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Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra

Location: Borivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Coverage Area: 104-sq-kms

Main Attraction: The Kanheri Caves, Lion Safari, Tiger Safari, The gardens and Trekking

Best Time To Visit: Throughout the Year.

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About Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park, better known as "Borivali National Park" is set in hill ranges around the suburb of Borivali in Mumbai. Notified in 1974, it offers a pleasant change from the usual sights and attractions of the big city. It is hence common to see the park teeming with school picnics, college picnics and other organized excursions.

The undulating green lands of the Borivili National Park are just the kind of surroundings to which one would love to retreat for some moments of quiet introspection or meditation. The great panoramic views of hills, valleys, lakes and open expanses can actually have a therapeutic effect on mind, body and soul.

Flora in Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

The forest cover in the park can be divided into two main categories i.e. South Indian moist deciduous and Semi Evergreen. These two types can be further classified into four subcategories and they are moist teak-bearing forest, mangrove scrub, southern moist mixed deciduous forest, and western subtropical hill forest. The region has good biodiversity and major trees and plants include kadamba, teak, karanj, shisam, and species of acacia, ziziphus, euphorbia, flame of the forest, red silk cotton and many more varieties of flowers. During the monsoon, almost the entire park is awash with the rainbow hues of the flowers that bloom here and all over the Western Ghats.

 

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Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary Tour Packages

At this moment we don't have any specific Tour package for Sanjay Gandhi Sanctuary, but our representative would be happy to assist you if you are planning to visit Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary you can contact us with your query on the given phone numbers / email.

Tel + 91- 120 - 40526011 - 98 (88 hunting lines are available)

(24 hrs helpline) + 91 - 9212777223 / 24 / 25

Email: info@indiawildliferesorts.com

 

Wildlife in Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary

Fauna in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

One can have encounters with several species including Spotted Deer, Black Naped Hare, Barking Deer, Porcupine, Palm Civet, Mouse Deer, Rhesus Macaque, Bounet Macaque, Hanuman Langur, Indian Flying Fox, and Sambhar.

The reptilian world has 38 species to show off. Tourists can see crocodiles in the Tulsi Lake, and Pythons, Cobras, Monitor Lizards, Russell's Viper, Bamboo Pit Viper and Ceylonese Cat Snake here.

 

Sanjay Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary Travel Information

Established : 1974

Location : Borivali, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Coverage Area : 104-sq-kms

Time to Visit : Throughout the Year.

Rainfall : 2355 mm

Languages : English, Hindi

Temperature : Max: 38.00C
Min: 18.00C

Altitude : Latitude 19021' in the North to the longitude 72058' in the East.

Climate:

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park experiences moderate climatic conditions. The weather is pleasant during winter months and hot during summer. The temperature rises to maximum of 38.00C and drops to a minimum of 18.00C. The park receives monsoon showers from the mid of June till September. The tourists can carry light cotton clothes during the winters and heavy cottons during the winters.

By Air: The nearest airport is Santa Cruz at a distance of 16 km for domestic air travel. This airport is connected to almost all the major Indian cities with regular flights.

The nearest international airport is Sahar at a distance of around 20 km from the park.

By Train:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) at a distance of 40 km is the nearest railway hub connected to almost all the parts of India by regular trains. Borivali Station is the nearest railway station connected to Mumbai CST and Mumbai Central Railway terminuses.

By Road : The park is connected to all parts of Mumbai and other places in Maharashtra with very good road connections. Buses ply on Sunday's and holiday's from Mumbai to the Park. Chartered vehicles are available to the park on all days from Mumbai.