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Sanjay Gandhi national Park

Sanjay Gandhi national Park



Description :

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located in the northern part of Mumbai, Maharashtra state, India. This park was notified in 1974, the area of this park was written back from 4th century. During the pre-independence era this park got name as Krishnagiri National Park, at that time the park was only 7.82 sq m. this park covers an area of 104 sq. km.


By reserving the forest area this park got the extension in 1969. In 1981 it was renamed as Borivali National Park, later it was changed to Sanjay Gandhi national park in the memory of Sanjay Gandhi who was the son of Ex Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, was killed in 1980 in an air crash.


This park is home for more numbers of endangered species, this park contains 1000 plant species, 50,000 insects, 150 species of butterflies and large amount of fishes. The main attraction of this park is lion and tiger safari, which make people more excite. All most all of 2 Million people visit the Sanjay Gandhi National Park every year. While the park, is said to be the most visited park in Asia, where you can find beautiful hills valleys and lakes which opens our body and soul.


There are about 25 lions and 6 tigers including 2 white tigers in the park. One can reach this Park through the nearest airport Chaatrapati Shivaji Internatonal Airport, which is 16km away from the Park. It also contains nearby railway station of Mumbai, which is at a distance of 40 kms to the Park.


Timings of the park: 9 am to 5:30 pm

Safari : 9 am to 1 pm - 2:20 pm to 5:20 pm











Borivali National Park

Kanheri Caves at the Park

loins at Sanjay Gandhi national Park

Spotted deer at the park