Kanheri Caves

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  • 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

About Kanheri Caves, Mumbai

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kanheri Caves

  • 10.08% of people who visit Mumbai include Kanheri Caves in their plan

  • 60.84% 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

88.14% 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

  • 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.

  • Astounding! Visited this place recently. This is one of the rare places you believe did not exist anymore. It is situated in the heart of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. You will find a lot of private vehicles providing the transportation facility to this place. (In case you don't have your own). And irrespective of whether you like trekking or not, this "Kanheri Caves" should be in your list of must visit places.

  • Best place in मुंबई.. Well maintained.. Toilet available at top.. Good to visit with family 👪.. Enjoy the riding of bus 🚍.. Some people costs for private transportation... That is what they are to much costs... You must go vja bus 🚍 at 14₹ for one side.. 😅

  • This place is situated inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park. This is a collection of 100+ caves and when you go inside you can see each cave marked with number. Cave are very ancient and describes how people used to live in that historic Era. You can adopt dining room, bed room, meditation rooms etc. It is also bit of a trek, so if you are person who enjoys trek and willing to explore, it's a great place for you

  • Ancient History unfolded. Of Buddhist Monks and their Lifestyle. From their praying quarters to the Water Conservation they bestowed by their sheer Grit of Hardwork & Deep Knowledge of The Preservation of The Environment, outstanding! Those monolithic monuments so deep and huge. Caves as Natural Habitats, so well preserved by their hard strong rock nature. A real eye opener to the wonder of ancient living and meditation. Must visit. All transportation facilities available like BEST Buses & other Public Transport.

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