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Kanheri Caves

Sanjay Gandhi National Park | Borivli East, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #16 of 281 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Manipal, India
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25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is on the hills in National Park area. Borivli. Anciant caves are caved in the hard rocks. A very serene and beautiful place to visit when you are in Mumbai

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

These are the closest cave sculptures to Mumbai and worth a visit. It's incredible what people can do with a chisel and a hundred years. The next choice for understanding the dedication of Hindu worship would be Elephanta island.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Iv been to these caves in the dry as well as rainy season...you must visit it though in the rainy season, as you can experience the beautiful waterfalls at the caves as well as around...its very green and you will also see all types of birds & insects around during the rainy season...there are many caves to see big and... More

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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The statues are perfect and trip inside was very educational as they portray some of the historical peronalities. Scenes of village life and wedding procession are very realistic. Definitely will recommend this place if you visit Kohlapur, India.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Kanheri Caves which is situated in National Park is a place to explore the historical caves which are there since last 2 centuries. College groups generally prefers trek to Kanheri Caves as its within their budget.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

For the Photography lovers like me, it is an awesome opportunity to spend a day. wherever you click the pic, it is 100% sure to get aesthetic photo. Plus point is it is right in the metro city. You don't have to spend much to visit.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is a buddhist historical place with more caves in the mountain, tiny waterfall is there. we went there at August, bit of shower, lovely place to be spent about 2-3hrs in excellent cool climate.Cool place for photo session.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I visited this place during one of my visit to Mumbai. I had visited one of my cousin in Kandhivalli and it was he who suggested me to go for a visit to Kanheri caves. I was amazed and felt a respect for maintaining a forest in the middle of such a crowded city. The Budha caves are well maintained... More

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