Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai


  • Lion at Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • White tiger at Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • Lake inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is a beautiful park in Mumbai. It is situated on the northern part of the suburbs of Mumbai and spread over a total area of 104 sq. km. A huge number of people visit the park, it is roughly estimated that 2 million visitors come here annually. The park is decorated with a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park was called Krishnagiri National Park before independence. But after independence it was called Borivli National Park as it is close to the residential area of Borivali. In the year 1981 the park was renamed as Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in memory of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's son, who died in an air crash.

The 2,400 years old, Kanheri Caves are located inside the park. There are 109 caves in the center of the park which were used as viharas (monasteries) and chaityas (temples) by the Buddhist monks of the 2nd and 9th centuries.

The region of Sanjay Gandhi National Park is hilly and densely covered with trees and inhabits many animals. It is located at a height of 400m. The two lakes of the park are the Vihar Lake and the Tulsi Lake. These lakes cater to the water requirements of Mumbai. Nearly 800 varieties of flowering plants, 284 types of birds, 5,000 types of insects, 36 species of mammals, 50 kinds of reptiles and 150 species of butterfly are found here.

Location of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra


Sanjay Gandhi National Park - Entry Fee, Timing, Address, Official Website

AddressBorivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400066
Entry Fee:Entry fee for Per Person : 36 Rs.
Entry for Tiger & Lion safaris : 61 Rs. (30 minute)
Other required fee:Boat rides fee for per person : 30 Rs. (15 minute)
Bus Journey fee for per person to Kanheri caves : 5 Rs.
Fee for shuttle bus runs from the park entrance to the caves per person : 36 Rs.
Timing:Visiting Hours - 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Days When ClosedMonday
Phone No (Official) +91-22-28866449 / +91-22-28860362
Official Websitewww.mahaforest.nic.in
Photography allowed or notAllowed
Camera Fee : 50 Rs.
Nearest railway stationThane Railway Station




Last Updated on : December 10, 2014



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