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Kanheri Caves
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Reviewed January 26, 2012

Really impressive carved caves and temples. A great way to escape the city and relax

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Its location in the hills of Sanjay Gandhi /Krishnagiri National Park at Borivli which is green and verdant, and a great view around. A good number of the 100 odd caves carved out of molten lava rock has all living quarters, kitchen and resting areas. Ideal to visit early morning in winter months Dec-Feb. June to Sep could be a bit slippery due monsoons. From atop one gets a glimpse of Vihar lake in one direction, skyscrapers of Borivili and Stupa at Marve.

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Reviewed January 22, 2012

Very interesting but go with a guide to explain the history and relevance of everything. Bit of a trek to get there. Also a great place to buy trinkets, we regret not taking the time to do so as prices were quite good and sellers less aggresive than a few other places.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

The park is quite a drive north of Mumbai up the western highway and then the caves are quite a drive into the park itself. Best to take a driver so ou can get around the park easily as it would be a five kilometer trek to the 'caves' otherwise. The 'caves' are actually temples and rooms carved from the solid stone cliffs and hills of the area. The ancient worshippers carved these stone from solid rock and included rooms, seats, carved statues, columns, flat floors and ceilings, wells and water collection systems amongst other things. These caves are 1000's of years old and created without the technology we enjoy today yet many of their feature still function. There are caves throughout the site and a path meanders around so you can go into each one. There is also a nice creek with caves either side. This leads down (or up to depending which way you go) a pretty waterfall. I went there during the wet and there were a few school kids there on an excursion and a number of other visitors as well. It was raining so I would guess that during peak time sit might be more crowded. This is a beautiful and historic spot quite close to Mumbai,make sure you have a driver and take water with you to drink, something to eat and have a great day surrounded by verdant green jungle and history. An absolute must once you've done the other Obvious Mumbai attractions.

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Reviewed January 20, 2012

located deep inside the Nationl park, this attarction is hidden from the most tourist in Mumbai, it is one of the few unexplored attractions in Mumbai. the drive to the caves is serene and beautiful. It boats of buddist caves and has a wonderful cave with stupas,

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