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Kanheri Caves is north of Mumbai near Sanjay Gandhi Park. This place is not only a treat for adventure enthusiasts but also history buffs.

Kanheri Caves are a group of rock-cut monuments that take you back in time. These caves are a classic example of the Buddhist influence on Indian art and culture. The cherry on the cake? The caves have 109 special entrances that will make you feel like you’re Indiana Jones!

While the caves are a sight to cheer, the surrounding nature is no less. The caves are situated on hilly terrain and the trek to the caves is a nature lover’s delight. You’ll witness minor waterfalls and natural rivers on your way to the caves. A perfect place for a picnic with your family.

The caves have inscriptions dating back to the 1st century to the 10th century, and their construction spanned over an extensive period of time. The older caves are plainer in their design, while the newer caves are more ornate. The intricate carvings and sculptures will leave you awestruck.

But wait, there’s more! Kanheri caves have a special place in the hearts of the adventure enthusiasts. Trekking to the caves is a two-hour trek that takes you through the forest areas in Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The trek is easy and the hills are quite navigable for both beginners and seasoned hikers. You might even get lucky and spot some animals in the park!

The local tribal women selling light snacks on your way to the caves will keep you entertained with stories about the caves. Once you reach the end point of the trek, the view of the caves will make you forget all about the hard work you just put in.

So, if you’re planning a weekend activity, don’t miss out on this gem of a place in Mumbai. Hop on the local train to Borivali and take an autorickshaw to the park gate or enjoy a refreshing 10-minute walk to Sanjay Gandhi National Park.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 7.30 AM to 5:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Tropical Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Refreshments
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Borival Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Mumbai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH48
Nearest Landmark : Borivali Bus Stand


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