Location – Borivali
Nearest Railway station – Borivali
Sanjay Gandhi National Park – National Park
Kanheri Caves – Ancient Buddhist Caves
Why Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Kanheri caves are so famous?
Sanjay Gandhi Nation Park (SGNP) – SGNP is one of the most visited places in Mumbai .It’s also known as “Borivali National Park”. Park has a large forest area especially famous for natural beauty, wildlife, various plants, lakes, nature trails and mini hiking experiences. SGNP is a pollution free area and a peaceful place to go away from the city chaos. Park is mostly surrounded by beautiful hills range. There are many services that park team offers like Cycling, Tiger & Lion safari, Boating and Toy train (Vanrani) ride etc. Vanrani (Jungle Queen) ride is around 30 mins toy train journey inside the jungle.
Kanheri Caves – Kanheri Caves are one of the reasons which attracting tourists to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The caves are located inside the national park, around 7 km from main park entrance. There are total 109 caves including few Viharas (Temple). Caves are created thousands of years ago by Buddhist natives by carving rocks on the mountain.
Park Timing and Charges
Timing – 7.30 am to 6 pm
Entry Fees –
National Park – Adult – Rs.39 per day, Children below 12 – Rs. 19 per day
Kanheri Caves – Rs. 5
Great Place! I almost spent a day in roaming and trekking around National Park and Kanheri caves. It is really refreshing experience for me to spend my time totally with nature. Though I wasn’t that lucky to see any tiger or lion in National Park but I enjoyed the mini train ride and saw some spotted Deer. Good place for photography. Well, there is a real challenge to get good food since there no hotel inside the park. Local Women sell some snack items. There is one canteen around Kanheri caves which offers vadapav, samosa, pakodas etc. Buses and taxis are common mode of transportation within park. Park is actually clean and well maintained with proper sign/direction boards. I would really like to visit both the places again in rainy season.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park