Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Posted in Animals, Landscape, Nature, People, Travel at 4:00 pm by Warren Williams

The final day of an amazing trip through Mumbai and Goa had arrived, so after a little research, decided to take Angus to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in northern Mumbai. It is the largest urban park in the world, encompassing 104 km2. It is said to be the lungs of Mumbai, as it purifies much of the air polluition. Within the park you can catch a bus to see lions and leopards, whilst also venturing 6km along the park to the amazing Kanheri Caves. These 109 caves were built over 2,100 years ago, by Buddhist monks, into the solid hard basalt rock.

I’ve included more photos than usual in this last post from my Indian travels of 2009 & 2010. An amazing trip, that I couldn’t have done without the hospitality of my great friend Angus and his family. Thank you! 🙂

Lioness in the park

Rhesus Macaque Monkey

Rhesus Macaque Monkey

Baby Rhesus Macaque Monkey

School children Kanheri Caves, India

Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, India

Large caves of Kanheri

Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, India

Kanheri Caves sculptures

Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, India

Angus standing against the 7m tall Buddhist statue

Large Chaitya with great Stupa

Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, India
Low light filtering behind the Stupa

Textured Basalt floor

Walkway to more caves on the hill

Kanheri Caves movie
More caves near the top, almost like the set of a movie

View in opposite direction showing the elevation (hard work in the Mumbai heat!)

First attempt at writing with a torch

Angus taking a break in one of the cool caves

Friendly SIS Security India
Our friendly SIS security”guide”

Warren atop the caves and stairs of Kanheri

Angus walking back down the hill from the 109 caves

Spot the monkey?

Deer in Mumbai

Goat incredible balance
Goat with incredible balance, walking on a branch!

Overflowing water tank

Last shot from India

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