Full Day Kanheri Caves Tour Mumbai / Maharashtra
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These are Buddhist caves or monasteries where monks practiced their austerities around the first century AD. And unlike the artistic extravagance of Elephanta, they are spartan and bare. Situated in the heart of Mumbai's National Park, the complex contains more than a hundred tiny cells cut into the flank of a hill, each fitted with a stone plinth that evidently served as a bed. There is also a congregation hall supported by huge stone pillars that contains the dagoba, a kind of Buddhist shrine. And if you pick your way up the hill you will find channels and cisterns that are remnants of an ancient water system that channeled rainwater into huge urns. In fact, Kanheri is probably the only clue to the rise and fall of Buddhism in Western India.
Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Mumbai at 9:00 am and leave for Kanheri Caves. The Kanheri Caves constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located to the north of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. Located within the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the caves are 6 km from the main gate.
The Kanheri Caves demonstrate the Buddhist influence on the art and culture of India. Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which means Black Mountain.
They were chiseled out of a massive basaltic rock outcropping. Nearly 51 legible inscriptions and 26 epigraphs are found at Kanheri, which include the inscriptions in Brahmi, Devanagari and 3 Pahlavi epigraphs found in Cave 90. One of the significant inscriptions mentions about the marriage of Satavahana ruler Vashishtiputra Satakarni with the daughter of Rudradaman I.
At the end of your journey at 04:00pm, sit back and relax on the return drive to your Hotel in Mumbai.
Visit Kanheri Caves.
Inclusive : Including Pick up & Drop at your Hotel, English Speaking Guide ,Driver Allowance ,Toll Tax & Parking for Local Journey. Children above 3 years will be charge as Adult Rate & will be provided Separate seat in the Car.
Not Inclusive :
Pick up & Drop at Railway Station & Airport will be extra.
Entrances on Direct Payment with help of guide at SGNP/Kanheri Caves
Food Guide for Lunch /Dinner :
Mumbai City Chetna /Samrat/Relish near Churchgate (Veg)
Mahesh Lunch Home - Fountain/Juhu for Seafood
Rajdhani Veg Thali Resturants – Nirmal Lifestyle Mall Mulund / Palladium Mall Parel /Phoenix Market City Kurla /R City Mall Ghatkoper / Mangaldas Market / Inorbit Mall Malad
At Elephanta - MTDC Restaurant Elephanta
Shopping - Drivers / Guide instructed not to take Clients for shopping unless advised by the Clients/Travelers.
Kanheri – Oberoi Mall Gaoregan/ Growels Mall Kandivali
1 week before start of the journey , else cancellation charges applicable. 5 % charges applicable for refund back to your card in case of cancellation.