Kanheri Caves Tour - Mumbai National Park Kanheri Cave Tours

 

Tour the Kanheri Caves in Mumbai. These ancient rock cut buddhist caves comprise of monastries, halls, worship places used by Buddhist Monks of ancient India.

 

Grand Mumbai Kanheri Caves Tour takes you on tour of the ancient rock cut buddhist caves located in National Park of Mumbai. These 109 caves are ancient caves dating back to 1st century BC.

 

Kanheri caves are a group of rock - cut ancient caves located in Borivali in Mumbai. To reach there we will have to pass through the green forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The caves are located deep inside about 6 km from the entrance of national Park. We can hike our way to the caves or we can also travel in a car.

You have to decide what you want. It will be an adventure trek. Kanheri caves in Mumbai have a great influence of Buddhism and they display the buddhist angle on the art and culture of India. The word Kanheri is derived  from the Sanskrit word Krishnagiri which means black mountain. These caves were created by chiseling a massive basalt rock..Kanheri caves date from 1st century BC to 10th Century BC.

 

There are around 109 caves carved from the basalt rock. The hall of the caves contains the Stupa, which is a Buddhist Shrine.

Furthur up the hill are the remains of an ancient water canal and cisterns that collected and channeled the rainwater into huge tanks. By 3rd century A.D. the Kanheri caves had become an important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast.

 

Our speciality is that we offer exclusively private tours. On our private tours only you or your family or your own group of friends will be doing the tour. These are not group tours where strangers will be touring with you. Your group will be only consist of you and your family and your friends. Our tours are extremely personal and private tours.

 

We personally do not give these tours. But if a guest wants any information, we can help them with relevant information or get them in touch with guides who give Cave Tours.

 

Our tour guide in Mumbai will give you the most accurate history about mumbai, facts and reasons behind the construction of the British heritage buildings built during the British Colonial Raaj. Our private mumbai tours are so personalised that you will get amazing insights and first hand experiences into the lives of Mumbaikars, the colourful Indian culture, customs, traditions and even the exciting mythology of hindu religion.

 

During your private tours or mumbai customised tours, please feel free to ask our mumbai tour guides any and every question that comes to your mind. Our private guided tours in mumbai have only one aim, to make you fully understand India, its history and our very own Mumbai locals.

 

 

Tour Price

Prices of our private guided mumbai tours, depend upon the number of people in your family or friends, Prices will be emailed to you as soon as we recieve your inquiry. Payment is to be made at the end of the tour.

 

Tour Cost Includes

A highly skilled driver experienced to drive safely and calmly in the chaotic city and a highly knowledgible english speaking professional tour guide who knows the city like the back of his hand. Beware of tour companies, who will charge you for a private tour with a tour guide and ask their driver to double up as a tour guide.

Tour cost includes chauffeur driven air conditioned car. We use yellow number plated tourist vehicles, avoid travelling in private white number plated vehicles as they do not cover your insurance cost. We use spacious cars like Toyota Etios(one to two passengers) and Toyota Innova (three to four travelers) and not small tiny cars. We use a spacious Airconditioned Mini Bus if you are a group of friends or a huge family (8 - 12 pax)

 

Pick Up and Drop Back & Meeting Locations

We can provide a free pick up and drop back from your hotels, appartments, hostels as long as they are located in South Mumbai. We also have some meeting locations exactly 2 minutes away from Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Trident Hotel, Oberoi Hotel, Green Gate of Cruise Ship Terminal.

If you want a pick up and drop back from a North Mumbai hotel, appartment, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Domestic Airport, there will be a small additional charge which will be conveyed to you when we respond to your tour inquiry. Area after Bandra, near the airport, suburbs are considered as North Mumbai.

 

Mumbai Travel Advice

If you have not yet booked any hotel or accomodation, we would advice you to book one in South Bombay.

Most of the tourist sites are located in South Mumbai, including monuments, clubs, bars, museums, gardens, markets, colaba, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, art galleries and green gate of India Gandhi Docks or the Cruise Ship Terminal are all located in South Mumbai.

Instead of booking a private ac car for airport transfers, we advice you to take an airport taxi from domestic or international airport to reach your hotel in South Mumbai. It would cost only Rs 800 to Rs 1000 or USD 10 to USD 15 for an air conditioned taxi. You will thank us for saving your money and our travel advice.