Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Mumbai • India

From: India Travel GuideMumbai, Goa and the West Coast

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, India
The Sanjay National Park is a beautiful natural environment for many species of flora and fauna and contains the lakes Vihar and Tulsi, along with dense forests and valleys, the Jain Temple Trimurti and the popular Kanheri Caves.

Originally named Krishnagiri National Park, it was renamed in memory of Sanjay Gandhi who was the son of Indira Gandhi the ex-Prime Minister of India. The fauna to be found in the park include Deer, Porcupines, Leopards, Monitor Lizards, Crocodiles, Tigers and Lions.

The Kanheri Caves are a collection of over 100 rock cut cave monuments that feature many stone carvings of Buddha, and inscriptions from the Buddhist monks who were once established there... areas of importance include the Prater Hall and Congregation Hall.

There are several walking trails within the park, one of which will take you to the highest altitude and offers magnificent views all around; alternatively there is a scenic narrow gauge train called the 'Jungle Queen' ('Vanrani') that travels around a small area of the park and allows you to quite comfortably take in the view.

Attraction Location Guide
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located in the state of Maharashtra in Mumbai and the entrance is on Borivali's east side.

There are Lion and Tiger safaris available which allow you to safely view these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.