Kanheri Caves Tour

Delve into the serene beauty and historical significance of the Kanheri Caves with our exclusive guided tour. Nestled within the lush Sanjay Gandhi National Park, these ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves offer a fascinating glimpse into India’s spiritual and architectural heritage. Join us for an enriching experience as we uncover the stories and marvels of this ancient site. Here’s what you can expect from this captivating journey:

Tour Highlights:

  1. Sanjay Gandhi National Park: Begin your adventure with a scenic drive through Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Enjoy the lush greenery, diverse wildlife, and tranquil ambiance as you make your way to the Kanheri Caves.
  2. Introduction to Kanheri Caves: Gain an overview of the Kanheri Caves, a complex of 109 rock-cut caves that date back to the 1st century BCE. Learn about the historical and cultural significance of these caves, which served as a major center for Buddhist monks and scholars.
  3. Main Chaitya Hall (Cave 3): Explore the impressive Main Chaitya Hall, one of the largest and most ornate caves in the complex. Marvel at the grand entrance, intricately carved pillars, and the magnificent stupa at the center of the hall.
  4. Viharas (Monastic Cells): Visit the numerous Viharas, which were used as monastic residences. See the simple yet functional design of these cells, and learn about the daily lives and practices of the monks who inhabited them.
  5. Sculptures and Reliefs: Discover the exquisite sculptures and reliefs that adorn the caves, depicting scenes from the life of Buddha, various deities, and intricate floral and geometric patterns. Learn about the artistic techniques and religious symbolism behind these carvings.
  6. Water Systems: Understand the advanced water management systems devised by the ancient monks, including rock-cut cisterns, canals, and tanks designed to harvest and store rainwater.
  7. Panoramic Views: Conclude your tour with a short trek to the top of the hill for panoramic views of the surrounding forest and Mumbai skyline. Enjoy the serene environment and take in the natural beauty that surrounds the Kanheri Caves.

Package Details:

  • Duration: 4-5 hours (including travel time)
  • Batch Timings: Morning Batch: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Afternoon Batch: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Cost: INR 3500 per person (inclusive of taxes)
  • Inclusions:
    • Guided tour of Kanheri Caves with a knowledgeable local guide
    • Entrance fees to Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Kanheri Caves
    • Bottled water and light refreshments
    • Transportation within the national park to the caves
  • Exclusions:
    • Transportation to and from Sanjay Gandhi National Park (can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • Personal expenses
    • Any additional activities not mentioned in the inclusions


  • Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat/cap, and carry a small backpack for essentials.
  • Photography is allowed, but please respect any restrictions and avoid using flash inside the caves.
  • The tour involves walking and climbing steps, so a moderate level of physical fitness is recommended.

Join India Trip Explore on this enlightening Kanheri Caves Tour and immerse yourself in the ancient wonders, architectural marvels, and serene landscapes that make this site a significant part of Mumbai’s heritage. Book your tour now and step into a world of historical grandeur and spiritual tranquility.