Among the oldest caves in india the history of kancheri caves goes back to the 1st century BC and are famous with the proverb by Indians lungs of Mumbai. The caves are located at pollution less palace and are renowned for the production of basalt.
The style of the caves is ancient India and it has 109 entrances the architecture depicts that once they were shrines of Buddhist believers the word kanchri is a Sanskrit word so there is possibility that it was built by these Buddhists because the paintings of Buddha and the prayer hall are witness to the real owners of these caves.
The caves are take care by the authorities of Sanjay Gandhi park and for tourists and historians there lots of amusing element with the touch of Buddhism remaining.
The flowing water of streams and rivers surrounding caves is so fascinating and make you feel like you are in a dream world or say you have traveled back to the history when there were very little people and there was peace and no noise pollution in Mumbai.
For lovers of handicrafts and shopaholics, outside of the park are some market places to shop traditional Indian outfits as well as handicrafts. And for food lovers a range of food is also available in the restaurants outside the park.
Tourists use a three way of transportation to visit the caves road with personal vehicles or rented, through train and visitors from different cities and outside India come here by air.
If you are bored from the crowds of Mumbai and want some peace of mind Kanchari Cave is the best place to visit in evening times. It’s quite environment and the evening air breeze is one of main reason tourist love it the most.