Into The Wilds in Mumbai !!

Tripoto
16th Jan 2019
Day 1

I always had this dream of me waking up early in the morning and watching  a sunrise (yes it's a big one for me ) , spend time amidst nature and capture nature in its rawest and purest form . After much research , i zeroed down on Sanjay Gandhi National Park as my go to place for the same . Me and my wife made  this plan every Friday night for last 5 months to wake up early on Saturday morning but alas it always failed .(Such lazy bums we are both of us )

Finally almost like a miracle last Saturday (as if God wanted this to happen ) we woke up early and decided to go to SGNP. After a long time , I heard the morning sounds and felt the sweet chilly morning breeze. We started from our home at around 5.45 am ...And reached there by 7 am .( yes it took us that much time despite so early morning ,thanks to Mumbai Metro construction ). 

You can take your car inside ( you need to take a ticket for your car as well as you ) and then you can go inside the park . There are multiple parking spots inside the park for your car . You can decide basis what you want to do inside. You also have the option of hiring a bicycle at the entry gate (Approx Rs 80 for couple of hours ) .

Once you will enter inside the park , you will see a bevy of nature and health enthusiasts of all ages ranging from kids as young as 3 yrs old to old age people . You will see amateurs , veterans , long distance runners , casual runners , families coming for picnic , lovebirds(amazing place for them ) and of course photography enthusiasts. 

Me and my wife primarily wanted to walk and feel the nature rather than driving in the car
. Hence we parked our car near to the entrance and started walking . We walked for around 1.5 hours on a stretch and didn't feel even one bit tired or bored .

The park has a abundant mix of amazing flaura /fauna /landscaping /nature trails /short treks/ train line passing through the park / bird watching options /caves (yes the very famous kanheri caves are here) , lakes /ravines /waterfalls / tiger and lion spotting and last but not the least - one of the cleanest air I have ever felt in Mumbai .

Once you are tired you can always stop over to have some fresh cut salads and fruits / corn/exotic fruits sold by local sellers on the road . It energizes you instantaneously .

I would recommend everyone in Mumbai to visit SGNP at least once ..I can bet you that you will definitely come here again ..It's a perfect place for any health/nature /photography enthusiast.

For any queries or suggestions on the above article , mail me at taggstories@gmail.com

Also go through some of the pics I clicked during my visit ...hope they inspire you to visit SGNP very soon .

Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
Photo of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by tarun aggarwal
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