Tamhini Forests & Wildlife Sanctuary closes for a month and will allow entry to thereafter for 500 tourists that too based on prior permissions and fees. This includes Andharban and Plus valley areas.
Similarly, four wheelers are banned on Sinhagad on weekends, no entry to vehicles after 2 pm. No parking too. Local jeep operators may be allowed.
Khadakwasla is closed for the entire monsoon.
Madhe Ghat & Velha region is prone to landslides and has thick cover of fog and heavy rainfall.Traffic will be regulated, no booze allowed and one has to start return journey before 4 pm.
Thane collector has also issued regulatory guidelines for all the waterfall tourists in entire district and there will be a legal action involved if the rules are not followed.
People, act sanely & sensitively and avoid crowding at popular tourist destinations.. There are better ways to experience and truly enjoy monsoon than this senseless and wanton hogging! Don’t endanger the eco sensitive area and don’t endanger your personal safety!!
These are indeed welcoming steps, but this chaos have spread throughout northern western ghats in multiple locations, so choose your destinations wisely, dont visit in groups of more than 10 -15 people, absolutely avoid 100, 250, 500 people commercial groups…
Tamhini Forests & Wildlife Sanctuary closes for a month and will allow entry to there after for 500 tourists that too…