8 hours tour Sanjay Gandhi National Park Safari
Do you love nature & wildlife then Sanjay Gandhi National Park, also known as Borivali National Park is the place in Mumbai where you can be. The main attraction of the park is its lion and tiger safari.
The Park is a tree lovers delight in all seasons. Almost the entire park is awashed with the rainbow hues of the flowers that bloom here, during the monsoon season.
The park is known to shelter wildlife right from the time of modernization of the Mumbai city. One can have encounters with several of the species which include spotted deer, black naped hare, barking deer, porcupine, palm civet, mouse deer, rhesus macaque, bounet macaque, Hanuman langur, Indian flying fox, and sambhar, leopards etc. One can see crocodiles in the Tulsi Lake, and pythons, cobras, monitor lizards, Russell's viper, bamboo pit viper and Ceylonese cat snake here.
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is mainly known for its diverse types of birds. It is a paradise for the bird watchers.
It's hard to believe that within 90 minutes of the teeming metropolis you can be surrounded by the jungle of this 104-sq-km protected area. Here, bright flora, birds, butterflies and elusive wild leopards replace traffic and crowds, all surrounded by forested hills on the city's northern edge. Urban development and shantytowns are starting to muscle in on the edges of this wild region, but for now much of it remains a refuge of green and calm.
One of the main attractions is the lion & tiger safari, departing from the tiger orientation centre (about 1km in from the main entrance). Expect a whirlwind 20-minute jaunt by bus through the two separate areas of the park housing the tigers and lions.
The best time to see birds is October to April and butterflies August to November.
Another big draw are the 109 Kanheri Caves lining the side of a rocky ravine 5km from the northern park entrance. They were used by Buddhist monks between the 2nd and 9th centuries as viharas (monasteries) and chaityas (temples)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Direct Pick up from cruise port-(Outside the Green Gate)which is at a 5 minutes walk-able distance where the ship halt, I will be standing outside the green gate Displaying your name on the play card.
Direct Pick up from the hotel (Please Provide the Name of the Hotel, Address of the hotel, Name in which the room is book in the hotel. We Will meet up in the hotel Lobby.)
Direct Pick up from the airport. (Please provide Flight Details and Arrival Time) I will be standing outside the Arrival Gate Displaying your name on the play card.
End location: Drop to Cruise port-(Outside the Green Gate) or hotel or airport.
Duration: 8 hours
Things that might effect the duration are weather, traffic, time of year.
We will be touring in a SUV (Toyota Innova). The car will be clean and air-conditioned.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 INR - per person- while we travel and visit certain places, it could include food, or shopping & Entry Fees.
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Wonderful, in-depth tour of Mumbai. Mohammed has good English and was very informative about the city. Because of having done a long distance tour the previous day, we opted not to travel far and see wildlife (not a good time of year anyway). We had a great visit to the laundry which was fascinating, saw the Gateway to India, Gandhi's house, the awesome railway station, other colonial buildings and even stopped for a cricket match, which we loved, being originally from the UK. Much more! Would recommend.