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Kanheri Buddhist Caves Attraction Ticket, Mumbai

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 1 day

  • Start time

    7:30  AM to 5:30 PM

  • Meeting Point

    Make your way to Buddhist Caves, Kanheri

  • Ending Point

    Same as starting point

Key Highlights

  • Visit the famous historic Kanheri caves that date back to the 1st century BC!
  • Behold one of the finest examples of the Indian rock cut architecture
  • See the Buddhist symbolisms depicted in the caves
  • Both smartphone and printed vouchers accepted

Overview

The Kanheri Caves are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the western outskirts of Mumbai. 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 and the site is on a hillside, accessible via rock-cut steps. The cave complex comprises one hundred and nine caves, carved from the basalt rock and dating from the 1st century BCE to the 11th century CE. The oldest are relatively plain and unadorned, in contrast to later caves on the site, and the highly embellished Elephanta Caves of Mumbai.

Each cave has a stone plinth that functioned as a bed. A congregation hall with huge stone pillars contains a stupa (a Buddhist shrine). Rock-cut channels above the caves fed rainwater into cisterns, which provided the complex with water.[3] Once the caves were converted to permanent monasteries, their walls were carved with intricate reliefs of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas. Kanheri had become an important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast by the 3rd century CE.

Inclusions

  • Attraction Entrance ticket.

Exclusions

  • Hotel Pick and Drop Off
  • Live Guide
  • Gratuities

Please note

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Pick up times are approximate. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.

So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 mins early

You shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument

Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed

This monument is a Non Smoking zone

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