Introduction to Sanjay Gandhi National Park
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is also known by the name of 'Borivali national park' and it is located in the hilly ranges around the suburbs of Borivali in Mumbai. This national park , named after the late son of Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi, once the Prime Minister Of India presents a nice change for the eyes that are tired from the usual sight of the busy city life. The view from the Sanjay Gandhi National park, of lakes,valleys, hills and empty spaces give a peaceful effect to the mind and soul of the visitors.
Description of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
There are mainly two divisions of the forest kind of the park, moist deciduous and Semi Evergreen. This gives rise to a wide array of flora at the Park, ranging from teak, mangrove scrub. Kedamba, karanj, shisham and various species of acacia, ziziphus,euphobia and other flowers. The animals found at the sanjay Gandhi national park include spotted deer, black napped hare,. Barking Deer, Palm Civet, Mouse Deer, Rhesus macaque, Bonnet macaque, hanuman langur and Sambhar. Thee are also as many as 38 species of reptiles found here, in this wildlife sanctuary of Maharashtra.one of the major tourist site located in the middle of the Sanjay Gandhi national park is the Kanheri caves, which has the biggest Buddhist monastic establishment on the Konkan coast.
How to reach Sanjay Gandhi National Park
The nearest airport at a distance of 16 km, for national tourists is the santa Crux Airport that ahs regular flights connecting Mumbai to other major Indian cities. Sahar is the nearest international airport , 20 km from the wildlife sanctuary in Maharashtra.The Chatrapati Shivaji railway terminus is at a distance of 40 km from the national park while Borivali station is the nearest railway station connected to Mumbai CST and other Mumbai central railway Terminuses. There are good roads connecting the park to all major cities.