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Kanheri Caves

Sanjay Gandhi National Park | Borivli East, Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Ranked #13 of 270 attractions in Mumbai (Bombay)
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 (Bombay), India
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The place is poorly maintained by authorities.. though the trek to reach the place is exciting the place will leave you disappointed..!! try to use your time to visit other places if you are facing time crunch..!!

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

5 minutes from Borivali station, Kanheri Caves constitute a group of rock-cut monuments, located inside of Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP). Can catch a bus from entrance gate of SGNP. Good weekend gateway, specially during rainy season.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I absolutely loved visiting the Kanheri Caves deep within the National Park. The entrance fee was minimal and the staff were quick to point out some marks of interest when we arrived. I was blown away at how amazing the caves were sculpted and it gave me a true taste of India with the locals relaxing in the shade, praying... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is the most attractive of all locations in Mumbai- for the eye sores of concrete that whole of Mumbai is, otherwise! Preferred time to visit is early morning and most beautiful during rains. Sundays should be avoided due to extra crowd of revellers during raining season. A guide from the ASI counter at the entrance is preferred- many locals... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Tucked away right at back of sanjay gandhi national park. Huge set of caves, very steep and many uneven steps...not for the elderly. Go with a guide or locals or you will be hassled for pictures. Saw this happen to a few groups of foreigners...although this happens all over mumbai I would recommend especially as this is quite remote area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This historically important monument is located inside Sanjay gandhi National Park in Borivali. It is a beautiful place to visit for picnics or treks. It becomes super awesome during the monsoons with plenty of greenery and waterfalls. Monkeys, Buddhist caves and nature, this place has it all

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is located 10 km from Borivalli, East in Mumbai. The cave is well carved and the remains are still fresh and fantastic. It is a Buddhist culture cave. It is located amidst the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivalli. It is considered to be built in the first century BC. It was so peaceful and serene. You can get... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

So peaceful and serene-we went first thing in the morning. My friends from Bombay who took me there were also surprised at how close to the city such tranquility existed!! We had a brilliant time. We didn't walk up all the way but I'm sure with enough time it would have been fun. We took a van instead that was... More

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Everett, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

and thought provoking. Walking through the different caves, one can easily imagine them inhabited over the centuries. The systems created for capturing water and light were really quite elegant. A uniformed park employee (whose name I unfortunately lost) immediately attached himself to us and started giving us an unsolicited tour. My usual response when this happens is 'no thanks' but... More

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There is too much to tell...this is an incredible place and you just have to go for yourself. We coupled it with the Lion and Tiger safari and a pass by the Ghandi memorial.

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