BNAC is a one-of-a-kind place that you would hardly expect to find in a busy and crowded town like Mumbai. It is truely a green oasis with a vital biodiversity. It is home to many beautiful birds and butterflies and also serves as a nursery for injured animals. When you visit the premises you would not believe, that this place used to be dumping ground just a couple of years ago. The passion of Himanshu and his team who are dedicated to preserve the environment is truely inspiring. It makes me happy to see that their experience, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of nature is passed on to the younger generations. There is so much to learn from them - you won‘t find a bird in India they don’t know. Nobody should miss out to explore the centre on their own or join them on one of their expeditions. The time I have spent there has really made me appreciate the nature around me even more than before and has also made me more sensitive to what I can do as an individual to contribute to preserve nature.
- Florian Riegler, Sweden
The Prakruti Festival as well as Bhavans Nature Adventure Centre is very impressive. Mr. Himanshu is doing commendable job by training hundreds of youth and touching lives of thousands of students through his mission of Nature Education, Animal Care, Adventure Awakening, & instilling values among them. I feel very proud of this young man’s actions. I hereby invite him to combine strengths and help us replicate such activities across Maharashtra & all over India.
- Lt Colonel Satish Hange, Additional Director, NCC Directorate, Maharashtra State Government
If it is about exposing youngsters to Adventure within the city, BNAC is just the right place. Climbing Commando nets, crossing Burma bridge, attempting Rock climbing or Rappelling... such activities inculcate self confidence among youth. BNAC is also a green little oasis, an island of peace
- Zane Willman, South African Commando & a Risk Management Specialist who rescued 150 tourists from 26/11 terrorist attack at Taj Hotel
Bhavan’s Nature & Adventure is just right for children of this age. Our son Aryaveed (Jamnabai Narsee School) enjoyed thoroughly. it is an excellent opportunity to make children learn through Fun, Games & outdoor activities. It makes them more confident & creative
- Manish Goel (TV Actor)
You won’t believe... I was so excited... My daughter Radhika (City International School) & her friends got enrolled in this camp... playing around with pet animals... all the girls were not willing to return home. they enjoyed to such an extent that all of them wanted to have the camp extended by few days, my daughter has opened up so much, she has become more responsible. The camp has taught my daughter to “live her own life”, this is what they teach here, she has become a very confident girl - it is a very big thing for me, our children are in safe hands, I am thankful to Lalit uncle & Himanshuji..
- Vandana Pathak (TV Actress)
BNAC is a place where every green warrior should visit. A genuine rescue hub dedicated by highly skilled naturalists, biologist guided and nutured by the Nature Master and most beloved Himanshu Prem, Administrator of BNAC (BHAVANS Nature and Adventure Centre.) It is also an education hub for children to know about pet care, Nature conservation, planting trees, recycling techniques and get ready to be a green warrior to preserve our dwindling Flora and fauna. A must visit place for mumbaikars, schools, colleges, institutions and also foreigners.
- Arun Patwardhan, Graphic Designer, J.J. School of Fine Arts
Bhavan’s Nature & Adventure Centre (BNAC), a unit of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, stands out as a niche of beautiful greenery like a mini sanctuary to over 300 species of plants, trees, insects, birds (60+ species), butterflies (65+ species), various animals & creatures including reptiles, amphibians, crabs, spiders and micro-organisms, offering a biodiversity rich eco-system right in the middle of a 22 million-crowded metropolitan Mumbai. It provides shelter and refuge to a multitude of wild species. During 8 years of its existence more than 66,160 student visitors in 1 day field trip & 64,581 families including children have enjoyed FUN – LEARN activities.