The Maharashtra Nature Park Near Sion Is A Mini-Forest Made On A Dumping Ground

by Kritika Kukreja
The Maharashtra Nature Park Near Sion Is A Mini-Forest Made On A Dumping Ground

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Looking for a serene picnic place within Mumbai? Head to Maharashtra Nature Park near Sion for bird watching and nature trails.

What Is It?

If you’re looking for a burst of nature in Mumbai’s busy city life? We’ve got something for you! Created on a dumping ground close to Dharavi and Sion, the Maharashtra Nature Park now stands tall boasting its avid wildlife, birds, butterflies and a canopy of large trees. A perfect picnic spot for you and your family, this park is adorned with beauty, colors and a peaceful ambiance. 

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What’s In It?

Maharashtra Nature Park is 41 acres of land which consists of migrated birds, rare butterflies, and huge trees. You’ll find species of birds like Purple Sunbird, Little Green Bee Eater, Laughing Dove, Shikara, Blue Throat, Greater Coucal, Eurasian Wryneck, and more.

Looking for wild snakes? This nature park is the home to the cobra and more like the Green Viper and the Russel Viper. Along with that, you can spot over 40 species of colorful butterflies here including Indian Rock Bee, Pumpkin beetle and Coromandel Marsh Dart. 

If you’re a green lover, you can spot nearly 13,000 trees belonging to 300 species in this park too. The birds chirping, the greenery, and the colorful butterflies make this a wonderful spot to enjoy a Sunday picnic with family or even a first date with bae!

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What Else?

Want to learn more about rare species of birds and animals? You can visit the education center, an aquarium, a bird observation platform, and a section demonstrating vermicomposting that are all present within the nature park.


Address: Maharashtra Nature Park, Sion Bandra Link Road, Opp. Bus Depot, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400017
Phone: 022 2407 7641
Entry fees: ₹5 per person
Timing: 9:30 AM to 6 PM

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