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Buddhist Caves, Kanheri

Buddhist Caves, Kanheri


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Buddhist Caves/ Kanheri Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Kanheri caves, nestled inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, is a major Buddhist center, famous for having the largest number of cave excavations in a single hill. It is one of the tourist attraction in Mumbai for its historical significance and peaceful ambiance. The ancient caves served as the education centers for Buddhism, where the monks would deliver religious teachings and moral values.
Kanheri Caves History
Excavated in the mid-3rd century B.C. and were in occupation right up to 11th century A.D., it is believed that Buddhism first arrived in Western India at Sopara, which is very close to Kanheri.

Kanheri Caves Main Attraction
The main attractions of Kanheri Caves are as following:
The cave consists of small single cell, facitilated with a water storing cistern, with a front pillared verandah connected by a flight of steps.
Buddhist Art Exhibition: The caves exhibit over thirty unfinished Buddhist paintings
Kanheri Caves Prayer Hall depicts the Buddhist way of life and culture.
Things to do at Kanheri Caves
Tourists can enjoy adventure sports like trapezing and trekking around the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Located on hilly terrain, there are some minor yet beautifuk waterfalls to witness.
Surrounded by natural rivers and waterbodies, the soothing and beautiful environment of the caves makes it a perfect place for family outing in Mumbai.
Best time to Visit Kanheri Caves
The best time to visit Kanheri Caves is September-March, as the climate, during these months, remains pleasantly cool and warm.
How to Reach Kanheri Caves
Located towards the north of Mumbai and few miles away from Thane, the place is situated within Sanjay Gandhi National Park and is well-connected by rail and road. The nearest railway stations are Thane and Borivali station.
Kanheri Caves Timings
The visiting hours of Kanheri Caves is from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won`t be possible.