Monday, September 13, 2010

Kanheri Caves

All pics of this outing

Its been almost three weeks, I am here back in India from CA. While getting used to routine life, one thing I am definitely missing is my weekend outings.
I guess even my sister realized it and she planned an outing to "Kanheri Caves" with all cousins. Outing with cousins is really different experience and we all always enjoys it.

Kanheri Caves is in Borivali and its around 7km from National park main Gate. We all gathered together at Bhandup around 7:30am and started journey by BEST bus. This time I was definitely missing my Bike [and of course Chandra sir] :). After reaching at National park main Gate, Forest department bus helped us to reach Caves. It was greenery all around us and I just felt like I am roaming some where in my native place.



These rock-cut Buddhist caves at kanheri were build around 12th century and are excellent example of great history of India. There are around more than 100 caves in this area, but we could see around 89 caves while roaming over there. All the caves have beautiful designs which represents culture at that time and are of great example of archeology. We all were just stunned by such a marvelous piece of work. I tried to capture almost all different structures (I hope you have enjoyed all pics). Earlier some Buddhist community people were used to live over here so some of these caves were used for prayers and some for residential purpose. While roaming in these caves I could easily see this difference in their structures.

As we were in National park and its rainy season, beauty of national park was at different level. It was full green and there were many small and larg water falls all around. This beauty was just speechless. We were just dancing all around there. I went on clicking pics. We were hoping that it will rain today but Alas..!!! It didn't rained today :( Finally we also went at highest point over there and had lunch from our tiffins.

After having great time at Kanheri caves while coming back we walk for around 7km to come back to National park main gate. Walk for 7km??? he he he .... It was just perfect end of this trip :)

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Sandy.

3 comments:

  1. why u always wear same tshirt when ever you go outing ;)

    Where are the pics dude ?

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  2. Hi Chandra Sir,

    Its just co-incidence with T-shirt :)
    Also at the starting of post, I have given link to pics

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  3. nice pic.. memorable moment.

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