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Kanheri Caves Guided Tour from Mumbai

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Trip Overview

Take a 5-hour guided sightseeing tour of Kanheri caves, said to be amongst of the finest rock-cut caves and Buddhist architecture. 

Highlights

  • Explore the other hidden gems, temples, viewpoint within Sanjay Gandhi National Park's forest.
  • Listen to the stories regarding the rise and fall of Buddhism.
  • Service of a knowledgable guide and a well-maintained car.

 

Detailed Overview

Explore the more than 100 Buddhist caves popularly known as the Kanheri Caves deeply nestled among the soothing surroundings of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in chaotic Mumbai City. Get the insight into rise and decline of Buddhism through the Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century BCE to the 10th century CE on these caves. Caves are simple single or multiple-cell monasteries, devoid of any decorations and meant for simple living, studying and meditating.

 

Itinerary

  • The guests are requested to report at Gateway of India, Colaba, Mumbai by 8:00 am.
  • The guide cum host for the tour will meet the guests here and after a quick introduction, start the journey towards Kanheri caves. 
  • The journey to Kanheri caves is about 54 km from Gateway of India and may take up to 1.5 hours.
  • The drive goes by the Sanjay Gandhi National Park's forest, heading deep into the forest to reach the Kanheri Caves.
  • The area as over 100 Buddhist caves to explore and this collection of caves and rock-cut monuments is known as the Kanheri Caves.
  • One of the bigger cave also houses the Stupa, congregation hall supported by huge stone pillars and a dagoba or Buddhist shrine.
  • The drive back to Mumbai city will start in time to reach back by lunchtime.
  • At the end of the tour, the guests will be dropped back at Gateway of India. Expected time to reach is 1:00 pm.

Basic Details

Start Point
Gateway of India
Finish Point
Gateway of India
Start time
8:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O793A2636

Inclusions

  • Service of a knowledgeable guide.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop (only within 10 km radius of Gateway of India).
  • Transportation in private vehicle.
  • Toll and parking charges as per the tour itinerary.
  • 1 Bottled drinking water for each guest.
  • Light snack.

 

Exclusions

  • Entrance fees at the monument.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • If the guest's hotel OR residence is NOT within 10 kilometres of Gateway of India, the pick-up can be arranged as per the add-on options, please select an appropriate option prior booking.
  • Children below 4 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • A Sedan can accommodate 3 members only (4 years of age or older).
  • An SUV can accommodate 5 members only (4 years of age or older).
  • Each member must carry a valid photo ID.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).
  • The tour has a time limit of 5 hours.
  • After 5 hours, additional per hour charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the guide in cash).
  • Rs 1000 per hour is charged for any vehicle (Includes vehicle, fuel, driver and guide charges)

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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₹ 500/vehicle
Pick from beyond 10 km radius of Gateway of India
In case your pick-up is beyond the 10 km radius limit, please select an option accordingly.

Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Report at Gateway Of India Mumbai, Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai.
  • The local person details and phone number will be shared in the booking voucher, sent to you via email.
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