Mangarbani sacred grove near Delhi

By AMITA BAVISKARonFeb. 14, 2014in Environment and Ecology

What’s so special about Mangarbani? It’s not as if Delhi lacks large green spaces. There is the Ridge, the northern-most spur of the Aravali range, which stretches all the way to Rajasthan. Those wooded parts along its hilly spine that survive—after encroachments by the army, ashrams of sundry sants, shopping malls, street-widening and other forms of land grab have carved out and consumed big chunks of its area—are cool green havens.

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