About Kanheri Caves

There's a lot to see and explore in Kanheri Caves in terms of what the caves have to offer and even around the caves. There are many unfinished paintings of Buddha within the Caves. Apart from the paintings, one should also visit the ‘Vihara’ (prayer hall) and the different monasteries around the cave for a glimpse of former Buddhist occupation and life. Apart from that, there's a whole lot of adventurous sports such as rappelling/trapeze and treks around Sanjay Gandhi National Park or the Silondha Trail which you can do simply by asking one of the local tour guides to arrange it for you. The hilly terrain of the caves also creates several, small waterfalls which are beautiful to see especially during the monsoons. The natural streams and rivers around the Kanheri Caves offer stunning views and beautiful locations for families who come here to enjoy a small picnic while visiting the caves.

How to reach

You can reach Kanheri Caves with the help of local transport like auto-rickshaws, taxis and local buses. Once you are at the National Park which is in Borivali, you can either decide to trek to the Kanheri Caves or opt for paid transport within the park. If you decide to travel by railways then Borivali and Malad stations are the closest disembarkation points to get to Kanheri Caves. From here, you can opt for local transport like an auto-rickshaw/bus which will take you to Kanheri Caves

 

 

Tips

  • From entry point to the Kanheri Caves the distance is about 5km. You can take vans that shuttle between the main gate and the cave entrance. It’s a 15-minute ride, that operates every 20 minutes.
  • Its a must-visit for all the art and history lovers.
  • Wear solid footwear and be ready to walk a lot.
  • Bottled water is available for purchase near the site, but sunscreen and insect repellant are not. So make sure you carry your own.
  • The newly revised entry fare for the national park is 40Rs. per head.
  • Private vehicles are allowed however you need to pay extra for the vehicle. Tourist buses and cabs are available for 40 Rs one side.
  • Once you reach the Kanheri caves, the entrance fee for Indians is 5 Rs and for foreigners 30 Rs.
  • If you have a camera then you need to buy a special 25 Rs ticket.

Visit Time

Sunday: 07:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 07:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m

Wednesday: 07:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m

Thursday: 07:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m

Friday: 07:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m

Saturday: 07:30 a.m. to 06:30 p.m

Time Icon

Waiting Time

No

 

Entrance Fee Icon

Entrance Fee

Yes

The entry fee is approximately 5 rupees. 

Read more

 

Time you can spend Icon

Time you can spend

3 to 4 hours

 

Weather Icon

Weather

Heavy Intensity Shower Rain 24.12°C

 

Local Services in Mumbai (Contact directly)

Discussion

No threads yet!

Be the first one to start a thread.

Top Attractions in Mumbai

Top Cities in India