Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali National Park is a unique wildlife park situated within the city limits of Mumbai. The Park was known as Krishnagiri Park during pre-independence period and later as Borivali National Park.To find tranquility amidst teeming Mumbai, this is the place to come! The park is also a great family destination, with plenty to keep the kids amused. The park enriched with varieties of flora and fauna attracts lot of tourists all through the year. The 2400 years old Kanheri caves, carved out of rocky mounts, lie within this park. Lusting sceneries, dense greenish woods and the abundance of wild life makes Borivali National Park unique. The Park is the natural habitat of insects, mammals, reptiles, butterflies and flowering plants. The park houses many plants and animals in the endangered list.
There are several public walking trails in the park. The popular Ashok Van trail winds up through thick forest to a dense cluster of Ashoka trees that are a welcome half way resting spot. One can return by Gaumukh trail to an open place of volcanic rock to return to the Kanheri caves. A more ambitious route is the ‘View Point’ trail to the highest point in Mumbai, for a panoramic view of the city and a view of the three lakes of the city – Tulsi, Vihar and Powai Lake.
The forest enclosed in the Park is an ideal dwelling place for many varieties of wild animals. These include Bonnet and Rhesus Macaque, Chital, Indian Hare, Gray Lungur, Sambar deer and may other varieties. Tourist can go around for a safari in a toy train available in the Park. Nature lovers and wild animal lovers really get motivated by the wild life in the Park. This is a best attraction nearby Mumbai to pay a worthy visit
How to Reach there?
From Borivali station, one can walk or hire an auto rickshaw to reach Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is well connected with all parts of Mumbai and Maharashtra by road.
Nearest Railway station: Borivali (Western Railway)
Compiled by – Townmumbai.com Team
Mini Train in Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Tiger Safari in Sanjay Gandhi National Park