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Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park never seems to disappoint you. Part of it ends close to Yeoor Hills in Thane, where you can spot wonderfully colorful creatures.
What Is It?
Borivali National Park, now known as the Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the major national parks that exist within a metropolis limit. It is spread across an area of 104 sq. km. and is surrounded by India’s most populous city. With over 2 million visitors every year, this gorgeous space hold more than its fair share of secrets
Now you can spot butterflies at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Yeoor Hills in Thane. Part of the national park is now in Thane, and it looks like a garden within a garden. The Butterfly Garden is a project that contains 5 gardens within one huge garden.
What’s In It?
The first garden is a nursery of beautiful plants and shrubs, second and third are the bamboo gardens, the fourth is a oneness garden and the fifth (new) is the butterfly garden. To help you to enjoy your hobby of butterflying even more, a pocket guide to the butterflies of Sanjay Gandhi National Park is also available which not only gives a colourful and pictorial description of the butterflies but also information about how to identify them. This pocket book is available for sale as well.
What Butterflies Can We Spot There?
The butterfly garden here is most vibrant during the spring and summer months and you can spot 10 different species of butterflies here. The Common crow butterfly, Common Tiger Butterfly, Blue Tiger, Grey Pansy or Gray Pansy, The Common Jezebel, The Dark-branded Bushbrown, The Common Emigrant, The Red Pierrot, The Tailed Jay, The Great Orange-tip, The Peacock Pansy and The Gaudy Baron.
Address: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Kanheri Caves Rd, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101
Approx cost: ₹50 per ticket
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