Best time to visit8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open hours7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Things to dowildlife safaris
Budgetrs 36 per person entry free, Rs 61 for 30 minute safaris, Rs 30 for 15 minutes boat rides, Rs 5 per person for Kanheri caves, Rs 36 for shuttle bus
Best MonthsSeptember - May
Traveller TypesFamilies, Friends
Rank31 out of 446 attractions in Mumbai
This park is also known as the Borivali National Park as it is located in the Borivali Suburbs of Mumbai. The main attractions of this part are the tiger and lion safaris which attracts visitors since the park was opened. Buses take you through the dense jungle where there are about 12 lions, 8 tigers including 2 white tigers also. The trees here are mainly khair, banyans, teaks and other such tall ones. This is one of the most interesting places to visit.
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Reviews of Sanjay Gandhi National Park • 9
The green expanse of Sanjay Gandhi National Park is an extreme contrast to infrastructural jungle of Mumbai. The place offers a quiet escape to nature and takes pride in the wide variety of butterflies it is home to. There are two lakes within the national park, Tulsi and Vihar, which you can easily walk up to, or take a short hike to the Kanheri Caves. The Kanheri Caves are a collection of 109 caves containing rock sculptures of Budhha and his disciplines.Cost: ₹20 Timings: 7:30 am to 5:30 pmWhere: Abhinav Nagar, Borivali East, Mumbai
Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Squeezed between Mumbai and Thane is the beautiful Sanjay Gandhi National Park. This place makes up for one of beautiful picnic spots near Mumbai. It is quite unbelievable that within 90 minutes from the brimming city, a land abundant of flora and fauna can be present. Surrounded by tropical forest cover of the northern hills, this region is a welcome change for Mumbaikars. With butterflies teeming in the gardens and deer crossing the roads, the park is a great place to spend a day, especially if you have your child along with you.Timing: The park opens up at 7.30 am and closes at 5.30 pm. There are special early morning walks organised every year, for which, passes need to be bought.
NAGLA BLOCKThe northern chunk of Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai is a place frequented by a select few since this part of the conserved land remains in unawares and away from the usual din. Tucked by the mangrove patch of Vasai creek, Nagla Block is a 16 square kilometer boscage that houses a large variety of flora and fauna, offering an absolute visual treat.
A surprising boscage
Here’s the very famous location that all of Bombay goes to for their weekend. But if one is open enough to lose their inhibitions and simply wander into the jungle then they are in for a treat to seeing a different kind of beauty within the busy city itself.
A central green oasis amidst the urban sprawl is Sanjay Gandhi National Park. If you want to hike or just cycle across natural habitat, while being right in the city, this park is the place to be!
The park is beautiful Maintained. located in the heart of the city, has many attractions apart from Kanheri Caves. It has a narrow gauge train ( under maintenance), boating (closed during monsoon) and tiger/lion safari as well along with the flora and fauna.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park or Borivali National Park is among the most visited parks in Asia. It is said to gather nearly 2 million visitors annually; of course, this could also be attributed to the huge population of Mumbai city alone. Nevertheless, if you claim to be a Mumbaikar or are visiting Mumbai, this place should be ticked off your list. There is a Tiger/Lion safari and a Mini Train ride, the latter covers a 30-40 minute circuit of the park. Both attractions have an additional charge and are not covered under your ticket.These rides are fairly okay with the only problem being that they won’t move until they have a set number of passengers each time. Boating lake is another decent attraction inside the park.