About Buddhist Kanheri Caves

Nestled in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park of Mumbai, Buddhist Caves are popularly called as Kanheri Caves which means ‘Black Mountain’. Here, one can find 109 caves with Buddhist sculptures, paintings, relief carvings and inscriptions. It has monasteries, dwellings, cisterns, waterworks, and halls. Its architecture is considered as one of the finest in India and the caves are known as one of the world's great religious houses. Also, it symbolizes the austerity of the ancient and early medieval Indian architectural style.

The cave number 3 among others is the most important and belongs to the 6th century CE. It comprises a columnar hall with 34 pillars and two standing figures of the Buddha which are 6.5 feet tall. Cave number 11 is known as the Assembly hall or Darbar hall, it has a Buddha statue occupying the central place among the Hindu and other Buddhist monks. One can find Buddha's paintings on the ceilings of Cave number 34 which is a dark cell.

# Check the Kanheri Caves timings, and reach there between 6 am and 6 pm. It is a good idea to check out the Kanheri Caves opening hours online before making your trip there. Other tourist places in Mumbai to visit are Gateway of India at Colaba, the historical structure of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Terminal and the Juhu Beach. The beaches of Mumbai are a must-visit.

# The Kanheri Caves location is inside the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. If you want to use Google Maps, enter Kanheri Caves address as Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 101. Check-in at the Arabic Suite, Treebo Archana Residency or The Westin Mumbai Garden City if you are looking for hotels near Kanheri Caves.

# The Kanheri Caves ticket price for Indians and SAARC and BIMSTEC tourists is only Rs.15 per head whereas foreign tourists have to pay Rs.200 as entry fee. When in Mumbai you can visit the Elephanta Caves and the Buddhist monasteries at Bhaja Caves. Tour Crawford Market which resembles a medieval fort to shop till you drop. These are a just a few things to do in Mumbai.

#Kanheri Caves Online Tickets are easily available. Buy Kanheri Caves Tickets Online beforehand for a hassle-free holiday.

# Book Kanheri Caves Tickets Online along with other heritage sites on Yatra.com to save time.

Did You Know?

* Kanheri Caves are also called the ‘Lungs of Mumbai’ as the region is covered with verdant greens.

* There is also a cemetery here on a secluded terrace.

Monument Information


Mumbai, Maharashtra 400101

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Borivali Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Borivali Bus Station(W)

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 35 °C, Minimum: 25 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 40°C, Minimum: 25 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 25°C Minimum: 18°C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Monsoon Season (June to October)

Facilities available At the Monument

Accommodation near the monument

Contact Details

  • Dr. V. S. Badiger
  • Phone: +91-022-24078266
  • E-mail: circlemum.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
Total ₹ 250
₹ 250 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 20
₹ 20 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax