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Kanheri Caves, Mumbai (Bombay)

Categories: Caves, Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web
Enter Kanheri Caves to explore an underground world of rock-cut monuments and natural works of art. Walk through some of dozens of basaltic rock caves that lie hidden within the forest of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. As you go deeper, examine traces of Buddhist art and Indian culture, since numerous unfinished paintings decorate the moist walls. Outside you'll find plenty of picnic spots surrounded by streams and small waterfalls. Arrange your visit to Kanheri Caves and discover more family-friendly attractions in Goregaon using our Goregaon vacation route planner.
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  • its a best place to visit in rain because due to rain it has water fall and you can enjoy in water. however, its a nice and peaceful place too in rest of the time. 
  • We have visited the Gandhi National Park and the cave on a rainy day. There were very few visitors there. The Ghandi national for Indian was a (comparatively) oasis of calm conditions and in particular Mumbay. The way to the caves were partly very slippery due to the rain. With children, that would be inadvisable. In or on the caves there are no signs or labels. A guide is recommended. Some are the hollow dirty, smell of urine and are not lit. If you have several days in Mumbai, the visit is otherwise m.E. does not recommend - there's more interesting...
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  • With all the bustle, so great to be in green and history, with the whimsical joy of monkeys. Discover the Buddhist caves. Hike and discover stunning nature views and waterfalls, history and meaning. D...  read more »
  • Beautiful piece of history preserved within the forest! These are some 2100 old, carved babes Buddhist in origin, 109 caves in total. Some of them are partially reconstructed. It's about 7 km from the main Gate of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and one needs to take transport provided by the forest department. Thought the Park entry opens at 7.30 am. Kanheri Caves entry gate opens at 9.00 only. Sometimes if there is more crowd they open it a little early.
  • It takes you some 2000 years back, the efforts those people put to make these rocks ALIVE is beyond imagination. And When it Rains, really becomes Awesome, people flock to be here from nearby Suburbs to enjoy the waterfalls & Pools (Created by Rains) One caution, pls take a lot of water along with you because there is no provision & you really feel thirsty after taking a round up. There are lot of Monkeys also but harmless & if you are eating anything they will snatch it right from your hand 😊So be careful🎭
  • Excellent half to full day's outing in Mumbai For those who like nature, the caves are in the middle of a dense forest in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivili. For those who are interested in history, art, archaeology, some of these caves date back to 2BC. Photographer's delight. Either way, its a great place to ramble through and explore. Pack your lunch as there ain't no food available except for fruits that the local forest dwellers sell, that too on weekends. Avoidable on weekends when the crowds are unbelievably huge. Mondays closed. Best during and shortly after the monsoons though can be dangerously slippery during the rains. Proper walking footwear helps.
  • As an Archaeologist, caves as these are a must visit for me though i had not been able to until recently. The time you start going inside the park it is like another dimension. All that traffic is left far behind.All that is felt is the trees and freshness. Reaching the caves you are taken 2000 years back. I have seen all the caves in the range and the enormity of sculptures amd images mesmerize you. The only thought that remains is how can this be made! I have this question everytime. It is definitely an heritage that we have received and should be proud of it. We should not go there to just roam around or have a picnic but reel in the atmosphere and find peace.
  • These caves are beautifully carved from rocks. It has stupas and buddhist statues all over the place. They had planned it very well with proper underground water storage and drainage system. The view from the top of the cave is amazing.. It's a must visit place..
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