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20 Attractions to Explore Near Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves
Kanheri CavesMumbai, Maharashtra 400101, India

This is a group of caves and rock cut monuments cut into a massive basaltic outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi national park . They contain Buddhist sculptures , releif carvings, paintings and inscriptions dating from the first century BCE.

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Tulsi Lake
Tulsi Lake2.03 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

This is a freshwater lake in the northern Mumbai. It is stated to be the second largest lake in Mumbai and supplies part of the city's potable water.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park2.44 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Sanjay Gandhi national park is a protected area near Mumbai. The rich flora and fauna of Sanjay Gandhi National Park attracts more than 2 million visitors every year. Tourists also enjoy visiting the 2400-year-old Kanheri caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park.

 Film city
Film city5.22 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Spread across a vast area of 520 acres, the Film City is comprised of about twenty indoor studios and is located in Aarey Colony, Mumbai. Film City is often regarded as a home of Bollywood. The place is so vast that about 1000 film sets can be erected here simultaneously.

Aarey Milk Colony
Aarey Milk Colony5.36 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

This falls in the Eco-sensitive region of the Sanjay Gandhi national park and is an urban, unclassed and degraded forest. It is classified as mixed moist deciduous type forest.

Vihar Lake
Vihar Lake5.76 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

It is located near Vihar village on the Mithi river within the precints of the Borivali national park. It was considered as the largest lakke in Mumbai in the SAlsette group of Islands.

Mahakali Caves
Mahakali Caves9.14 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Mahakali Caves, also known as Kondivite Caves, are centuries old and are located in the western part of the city of Mumbai in Andheri. Mahakali Caves comprise a total of nineteen rock-cut monuments, built between 1st and 6th century. The main cave consists of Buddha figures and stupas and there are several Buddha idols carved on the rocks too.

Marvé Beach
Marvé Beach11.60 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Away from the industrial pollution and the chaotic city life, Marve Beach is situated in Malad, in the western suburbs of Mumbai. Due to the strong tides and currents, it is generally not recommended to swim in the sea waters or even to step aside post evening hours. Lined by cashew nut trees and elite villas, the beach is a charming spot to spend some quiet time with your loved ones.

Aksa Beach
Aksa Beach12.17 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Located a little on the outskirts of the city in Malad, Aksa Beach is an unparalleled oasis for a rejuvenating retreat from the hustle bustle of the city traffic.

Mahalakshmi Mandir
Mahalakshmi Mandir13.27 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

The Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the oldest temples situated in the city of Mumbai. Located on the Bhulabai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi West, it is dedicated to Goddess Mahalaxmi or the 'Goddess of Wealth'. The temple was built sometime around the 16th - 17th century and the main presiding deity here is Goddess Laxmi, while Goddess Kali and Saraswati are other two deities worshipped here.

Gorai Beach
Gorai Beach13.83 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Gorai Beach is one the cleanest, most tranquil and one of the most frequented beaches of Mumbai. Located near Bhayandar, on the Gorai Creek, the soothing calmness of this beach bordering the Arabian Sea, makes for a perfect leisure weekend vacation. Other than the umpteen food shacks and street food options available at the spot,

Juhu Beach
Juhu Beach14.76 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Juhu beach is the longest beach in Mumbai and the most popular among tourists as well. It is renowned for its wide variety of street food that has a typical Mumbai flavour and is sweet and sour.

Siddhivinayak Temple
Siddhivinayak Temple18.50 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

This is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801. It is one of the richest temples in India. This is a huge temple with a lot of architectural works and gold coverings.

Basilica Of Our Lady of The Mount
Basilica Of Our Lady of The Mount19.81 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Mount Mary Church is a Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to 'Virgin Mary', situated in Mumbai. This ancient church, built in 1640 and then rebuilt in 1761, is also known as 'The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount'. What makes this church even more beautiful is that it is sited on top of a hill known as 'Sunderban Bandra', which overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea.

Bandra Worli Sea Link
Bandra Worli Sea Link21.10 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this eight-lane cable-stayed bridge in Mumbai is the first project initiated by Maharashtra Government that commences West Island Freeway System. Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the few bridges that is a cable-stayed with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts to hold it in place. Spanning across the arc of Mumbai's coastline, this sea link is a civil engineering wonder that reflects the modern infrastructure of the city of Mumbai.

Haji Ali Dargah
Haji Ali Dargah26.86 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

This is a mosque and Dargah or the monument of Pir haji Ali Shah Bukhari. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of Mumbai.

Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves27.09 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Elephanta Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples predominantly dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. They are on Elephanta Island in Mumbai Harbour, The Elephanta Caves contain rock cut stone sculptures that show syncretism of Hindu and Buddhist ideas and iconography. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. Except for a few exceptions, much of the artwork is defaced and damaged

Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya (Gandhi Museum)
Mani Bhavan Gandhi Sangrahalaya (Gandhi Museum)29.14 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

"Mani Bhavan" is a simple old-style, two-storied building on Laburnum Road, Mumbai. Gandhiji stayed here in Mumbai between 1917 to 1934. It is now converted into a museum and research center.

Hanging Garden
Hanging Garden29.68 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Hanging Garden is very interesting garden in Mumbai city. Attractive animal shaped hedges and topiaries are found all around the park. A great place to capture a sunset view of the Arabian Sea. Well maintained pathways for a good stroll or a jog around the park. Its a great place for morning walks.

Girgaon Chowpatty
Girgaon Chowpatty29.68 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Girgaon Chowpatty, is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area. This is a popular beach which attracts people of all age groups and also one of the top tourist places in Mumbai.

Malang Gad hill fort
Malang Gad hill fort30.03 KMs away from Kanheri Caves

Malang Gad hill fort is a hill fort located in the Matheran Hill Range built by the King Naladev of the Maurya Dynasty in the seventh century. The fort was home to a Nathpanthi Saint named “Machhindranath” during this period.