Kanheri Caves Tour

Tucked away in the busy fastpaced life of Mumbai in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, lies Kanheri Caves, which are more than 2000 years old. Dating from 1st century BC to the 10th century BC, it contains rock-cut monuments demonstrating the Buddhist influence on the art and ancient culture of India.

Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit word "Krishnagiri" , which means black mountain. The caves were chiseled out of a massive basaltic rock outcropping. Kanheri had become an important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast by the 3rd century CE.

Many of the caves were used as the Buddhist viharas, meant for living, studying, and meditating, and the main halls are lined with intricately carved Buddhist sculptures. The Kanheri Caves became a distinctive Buddhist institution for congregational worship, study and meditation.

During the rainy season, the hilly terrain of the caves creates several large and small waterfalls, making the view even more spectacular.

Duration of tour: 4 - 5 hours
Number of people: 1 - 3
Price: 8200 INR

Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves is a collection of beautiful caves, carvings and paintings. Since it is inside the national park, it offers serene and cool atmosphere making Kanheri Caves one of the most pleasant places in the city. During rainy season you get to marvel at the system of canals and cisterns made to provide water to the caves' inhabitants.

Trimurthi Jain Temple

In the beautiful forest of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, there is a famous Jain temple called Trimurti. The temple is widely visited by Digambar sect of Jain community. [Digambar sect is one of the two main sects of Jainism.] It has three huge idols of lord Adinathh and his two sons, lord Bahubali and lord Bharat. This compound is known as "Podanpur" i.e the place where Lord Bhahubali did penance and attained Nirvana.

Lion and Tiger Safari

Lion and Tiger Safari is one of the main attractions in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The twelve-hectare Lion Safari and twenty-hectare Tiger safari Park with crisscrossed roads, offer close encounter with these majestic animals, from special buses. Here you will get to see lions and tigers, including the rare white Indian tiger in the park. The parks are developed keeping in mind the natural habitats and habits of the animals.

Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple

The Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple in juhu area, Mumbai is revered as one of India's most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai. Inspired by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, founder of ISKCON, who had sucessfully carried Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam to Western world. On a trip to Mumbai one should not miss the oppurtunity to visit this temple.