Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
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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.
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Setting Sun
Mumbai, India40 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Visited here because I was really bored and was seeking amusement without spending much money. The entry fee for a solo person without a vehicle is about 50 rupees if I remember correctly. They have a map of the park inside. I walked towards the Kanheri/ Buddhist caves although returned by bus which takes 10 rupees till end. The walk is about 8km alongside a tarred road. On the way I witnessed deers going about their day, a snake and birds which could be easily heard but not seen. There's a river flowing on the way. Stray dogs can be a nuisance and could attack but locals help out. People sell lime juice on the way. At the end of the road near the caves there are stalls selling food, refreshments however monkeys are a nuisance here and can snatch away the food.

There is a main shallow cave which is majestic with carvings related to Buddha and stages of enlightenment with the mudras, etc from what I could figure out. Beyond this there are many other caves ahead and above where a settlement seems to have existed. Very very interesting. One can climb the rock that hosts all the caves without much difficulty. From the top of the rock buildings of Mumbai could be seen. I only realised I'm still in Mumbai after the climb to the top. Till then one is well hidden from the city. One can easily spend half a day in all this. There is occasional annoyance from 'untamed teenagers', other than that families, groups, solos and couples seem to visit here. Watchmen in and around the caves. A fruitful visit overall.
Written February 12, 2020
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Yash Vasani
Mumbai, India495 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a huge park where the Kanheri Caves are located. As I have to pay the entrance fee for the park to get to the caves anyway, I wandered around the park after visiting the caves. The parks is a surprisingly lovely area, clean and peaceful. Peaceful especially compared to the rest of the city. Lots of activities such as boating, safaris etc. There’s not much variety in terms of the trees and plants.
Written March 1, 2020
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Namrata K
Mumbai, India26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you want to be away from the crowd, noise & busy lifestyle of Mumbai but can't travel too far, this is the apt place!
We spent couple of hours in this National park early February. Route to Gandhi tekdi is around a kilometer long. It was peaceful & destination had a beautiful view point. Further, we went on exploring random routes & could spot deers walking nearby. Deers roam like dogs there! We enjoyed feeding cucumbers to them. Later, we wanted to walk the Ashok Van trail, however you need to prebook it with guide. On the way, there was a lake having beautiful site. We didn't have time to visit Kanheri caves so would like to go there next time.
Written February 9, 2020
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MilestoneToMemory
Thane, India7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Good vast area. Roads are good. Can see ample number of spotted deers roaming within.
Lion safari with bus is good but can be bit longer as it end as soon as start....20 min.
Can Rani train journey through Jungle is awesome.
You can roam within and imbibe the natural beauty and fresh air.
Will give 3.5 star out of 5.

Thanks,
Milestonetomemory
Written February 15, 2020
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samjo2486
1239979721 contributions
Jun 2019
one of the must visit places when in Mumbai. Great place for animal lovers as this park is home to a variety of animals and flora and fauna. Has some wonderful caves to visit too. here one can do a variety of activities from cycling to a safari in the forests.wonderful place to enjoy a picnic with family. here you feel calm and relaxed after visiting. A must visit when in Mumbai.
Written May 23, 2020
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Reshma Shetty
Mumbai, India50 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Cycling inside SGNP post monsoons is sheer delight! It gets a little crowded sometimes. So best to go early mornings. But the entire trail leading right upto Kanheri caves is a sight for sore eyes.
Written December 6, 2021
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Youngest_traveler_
Mumbai, India244 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
A great place in mumbai . Sanjay Gandhi National Park has aesthetic appeal . The national park has animals which attracts tourists towards them . You should visit sanjay gandhi national park .

