Total Trek Cost
 
Duration One Day
 
Cost Rs. /-*
 
*Cost per person
 
 
Trek Date Coming soon
 
Time 8.00 Am
 
Meeting Point Borivali station
 
 
Cost Includes*
 
Entry
 
Tea, Breakfast, Lunch and evening tea
 
 
Cost Excludes*
 
Personal Expenses
 
Any kind of Insurance
 
Personal Car Parking
 
Small Info Kanheri
 

The Kanheri Caves (Sanskrit: Kanheri-guha?) constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located 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 and 7 km from Borivali Station.

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.

These caves date from the first century BCE to the 10th century CE. One hundred and nine caves have been carved from the basalt. Unlike the elegant splendor of the adjacent Elephanta Caves, the earlier cells are spartan and unadorned. Each cave has a stone plinth for a bed. A congregation hall with huge stone pillars contains the stupa, a Buddhist shrine. Farther up the hill are canals and cisterns, the remains of an ancient system that channeled rainwater into huge tanks. Once the caves were converted to permanent monasteries, the rock was carved with intricate reliefs of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas. Kanheri had become an important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast by the 3rd century CE.

Most of the caves are used as the Buddhist viharas, meant for living, studying, and meditating. The larger caves were chaityas, or halls for congregational worship; are lined with intricately carved Buddhist sculptures, reliefs and pillars; and contain rock-cut stupas for congregational worship. The Avalokiteshwara is the most distinctive figure. The large number of viharas demonstrates the well organized establishment of Buddhist monks. This establishment was also connected with many trade centers, such as the ports of Sopara, Kalyan, Nasik, Paithan and Ujjain. Kanheri was a University center by the time the area was under the rule of the Maurayan and Kushan empires.] In the late 10th century, the Buddhist teacher Atisha (980–1054) came to the Krishnagiri Vihara to study Buddhist meditation under Rahulagupta.

 
Time to Visit
Throughout the year from January - December you can visit
July - October Best season
 
Level : Easy   Height : 1,500 feet MSL (Approx)   Type : Hill Cave
 
How to Reach : The route one can go from Borivali station

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 and 7 km from Borivali Station

 
 
 
 
Things to Do/Carry
   
Water Bottle at list 1 liter
 
Camera , Cell Phone must
 
Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc
 
Medicine those if u require usually
 
Extra Pair of towel
 
Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes
 
Advise to wear Track pant and T-shirt
 
 
Things to avoid
   
Wearing Gold and other ornaments
 
Chapels
 
Alcohol / Cigarette
 
Plastic Bag (if need protection from water)
 
Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths
 
Hand Bags
 
Overload bag and things
 
 
We also organize special trek for group / Corporate / Institute
 
 
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Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation
   
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