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“Good weekend gateway”
Review of Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves
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Mumbai Sanjay Gandhi National Park Kanheri Caves Private Trip with Lunch
Ranked #17 of 511 things to do in Mumbai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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Reviewed March 29, 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 and generally enjoying the magnificent views spreading across the national park and over the city. If you like Monkey's, you will love the Kanheri caves as they roam freely around the area, acting very cheeky if you don't mind me saying so.

Top tip: Go with little or no baggage as the monkey's love to steal things from you if they think you may have some food.

Please take your shoes off when entering what appears to be a temple.

The government doesn't take care of or clean the area it is maintained by volunteer social workers so if you see them on your trip, say hello as they are lovely people, keeping a local landmark clean, tidy and very much alive. They will tell you all about the history and may even share some more tips of places to see in and around the area. ;)

1  Thank StephenCharlie
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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 act to be guide but do not have right knowledge.

There are bikes to rent at the entrance of the National Park, which is ok priced (40Rs. an hour, min 2 hours) so total expense should be around 120-160Rs. and you can roam around the park including the caves at your leisure.

2  Thank Prasanna J
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Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

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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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

2  Thank VirajGada
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