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WALK through Aravalis Sacred Grove by Sahapedia at Hong Kong Bazaar, Sector 57, Gurugram > Meeting at 6am on 23rd April 2017

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Time : 7:00 am - 10:30 am (meeting at 6am) Add to Calendar 23/04/2017 07:00 23/04/2017 10:30 Asia/Kolkata WALK through Aravalis Sacred Grove by Sahapedia Event Page : http://www.delhievents.com/2017/04/walk-through-aravalis-sacred-grove-by.html Hong Kong Bazaar, LG-10, Rd to F Block, UG 14, Block F, Sushant Lok III, Sector 57, Gurugram DD/MM/YYYY

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Step 1- Please like and share the page to register.
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Link to registration form- goo.gl/8EHiAd 
After the online registration, inform us through a message or email, if you are unable to attend the walk. 
Contact at: Email us -walks@sahapedia.org, 9811260101 (Shaz Syed)
*Parking available around the meeting point.

Venue : Hong Kong Bazaar, LG-10, Rd to F Block, UG 14, Block F, Sushant Lok III, Sector 57, Gurugram
Venue Info : Map Nearest Metro Station - 'HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line)'

Event Description : WALK through Aravalis Sacred Grove by Sahapedia

About thrice as old as the Himalayas, the Aravali Range are classed as one of the world’s oldest fold mountain ranges. From the southern tip of Rajasthan, the hills run throughout the state and through to the very heart of Delhi, before finally terminating on the banks of the Yamuna. Geographical features covered in the walk include steep unmined gorges and ravines, seasonal river beds and lush low-lying valleys. Historically these hills have supported plenty of wildlife; accounts vary but unanimously agree on these hills supporting large populations of tigers, wild boar, blackbuck and chinkara antelope. Today however, due to human pressures around them, the larger carnivores are no longer present but have given way for smaller ones. Leopards for example have been confirmed by many sources, and it is not uncommon to see their pugmarks on many trails in the forests; porcupines and hares are still thriving, and so are Nilgai. Birds, both migratory and resident, have made this region a safe haven for themselves. In the monsoons, especially in the lower valleys, the hills teem with reptilian life: rock pythons, monitor lizards, cobras and several species of insects. The nature trail is a moderate level trek and shall take the walkers through all possible gradients that are associated with this region; steep ravines, deep gorges and lush valleys, cattle tracks and goat trails most of which can be negotiated on foot only. The walk can be an alternation between observations and ‘sit-down’ sessions for interactions at intervals. The walk will begin with an introduction, then walk through the regular cattle trail, goat trails and then into the gorges/seasonal beds and later upon steep rocky outcrops, exploring the valley, visit to a scared grove culminating at the parking. 

Do’s & Don’ts of a nature walk:
1. Do make sure there’s at least 1-2 liters of water with every one of you as the distance to be covered is 3-4 kms. 
2. Do carry a light snack- chocolates, fruits etc. – something to keep yourselves energized 
3. Do wear full lowers- cargoes, jeans- something that is stretchable and easy to walk in.
4. Wear T-shirts – no vests!
5. Don hats/caps – something that protects you from thorny thickets and the direct sun
6. Do wear proper walking shoes/boots- something with a thick sole; the rocks and thorns of the Aravalis pierce rubber soles quite easily; so be wise about selecting your footwear.
7. Do carry cameras/binoculars/pen-knives/swiss knives etc.
8. Don’t litter the place with plastics! 
Please carry one of the black disposable polybags to collect any leftovers from plastic wrapped food items. Eatable leftovers like banana peels and even some food may be dumped at spots for the simple reason that it’s biodegradable.
9. Don’t travel too heavy- keep the weight of your carry bags minimal with only the basics- water, light snacks etc.
10. Don’t make a ruckus- goes in line with our objective of being able to walk silently in order to get the best out of the walk.
11. Don’t go astray – please stick with the larger group and stay within hearing/seeing distance.
12. Don’t get perturbed and stay together if/when we come across dangerous wild animals- a 1% chance
13. Photography allowed but don’t unduly disturb wildlife – the places we are most likely to travel see minimal to no human activity, and it is for this reason that animals move about freely here.
It ought to remain like that!

Walk led by- Shaz Syed

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WALK through Aravalis Sacred Grove by Sahapedia at Hong Kong Bazaar, Sector 57, Gurugram > Meeting at 6am on 23rd April 2017 WALK through Aravalis Sacred Grove by Sahapedia at Hong Kong Bazaar, Sector 57, Gurugram > Meeting at 6am on 23rd April 2017 Reviewed by Rohit Malik on 17:20 Rating: 5

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