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  • AparnaSharma
    Mumbai, India216 contributions
    Despite having lived in Mumbai all my life, I had never ever visited Kanheri Caves. It took a few European friends of mine who were on their very first visit to India who got a strong recommendation for Kanheri Caves from a German tourist to have me explore the idea.
    Nestled in Borivali East is a world that seems unexplored, untouched. Blanketed in green, enveloped on all sides by Mother Nature, these caves are perhaps the most untouched part of this crazy chaotic city of Mumbai.
    You'll find it difficult to believe that we five were the ONLY tourists in this entire Kanheri zone.
    These Buddhist caves are archaeological heritage monuments dating back to the period between 1st&10th century AD. A total of 110 caves including some that are inaccessible have the most aweinspiring carvings, frescoes & ancient paintings & engravings that one can ever imagine.
    The access to these caves is from brilliantly maintained stairways that are as ancient as the caves themselves. The acoustics of some of the caves are phenomenal with perfect echoing that lends a mystic aura to the site.
    One of the security guards offered to share his knowledge about the caves, precious information on their history, especially the different mudras of the Buddhist statues & the various components of the sculptures.
    Make it a point to visit the topmost point which is a table-top part of the hillock.
    Impossible to believe that such a serene verdant slice of land is a part of the cacophonic city of Mumbai.
    Written 30 December 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • T Tenzin
    Mumbai, India39 contributions
    The Mahakali Caves are not as popular as Kanheri Caves. The nearest railway station is Andheri on the Western Railway. These are also known as Kondivite Caves due to the presence of a village of the same name. There are around 19 rock-cut caves.
    There are only small shops outside the entrance of the caves.
    Written 6 March 2020
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  • 22000FT
    San Mateo, CA189 contributions
    Jogeshwari caves are ancient buddhist stuctures carved around 1500 years ago. They are located in middle of slum dwellings with entrance from busy street. Most of the intererior has been destroyed. The rest has been encroached with several recent shrines. When I visited several religious rituals including what appeared to be a wedding and a puja were underway. Still worth spending 30 mins if you are in the vicinity.
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Cedric N
    Mumbai, India576 contributions
    Had been to these ancient rock-cut caves a long back ago. These caves were built in the 8th century and is under ASI.

    These caves consist of 3 caves. The first 2 caves are the main ones. The 3rd cave is known as the Cathedral cave attached to the main cave. The interior of the caves consists of sculptures. Near the entrance of the cave is a cross carved by the Portuguese when they converted these caves into a chapel.

    Now, these caves are under police protection and are used as a religious place of worship. They have been sadly neglected over the years. Photography is not allowed inside the caves. There is no entry fee as such. One can see slum children playing cricket within the cave premises. Also, one can see a buried well as well as a buried Portuguese cross stand being neglected by the ASI. Above the caves, there are ruins of a Portuguese Chapel and a Monastery. Sadly, there are no tourists visiting the caves as they are not maintained.

    Due to negligence, I would not recommend these caves for families, but recommend it for history lovers who are facinated about ancient Indian architecture.
    Written 22 May 2019
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