The Kanheri caves are located within easy reach of Mumbai, India making them probably the most easily accessible caves in the country. This group of 109 caves are reachable through the Sanjay Gandhi national park, a stunning place of lush greenery and rare artistic works.
This area was once a thriving trade route and home to a world famous Buddhist university, the majority of the caves are monasteries intended for living, study and meditation. All of the caves contain elaborately carved sculptures, relief`s and pillars with rock-cut stupas for worship.
There are many attractions to be found here including sculptures of goddess Tara and Goddess Bhrukti with the central structure of Avalokiteswara, many sculptured statues of Buddha on the outer sides of the wall, mainly in the Avalokiteswara incarnation, decorative woodwork and much more. Expertly guided informative tours are easily arranged allowing you fully experience this fascinating area.
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