Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai
About Sanjay Gandhi National Park
This Park was originally called as 'Krishnagiri National Park covering only 7.82 sq. miles. Later in 1969 it was extended up to five folds of its original area. The present park is now a little over 104 sq. km. The park was renamed as 'Borivali National Park Sub-division after India got its Independence. But again in 1981, the park was renamed as Sanjay Gandhi National Park as a gesture of respect to Sanjay Gandhi (son of ex Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi) who was killed in an air-crash in 1980.
Enjoying over 2 million visitors a year this national park is one of the most widely visited parks in the world. The diversity of this place is such massive that it houses over a thousand species of plants, over 40+ species of mammals, more than 251 species of birds including migratory, land and water birds, about 38 species of reptiles and 9 species of amphibians along with a large variety of fishes.
Give a visit to this place to enjoy the nature, if you feel like the city surrounding it is taking a toll on you. There are many attractions to this place like boating, a crocodile park, lion and tiger safari, a toy train. For adventurers, at Kanheri caves, you can go for trekking, hitch-hiking and rock climbing which is the most favorite adventure sport. There is also a jain temple called 'Trimurti' which is an idol of lord Adinathh along with his two sons, lord Bahubali and lord Bharat. But the main attraction of this place is the Kanheri caves. This ancient cave is one of the major archeological sites of the country.
Rs. 35 (per person), Rs. 55 (per person - 30 minute tiger & lion safaris), Rs. 15 (per person - 15 minute boat ride), Rs. 70 (per person - kanheri caves) and Rs. 20 (per person or shuttle bus runs from the park entrance to the caves).
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM.
Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra.