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Deep in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Kanheri Caves comprise 109 basalt grottos that were carved between the first century BC and the 10th century AD. The caves served as Buddhist monastic dwellings for many centuries, and some of the newer ones feature intricate carvings, pillars, and even rock-cut cisterns.

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP) + Kenheri Caves + Lion Safari + Jain Temple

Sanjay Gandhi National Park(SGNP) + Kenheri Caves + Lion Safari + Jain Temple

Ways to Experience Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Jungle Safari at The Kanheri Caves with Young Tours And Travel. Trip to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park from Mumbai Explore the wooded park and visit its Kanheri Caves Delve into some of the 109 Buddhist caves, hand-hewn in about 400 BC The park is also known as Borivali National Park since it is located in Borivali, a suburb of Mumbai. The famous Kanheri Caves are located within the park. A famous Jain Temple is also situated in the park. GLOBAL VIPASSANA PAGODA The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Dome Hall with a capacity to seat around 8,000 Vipassana meditators (largest such meditation hall in the world) near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai, India. The Pagoda was inaugurated by Pratibha Patil, then President of India on 8 February 2009. It is built on donated land on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea. The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.20
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$95.20
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Kanheri Caves and Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Kanheri Caves and Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The Kanheri Caves are a group of 109 Caves and Rock-Cut Monuments in the lush green Forest of the National Park in the western outskirts of Mumbai. They contain Buddhist sculptures dating from the 1st century BCE. This site is on a beautiful hillside and a secret hidden treasure of Mumbai.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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$180.00

Kanheri Caves Cycling Tour in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Kanheri Caves Cycling Tour in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is grossly unexplored. The cycling tour will be refreshing and give you an adrenaline rush. The Kanheri Caves hold a cultural history within them. If you do not know cycling, a car will be provided or you can explore the National Park on foot. So, enjoy this activity.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.34
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$53.34

Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Kanheri Caves Excursion

Private Full-Day Mumbai City Tour with Kanheri Caves Excursion

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Take in the many wonders of Mumbai on a private full-day tour that starts with an excursion to Kanheri Caves. You'll also see city highlights including the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai (Crawford Market), Marine Drive, the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, the Gandhi Museum, Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat, and the  Prince of Wales Museum. Includes private guide and vehicle, and pickup and drop-off from your chosen location.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.00
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$172.00
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Private Half-Day Kanheri Caves Excursion from Mumbai

Private Half-Day Kanheri Caves Excursion from Mumbai

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Depart Mumbai for the morning to visit the spectacular Kanheri Caves on a half-day private tour with an informative guide. Head to Sanjay Gandhi National Park where the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kanheri Caves served as a Buddhist center for more than 1,000 years. Dating to the first century BC, the complex of 109 rock-cut caves is one of the oldest cave formations in India. Includes private guide and vehicle, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.00
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$112.00
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Mumbai Caves Tour in Private Vehicle

Mumbai Caves Tour in Private Vehicle

Visit the Kanheri Caves, a group of rock-cut Buddhist monuments located in lush forests on the outskirts of Mumbai. This caves is served the purpose of Buddhist centre of education, where the religious men used to deliver lectures on the religious texts and basic moral values that one should follow. Mostly young generation like to visit this caves during monsoon season. waterfall offers a spectacular view in the monsoon season.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$50.96
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$50.96
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Kanheri Caves Experience

Kanheri Caves Experience

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Situated in the lush Sanjay Gandhi National Park on the outskirts of Mumbai, the ancient Kanheri Caves provide a fascinating look into the way that ancient Buddhists lived and practiced. This guided tour will take you to the caves, where a local guide will tell you all about the caves and their significance past and present.
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  • 3 hours
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$65.00
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$65.00
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Private Guided Tour of Kanheri Caves with Global Vipassana Pagoda

Private Guided Tour of Kanheri Caves with Global Vipassana Pagoda

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Kanheri Caves must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology afficionados who would like to see true excavations pertaining to the ancient histories of India. Global Vipassana Pagoda is built in a very scenic place and its a divine place for meditation. You will experience a 10 min meditation, a video presentation on Buddhism and Pagoda, a picture gallery which makes it a memorable experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.80
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$72.80
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Full Day South Mumbai Private City Tour with Kanheri Caves

Full Day South Mumbai Private City Tour with Kanheri Caves

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After touring the rock-carved temple caves of Kanheri Caves located in lush forests on the outskirts of Mumbai, return to South Mumbai which is proper City of Mumbai Via Bandra Worli Sea Link for a comprehensive city tour that includes the Gateway of India, Mani Bhavan (Gandhi House), Taj Hotel, Marine Drive, Girgaum Chowpatty, Hanging Garden, Iskcon Temple, Victoria Terminal & Haji Ali Mosque.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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$70.72
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$70.72
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Buddhist Kanheri Caves & Global Vipassana Pagoda Meditation centre Tour

Buddhist Kanheri Caves & Global Vipassana Pagoda Meditation centre Tour

Calm and beautiful with a lot of flora and fauna, one such place is the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Rich with flora and fauna, the park is visited by thousands every day. The caves give you an insight into the early years of Buddhism as a religion in India. Stupas, carvings, and statues show the impact Buddhism had. It is very rare to find a beautiful scenic village in such a hustling bustling city as Mumbai. But Uttan serves as an example of that. Blessed with beautiful beaches, scenic views and interesting salt pans. Global Vipassana Pagoda which stands as a monument for peace and harmony is truly a very dovish place to be is the place visited in the latter half of this tour. The Global Vipassana Pagoda which was inaugurated by the then president Pratibha Tai Patil in 2009, is a beautiful Buddhist meditation center near the island of Gorai. It is a dome hall and has a capacity to seat around 8,000 meditators at once. The Pagoda serves as a monument of peace and harmony.
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  • 8 hours
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$56.78
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Kanheri Caves Sightseen Tour

Kanheri Caves Sightseen Tour

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The Perseverance of Indian history and rich culture is best depicted at this spot. By signing up for Kanheri Caves Sightseen Tour with our professional guides, you get fascinating details of Buddhism and culture. You can wander up to the extensive networks of halls and dwelling with our professional guides. Even the surroundings of the dense forest do impress you to another level. The maze of 109 Kanheri is hewn into the basalt rock. Diverse flora and fauna offer you an immense chance of spotting deer, macaque monkeys, reptiles, the flock of birds and butterflies. It is an indeed factor to see the beauty of private dwellings, decorative prayer halls, intriguing sculptures all cut into the rocky hillside. Worthy things to see here are also painting and inscriptions that depict the effect of Buddhism of Indian society.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.00
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$70.00
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Guided tour of Kanheri Caves, the 2000 year old Buddhist university in Mumbai

Guided tour of Kanheri Caves, the 2000 year old Buddhist university in Mumbai

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Kanheri Caves is a day trip from Mumbai to a 2000 year old Buddhist university. Explore some of the Caves which served as a major centre for Buddhist learning between the 1st century BC and 10th century AD. Relive the life of the students who came from all over Asia to live in this ancient campus and learn from the Masters. Marvel at the unique architecture style, magnificent sculptures and novel engineering techniques which made Kanheri an incredible place to live and learn, 2000 years back.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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$160.00
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Private Kanheri- Buddhist Cave Tour

Private Kanheri- Buddhist Cave Tour

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The Kanheri Caves, a set of hand-cut Buddhist rock sculptures, are one of MumbaiÔÇÖs top attractions. But the remote locationÔÇöon an island within Sanjay Gandhi National ParkÔÇöcan put many travelers off. Get a first-hand peek at the 109 carvings, some dating from the 1st century BC, with this convenient and hassle-free private tour, which puts the world-famous heritage site at your fingertips.
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  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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$80.00

Mumbai City & Kanheri caves Combined Tour

Mumbai City & Kanheri caves Combined Tour

Tour to the Commercial capital of India still preserving its history and heritage. Also visit Buddhist Kanheri caves said to be 2000 years old.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$85.34
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Mahakali & Kanheri Twin Buddhist Caves tour from Mumbai

Mahakali & Kanheri Twin Buddhist Caves tour from Mumbai

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Nicely preserved 2000 year old Buddhist caves with marvellous nice carvings. And that too in the middle of such a bustling populous city Mumbai. Also visit Kanheri caves which is over 2000 years old, and provides a rare opportunity to understand monastic Buddhist life in ancient India.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$49.34
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Private Tour: Kanheri Caves From Mumbai

Private Tour: Kanheri Caves From Mumbai

The Kanheri Caves are considered among MumbaiÔÇÖs most impressive historic attractions, but exploring solo means missing the hidden secrets they hold. On this tour, begin with pickup at your Mumbai hotel and spin through the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in comfort by private air-conditioned vehicle. With your guide to lead the way, admire ancient Buddhist statues and decipher inscriptions dating from the 1st century BC to the 10th century AD.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$171.00
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$171.00
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Kanheri Caves & Sanjay Gandhi National Park With Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai

Kanheri Caves & Sanjay Gandhi National Park With Global Vipassana Pagoda Mumbai

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Our Driver-Cum-Guide comes with an experience of more than 25 years in the hospitality industry, speaks English, is caring and make the guest feels safe, the tour includes most of the entry fees to the monument, hence there is no need for putting hand in the pocket by the guest and also promotes transparency and does not use cheap marketing gimmicks by hiding things.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.05
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$133.05
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Kanheri Caves (Guided Half Day Sightseeing City Tour)

Kanheri Caves (Guided Half Day Sightseeing City Tour)

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. 1. Drive by the Sanjay Gandhi National Park's forest, heading deep into it in order to reach the Kanheri Caves. 2. Visit the Stupa within the caves, congregation hall supported by huge stone pillars and a dagoba or Buddhist shrine. 3. Explore the other hidden gems, temples, view point within Sanjay Gandhi National Park's forest. 4. You will also enjoy the local's favorite snacks (complimentary) during the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$84.66
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Private Sightseeing Tour of Kanheri Caves and Dharavi Slum

Private Sightseeing Tour of Kanheri Caves and Dharavi Slum

The Kanheri Caves are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the former island of Salsette in the western outskirts of Mumbai. Dharavi slums in Mumbai the DHARAVI itÔÇÖs one of the most vibrant centres for extreme entrepreneurship on our Planet. It has a large number of thriving small-scale industries that produce Plastic Recycling, export quality leather goods, pottery, embroidered garments and many more.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.67
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$74.67
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Private Tour of Kanheri Caves and Global Vipassana Pagoda

Private Tour of Kanheri Caves and Global Vipassana Pagoda

The tour starts with pick up from the centrally located hotels in Mumbai. The first destination will be the Kanheri Caves and Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The caves get its name from a Sanskrit word ÔÇťKrishnagiriÔÇŁ, which means black mountains. There are about 109 caves carved from basalt rock. These caves served as a center of Buddhist influence in Indian history during ancient times. One will find the Buddhist stupas, a congregation hall, and marvel rock-cut and carved out into ingenious water channels. Later, we will proceed towards our next destination. Global Vipassana Pagoda, which stands as a monument for peace and harmony is truly a very dovish place visited in the latter half of this tour. The Global Vipassana Pagoda which was inaugurated by the then president Pratibha Tai Patil in 2009, is a beautiful Buddhist meditation center near the island of Gorai. The tour ends by dropping the guests at their respective hotels in Mumbai.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$71.11
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$71.11
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Mumbai: Kanheri Cave Half Day Tour

Mumbai: Kanheri Cave Half Day Tour

Mumbai: Kanheri Cave Half Day Tour: Explore Kanheri caves to see Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings, and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century B.C. Benefit from a hotel transfer and local English-speaking guide as you learn about Buddhist history.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.00
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$96.00
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Kanheri Caves Half-Day Guided Trip from Mumbai

Kanheri Caves Half-Day Guided Trip from Mumbai

Located inside Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the outskirts of Mumbai, Kanheri Caves are a group of rock-cut caves monuments and caves. Belonging to 1st century BC to 11th century, the complex has many caves each of them containing decorative art and sculpture. A big Avalokiteshvara (Bodhisattva who represents compassion) in Cave 2, a massive Buddha statue in Cave 3 and a painted ceiling in Cave 34 are the primary attractions.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$97.03
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$97.03
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Full Day North Mumbai Private City Tour with Kanheri Caves

Full Day North Mumbai Private City Tour with Kanheri Caves

Mumbai is the most popular city is the place is the house to Bollywood star house, Queen Drive, Skyscraper Antilia, the Ambanis' new house, is widely visible throughout Mumbai but on other side of coin where it is remain unexplore and less ventured hence it is unique place called Dharavi asia largest slum. The Kanheri Caves are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the former island of Salsette in the western outskirts of Mumbai
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.27
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$68.27
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Experience the Monsoon in Mumbai in Private Vehicle

Experience the Monsoon in Mumbai in Private Vehicle

Mumbai's City best monsoon Experience (Rainy Season) A stroll down the Marine Drive & Faced the bold Monsoon waves at Gateway of India. Roasted Corn from the street side vendor is something that you cannot miss out with Taste of Local Chai (Tea). Best Time to Visit Mumbai During Monsoon. In Mumbai, monsoon begins in the month of June. In July & August Mumbai receives the maximum amount of rain in the month of July without any traces of sunshine for weeks. In September Monsoon gets over by 3rd week of September. Heavy thunderstorms strike the city during the end of monsoon. Important Note: We will operate this tour only during normal rainfall. If rainfall is very heavy then city remains waterlogged due to continuous rainfall. Public transport gets affected leading to long delays hence we can cancel the tour or will do on next day.
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  • 6 to 8 minutes
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$50.96
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Kanheri Caves can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 33 Kanheri Caves tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Kanheri Caves costs USD 29.57. Guided Kanheri Caves tours start around USD 29.57 per person. See all 33 Kanheri Caves tickets and tours on Viator.
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