Explore The Stunning Kanheri Caves Of Mumbai In Maharashtra!

Written By

Ruchika Mandora

The Kanheri Caves are one of the oldest cave temples in India. They are in the forest of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali, which is near Mumbai.

The Kanheri Caves, like Ajanta, show how Buddhism shaped Indian culture and art between the first century BCE and the 10th century CE.

Monks lived and prayed in the caverns during monsoons. The caves include ancient basalt rock-cut monuments in the forest.

In the Konkan region, rain is the most common weather. The Konkan belt gets a lot of rain, and the climate stays warm and humid.

Climatic Conditions

There are Buddha statues in various poses. The cave's most famous figure is Avalokitesvara, a bodhisattva who represents all Buddhas' compassion.

Tourists Attractions

Rock Carvings and Sculptures

At the Kanheri Caves, you can see sculptures and paintings by Buddhist artists. There are so many caves and each have different arts.

Ancient Buddhist Caves

This spot is surrounded by beautiful flora during the rainy season. This season, the caves become a waterfall paradise.

Seasonal Waterfalls

Visiting these Buddhist caves takes about three hours. If you want to climb to the caves from the national park entrance, expect almost 3 hours additional.

Natural Trail and Hikes