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Kanheri Caves

Sanjay Gandhi National Park | Borivli East, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #17 of 280 Attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Located 10 km  from Borivali, and in the midst of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, lie the Kanheri Caves.The word Kanheri originates from Sanskrit... more »
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mumbai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Kanheri Caves constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located north of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. Located within the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the caves are 6 km from the main gate and 7 km from Borivali Station. Tourists can enter after 7:30 a.m. The Kanheri Caves demonstrate the Buddhist influence... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Away from the bustling city life and chaotic traffic here lies an ancient beautiful monument called Kanheri caves inside the Mumbai City within the national park! These caves date from the first century BCE to the 10th century and have beautiful Buddhist carvings on the rocks. The tourism department must ensure guides at the venue to ensure the tourists are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

having heard of them since years, the first visit was unexpectedly great. the never ending complex of caves, well maintained and clean area, streams of water and lovely green panoramic views of the national park. very educational for children, plenty of photo ops for enthusiasts and a generally good overall experience

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I am awed by the things that still exist dating BC. I am amazed at what we, mankind can build and create with our hands. I went to the Kanheri Caves in April 2014. Once entering the park, road construction was being done so my tour guide and I had to walk about 2 miles before we entered the caves.... More

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

In our recent visit to Mumbai we went to see the Kanheri Caves. It was a welcome change from the hustle bustle of the city. The place is well kept and each of the cave had something interesting to be discovered. One of the cave had some part of painting left on the ceiling. Thr seems to be no effort... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Amazing place to visit with family or friends. A good drive to this place which is approximately two and a half hours drive from Churchgate. A must see place but remember to carry your torches just in case and a few sandwiches if you feel hungry on the way.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Kanheri caves are accessible through the Sanjay Gnadhi or Boriveli national park which is just outside Mumbai. The caves are similar to the ones at Ajantha but without the need to travel by boat to this attraction or the need to climb up many stairs. Foreigners pay extra to enter-like almost all of India's tourist attractions and there is... More

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mumbai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good Place for Tracking and family outing , nice picnic spot.....bt not much to eat there so hav to carry and beware of monkeys.... ......................................................................................................

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited kanheri caves in mid-September. Enjoyed the waterfall and lush greenery around. The climbing is beautiful and had good resting places in between too. You can just sit down, breathe in fresh air and enjoy the scenery around. Once you climb up, it's all dense trees wide stretch. It's in the sanjay Gandhi national park,middle of city, very accessible. Perfect... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Its always fun to walk all the way from Sanjay Gandhi National park to Kanheri caves (approx 8 KM) with lovely river and lush green jungle walkway. Up the caves beautiful ancient Buddha monastery, place of learning where once 1000 people used to stay in caves. Around 70 - 75 different caves with caves rooms for men, women, guests, dinning... More

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