Gharapuri Caves or Elephanta caves near Mumbai

  Gharapuri Caves or as popularly known as Elephanta Caves are ancient Hindu caves located near Mumbai. They are located on the Gharapuri island which is 10km from the shore of Mumbai, one needs to take a ferry to goto the caves. The are 5 caves which belong to the God Shiva.   Cave number […]

Flamingos of Mumbai, Sewri Mudflats

Yesterday I was able to visit the Sewri mudflats which have annual congregation of the flamingos, the bird with pink colouration. There are two types of flamingos in India, namely, lesser flamingo and the larger one the greater flamingo. These both types are native to the indian continent. They reside mostly in Rann of Kutch […]

Guide to Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) / Borivali National Park

    Park Timings: 7:30 am – 6.30 pm for ticket holders. 5.30 am – 7.30 am for pass holders, morning walker Entry Fee : Rs 40 Lion & Tiger safari, boating, cycling, trail walks, butterfly garden, & Kanheri caves charges extra. Area of Park : 104 sq km. Geology : Deccan Trap SGNP (Sanjay […]

Global Vipassana Pagoda, Gorai, Mumbai

Global Vipassana Pagoda is the largest free-standing stone dome pagoda in world, located in Gorai Mumbai. The tallest point of the structure is at 96.12 meters. The pagoda is a copy of Myanmar pagoda named Shwedagon Pagoda. Inside the massive dome there is meditation centre. There is also a smaller meditation centre open to public […]

Gorai Beach. Borivali, Mumbai

Gorai beach is one day getaways near Mumbai. The easiest way to reach the beach is from Borivali. From borivali reach the gorai creek, take a boat ride (Rs 10 one way) to go across to gorai island, from there are rickshaws(Rs 100 one way) available which will take you to gorai beach which is […]