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Review of Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This place is in the heart of the city at the national park in Borivali. I have visited the caves twice, once during summer and once during the monsoon. There was a huge waterfall at the base of the caves. The caves are in decent condition but some people do spoil such places, however, caves in decent condition in the middle of the city cannot be missed!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

So the theory that Mumbai was first discovered by people from Magadh (modern day Bihar) and Mithila is true. Going by the most ancient inscriptions and carvings at Kanheri Caves, one is reassured of the substance that this theory is founded upon.
On a serious note, you get to see more life in the Kanheri Caves than the entire National Park. Initially we thought of skipping visiting the caves. After spending 4 hours in the lifeless SGNP and spotting only a few bonnet monkeys, I guess everyone thinks of skipping the caves. Astonishingly low priced entry tickets and overwhelmingly high priced canteen next door also contributes in dissuading most of us to go further. However, the moment one decides and takes a step (a couple, no many more than that) into the first few caves, one is spellbound to explore further. The ASI has done a commendable job in describing each cave and restoring them to the best possible extent!!!
A must visit for everyone. And, SGNP is worth a skip...

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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Kanheri Caves is a civilization by itself. Far many more caves than was is written on the entrance to the site, these caves tell us about the growth of Buddhism and the life of the monks there and of course the traders who helped build these caves. Extremely fascinating! Go there prepared to get tired and thirsty if you want to explore more than just the caves at the front! Every ounce of perspiration is worth it! And of course, do remember to read up on Buddha's Last Words for it all to fall into place!

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Such a surprise to find these amazing caves in the park. We had such a wonderful happy hours looking around. If you have a chance do go and see - not too many people either

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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Elephant caves are a better experience.
Be ready to sweat waliking up.
You might pack lunch and maybe be able to see out (if it's not too smoggy)
Toilet is crude, snacks are minimal.

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