The Nilgai Forest Trail

A 90km single-loop through the forests of Delhi, Faridabad and Gurugram to capture the natural essence of the entire NCR.

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90km

DISTANCE
terrain

600m

ASCENT
route

75%

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Details

The Nilgai Forest Trail is a continuous 90-km long route connecting local forests and trails in the Indian NCR. The route, which is also the longest continuous running loop in NCR, is part of The Nilgai Trails Project by CapitalTrails.

Through this route, we aim to create awareness among outdoor enthusiasts on the natural beauty of the region. The NCR is home to diverse species of flora and fauna - domesticated as well as wild - and through this route, one can get a first-hand experience of the blooming biodiversity this region has to offer.

The route also offers picturesque sights of lakes formed in reclaimed mining pits, sunrise views through the low-lying hills, green valleys and wildlife corridors, and gorgeous skyline views of some of the surrounding cities.

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The entire route has been mapped with runnable trails that bypass access or permit related issues (as of March 2022). Key landmark sites of the region, such as beautiful lakes, green corridors etc. have been included to enrich the experience.

Directions

The route starts at gate #2 of the Sanjay Van forest near the rear gate of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade at Qutub Institutional Area. Entering Sanjay Van, the initial section is over the historic Lalkot fort bastion. From Sanjay Van, the route goes southeast towards Mittal Gardens, another protected green area which opens up into Maidangarhi village. Via the Maidangarhi area, the route continues southeast to enter Tilpath Valley and move towards Asola Wildlife Sanctuary. Till this point, this route follows the South Delhi Trail Corridor, before diverging and moving further south at Bharadwaj Lake. The route runs along the boundary sections of the sanctuary, moving further south towards Manger and then to Panikot Lake via the village of Kot. The next stop is Damdama Lake, which is the southernmost point on the loop. From Damdama Lake, the route takes a turn north towards the city of Gurugram. Exiting the trail at The Dome cricket ground in Alahawas, the first long road section needs to be covered at this point to get to the Wazirabad-Chakkarpur Bundh EcoRestoration Trail. At the Chakkarpur exit, the route connects to the Sunset Boulevard road and moves towards Aravalli Biodiversity Park in Gurugram. The trail will continue further north via the Rajokri forest and lead to the Aravalli Biodiversity Park in New Delhi. The final section back to Sanjay Van and the start location is by the main road around the Jawaharlal Nehru University northern boundary.

Segments

Segment Name
Primary Surface
Areas Covered
Distance
Mehrauli Trails
Trail
Sanjay Van, Qila LalKot, MG Road, Mittal Gardens
6 km
Tilpath Valley
Trail
IGNOU Road, Tilpath Valley Biodiversity Park, Sangam Vihar
7 km
Asola Bhatti
Trail
Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary, Bharadwaj Lake, Sanjay Colony
9 km
Crusher Zone
Road
Pali Stone Crusher Zone, Mohatabad Stone Crusher Zone
3 km
Manger Forest
Trail
Summer Sprint, Dhouj Rocks, Kot, Panikot Lake, Manger
20 km
Damdama Forest
Trail
Damdama Lake, Rithoj, Kadarpur, Alahawas
14 km
Golf Course Road
Road
Golf Course Extension Road, Golf Course Road
5 km
Eco Restoration Trail
Tiled
Wazirabad Bundh, Chakkarpur Bundh
4 km
Sunset Boulevard
Road
Gurugram-Faridabad Road, MG Road
4 km
Rajokri Forest
Trail
Aravali Biodiversity Park (Gurugram), Rajokri Forest, Sultan Garhi
10 km
Vasant Kunj Trails
Trail
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area, Aravali Biodiversity Park (Delhi)
4 km
JNU Northern Boundary
Road
Nelson Mandela Road, Baba Gangnath Road, Aruna Asaf Ali Road
4 km

Things to Know

In the true spirit of FKTs worldwide, this should be attempted with careful planning. The FKT may be attempted as unsupported, self-supported or fully-supported; individually or as a group; in accordance with the FKT guidelines. Here are some pointers to assist in planning the FKT attempt(s):

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