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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  • August 18, 2017
    The Kanheri Caves are situated in the heart of the national park.This caves were built as Buddhist monasteries and temples.The largest cave or the Great Chaitya cave with pagoda  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Located inside national park, you can reach there by covering 10 min trek. Although not maintained properly, still worth a visit. Specially view of the city from top is amazing...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Kamjori Caves are Buddhist sites inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivili. It's almost 7 kms from the entrance, enveloped inside a dense forest. The round trip might take 3 hours, nice getaway...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    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
  • July 14, 2017
    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.
  • April 22, 2017
    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!
  • May 28, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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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