The Kanheri Caves Tour 6 hrs (1 - 4 Person)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

38806


Categories

City, Nature and Wildlife, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Hindi (fluent)

6 hours


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 ports

Itinerary

Kanheri Caves Tour

The Kanheri Caves are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the island of Salsette in the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. They contain Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century BCE to the 10th century CE. Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which means black mountain.

Please note walking will be involved at Kanheri caves.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Cruise Port : Outside the Green Gate Hotel: Hotel Lobby Airport: Outside Arrival

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours

Things that might effect the duration are weather, traffic, time of year.

Transportation

We will be touring in a SUV (Toyota Innova). The car will be clean and air-conditioned.

What’s Included

Other: Our Tour will Include chauffeur driven AC car.
My services as your private guide.
Transportation by a/c car.
Toyota Innova

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 INR - Per person- while we travel and visit certain places, it could include food, or shopping & Entry Fees.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses.
If you would like to add complimentary hours, send me a message and I'll customize the tour for you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Mohammed,s English was great and he has a very calm and reassuring way about him. Our tour was for specific areas and he was able to fit them all in and add some other requests as well. A great day in Mumbai. Thanks Mohammed
Bruce Minielly

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Private tour guide Mohammed Muzammil

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