Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai-A report
By Sushant Sharma, Member, IndianWildlifeClub.com
After reading about the plight of Borivili (East) hills, Mumbai, I decided to visit the West side of Borivili Hills whch is also known as Sanjay Gandhi National
Park. The park is described as the Green Lung of Mumbai and treks and trails criss cross the park.
At the gate we were told that there is no arrangement for any kind of transport to Kanheri caves. We can walk if we wish. And walk we did. The trails along
the monorail track were littered with waste and human excreta. We had to watch each step. But soon the overpowering stench was so unbearable that all we wanted to do was return to the clean air of Mumbai.
Here are some pictures of the Park which I took. They tell a story which do not need any words.
Map of SGNP taken from their official site
Houses within the national park
Next to a heap of trees cut down (by who?), the board with bird pics proclaim
"We also have a right to live and enjoy. We are few in numbers. Please allow us to survive. Don't destroy our habitat."