Mahakali Caves, Mumbai (Bombay)

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The Mahakali Caves are a group of 19 rock-cut monuments built between 1st century BCE and 6th century CE.This Buddhist monastery is located in the eastern suburb of Andheri in the city of Mumbai in western India. Monument consists of two groups of rock-cut caves - 4 caves more to the north-west and 15 caves more to the south-east. Most caves are viharas and cells for monks, but Cave 9 of south-eastern group is chaitya. Caves in north-west have been created mainly in 4th - 5th century, while south-eastern group is older. Monument contains also rock-cut cisterns and remnants of other structures.Caves are carved out of a solid black basalt rock,.The largest cave at Mahakali has seven depictions of the Buddha and figures from Buddhist mythology but all are mutilated.It is located near the junction between the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road and SEEPZ. The road that connects these monuments to Andheri Kurla Road is named Mahakali Caves Road after it. The caves are located on a hill that overlooks the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road and the SEEPZ++ area. A Direct bus run by the BEST links the caves with Andheri station. The caves was in danger of being encroached upon, now it is steel fenced on the road side and walled on the hill side.
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  • These caves are age old and located in Andheri. Watching this marvelous structure is so beautiful. Wish it was properly maintained. It took us lot of time to get hold of its entry as there were no bil...  more »
  • Located just few kms away from Andheri Station (East ) , one can easily visit the caves via bus no. 333 . These Buddhist cave complex dates back to 1st BCE . some renovation work is going on in the ca...  more »
  • The park made in there is also good and the scene from the top of the caves is just tremendous and you will love it. And the last and the best it's free  more »
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  • Cool caves. Most of them are the same, but still from the outside it looks very nice. Also free.
  • The caves are quite old and clean. Must see once if you are around. However no board for information, no guide, no entry fee, no parking. Just feel by entering the caves.
  • Stone of these caves seems to be soft. Needs to be maintained properly. Very surprising to see nothing in the caves. Everything is either stolen or destroyed or vanished somewhere. Cleanliness all-over the area gives a prominent impact on mind. Its a good point to spend 1 to 2 hours.
  • Absolutely brilliant Buddhist Rock-cut cave complex. The earliest one in Mumbai. Beautifully maintained by the ASI.
  • NIC and cool place, Cleanliness is there, but no drinking water, and numbering to caves not there, usually not crowded, but like in Mumbai it is very hard to get peace

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