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Mahim Nature Park

Place: Bandra Sion Link Road, Mahim, Maharashtra
Major Attraction: Many species of birds, butterflies and trees.
Area Covered: 37 acres
Ideal Time To Visit The Park: From mid-October to February-March
Nearest attractions: Mumbai Some major accesses: Mumbai

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Where is the Mahim Nature Park?
Located on the southern bank of Mithi river, and at Bandra-Sion Link Road, the Mahim Nature Park lie at Mahim, close to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. Though the nature park is near Dharavi, which is said to be the largest slum of Asia, yet the nature park contains its natural beauty in its most pristine way, and have become a favorable escape from pollution-ridden city life of Mumbai.

Climate in the Mahim Nature Park
The moderate climate at Mahim Nature Park in all seasons make it a pleasant abode to several species of birds, butterflies and trees. From March to October, the climate of the region is a bit hot, which begins to cool after October.

Important dates in Mahim Nature Park history
Earlier being the garbage dump, the place was conceived by WWF-India to be a nature park in 1976. MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) undertook the project to restore and develop the place as sophisticated nature park.

The ecological system in Mahim Nature Park

The flora and fauna in the Mahim Nature Park
Said to be the Green Lung of Mumbai, the Mahim Nature Park provides Mumbaikar a very pleasant escape from the pollution-ridden life of the city. Being fine abode to several species of flora and fauna, the park is visited mostly by nature lovers.

As you enter the threshold of the park, you begin wondering how so much greenery can originate close to the place, which is the biggest slum of Asia. More to wonder, the rich greenery of the nature park maintains proudly to boasts of its 200 species of trees. The mangrove evergreen forest causes plenty of species of birds, butterflies, insects and fungi to thrive in the park.

Beyond counting approx 200 species of trees, the park has 38 species of butterflies and 80 species of birds. Between October and March, the park becomes a very favourite spot for bird watchers, as one can see thousands of birds hovering over the Mithi river and in the park.

How to reach the the Mahim Nature Park
Air: Mumbai has own international airport, which is linked very well with several international as well as domestic locations.
Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to other parts of the country by Rail
Road: The nature park of Mahim lies opposite to the bus stand of Dharavi. Reaching here take a short drive from Mumbai. One can either hire a taxi or can catch local transport to reach the Dharavi bus stand. .

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