Borivali is rising up as the new charm in the city. From being a haven for vegetarians to having the perfect spots for hikes borivali has it all. We have compiled a list of all the amazing things to do when you’re in and around Borivali. So here goes –
1. Devour The Food At Khau Gali
The true essence of Bombay can be seen in the food, more importantly the street food. How can we talk about street food and not mention Borivali’s iconic Khau gali. The Khau gali offers you from classic vada pavs to a cheesy fusion of chaat. Shreeji stall is one of the iconic places at Borivali’s Khau gali. Shreeji includes cheese in everything, even chaat! They have fusion chaats, where Italy meets Mumbai! This is an unusual hybrid that combines chaats like pani-puri and sev puri with the likes of pizza and Panini. These unique dishes are a delight because they are so cheesy, you will be left in a cheese-coma for a bit! No seriously!We’ve found their Dilkhush platter which is an amalgamation of nachos, paneer, herbs and a molten layer of delicious cheese!
2. Trek At Sanjay Gandhi National Park
One of the major hikes within the park is the Highest Point hike. It is a half-day long hike to reach to the highest point (natural) in the city. While you stand atop, you can see below the Kanheri caves and the beautiful skyline of the city of Mumbai. See, if you can spot Goregaon and Powai from there.
Oh! Even better, there is a watchtower at the highest point from where you have a clear view of Powai lake, Vihar Lake and Tulsi Lake. Evening coffee here? Sounds like a great plan. Isn’t it?
Address: Mumbai-Gujarat Road, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066
Timing: 7:30 am to 5:30 pm
3. Hike Up To Kanheri Caves
Sanjay Gandhi National Park also houses the 2400-year old Kanheri Caves. Kanheri was one of the most important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast by the 3rd century CE. Comprising of around 109 caves where each cave has a stone plinth that functioned as a bed. These caves acted as a Buddhist Viharas, meant for living, studying, and meditating.
How Much: Rs.15 for Adults
4. Fish Park At IC Colony
Did you know Borivali is home to the city’s first fish park? The park is located in IC Colony and is spread across 10,000 sq ft (900 sqmts). The fish park has a custom-made entrance and eight big tanks with a capacity of 460 litres water, with each housing 25 to 30 tropical fish, with each tank having a different theme. The park is aimed at providing a relaxing experience for visitors as they observe fish swimming and swirling in water. For all athletes out there, the park also has a running track.
Address: IC Colony Cross Rd Number 6, I C Colony, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400103
Timing: 5 am to 8 pm
5. Shopping At Jambli Gali
Jambli Gali is a market that provides you with amazing street food, extraordinary clothes, jewellery, and books. However, the one thing that the gali is known for is its colorful chaniya cholis and its exquisite clothes. If you are looking for some affordable and beautiful sarees then head down to jambli gali. A little street food accompanied with your shopping never hurt nobody.