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An exceptional wilderness, The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) is spread over 103 Sq. Km. and is wedged between the suburbs of Mumbai and Thane.


History Of SGNP

Present-day SGNP has an interesting history and comprises of a mixture of State reserve Lands. It all started with protecting the watersheds of the 19th century. From 1937 till date various pockets of forested land were acquired to form 103.8 Sq.Km. of SGNP.

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Biodiversity

Part of the Western Ghats Biodiversity complex, SGNP forms roughly 20 per cent of Mumbai's geographical area . SGNP is home to more than 274 species of birds, 35 species of mammals, 170 species of butterflies, and 1300 species of plants.

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The Nature Information Center (NIC)

With its well thought displays and captivating models, makes the NIC a gateway to the real treasures of SGNP which are obviously its’ forests and the myriad life forms that live within. Exhibits here depict different aspects related to wildlife and biodiversity with a stress on the need for their conservation. The quite little garden outside is a haven for butterflies and also is developed as a display for some of our uncommon medicinal plants.

"NIC specialises in organising guided nature excursions into the SGNP wilderness; though prior intimation or booking helps in better arrangement of your trip."

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Popular Tourist Attractions

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Know more about the all time favorite tourist avenues viz boating, Mini Train, Gandhi Smarak, Lion and Tiger safari and Kanheri Caves.

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