With regards ,
Youngest_traveller_
Written September 15, 2020
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Menka Singh
Mumbai, India41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
Sanjay Gandhi national park is more of tree and animals and is very beautiful place. Atmosphere is very refreshing with cool air around.
It has beautiful scenery and birds chirping sound. It is the best place to chill with family and friends.
Written June 15, 2020
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ABESUFC
Wickford, UK25 contributions
Mar 2011
I love India and I love wildlife, so I thought this would be the perfect place to visit during my trip to India.Unfortunately,it not only failed to live up to my expectations,it shattered them into a thousand pieces.The best way to get there is by auto-rickshaw,but this may take between ten minutes and over an hour depending where you are coming from in Mumbai.A taxi is also possible but the train is not to be recommended.Once we got there we had to flap around waiting for about half an hour while the computerized ticket system was being repaired.While waiting for this we were able to marvel at some of the pictures of animals that we were going to see in this jungle within a city.Although ticket prices were not that expensive,I was hit with another bombshell which seems to be a peculiarity of India - the still/video camera fee.This is just a legalised money making scam;nearing the end of my trip I begin to stop taking either pictures or video and not both.
Anyway,after getting our ticket (just a ticket;no leaflet or guide to the park) we joined the pack who seemed to be following the signs for tiger/lion safari.We became excited.A Tiger or Lion SAFARI sounds adventurous and we thought we were heading into the heart of the action.How wrong we were to be.It took about 45 mins to reach our destination.On our way we passed a nice boating lake but there was a distinct lack of wildlife.I expected to see wild animals everywhere,or at least a few birds.Another problem with this park - there are no shops or stalls to buy refreshments and it must have been about 35degreesC in that jungle.There are a few young kids selling water and ice-cream and they were actually a blessing in disguise.
When we finally did reach the lion/tiger safari starting point,we were shocked to discover that lunch break had just started and the next bus would not be leaving for over an hour.Lovely-jubbly.We had to sit in the sun(or shade) for over an hour.Luckily,I had a pack of cards in my camera bag,so this made time pass a little quicker.As the lunch break approached its end,people began to gather at the ticket office.My wife decided to join the queue so we could get a good seat on the bus,but when the ticket office opened,some people just pushed in front of her.This is another thing which Indian people are not very good at - queuing.Many times during our trip did people push in front of us and showed absolutely no manners or respect.This even happened in the queue for the toilet.
We took our seat on the coach,video camera in hand and were well excited.The coach set off,into the jungle,us thinking it would be a long journey to get into the heart of the action where the lions and tigers would be roaming.After about five minutes we passed two large gates and thought - this is it.Suddenly there was a cry from one side of the coach - "Tiger".Everyone rushed to that side;I tried to start my video camera in the melee;and there it was.A tiger and some cubs,lying in the sun,in a large cage.What a let down.How could they call this a tiger safari?Con of the year,thats what it was.We took a few pictures and the coach moved on.Oh well,we thought,the lions might be better.Ha!The guide in the coach,if you can call him a guide,said the lions roamed free in their sanctuary.While driving around the "lion sanctuary" for about five minutes,we did see a lion.Well it looked like a lion,but we couldn't tell if it was alive or just sleeping or was actually stuffed.So the coach got back to its starting point after about 20 mins.That was our tiger/lion safari.What a complete waste of time and money.
While walking back to the exit we heard there were some famous caves to see,so we followed the signs.We seemed to be walking a long time without much joy,so we asked someone how far it was.About 8km they told us.Forget it in that heat.And no buses actually go to the caves.Or if they did on one told us.
The only highlight of the place was on the way out when we saw a troop of monkeys which was quite entertaining.
I advise anyone with any sense not to go to this place.It is a complete waste of time.There are no facilities or advice for visitors and the safaris are an absolute rip-off.I love India very much,but this was one of the worst places I visited.There are hundreds of other great things to do in Mumbai which is a fantastic city.Avoid this if you can.
Written April 18, 2011
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK160,518 contributions
Nov 2019
Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a huge park where the Kanheri Caves are located. As I have to pay the entrance fee for the park to get to the caves anyway, I wandered around the park after visiting the caves. The parks is a surprisingly lovely area, clean and peaceful. Peaceful especially compared to the rest of the city. Lots of activities such as boating, safaris etc. There’s not much variety in terms of the trees and plants.
Written November 27, 2019
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