Kanheri Caves

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Western Express Highway, Borivali East, Mumbai, MH 400066, India
  • 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

Kanheri Caves - Review

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.

Kanheri Caves Information

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

Kanheri Caves Ticket Prices

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

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

Kanheri Caves Opening and Closing Hours

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

How To reach Kanheri Caves by Public Transport

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

Restaurants Near Kanheri Caves

  • Banana Leaf
  • Hangla's
  • Palnitkar

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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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kanheri Caves

  • 11.8% of people who visit Mumbai include Kanheri Caves in their plan

  • 61.03% of people start their Kanheri Caves visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kanheri Caves

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

88.21% 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.

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Kanheri Caves, Mumbai Reviews

  • Great tourist attraction. Located in Sanjay Gandhi national park. To reach one can get sharing private cabs and govt. Buses. One can also choose to go by cycle which is available on rent here. Entry fees is Rs. 15/- if you are an Indian citizen, otherwise it's Rs. 100/-. You will find a lot of art in the caves. Lots of couples making out. Plastic is not at all allowed here. Small waterfalls all the way.

  • Great place for nature lovers. Located in Sanjay Gandhi national Park, entry fees is ₹25 for Indian citizen. Kanheri caves is one of the main attractions in the national park. It's 7km far from main entrance, bus facility available only Sunday. You can rent a cycle from main gate (80₹ charge for 2 hours) or mini van are available there on sharing charge 50₹ per person.

  • one of the most beautiful, green and peaceful place found in Mumbai, beautiful caves and the way its been kept clean... the best part is in rainy season it gets a natural water fall with small ponds created, people visit this place week days as well as in weekend... amazing place to be... enjoy the pure air and on the mountain near the jungle....

  • One who loves ancient and cultural places, this is the best to visit. And above all if you love trekking then must go there especially in rainy season. The atmosphere of surrounding area is just marvelous. As Maharashtra is anyway famous for it's mesmerising climate of rainy season one must go here it's kind of mini adventure trek. One can visit in any day between 7:30-5:30. The parking is available but when it's public holiday it's quite full so make sure you reach bit early in the morning say around 10 so that can easily get parking. And there canteen is also available one can enjoy light snack also.

  • It's must visit place if you are interested in visiting historic places. It has 100 caves approximately. We visited during the summer, i suggest that one must visit here after monsoon to enjoy the greenery. To reach there, there are mini van and bus services available from National Park entrance. You can also rent bicycles or motor-cycles without gear for from the entrance. You can also go there by you own vehicles like motor-cycles, cars, etc. you have pay extra charge for entry ticket for those vehicles.

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