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Kanheri Caves, Mumbai (Bombay)

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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 Mumbai (Bombay) using our Mumbai (Bombay) vacation route planner.
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  • If you plan to have a one day picnic, this one is a good place worth a visit. You can also cover sanjay gandhi national park along with this. They have maintained it very well and historian would love...  more »
  • Traditional buddisht spot. Don't miss it! You can also take advamtage of the views of the city from the top of this 109 caves.  more »
  • The Kanheri caves are really beautiful and a secret to explore with in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Who will imagine finding these awesome caves with in a park? Just hit it!!  more »
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  • Heritage site. Superb picnic spot. Ideal for coming during rains as you feel you are out of Mumbai at a hill station. Better to come with group as eve teasing happens some times and can be dangerous for couples some times. Overall superb place for a picnic during rains
  • An amazing experience cycling to the Kanheri caves. In the dead of the heat, these caves were cool and it was quite breezy and scenic on the top. Beautiful architecture! Best visited on a bicycle. The thing about bicycles: they charge you deposit of Rs. 600/- and charge you Rs. 40/- an hour. Choose a good riding buddy to double the fun!
  • These ancient caves are a good place for a history lover. Keep in mind going in hot weather can be draining. Winters are definitely the best time to visit. You can cycle from and to Sanjay Gandhi National Park gate or take a vehicle. The to and fro cycling journey will be of 12 km. Again cycling in hot weather will be difficult. Some of the sculptures in the caves, including some truly magnificent ones have survived the test of time and are a delight to a see for a history lover. But this place can definitely do with better tourist amenities.
  • Absolutely must see! Lush green forest and very well maintained caves from 11 century AD. Biking, walking and car options are there. Amazing canteen with yummy snacks.
  • Actually the people working there in the institute of national park had done such a great job that it's unexpectable. They had indeed saved and secured the nature. But still there is some improvement can be done. It's a good place enough to spend time in weekends there or holidays but in summer the enjoyment goes for a toss...