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Flamingo Safari in the new thing in Mumbai: The Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Park

India’s first flamingo safari in the city. Head to the Sanctuary of 1690 hectares located between Vashi and Airoli (Thane Creek Mudflats) and enjoy the beautiful migratory birds who fly in from Kutch for about five months every year.


The flamingo safari is a hour-long tour that takes you around 10km of the mangroves along the city's eastern seaboard all the way up to Vashi and back. The safari is a guided tour and the tour guide is trained by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS).



How to reach

Take a boat and reach the mudflat. Additionally, there is an 8-seater speed boat too; which delves deeper into the mangroves where migratory birds can be spotted closely.

Best time:

February end –mid May is the best time to visit the sanctuary

Address:

Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Centre

2/Mangrove Forest, Sector 10, Diva Nagar Road Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.


How to reach

Take a boat and reach

Timings:

10 am to 6 pm

Cost:

INR 50 per head for adults, INR 25 per head for kids


Boat ride charges: INR 300 (Monday to Friday), INR 400 (Saturday & Sunday) per person

INR 5000 per speedboat for 7 people


Contact:

For bookings, contact the Coastal Marine Biodiversity Centre at +91-9987673737



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