Sanjay Gandhi National Park, also known as Borivali National Park is located at the suburb of Borivali, Mumbai. The main attraction of the park is its lion and tiger safari. One of the main attractions to the National Park is the lion safari, which has been drawing people to the park ever since it was started. The twelve-hectare Lion Safari Park with crisscrossed roads, offer close encounter with the majestic king, from special buses. There are about 25 lions and six tigers, including 2 white Indian tigers in the park.
The lion safari is done on a 12-hectare area, while tiger safari on 20
hectares. Thick dense forest covers the area, with different types of
tress like teak, bamboo, ain, khair, kusum and others.
The area was developed keeping in mind the natural habitats and habits
of tigers, with ample tall grass, lakes, ponds and islands. A 5 m high
and 2,200 meter long protective fencing surrounds the area. Special
cages have been made for tigers for having meals and sleeping at night.
Two watch towers have been provided for the safety of the tourists.
Nearest airport is Santa Cruz, which is at a distance of 16 km for
domestic air travel; nearest railway station is at a distance of 40 km
Sanctuary Timings: 9.00 am to 5.30 pm
Safari Timings: Morning session: 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
Evening session: 2.20 pm to 5.20 pm