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Consulting Editors of Aapala Paryavaran Magazine

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Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal Working Team




Apala Paryavaran Film Festival

Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal (PDM) is an environmental NGO working in the field of Environmental Education, Research and Awareness for the last 20 years in Thane and nearby areas.
On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal have been organizing an environmental film festival called “Apala Paryavaran Film Festival” in collaboration with Maharashtra Pollution Control Board every year since last 12 years. Every year, we screen selected documentary films related to nature , wild life and environment in general for citizens. The films screened during the Festival are not easily available and are of high educational value. This Programme has always been successful in changing the attitude of the youth towards nature, resulting in their direct involvement in environmental protection and conservation.
This year the Film Festival will be held on 8th & 9th June 2019.
Please note that the entry for this event is free However, Pre-registration is mandatory.
Follow the link for the registration:-

Date : 8th June 2019
Time : 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Date : 9th June 2019
Time : 09.30 am to 01:30 pm
Time : 04:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Venue : Hanuman Vyayamshala, Shiv Samarth Vidyalay, opp. Gadkari Rangaytan, Thane (West)
Contact No. :- 0222 – 5380648 / 9869033583

Nature Trail at Nagala Block, Thane

Greetings of the day,
Nature Trail at Nagala Block, Thane (W) 400 601
Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal is conducting Plant identification nature trail at Nagala Block, Forest Chauki, Nagala, Ghodbandar Road, Thane (W) on 23rd June 2019 between 7:30am to 10:00am. Its richness and plant biodiversity offers ample opportunities to nature lovers to enjoy the forest.
Trail cost : Rs. 50 per participants (Including faculty Honorarium & Travelling)
Note :
Advance registration is must.
Please carry notepad & pen, cap and Water bottle.
Please apply odomas.
Meeting Point : Forest Chauki, Nagala, Ghodbandar Road, Thane (W) 07:15am.
For more details :-
Address:  Paryavaran Shala, 03, Sushila Apartment, Kaka sohoni path, Ghantali, Thane (W)
Contact No. :- 022-25380648 /  9869033583.

Apala Paryavaran

For More Details please contact us on:

022-25411633 / 8446140189

Email ID:

Venue : Apala Paryavaran, Gala No-15, Dadoji Konddev Stadium, Khartan Road, Thane (W), 400601




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),

Holi & Water Awareness Campaign


Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal Organizes Holi & Water Awareness Campaign From 10th February 2018. 03, Paryavaran Shala, Sushila Apartment, Kaka Sohoni Path, Ghantali, Thane (W). Contact No- 022-25380648 / 09869033583.


Paryavaran Shala

Paryavaran Shala- Open Environment School- Estd.2000

From the past fourteen years a weekly school for all age groups is being conducted to create an attitudinal and behavioural shift in the lifestyle of people to that of a more environment sustainable one.

In 2009 Khuli Paryavaran Shala started for citizens who are enthusiastic about environment conservation. People from all professions, age can join this school.

Gramin Paryavaran Shala – Estd. 2015

Gramin Paryavaran Shala is the center of Paryavaran Dakshata Mandal which is specially dedicated for awareness in rural areas at grassroot level. We are focusing on four basic topics which are directly related to rural areas i.e. Jal (water), Jangal (forest), Jameen (soil) & Urja

(energy). Awareness programmes, eco-friendly festivals & environment days are done in Zilla Parishad  schools of rural areas. This center is in Mamnoli village and working in three tahasils of Thane district – rural Kalyan, Murbad and Bhiwandi.

Glimpses of Paryavaranshala




Nanadanvan Home Garden Competition

Enviro Vigil organises NanadanVan Home Garden Competition.
Between 10th January to 15 February 2018.
Entry Last date 30th January 2018.
Contact Details: 02225380648, 9869033583


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