SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK – Natural beauty established in 1969


         Man thinks of himself as superior to other species, but God has given life to all living beings in this blessed and sinful world. When technology grows, many living species and animals get destroyed one by one, and we cannot find their addresses except in history. To protect those living creatures, the sanctuaries were developed day by day. It has become a tourist attraction for people, gives life to animals, and also maintains nature.

        Formerly known as “Borivali National Park,” Sanjay Gandhi National Park was established in 1969 and is located in the northernmost suburbs of Mumbai. This park is one of the most visited parks in Mumbai. The park mesmerizes people with its flora and fauna. The fascinating greeneries in this park mediate self-reflection. There were gorgeous sights like lakes, rivers, valleys, and hills, which provide a deep therapeutic effect on the body and mind.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Credits – Tour my India


         The natural scenery of the park invokes a poetic feeling in the person who is not aware of poems and races. Many poets all over the world describe their feelings by using the companion of natural scenery. All those lakes, rivers, and valleys speak with the poets to mix up the words. This park not only gives relaxation to the body and mind but also invokes energetic feelings in people.


Every traveler who is involved in this park enjoys the lush greenery with its extremely good series of birds, butterflies, and diverse types of fauna, such as the wild leopard. This reputed park is an herbal habitat for 36 sorts of mammals, sixty-two species of reptiles, 5000 types of insects, and 800 numerous flowering flowers. There became a group of untamed animals like monkeys, Indian hares, Sambar deer, Gray Langur, Bonnet, and plenty more.


The authorities of the park arrange safari of the tiger and lion, which attract about 2 million tourists every year. Special buses were equipped with safety precautions and provided four hectares of crisscrossing roads for the safari. This thick cover of the dense forest is home to different types of plants and trees, including Khair, Teak, Bamboo, and many others. It is an interesting experience to see wild animals in their natural habitat. The lively woodland of this park is domestic to many uncommon species of flowers.


Two of the city’s largest lakes, Vihar and Tulsi, are located within the national park. Vihar was built in 1860. Tulsi was built in 1897, primarily as a backup to Vihar. The two lakes together meet a significant portion of south Mumbai’s water requirements. Both are also popular tourist destinations, offering scenic views as well as featuring crocodile parks.


The park is home to a temple for followers of the Digambara school of Jainism. The temple has three massive idols ranging in height from 30 to 60 feet. This Jain temple, also known as Trimurthi Digambar Jain, frequently hosts Jain saints and organizes religious ceremonies.


In today’s world, six-sense humans become animals, and five-sense animals behave like humans. So, let’s humans want to leave their ego and ambitious character. Humans want to leave a way for other beings instead of deforesting and destroying. “If we save nature, nature will save us.

Credits – EdSarrthi IAS by Varun Jain


Why is Sanjay Gandhi National Park notorious?

Sanjay Gandhi National Park( SGNP)| Borivali National Park The SGNP is one of the most visited public premises in Asia and encyclopedically the largest demesne located within the megacity limits. Each time over two million people visit the Sanjay Gandhi National Park to witness the gorgeously blooming foliage and fauna, including leopards, deer, flying fox, kingfisher, sunbirds, Napoleons, etc.

Which beast is set up in Sanjay Gandhi National Park?

The major species set up are barracuda, Sloth bear, Chital, Nilgai, Chinkara, Sambar( limited to hilly terrain and in veritably small number), leopard, Dhole( wild canine), Jungle Cat, Hyena, Porcupine, Jackal, Fox, Indian Wolf, Indian Python Four- horned Antelope and Barking deer.

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