Kanheri Caves

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Western Express Highway, Borivali East, Mumbai, MH 400066, India
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  • Timings: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: 022-22024482
  • Ticket Price: 5 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Waterfall, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

If one walks along the north of Borivali, Mumbai, one can find a group of ancient caves and monuments made by cutting the rocks under the lap of a lush green forest. They are known as Kanheri Caves. We need to go down stairs made by cutting rocks to reach the caves. The caves are made of pure basalt and the beautiful structures make us realize to which extent our art and architecture elevated during that period. Many pictures and hymns are inscribed on the wall of the caves. Many finished and unfinished pictures of Gautama Buddha on the wall suggest that the caves were once famous Buddhist shrines. Small waterfalls surround the cave. Most of the caves were made for teaching and meditation during the Buddhist period. There are many inscriptions on the rock wall in Devnagari dialect which reflect the socio-economical situation of the Buddhist period. Small canals and cisterns are made occasionally throughout the caves. It is a popular tourist attraction as well as a picnic spot. It is assumed that the Buddhist monks liked to meditate in the lap of nature. These caves were made probably in the 1st Century BC and these are the oldest caves in our country.

Wander into the ancient Kanheri caves by grabbing on your tickets for Kanheri Caves from the ticket counter at the cave entrance or just get the Kanheri Caves tickets from the section provided here. Personally, we advise you to buy tickets for Kanheri Caves from our tickets section as the Kanheri Caves ticket prices include a completely informative experience provided by a well-informed local guide who certainly knows the significance of Kanheri Caves.

  • Do not litter in the place.
  • Carry water with you at all times. 
  • Enquire about the photography. 

  • Foreign Nationals- 100 INR
  • Indian Citizens- 5 INR

Please enquire about parking prices and group prices from the authorities. 

  • Enquire on public holidays as it might not be accessible. 

  • Get down at Borivali station and take a cab from here. 

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  • Kanheri Caves Address: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Western Express Highway, Borivali East, Mumbai, MH 400066, India
  • Kanheri Caves Contact Number: 022-22024482
  • Kanheri Caves Timing: 10:30 am - 05:00 pm
  • Kanheri Caves Price: 5 INR
  • Best time to visit Kanheri Caves(preferred time): 10:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kanheri Caves: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 5.46% of people who visit Mumbai include Kanheri Caves in their plan

  • 81.11% of people start their Kanheri Caves visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kanheri Caves

Thursday, Friday and Saturday

71.43% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kanheri Caves

People normally club together Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Mahakali Caves while planning their visit to Kanheri Caves.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • It was wonderful experience. One should go with their group to visit this place. There are so many caves and some small waterfalls are there. Weather was pretty good. When you reach at the top of it you feel amazing. The view from the top is also amazing. Must visit.

  • Amazing caves but only a few have sculptures. Research before going there. Quiet place for picnic but beware of monkeys taking away your food

  • Amazing cave. Lot to explore. Be careful while climbing rock. Make sure you wear shoes while climbing. Amazing view of the National Park from the top of the rock.

  • Have a great history, series of caves and you will find peace there. It's place where you can find old Buddha stone statues. It's good place to spend family time.

  • Worth a visit. A good half day/ weekend activity if you’re based in Mumbai. The main caves are easily accessible but some sections require balance and fitness. Good views of cityscape. The surrounding park is nice too.

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