Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Park Adventure.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), previously Borivali National Park, is a large protected area in the northern part of suburban Mumbai city in Maharashtra State in India. It encompasses an area of 104 km2 (40 sq mi) and is surrounded on three sides by India's most populous city. It is notable as one of the major national parks existing within a metropolis limit in Asia and is one of the most visited parks in the world.

The park has a mini train that takes you around, and if you are lucky you see a few lions and tigers.  I did see some, but they stayed way in the distance, on spotting me.

I visited this last weekend with a friend , and a colleague's family. A few clicks.

Taken on my Canon EOS 1100D

Just a pretty flower.

   Budding Lotus  in a fishpond adjoining an old monument in the park.

    Someone is enraptured with the Pink one....

   Karambola or star fruit;  tongue tickling ribbed juicy fruit, with a natural star shaped cross section, served on a green leaf with salt and spice . Totally Yum.

   Young local girl, selling cucumbers, guavas, starfruit, and roasted groundnut pods and berries, the stuff of my childhood...


  1. Lovely pictures. I have the same plant (first pic) in my garden. :)

  2. Beautiful pictures, Pankaja! Loved the third one with an insect. It is very clear.

    I too love taste new fruits when we get out of our place! They have totally different taste!

  3. They really are exquisite photos. How talented are you - I am sure you are going to have a wonderful career in front of you with your photography. These would make a wonderful picture book - I love the colours of India too. Maybe I will get there one day - instead I will have to live vicariously through you and your beautiful pictures. Between you and your mother you have it all wrapped up don't you - two very talented women.