Kanheri caves are situated in the suburbs of Mumbai. It is located within Sanjay Gandhi National Park (also known as Borivali National Park). This is probably the only green patch surviving within Mumbai which is maintained by the government, to ensure tourist coming here, do not alter the environment or cause harm to animals.
2 million visitors visit National Park and Kanheri caves every year.
The Kanheri Caves are a protected archaeological site. The caves were sculpted by Buddhist residents around the 1st century BC. The word Kanheri comes from the ‘Sanskrit’ word ‘Krishnagiri’ which means ‘Black Mountain’.
The place is very close to Borivali Railway station. Auto’s are available out of the station who will take you to National park for around Rs.15. It’s are great place to come for a day for Picnic, preferably with your own vehicle. Visitors are not allowed to stay near the caves after 6pm as wild animals come down to drink water.
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Address: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400066, India
Phone:+91 22 2202 4482