Kanheri caves the prominent among all Buddhist pilgrimage attractions in Maharashtra which is highly reachable among all caves. Situated just 10 kilometers from Borivali in Mumbai, Kanheri Caves is festooned in the midst of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
There exist 109 caves artistically illustrated in lush green surroundings. Millions of Buddhist Travelers are making their way to Kanheri caves, Maharashtra, to unfurl its majesty beauty. The place offers some marvelous integration of lush green and rare artistic examples, amazing to know that once it was a flourishing trade route, a home to a Buddhist university, renowned in the world.
Placed at a very convenient distance of about 5 kilometers from the entrance, mini bus lays there for carrying of visitors every hour from the entrance. Exquisite sculptures of goddess Tara and Goddess Bhrukti is remained at the top of the Kanheri Caves. Chaitya Cave a construction of 4th century AD and 5th century AD is the ultimate magnetism of Caves. Glorious decorative woodwork is decorated the roof of this cave. Sculptured statues of Buddha are adorned the outer wall of Caves, with mainly the Avalokiteswara incarnation. Kanheri caves, Buddhist pilgrim's progress, just a beginning of another journey, spiritual and deeply religious.
How to Reach Kanheri Caves
Located very close to Mumbai which has both international and domestic airports well connected to all the major cities. So reach Mumbai by hiring a cab and to reach the pleasant gateway to Kanheri caves.
Borivali railway station is located very close to Kanheri Caves (just 10km). Mumbai CST links Mumbai to other major cities of India.
Regular taxi, cab and bus service is there to connect Kanheri cave to other major places of Maharashtra.
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