Vasai – Its Nature and Forest and Grassland Birds

Vasai Nalasopara

A View of Vasai and Nalasopara (East Side)

In the previous post, I mentioned about the aquatic birds in Vasai. These birds are usually in Vasai during the monsoon period from July to September when small lakes and ponds appear all over the places offering better conditions for these birds to settle and breed and then move ahead. In this post, we move on to the forest and grassland birds and many of these birds are here throughout the year because they are not dependent only on fish for their food.

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Vasai – Its Nature and Aquatic Birds

Vasai West Side

The Town of Vasai

In the previous part of my Vasai post, I wrote about the history of Vasai and how it has gradually become the Vasai as we know of today. So, in case you’ve missed that part, or if you are interested in the history of this place, I would recommend you read that before you proceed. However, if you are a nature lover Vasai is one place to visit especially during the monsoon season. Now, there are no special areas in Vasai – Virar region so I cannot recommend any particular places which you should visit. The region is quite vast and open and there’s a lot of greenery around which attracts the local and migratory birds to settle down here for some time before they continue their journey elsewhere.

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Vasai – A Glimpse of Its History and The Present

Sunset in Vasai

Sunset in Vasai

Most of my blog posts are usually about my travel experiences, but in the past few months, I have not been traveling much mainly due to the amount of work I do. However, I and Sarah came up with the thought to write about Vasai which hasn’t been covered on my blog earlier. Vasai is nestled a little north of the Mumbai on the west coast. A few decades ago, Vasai was a sleepy town enjoying its own peaceful existence, but today it is one of the fastest growing towns close to Mumbai.

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Spanish Connection – Meeting Iris and Angel in Mumbai

Flora Fountain Fort Mumbai

Me with Iris & Angel at the Flora Fountain – Mumbai

As a traveler, I have always been surprised by the wonders of nature and the landscape that I see around. However, there are times when surprises come from the most unexpected situations. When I started this blog, my sole objective was to offer reliable information about India and Indian destinations to locals and international travelers who would want to explore my country. In the last couple of years, as I wrote more posts, I have been receiving questions from readers who email me their queries – some sensible ones, some funny and some really weird questions. I try to answer them as honestly as I could based on my opinions and experiences.

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My First Love – My Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

Ray-Ban Sunglasses

My Ray-Ban Sunglasses

While I certainly love to be a part of the Cherished Blogfest, the biggest challenge for me is to pick that one particular thing that I cherish the most. Most people divide history into B.C. and A.D., for me on a personal level my life history is divided into W.P (With Parents) and A.P. (After Parents). For me, life before 1994-95 was completely different and then everything changed drastically when my parents passed away. I’m not trying to gain an emotional mileage here, but gradually you’ll see my point. I completely understand that all people have to go through this life cycle, so let me quickly jump out of this on to the actual topic.

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