Malabar Hill Forest Trails

“One side is a rocky incline and the other is a sheer valley with a view of the city. Tall exquisite trees, creepers and bushes, carpet the entire area.”

Surrounded by trees and the sounds of chirping birds, one can hardly believe this little forgotten haven exists in the middle of Mumbai. The Forest trail was conceptualised to extend this experience to the people of the city while still keeping protection of this this environment as the focal point.

Our vision is to create a safe walking track for residents into the micro forest, allowing them to not only understand but also be part of the eco system, all this while causing minimum disturbance to this serene environment. A raised wooden walkway with a central spine of steel structural supports has been delicately detailed to keep the intervention to the forest floor at the minimum. The width of the trail, lighting and materials have been carefully designed to merge with the forest.

We would like to thank Aaditya Thackeray, Sangita Jindal and the Nepeansea Road Citizens' Forum for enabling us to make this vision a reality.

Project Facts
  • Area: 705m long
  • Location: Malabar Hill, Mumbai
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Client: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation
  • Sponsors: Concept - JSW
  • Cost: Approximately 10 cr