Sanjay Gandhi National Park is the only protected forest to be located within the limits of a city in India. It receives thousands of early morning walkers, as well as families and couples during the day. The various attractions include trekking, a toy train, boating on the late, and a tiger and lion sanctuary. However, what's really worth seeing are the hand-cut Kanheri Buddhist caves. There are 109 of them in various sizes, scattered over a hilltop and carved out of volcanic rock. The largest has a deep chamber for worship and towering sculptures of Buddha.
Where: Near Borivali East train station, 40 kilometers (25 miles) north of Mumbai city center.
More Information: Review of Sanjay Gandhi Borivali National Park.