The forest in the city: Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The forest in the city: Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Coconut palms and flowering gulmohars draw a line between the human world and the Borivili National Park, Photo Credit: Sunjoy Monga

Walk along the lesser frequented jungle paths and get close and personal with nature at Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP) or Borivali National Park in Mumbai (Maharashtra). Text and photographs by Sunjoy Monga.


August 25 , 2015
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Coconut palms and flowering gulmohars draw a line between the human world and the Borivili National Park
Hundreds of species of dainty, delicate mushrooms shoot out with the rains
A bamboo pit viper waits to strike in the lush monsoonal herbage
The Bassein creek, the park--s one contact with the sea
A pair of mating painted handmaiden moths
A rare sighting of a praying mantis showing off its hidden colours
The beautifully patterned Oleander hawk moth, one of several hundred moth species found in the park
A crab spider resting on the petals of a spiral ginger (costus) flower.
The park--s most well-known resident, the leopard, which is increasingly coming into conflict with human interests
Silhouette of a chital stag. The chital (spotted deer) is the park--s commonest herbivore and herds of as many as 40-50 animals can sometimes be sighted in the terrain around Vihar Lake
Paper wasps make incredible nests, here they can be seen fanning their eggs

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