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Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai

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About Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai

Virtual Tour of the Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai is considered to be the best spot for nature lovers, history buffs, and even archaeologists. There’s also a recreational zone in the park that is known by the name Krishnagiri Upavan. The park is widely popular and is counted amongst the most-visited national parks in the whole of Asia. You can spend a great time here by indulging yourself in boating as well as rock climbing. Apart from that, the park is also loved by the adventurists, as the Sanjay Gandhi National Park trek is quite famous and therefore a must-try. There are a number of mini waterfalls here as well.

The national park is home to many other parks that have been made for different purposes. The various flower beds and a number of Sanjay Gandhi National Park animals like Chital, bonnet macaque, rhesus macaque, and some wild mammals can be easily spotted in this national park. The park is also believed to have a small number of leopards inside - you’ll be considered quite lucky if you spot them. There are 172 butterfly species that can be found here.

Things to do in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Lion & Tiger Safaris

Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai is not only famous for its greenery and caves but also for the wildlife existing here. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is also a protected national park which means that you can expect an abundance of wildlife here. Some of the animals inhabiting the park are tigers, lions, and others. On your visit to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, enjoy a safari that will offer you a closer view of the rich wildlife here. You can also hire a caged bus to witness these wild animals in their natural habitat through Sanjay Gandhi National Park safari

Enjoy a Trek

Did you know that you can embark on a trek inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park? Yes, the Park offers some amazing treks and trail that will compel all the nature and adventure lovers to come here. A number of treks take place almost every day in the Park. One of the popular treks here is that of Kanheri caves trek. It is a 7 km long trail that can be easily covered on your own. 

Flora and Fauna

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is home to a diverse variety of flora and fauna which are otherwise rare to find in the bustling cityscape of Mumbai. Nearly 30 different kinds of butterflies are found in the Park. It might as well be an informative tour if you wish to know more about the flora and fauna of the park. There are also tours organized by the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) to educate the tourists about the same. Sanjay Gandhi National Park cycling tours also provide you with ample opportunities to spot these exotic florae and fauna. 

Lake Tour

Vihar lake and Tulsi lake, two of the largest lakes of Mumbai, are located inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The Vihar lake was constructed in the year 1860 after Mumbai suffered from an acute water crisis. While Tulsi lake was built in the year 1897 as a backup to the Vihar Lake. Both the lakes form a significant part of South Mumbai’s water requirements and serve as a good purpose for its tourism as well. 

Toy Train Tour

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park has a toy train of its own, for real! The train which is known by the name of Van Rani runs on a narrow track of railway. During 2001, Van Rani discontinued as a result of poor conditions. However, services were restored in the year 2004. The train has a seating capacity of 25 and takes the route through several bridges and tunnels. 

Visitor Information

Sanjay Gandhi National Park has several entrances but the main entrance is one the Western Express Highway which is 40 km away from the Mumbai City Center. 

Borivali East railway station is the closest local railway station to reach Sanjay Gandhi National Park. 

The park is constructed in a huge area of 104 km and is one of the major national parks present inside the premise of a metropolis.

Apart from the jungle safaris, toy train rides boating, rock climbing, trekking, Buddhist caves, butterfly garden, and nature trails are also present here.

Every day from 5.30 a.m. to 7.30 p.m., the park remains open for walkers. But all the facilities are closed on Mondays. 

The entrance fee of Sanjay Gandhi National Park is INR 53 for people above the age of 12 years. INR 28 is charged for the entry of children between the age of 5-12 years. 

Private vehicles are allowed inside the park at certain charges. The cost for a motorcycle is INR 45, for a four-wheeler is INR 177 and for a bus is INR 266. 

Attractions Near Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Kanheri Caves: To further elevate your trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park, one can also plan one’s visit to Kanheri Caves that is situated 38.2 km away from the park. These caves are an important historical site and will also lure the interest of any architectural enthusiast.    

Viviana Mall: Located just 8.8 km away from the Borivali National Park. It is the nearest shopping mall in the park. One will find here a plethora of premium outlets.       

Essel World: Even though Essel World is located at a distance of 46.3 km from the park, it is a must-visit place in Mumbai. The amusement park will take you to a fun-filled world and will leave you completely spellbound. 

Snow Kingdom: The Snow Kingdom is another worth visiting place near Sanjay Gandhi National Park. At a distance of 25.7 km, Snow Kingdom offers you an escape from the hustle of the commercial capital.

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    Is it safe to visit Sanjay Gandhi National Park?

    Yes, it’s totally safe for the visitors who can spend a great time here without any hassle. There are a lot of things tourists as well as locals can try for a memorable experience.

    Can we bring pets to Sanjay Gandhi National Park?

    Pets are allowed but they’re only supposed to stay within a limited area and should be properly leashed.

    Can we spot lions in Sanjay Gandhi National Park?

    In total, there are around 25 lions as well as lionesses in this national park. However, only 2 can be witnessed by the visitors with safety; the rest of them have been sent to the remote area, at a far distance from the roads.

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