August 24, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Aarey Colony falls within the eco sensitive zone of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and is an urban, unclassed and degraded forest. It is classified as mixed moist deciduous type forest. It acts as a buffer between SGNP and the city, being one of the few green spaces left in Mumbai.

Area: 16 km²FounderGovernment of IndiaGovernment bodyBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (MCGM)Area code: 022PIN400 065Established: 1949

Is Aarey milk colony safe :

Aarey colony is pretty safe, there are running/jogging routes (not marked)which people follow to reach NZ hostel or till Aarey hospital or Aarey picnic point. For morning and evening walks its pretty safe.

Aarey Milk Colony (India)Aarey Milk Colony (India)Location of Aarey Colony in Mumbai
Coordinates: 19.148493°N 72.881756°E

Can we visit aarey milk factory :

Treat it like a budget picnic spot. A decent place to hang out. Bring your children if you are a family. Aarey Milk factory tours happen from 4pm to 6pm.

Why is aarey not a forest :

A quick backgrounder: The state government told the court on 20 September that Aarey cannot be declared a forest just because of its greenery. The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation added that a car depot is essential for any Metro system. … Aarey Colony in Goregaon is their only feasible option to build the shed, they say.

Buffaloes grazing in a dairy farm at Aarey Colony

Buffaloes grazing in a dairy farm at Aarey Colony