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“Nautre within a concrete jungle” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Borivali East, Mumbai (Bombay) 400066, India
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Ranked #46 of 262 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Type: National Parks, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The park is also known as Borivali National Park since it is located in Borivali, a suburb of Mumbai. The famous Kanheri Caves are located within the park. A famous Jain Temple is also situated in the park.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Nautre within a concrete jungle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Having visited all malls in Mumbai, the national park is a good break from the hustle bustle of the city. Midst the sprawling nature, you breathe fresh air again in this polluted city. I was extremely lucky on the safari as i could see a lion sitting by the side of the road, right next to the bus! it also takes you through some fenced area where you spot tigers and deer. Overall a good outing and different from what you normally do in a metropolis like mumbai

Visited September 2012
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“"Beware of so called police or forest officers"”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Recently i have been to national park on Wednesday (31/10/2012), the park was almost empty with very few visitor. I live in town and hardly have time to go out and enjoy the nature so i took my bike and went there to have some good time after purchasing pass for myself and bike i decided to head toward the caves but in the way i came across a small river which attracted me as in city we don't get to see rivers so i parked my bike in the corner and just went near it to see if there are fish in it as the river was barely 10-15 meter away from the road, i was just looking in the water to see the fishes(i was not able to see even one) and the butterfly but then there came two people and told me to show the entry ticket when i showed them one of them showed his id and told me that its a crime to come and watch river and now there will be fine of Rs 500/- i was shocked because i thought if we go to national park to get near the nature its very obvious we are bound to stop and see and enjoy the nature and as the place where i was standing was not more that a 10-15 meter from the road so i never expected any trouble but that people told me that there are boards which has rules written on it and also tried to show me some signboard which was having something written in Marathi(which was difficult to read and understand) but be frankly not only me but majority of the people who visit park don't go there to learn what are the rules and what are the regulation and where to first find them and then to follow them. As a common human we all know that its crime to kill any animal or to cause harm to any tree of any sort in the park but who can even imagine that is crime to be near the small river which runs parallel to road and what type of law is this.

Visited October 2012
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“Real Greenery in this Cement Jungle.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We go to Sanjay Gandhi National Part sometimes early in the Morning for a Walk and a few times for a Day Picnic. It is a nice Green place in the Mumbai's Cement Jungle. They have their Lion Safari which is very nice and a must see for Children. The Canary Caves for good place for those who like hiking a bit. There are Play Grounds with Swings and Benches developed near the entrance for large Crouds and also now Cycles are made available for Cycling inside the Park. Overall it is a great place to be.

Visited June 2012
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“Go green !!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

National Park is my favorite and most visited place since childhood :).Although lots of things are changed now a days , I would say magic of its greenery and peace is still the same. Now a days they don’t have much animals left ( except monkeys, few ducks and lonely dears ) ,but still you can take a lion safari for your kids .Don’t keep too much expectation before joining. You would only find a Big but bit aged King of jungle on the road ,just next to your bus Only if you are lucky enough like me you :P. Also 2 Tigers and 1 White tiger ( kept in cage ) .Most IMP try to go in early morning before sun gets hot and its less crowded .Ideal time is between 7 am till 10 am. They have started renting bicycle, you can enjoy Boating also. You can see view of Entire Borivali from Gandhi Topi Hill .Also u can go back to childhood and enjoy mini train .They have taken enough steps on maintenance and safety.Entry fees is – 30/- Rs .You can also go to Kahneri caves to explore more jungle .or just meditate at river said 

Visited January 2012
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“Breathe of Mumbai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This National Park within the heart of Mumbai city offers unique view of greenery, forests, undulating landscapes and hills. The gates of Sanjay Gandhi National Park can be reached by 10mins walk from Borivalli Railway Station on Western Railways.
The park has an entry fee of Rs.20 for Indians. I had walked from the gate of the park to Kanheri caves, almost 7kms inside. The road offers great views of the forests on both sides.
Towards the entry gate, there is children's park, lion & tiger safari (not great one since the animals are mostly in cages) and a lake. There is also a toy train for kids to enjoy.
There are various trekking routes inside the forest and one can plan for one full day here.

Visited September 2012
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