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Kanheri Caves


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.

 Duration & Trek Date

Duration One day
Date 11 November, 2017
Leaving Date & Time  
Level : Easy
Height : feet ( meter) ASL (Approx)
Type Hill Fort
Best Time to Visit Throughout the year from January - December you can visit but July - March is Best season
How to Reach By road: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
By rail: Borivali

Kanheri Caves has One main entry points: Borivali
Motto Safety, Trek, Teamwork, Adventure, Enjoyment, Exploration and Conservation

 


 Trek cost

Plan   Budget (B)   Standard (S)   Classic (C)

Mumbers   Rs.0000/-*   Non _ Members   Rs. 0000/-*


 Package Inclusive*

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Tea and Breakfast, Lunch and evening refreshment

 Package Exclusive*

All personal expenses


Any kind of insurance coverage

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 Itinerary For The Tour

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 Things To Carry

Things to Do/Carry
   
Water Bottle at list 1-3 liter
 
Camera (Optional), Cell Phone must
 
Some ready to eat food. Cakes, Biscuits etc
 
Medicine those if u require usually
 
Extra Pair of clothes and towel
 
Good trekking shoes or Canvas shoes
 
Rain cheater / warm cloths for those who don’t want to wet/cold
 
Advise to wear Track pant and T-shirt
 
 
Things to avoid
   
Wearing Gold and other ornaments
 
Chapels and sandals
 
Alcohol / Cigarette
 
Plastic Bag (if need protection from water)
 
Wearing Shorts, thin and tight cloths
 
Hand Bags
 
Overload bag and things
 

 How To Register

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Minimum Two day's advance booking mandatory for hassle free travel


2 Kindly mail Us (trek@mymeraindia.com) /call us ( +91 77189 80081 - 82 ) for seat availability & cost

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For Registration to book your seat kindly send details ( Name, Mobile no., Age, Gender, Email id, Photo Id no., Emergency contact number)either mail (trek@mymeraindia.com) or whatsapp ( +91 77189 80081) or sms ( +91 77189 80081 - 82 )


4 Kindly make the payment either bank deposit or online transfer

5 Cost in INR valid for Indian Nationals and for Foreigner's Trekker/Tourist please call/mail us for cost & booking

6 *The cost for per person

7 *The Cost may change if any change in Govt fees/park fees.

8 Be in touch with us for more information

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 Terms & Conditions

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Email/sms Confirmation is compulsory with payment for booking


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Registration will be on ‘FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS’ only.


2 My Mera India reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its own discretion and without any prior notice.

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Kindly obey / follow the Tour/Team leader instructions


4 Print and leave a copy of this mail at home, with a friend or relative or inform about the event in case of Emergency.

5 If your friends/relatives coming with you on the trek please do inform them about the trek Rules above. We all are going for an adventurous and interesting trekking expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

6 We all are going for an adventurous/expedition and interesting trekking /expedition, please Do Not misinterpret it as a PICNIC or LEISURE TOUR, There will be ample of enjoyment but not at the cost of discipline.

7 Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Trekking or any adventure activity is potentially risky. For all these events you are at your own risk. Organizers are not responsible for any mishaps/accidents during the program. Or compensation in whatsoever manner.


 Who Can Take Part

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Anyone can Join the trek/expedition (Filling up proper infomation form and payment)


2 It doesn’t matter if you’re male or female you're alone or in group no issue you can join the tour without any tension and fear.

3

Minor can join tour with proper permission from their home.


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 Do's & Don'ts

 

Do's


 
  •   Carry clothes that will help you camouflage with the surroundings.
  •   Always carry original identity proof.
  •   Follow strict timings as given by your team leader to avoid delay in any activities and groupevents.
  •   Enjoy nature and surrounding area in the jungle while you in trek/expedition with your group.
  •   Always keep your phone on silent or airplane mode when entering trek/expedition.
  •   Also carry extra batteries, memory cards for camera
  •   Option to Carry Sunscreen (fragrance-free).
  •   Always remain in group
  •   Your guide/mentor/leader know the area inside the routes better than anyone, so do co-operate with     them.
  •   Always respect your local and their knowledge about the routes during the trek/expedition.

 

Don'ts


 
  •   Do not litter in forest and surrounding areas.
  •   Do not throw anything in the route.
  •   Do not wear brightly colored clothes or apply any kind of perfumes or deodorants.
  •   Never feed any animals.
  •   Do not play any loud music in vicinity of the trek/expedition area.
  •   Do not argue with any person like forest guards, guides, locals or even travellers from another group     during the trek/expedition.


 Groups / Corporates / Institutes Enquiry

 

We also organize special Trek, adventure activies, leadership activies, Team work workshop for group / Corporates / Institutes


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 Bank Details

 
Bank Details
Bank Name : Union Bank of India
Account Name : MY MERA INDIA
Account No. : 582201010050456
IFS Code : UBIN0558222
Account Type : Current
Branch : Ghatkopar

 




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