More than 100 monastic cave dwellings carved into the rock
Stunning forest scenery of Sanjay Gandhi National Park
History of ancient Buddhist rock architecture
Refreshing day spent out of the bustling city
Private guide for a personalized tour
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Guided tour of Kanheri Caves
Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Mumbai hotel via air-conditioned vehicle
Live tour commentary through out the tour
All presently applicable taxes
All service taxes
Meals and specialty beverages
Know Before You Book
Children 2 and younger are complimentary.
Maximum vehicle capacity is 6 passengers.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.
This activity is exclusively booked for you and your troupl
Hotel pick up is from most centrally located Mumbai hotels, if your hotel falls outside this area you may need to pay a supplement for hotel pickup. You will be informed of any supplement when you call to confirm your reservation after booking.
Please be ready and waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time.
What you can expect
Pick up by the driver from hotel at 0800hrs(time can be adjusted as per your convenience) located within Mumbai city center. You will be met by your priviate guide to explore the fascinating cave complex at Kanheri as you learn more about the influence of Buddhism in Indian history and culture. Led by your private guide, wander through the many caverns admiring the extensive network of halls and dwellings used for centuries by ancient societies of monks.
Travel north of Mumbai, through an area of dense forest protected with national park status, to a rocky ravine where the maze of 109 Kanheri caves is hewn into the basalt rock. Keep your eyes out for the many species of diverse flora and fauna that reside here, including spotted deer, macaque monkeys, reptiles, and flocks of birds and butterflies.
Stroll through the labyrinth of grottos, dating from the 1st century BC, that served a Buddhist population for many centuries. See private dwellings, decorative prayer halls, and intriguing sculptures all cut into the rocky hillside. Observe paintings and inscriptions as you appreciate the effect of Buddhism on Indian society.
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