Kanheri caves with Sanjay Gandhi National Park
A place where we can cycle to the 2000 years old Buddhist Caves. The Sanjay Gandhi National Park of Mumbai is grossly unexplored. The 87 sqm of Forest land, which is the main Lung of Mumbai has arterial road and offer trekking and cycling to tourists.
We cycle to unexplored and remote areas in the National park to reach the caves, sit and relax by a stream, then cycle 7 km inside the Park through the lush greenery to 2000 years old Buddhist settlements built around 1st century BC and was in use till 11th Century AD.
The meaning of word Kanheri revolves around the black mountains made of Basalic Stones. I shall narrate to you history of Kanheri Caves, places where caves are located, interesting stories of 109 caves carved out of a single hill, and cultural traditions of the Buddhist settlements of that mysterious era.
You will find buddhist shrine, stories around buddhist monks, buddhist sculptures, because this place was extremely prestigious for Buddhists and was used for studying, meditating and congregational worship. It is going to be an engrossing trek that you are bound to revel in.
Caving in Mumbai suddenly sounds interesting, isn't it?
On our return, I shall escort you to my Borivali Home that at a stone's throw from the entrance to the Park. At my home, you shall savor delicious Authentic Indian cuisine prepared by my mother. You can also learn the art of preparing Indian dishes with hands-on experience and then savor those. All in all, an experience that you shall cherish in nostalgia when you backtrack in footprints of Time.
This place is a great find in Western India. And the best part, this is within the limits of Mumbai, unlike the Elephanta Caves which are located outside Mumbai, and can be reached only via ferry which runs from Gateway of India.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali
- Meet at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park
- Cycle through its routes
- Stop by a water stream
- Click pictures of photogenic sites
- Visit Kanheri Caves
- Explore the bygone caves, statues and remnants of earlier civilizations
- Return to my home for scrumptious meal
- Homemade food
- Bicycle in national park
- Personal expenses
- Guests must know cycling, if not, then I will provide you a car as well.
- The whole experience can be taken by foot/car as well, just inform me before hand, I will get the arrangements done. Don't forget to click amazing pictures and have a lot of fun