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Address: Sanjay Gandhi National Park | Borivli East, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Great place to get away from Mumbai

The Kanheri Caves are a well preserved look into the history of the early settlers of India. It is in a National Park that also houses the zoo, but the zoo was closed when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Within national park, approx 4 KM from start point. Kanheri caves were dwelling place of Buddhist monks and also dwelling place for citizen back few hundred days. Well planned and carved caves, with water storage system, separate area for males and females, dinning rooms and more. A local guide can always give you more information about live of people that... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is almost in the heart of the biggest metropolis of India, Mumbai. The huge National Park is a great place for city-folks, tourists/visitors and everyone else but these caves make it a must-see places in Mumbai. There are over 100 caves depicting the life and times of Buddhist era. To see most of them one will need over a... More 

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Kanheri Caves are a well preserved look into the history of the early settlers of India. It is in a National Park that also houses the zoo, but the zoo was closed when we went. There is a lot to see at the Caves site and we went with a guide from our hotel (Westin). He told us lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

When you are interested in history the caves are very interesting, but it is a huge space with lots of stairs in the rocks and when I visited it was really to warm (35 C). You need to take enough water with you, which you actually can obtain at the entrance of the venue. Also be aware of good solid... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

When It rains Mumbai is green. Even more so in the Borivalli National Park. We had a great time here especially as small rivulets run along a pre-ordained path and little puddles of water in giant rocks with signs of life can be quite a treat. No cellphone reach (yes this is Mumbai). Get away from city life in a... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Getting into Sanjay Gandhi National Park and reaching Kanheri Caves is an ordeal.. Certain portions of the roads leading to the cares are ill maintained.. We travelled by Car inside the park and had quite a bumpy ride. The Kanheri caves are beautifully carved out of the mountains. Delightful architecture by ancient Buddhist of Lord Gautam Buddha. Pretty cool inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an excellent location to go on a short trek once the monsoons begin in June/July. The caves itself are a stark contrast to the concrete jungle that can be seen from the topmost part of the caves. The trek can start at the gate of sanjay gandhi national park and a walk of 7-8 kms will take you... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

every time i go.. the caves seems to be more cracked, or broken then last time.. so it wont be long.. before the kanheri caves become a thing of the past, there is no protection for these monuments, and things could have been well maintained.. the staff at the entrance does not give you a ticket for the camera, but... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Run down and neglected. The govt should do something about this. A Landmark that is going to waste. Fees are weird. If you have a video camera you need to pay a different fee then if you carry a camera and for Cell phones no fees. Read into this any way you want to.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hilly area, awesome scenic beauty, greenery, awesome views, tricky roads, worth going. Best for monsoon travellers.

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