Kanheri Caves Tour
See another side of Mumbai on this Kanheri Caves tour!
Located in the wooded hills and valleys on the outskirts of Mumbai, Kanheri Caves are considered to be the finest in India. Between 1500 and 2000 years old, the hand-cut caves offer a glimpse into India’s strong historical connection with Buddhism.
After exploring the caves, we will have a traditional family lunch in a local home and then visit the stunning gold-clad Global Vipassana Pagoda.
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What's included :
- Lunch with a Family
- Entry/Admission - Sanjay Gandhi National Park
- Entry/Admission - Kanheri Caves
- Entry/Admission - Global Vipassana Pagoda
What's excluded :
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai 400066 India
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park area has a long written history dating back to the 4th century BCE. In ancient India, the nearby ports of Sopara and Kalyanwere traded with ancient civilisations such as Greece and Mesopotamia. The 45 km (28 mi) land route between these two ports was partially through this forest.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivli East, Mumbai India
Take a train ride from Churchgate/Mahim to explore the Buddhist religious site known as Kanheri Caves. The name Kanheri is derived from the Sanskrit word Krishnagiri, which means black mountain. Located in the wooded hills and valleys on the outskirts of Mumbai, the caves are considered to be some of the finest in India. According to historians, these caves were carved out between 200 B.C. and 600 A.D.
On this 4-hour excursion, you’ll learn about the 109 manually cut caves while you admire carvings that include a 20-foot Buddha image, the 11-headed Bodhisattva, and Nagaraja, an ancient pre-Buddhist serpent king.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Global Vipassana Pagoda, Near Essel World Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai 400091 India
The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a meditation hall built in 2009 to serve as a monument of peace and harmony. It is built on donated land on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea and is only accessible by ferry.
The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been built out of gratitude to Sayagyi U Ba Khin (1899 – 1971), a Vipassana teacher and the first Accountant-General of Independent Burma, who was instrumental in Vipassana returning to India, the country of its origin. The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world’s largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :1: Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India
2: Mahim West, Mahim, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.