Mahakali Caves (Kondivite Caves), Mumbai
Kondiote Caves also known as Mahakali Caves or Kondivite Caves are a series of 19 Buddhist caves. The caves were built between the 1st century BCE and 6th century CE and their main purpose was to serve as a residence for Buddhist monks. The remaining caves give a glimpse into what life was like back in the early days with cisterns and other items cut into the rock. The caves are now protected and preserved and are a great place to get a dose of ancient culture right in the middle of Mumbai city.
Things to see
- Cave 9 which served as a holy shrine.
- The seven sculptures of Buddha that once splendidly adorned the walls.
- The rock carvings and structures that survived the test of time.
How to get there?
- The nearest airport to Kondiote Caves is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. From there it is a short ride by road to the caves.
- Andheri station is the closest railway station to the caves but there are also several metro routes like Seepz and MIDC that are close by.
- Kondiote/Mahakali Caves are well connected by road to the rest of Mumbai and can be reached by bus, auto-rickshaw, and taxi.
Mahakali Caves (Kondivite Caves), Mumbai, Mahakali Caves Road, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400093