The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously the Borivali National Park, is a major national park situated in north Mumbai that serves as the lungs of the city

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Half-Day Private Trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park from Mumbai Including the Kanheri Caves

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   6 hours

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Enjoy this half-day trip to Sanjay Gandhi National Park from Mumbai. There you will explore the...

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park Nature Tour with Kanheri Caves

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   6 hours

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In this 6-hours tour of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, experience the tranquil side...

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Private Half-Day Kanheri Caves Excursion from Mumbai

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 4 hours

$60

...rofessional guide. The exotic jungle of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the outskirts of Mumbai hosts large basaltic outc...

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Private Tour of Kanheri Caves Including Lunch and Traditional Dance Performance

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Take a glimpse into the rich culture and legacy of Mumbai on this 5-hour private tour. Visit the glorious Kanheri caves...

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Buddhist Heritage Tour at Kanheri Caves

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   6 hour

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...tskirts of Mumbai. This glorious place is encompassed within the premises of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Maharashtra.

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Excursion to Kanheri Caves with Lunch & Transfer

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.... These caves were constructed more than 2000 years ago and are hidden within the beautiful Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously the Borivali National Park, is a major national park situated in north Mumbai that serves as the lungs of the city.

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously the Borivali National Park, is a major national park situated in north Mumbai that serves as the lungs of the city. The visitor area, Krishnagiri Upavan, is known for its leopards and the ancient Kanheri Caves dating back to 1st century BC.

The lush forested area has over 1000 indigenous plant species including flowering ones such as kadamba, karvi, Zingiberaceae and Flame of the Forest. The diverse fauna in the park includes spotted Chital deer, Indian Barking deer, antelopes, Rhesus macaques, porcupines, Indian flying-fox, hyenas, langurs, and leopards. The Tiger and Lion Safaris in caged buses, which run daily (except Mondays) between 9 am to 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm, offer a closer view of these majestic mammals. There are also crocodiles in the in the Tulsi Lake and Vihar Lake, which can be seen in the Crocodile Park area. The birds, butterflies and reptiles such as pythons, cobras, screen reptiles, Russell's Snake, and bamboo pit snakes add to the ecosystem of the park.

Explore the verdant area on any of the designated walking trails - ●Shilonda Trail which goes up to Dahisar Dam through scrubs and dense forests with streams, a favorite with the Bombay Natural History Society for nature walks, ●Malad Trail along the western edge of the park, through dry-deciduous to evergreen trees with a variety of spiders, ●Gaumukh Trail for bird watching, ●Highest Point Trail which gives you panoramic views of the 3 lakes in the area, and ●Nagla Block Trail which has mangroves and pristine forests, making it the perfect spot for nature enthusiasts.

The narrow gauge mini toy train Van Rani (Jungle Queen) will take you on a 25 minute ride around the park, showing you the Gandhi Tekdi (Mahatma Gandhi Memorial) on Pavilion Hill, Deer Park, and human settlements in the forested area. It runs daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm with a break from 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm, except Mondays. You can also find your way around the artificial lake on a pedal boat.

Located within the park are the famous Buddhist Kanheri caves, where you can see the basalt rock-cut Chaityas (congregations) and Viharas (living cells). You can reach the complex of 109 caves after a 45 minute hike on the Upper Kanheri Trail or by road. See the ancient stupas or shrines, pillars, reliefs and inscriptions which throw light on the history of western India from the 1st century BC to 9th century AD.

An oasis of green tranquility in the busy concrete jungle that is Mumbai, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is simply not to be missed on your trip to the city.


Hours

Sun

7:30

18:30

Mon

7:30

18:30

Tue

7:30

18:30

Wed

7:30

18:30

Thu

7:30

18:30

Fri

7:30

18:30

Sat

7:30

18:30

About Sanjay Gandhi National Park

 Borivali East, Mumbai, MH, India

 +91 22 2886 0362

 www.mahaforest.nic.in

Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Nearby Sights on Map

Khadi Gramodyog Emporium

Authentic Indian handicrafts are sold here

Kanheri Caves

The Kanheri Caves are a cluster of rock-cut basalt caves carved dating from the 1st century BC to the 10th century AD that were once used as Buddhist viharas - monasteries that provided shelter to wandering monks during the monsoon

Global Vipassana Pagoda

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is dedicated to the ancient Indian meditation techniques of Vipassana

Gorai Beach

Gorai is one of the lesser known beaches of Mumbai, offering a spot of serenity away from the crowds

Manori

Manori is a tiny island off Marve beach near Malad

Aarey Milk Colony

The Aarey Milk Colony is a green pocket in Mumbai

Mahakali Caves

The Mahakali Caves, also called the Kondivita Caves are a cluster of 19 black basalt rock-cut monuments carved between the 1st century BC and 6th century AD, used as a Buddhist chaitya and viharas

Aksa Beach

Aksa Beach, made famous nationally by a song from the Bollywood movie God Tussi Great Ho, is a popular vacation spot for Mumbai locals

Powai Lake

The Powai Lake is one of the highlights of the Powai area in north-east Mumbai

Madh Island

Madh Island is a weekend getaway for locals, who come here for the lovely beaches and beach-front resorts