Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) - previously known as the Borivali National Park - covers 103 square kilometers of forest, and forms roughly 20% of Mumbai city's geographical area. It is part of the Western Ghat biodiversity system, and is home to 254 species of birds, 40 species of mammals, 78 species of reptiles and amphibians, 150 species of butterflies and over a staggering 1,300 species of plants. As if this natural abundance was not enough, the park is also home to the Buddhist Kanheri Caves, which are over 2000 years old.
Our trail begins at the parking lot of the Kanheri caves, and we follow a gentle sloping path upwards through the forest, to explore the beauty of the forest with a trained naturalist. The walk is not strenuous, and can be attempted even by people with low to moderate levels of fitness. You will learn a lot about the moist deciduous forests of SGNP, its ecology, flora and fauna. The trail also offers great views from the top of the Kanheri hill, and a chance to take a peep at the famous Buddhist caves. In the monsoon season the forest is a dense green, with seasonal streams. In winter, the forest becomes browner, the skies turn a wonderful blue, and the crisp weather makes the walk a delight.
When: All days except public holidays
Start place: Your hotel (we will transfer you to the park)
End place: Your hotel
Please write to us for prices. Let us know where you are staying, and also how many adults and children (below 12) would like to join the walk.
Please feel free to ask as many questions as you wish. If you are interested in photography, please let the guide know. If you are doing the walk in the monsoon season, please bring protection against the rain and wear shoes that can handle small streams of water.