People living in Mumbai and its suburbs such as Navi Mumbai, Thane, Mulund and other areas need not go far to visit a hill station. They can relieve the experience of visiting hill station at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, near Cypress Mulund. Mulund is a suburb of Mumbai city. While the area is bordered by the city of Mumbai, Mulund and Borivalion three sides,Sanjay Gandhi National Park, near Cypress Mulund, forms its border on the other side. This place is also known as cypress garden.
The park, near Cypress mulund, is an enchanting place in itself, and is a refuge for people coming from surrounding as well as far off places. People come here to behold the natural flora and fauna as well as the natural scenery. The beauty of the natural setting of the park, the hilly terrain and its ambience helps soothe the minds and eyes of tourists and heal the frayed nerves of city dwellers. You can get a fabulous view of the TulsiLake, Vihar Lake, SahyadriHills, etc. on one side and the skyline of suburbs like Mulund and Thane on the other side. During monsoon, you can see various waterfalls too. It is really an enchanting view, but to get to the top you need to trek for a while. You must be very careful while trekking since there are areas of loose mud, jagged rocks and slippery slopes. The path is steep too. So, if you are not fit enough, it is better to make the journey through other less steep pathsto the top. You just need to ask some tourists or locals about the easier ways to the top. You will find some trees marked with red cloth. This is done for climber’s guidance.
As you reach the top you will surely appreciate your endeavour since the landscape you behold from there is astounding. The skyline from therehas a spectacular demarcation –dense natural forest of the SahyadriHills on the one side and dense concrete jungle of the city of Mumbai and its suburbs on the other sides.
Apart from the scenic view you can see a variety of flora and fauna here. You can see spotted deer, macaque, monkey, Indian hare, barking deer, porcupine, Indian flying fox etc.
How to reach
The Mulund area is well connected by railways and roadways. If you are coming from Navi Mumbai or taking the Eastern Express Highway then you can get easy access to the park through theMulund-Airoli Bridge. If you are coming by train you can get down at Mulund station. From there you can get BEST buses and taxis to Cypress mulund.
Some reviews about the park
Located in Swapna Nagar, Mulund it is one of the cleanest parks in this region. This place is a bit far from the Mulund railway station but is near to the Mulund colony and they have a nice park with a host of activities for the kids. For the kids, it is a delight and they will feel that time vanishes in a split of a second when they are at this venue. The park is divided into two areas, the first one is a grass area where you can sit and relax and the other part is the place where all the swings, or slides for the kids are there.