other creatures
– Malabar pit viper, Hump nosed pit viper, Flying lizard, Prasad’s Gecko, Termite hill gecko, many others Reptiles, Amphibians, Butterflies and other insects.

Please note – Sightings  fully depend on luck. Our experts will try to show maximum no. of species with their experience and efforts.

Rough Itinerary for the Event: (Dharwad to Dharwad)

Day 1 – 1st March  2018
7AM- Meeting point at Dharwad. Then will move to Dandeli

Day 2 – 2nd March  2018

Birding at Old Magazine House.

Day 3 – 3rd March 2018
Bird watching at Timber Depot, some other birding sites.

Day 4 – 4th  March 2018

Birding around Dandeli, Evening snacks and leave for Dharwad by 7PM .

Overnight Volvo buses are available regularly between Mumbai to Dharwad. Bookings are easily available. Participants have to do their own bookings upto Dharwad and back.

We will assist of you in case of any requirement.

Stay arrangements
– Stay will be basic but not in tents, it will be in dormitories with neat and clean toilets.

Some of the spots that will be covered for bird watching are Old House Magazine, Ganeshgudi, Shirali village, Supa dam, Dandeli Timber depot and many more bird hotspots. Will try to visit most of them but it will depend on sightings throughout the day.

Total Cost- Rs. 15,500/-

Cost includes
1. Dharwad to Dharwad By Private Vehicle. (Bolero or Cruizer Jeep)
2. Stay at Dandeli and Ganeshgudi – Dormitory basis
3. All Food and Breakfast.
4. All Entree charges of Park.

Cost excludes:-
1. Mineral water, Cold drinks.
2. Personal Orders.
3. Extra Tea/Coffee.
4. Things other than includes

Things to be carried:-
1. Water Bottle
3. TORCH with extra batteries, Shoes (compulsory).
4. Towel, a napkin, extra pair of clothes, warm clothes.
5. Cap, Camera, Binoculars, Bird field Guide
6. Medicine those if u require usually (Optional)

7. Photo ID proof
8. A haversack to put all these things

Confirm your seat on phone call only.

You can register by paying non-refundable advance of Rs.7,500/-

Payment option –


TJSB Sahakari Bank LTD, Main Branch, Madhumalti, Veer Savarkar Path, Thane (w)400601

Account Number – 002110100044461

IFSC code – TJSB0000002

Account type – Saving account

Cheque name:- Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal 

For Further Queries
Avinash Bhagat- 9892061899 / 022-25411633

Eco Film Club

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal NGO’s Aapala  Paryavaran Eco Film Club is organizing a session on

environmental films on 3rd March 2018, from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. at-

Venue: Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal (Paryavaran Shala), C/O Vruddha Seva Sangh, Sushila Apartments, Ground Floor, Kaka Sohoni Path, Ghantali,Thane (W)-400602

Special Features: 6 Documentaries on different environmental subjects will be screened at this event. After every film a small discussion will be conducted.

Entry free. On the spot registration facility.
For more details contact: 022-25380648, 9869033583 (contact between 10 to 6),

Go Top