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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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  • Kanheri cave is major attraction of mumbai here have a buddhist devoted cave and nice scenic view of hill and forest  more »
  • Just dress for it! Carry an umbrella and dress in quick drying travel clothes. These caves are extensive! I was able to capture our guides singing in the large temple. BTW- it isn't safe to feed the p...  more »
  • North of Bombay, the National Park is a bubble of oxygen which is worth seeing... You can enter by Kandivali East, then walk to the caves... A nice walk
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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
  • Though a small place, in monsoon its beautiful. Once you are top of the hill the view is amazing. There is a small waterfall.the ancient caves are good in condition.
  • 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.

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In a cramped city like Mumbai, finding a budget hotel can present a serious challenge. Many business travelers and tourists choose to stay in South Mumbai, the oldest and richest neighborhood in the city. Accommodations here put you close to most top museums, restaurants, bars, art galleries, and shops. Proximity to major attractions comes at a premium price, though--not surprising for one of the most expensive cities in Asia. If you plan to visit on a tight budget, look for options near railway stations, but prepare for low-grade rooms and few or no amenities.
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