Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Sanjay Gandhi National Park | One of the best places to visit in Mumbai

LocationBorivali East, Mumbai (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsSanjay Gandhi National Park open from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM and the entry fee of Rs 48 per adult and Rs 25 for children above five is charged.
Place TypePark & Garden, Nature Sites and Parks
Place visit withFamily, Kids, Parants
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April

About Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, formerly known as Borivali National Park, is located between the two suburbs of Mumbai and Thane. It was established in 1969 with headquarters at Borivali and is also known as the largest park. There are two artificial lakes within the forest, this lake supplies drinking water to the city.

The park was first introduced in 1974 and helps differentiate itself from the usual places, attractions, and part of the larger city. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is known for its evergreen dense forests, bird population, butterflies and small population of tigers.

Architecture of Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is an 87 km protected area in the state of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The area is hilly with an altitude between 30 and 480 metres. There are two lakes in the park, Vihar Lake and Tulsi Lake. The Bombay Municipal Corporation acquired the catchment areas of these two lakes and also attached land to the Aarey Government Dairy to protect it.

Interesting facts about Sanjay Gandhi National Park

  1. Kanheri Caves are the first tourist attraction of this tourist place located in the center of the national park. In the 9th and 1st centuries BCE, this cave was an important learning center for Buddhists.
  2. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is home to a large number of endangered species of flora and fauna.
  3. Sanjay Gandhi Park is home to more than 1,300 species of flora.
  4. An exotic plant called Karvi, a lavender colored plant that blooms once in every eight years, is a major attraction of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

How to reach Sanjay Gandhi National Park

By Air: The nearest airport to the park is located at a distance of 15 km. From here you can book a cab.

By Rail: Mumbai to Borivali is 30 kms by train on the Western Railway route. Suburban trains are available on Western Railway for Borivali every 5 minutes.

By Road: Borivali is on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Highway, near Mumbai Taxi Chowki.

Nearby famous places

  • Marine Drive
  • Gateway of India
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Juhu Beach
  • Siddhivinayak Temple
  • Film city
  • Mumbai Zoo
  • Kanhera Caves
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Sanjay Gandhi National Park FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at Borivali East, Mumbai.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Sanjay Gandhi National Park open from 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM and the entry fee of Rs 48 per adult and Rs 25 for children above five is charged. .

𝒜. You should visit Sanjay Gandhi National Park during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

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