It is a part of the Sanjay Gandhi national park and is located at a very short distance of 6 kilometers from the main gate of these forests. From Borivali station these caves lie at a distance of 7 kilometers. The site is open for tourists after 7:30 hours in the morning.
The Kanheri caves are a clear and strong depiction of Buddhist influence on the architectural style, art and culture of India. This term “Kanheri” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Krishnagiri”, this refers to black mountains. The caves have been carved out of a single massive basaltic rock.
The hilly terrain of the Kanheri caves offers an awesome site in the rainy season as many small and large waterfalls are created due to its geography. Families also enjoy lazy weekends on the banks of the streams that bisect the road to Kanheri from the entrance of the Sanjay Gandhi Park. Hence, my visit to this destination was a very peaceful and refreshing experience and I would look forward to visit this site again.