Forage in the Forest Walk

About the Forest Walk

Mahua is one of the most important species for the Indian forest and tribal eco-systems. The flowering season for Mahua is a 2 week affair worth experiencing. The magical showers of the Mahua flowers along with the intoxicating aroma is something that can only be experienced by being there.

This time the season is coinciding with Holi and we are going to be having a double celebration - The Mahua blossom combined with an all natural Holi celebration with the tribal family.

This Forest walk is an expression of connecting with our roots, exploring the rich diversity of our local food, experiencing the tribal culinary delights and learning from tribal wisdom and their sustainable ways of living. 




24th March 4pm to 25th March 11am

AdultChild (Below 12)

Exclusive experience for 15 guests

Note: By clicking the Reserve Spot Now Button, you acknowledge the terms & conditions for the Forest Walk

Collect Mahua Flowers that will be dried and used as a sweetener by the tribal family

Forage & learn about wild foods of the Sahyadri region along with the Thakar tribal family

Forage & learn about wild foods of the Sahyadri region along with the Thakar tribal family

Savour two delicious meals made using uncultivated wild produce and tribal cooking techniques.

Private Forest Walks

 Looking for a unique birthday celebration, corporate retreat, or private party? Bring your group of 15 to 20 into the wilderness! Contact us to customize a Forest Walk experience tailored to your needs. 




24th March 4pm to 25th March 11am

AdultChild (Below 12)

Exclusive experience for 15 guests

Note: By clicking the Reserve Spot Now Button, you acknowledge the terms & conditions for the Forest Walk

Journey Through the Day: Itinerary

4:00 PM: Reach the event location

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Registration & welcome tea

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM: Introduction to the walk, team and fellow participants

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM: Immerse into making natural colours using some wild & cultivated flowers/vegetables

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM: Enjoy the sunset, village life and spend some time in the kitchen helping with dinner preparations

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM: Experience the Holika celebrations with the village community

9:30 PM - 10:30 PM: Dinner

10:30 PM : Open space for all of us to sleep or to spend the time as per our wish

6:00 AM : Wake up call

6:30 AM : Tea served

7:00 AM - 9 AM: We head into the forest for the walk

9 AM : We’re back to the base and breakfast is served

10 AM onwards - Celebrate Holi using natural colours

11 AM - Final Goodbyes (unless some of us wish to stay back)

What's Included:

✓ Guided forest walk and foraging experience

✓ Dinner and Breakfast : Forest inspired food made by the tribal family

✓ Vegetarian food (Vegan friendly meals as well)

✓ Drinks : 

- Herbal tea and a refreshing flower based drink

- The usual milk based chai/coffee is not available but guests can carry their own ingredients which can be made there.

✓ Equipment : We will lend you a stick for the forest walk, for better grip.

✓ Water - Safe Hand filtered water. We would request you to carry your own bottles of water if you would need mineral or RO water.

What Guests Need to Bring:

 ✓ An open mind and enthusiasm to learn more about the tribal culture, wild food based cuisine, and the forest 

✓ Comfortable clothes for the summer, camera, head-gear for the sun, mosquito spray, and sunblock (optional)

✓ A casual outfit with trekking or sports shoes is recommended. A change of clothes, towel & toiletries

✓ ID Proof (Mandatory)

✓ A torch (mandatory)


✓ We will all be staying in an open common community house (as seen in the image). It’s a one of a kind experience to stay in this raw, rustic but immensely calm set-up.

✓ We also have a few tents for someone who wishes to stay in a tent or you can carry your own tents as well.

✓ We have 2 hygienic compost toilets (with one western and one Indian style pots) and one bathroom for freshening up.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are there age restrictions for the Forest Walk?

The Forest Walk is open to age above 5. However, children under 14 should be accompanied by an adult.

2. Do the charges include transportation from and back to Mumbai?

No, the event charges do not cover transportation. Participants are responsible for arranging their own transport to and from the event location. We recommend planning your travel in advance to ensure a timely arrival.

3. How can I get to and from the event location?

Detailed directions to the event location will be shared with participants after registration via Whatsapp. Carpooling is encouraged as part of our sustainability initiatives.

4. How strenuous is the Forest Walk?

The Forest Walk covers a distance of 2km. We recommend it for individuals who are comfortable with walking for extended periods.

5. What should I wear/bring for the Forest Walk?

We recommend comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, a hat and sunscreen, an umbrella or a raincoat preferable (if it rains), mosquito repellent cream and a reusable water bottle. A camera may also enhance your experience. 

6. Are meals provided during the Forest Walk?

Yes, we provide a locally sourced breakfast and a delicious dinner featuring forest-inspired dishes. We also offer a refreshing Sharbat during our evening conversations.

7. Will there be washroom facilities available?

Yes, washroom facilities will be available for participants. 

8. What measures are in place for safety and emergencies?

Our team is trained in first aid, and we have safety protocols in place for various emergency scenarios. Additionally, Daulat, our guide, has extensive knowledge of the forest and its terrain.

9. Can I bring my pet to the Forest Walk?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog to the Forest Walk. However, we kindly ask that you keep them on a leash at all times for the safety and comfort of all participants and wildlife. 

10. What is the cancellation policy?

No Cancellation or Refund shall be possible. 

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We invite you to an immersive and intimate adventure with team Monks Bouffe and our cherished tribal friends!