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Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Kanheri Caves

Location                  –          Borivali

Nearest Railway station   –   Borivali

Attraction Type

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

My experience

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.

Photos

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

National Park Entrance

National Park Entrance

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Vanrani Toy Train

Vanrani Toy Train

Deer Park

Deer Park

Finding Nature Trails

Finding Nature Trails

Local woman selling snacks

Local woman selling snacks

Kanheri Caves

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Buddha Statue

Buddha Statue

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View from a Top

View from a Top

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Hi, My name is Manisha Tajne and I am from a city of dreams, Mumbai. I am a software techie by profession and “The Travel Junkie” by passion. I am passionate about travelling, exploring the places and people, knowing their food, culture and lifestyle. “The Travel Junkie” is my small start and inspiration to pursue my travelling passion and I would like to share here my travels, food and living stories or anything good I come across.

2 Comments

  1. Hi Manisha, I find you travel blog very interesting and helpful. I will soon visit this place by March.. We share the same passion. If youre free come and join me. : )

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  2. Wow! This could be one of the most helpful blogs we’ve ever arrive across on this subject.Superb.
    I’m also an expert in this topic hence I can understand your effort.

    Like

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