The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is organizing nature & travel camps for enthusiasts in the forthcoming season at Agumbe Nature Reserve, to explore the rainforest of the Western Ghats.

May, 2017: Agumbe Reserve Forest

Agumbe is aptly called the Cherrapunjee of South India, as it receives an average rainfall of 7,000–8,000 mm annually. Situated amidst the rainforest of the Western Ghats it is a Biodiversity Hotspot, which is home to a plethora of endemics. Agumbe is also famed for the elusive King Cobra. The renowned herpetologist Romulus Whitaker called Agumbe the capital of the King Cobra. Besides reptiles and the Endangered Lion-tailed Macaque, Agumbe harbours a host of endemic bird species like Malabar Pied Hornbill, Malabar Trogon, Grey-headed Bulbul, Flame-throated Bulbul, White-bellied Blue Flycatcher, Malabar Woodshrike and Malabar Whistling Thrush.

Date: 6th–9th May 2017

Camp Charges: Rs.16,900 for members and Rs.18,400 for others.

Accommodation:Twin sharing basis, inbasic tents.

Reporting: Pick up at Mangalore Central railway station at 7:40 a.m. on day one. Drop off at Mangalore railway station at 1:30 p.m. on the last day.

How to get there: Train – Matsyaganda Express (12619) arrives in Mangalore at 7:30 am and leaves from Mangalore at 2:30 pm. Flight – One can also choose to fly to Mangalore, however, you need to arrive a day prior if you wish to fly. Buses – Several Buses also ply between Mumbai and Mangalore. Cost includes: Accommodation, food, transfers to/from Mangalore, all park entry/permits and trail/outing costs, as per itinerary. 

Registration*:  Kindly contact us at 022-22821811/22871202 or e-mail us at bnhs.programmes@gmail.com; http://www.bnhs.org

 

 

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