The Kanheri Caves

Cultural & Theme Tours in India

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Welcome to Mumbai. During this amazing Tour you will see Kanheri Caves which is situated in the outskirt of the city The Kanheri or Kanhasela Caves located well within the park area are a major point of interest, presenting an accessible and interesting glimpse of the history and the culture of Buddhism in IndiaWe would start from your pickup location and driver through the city and go towards the Caves Tour Duration - 6 Hours  Pick and Drop   Hotel, Airport, Cruise Port (Outside the Green Gate) Private Tour AC Car with Driver  English Speaking Local Guide
The Kanheri or Kanhasela Caves located well within the park area are a major point of interest, presenting an accessible and interesting glimpse of the history and the culture of Buddhism in India. Most of these 109 Buddhist caves chiselled out of the volcanic rock are simple small chambers, known as viharas (cells for monks). A few are larger & deeper chambers known as chaityas (for congregational worship). The main one which has colossal figures of standing Lord Buddha, 7m in height, on each side of the entrance porch, a colonnade of 34 pillars surrounding the interior halls and a over topped stupa (shrine) at the far end, all carved in to the existing basaltic rock. These caves are dated from 1st century BC to 9th century AD indicating an well-organised Buddhist establishment of monks which existed on an ancient trade route connecting a number of trade centres & Indian portsWe would Drive towards Kanheri Caves which would take maximum 1 Hour depending on the meeting locationOnce we go to the Caves we would Explore the Cave

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
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