There are green spaces in Mumbai, believe me!

Posted: June 27, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Living in the heart of the city, we may wonder about green spaces left in Mumbai. We’d believe that everything has been converted to concrete jungles. Well, not so.

Seeing a pic on my Facebook page earlier today, posted by Dr. Bhavin Jankharia, talking about this place that was beautifully green, and just 35 min from Matunga (as he put it). I put that in my to-do list, but post lunch today, in an impulsive mood, we decided to drive down to this place. Yeah, today itself!

Driving via Powai / Jogeshwari Link Road / Western Express Highway, finally via Film City road, we entered the area of Film City.

Going past several sets of what looked like sets of TV shows, we kept going deeper into the place. Till we reached the BNHS area and got out of the car, and walked around.

And experienced natural surroundings of the kind that you’d find at hill stations. It was absolutely superb.

  1. Rajesh says:

    Yes, its a great place, Aarey Milk Colony and its adjoining Forest. Sadly we may end up loosing this greenery if we let greedy politicians allow building and habitations to come up inside. Royal Palms and surrounding development is a case in point !

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  3. Sailesh says:

    Thank you Mr. Mehta for sharing your experience. Yes, we Mumbaikars are fortunate to have such green covers in the otherwise concrete jungles. We have been so selfish that we have replaced the trees with skyscrapers!
    Sometimes I wonder what are we going to leave for the next generation. Isn’t it ironical that we have been cutting jungles at breakneck speed and then spend thousands of rupees to visit hill stations to enjoy the same climate and greenery?

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