KANHERI CAVES AND MEDITATION CENTRE

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Explore Kanheri Caves' 109 basalt grottoes, showcasing exquisite carvings from 1st to 10th century AD. Then, visit the meditation dome near Gorai, accommodating 8,000 meditators.

Highlights

  • Kanheri Caves: Dive into 109 grottoes, marvel at ancient carvings!
  • Meditation Centre: Find peace in a dome for 8,000 meditators.
  • Unique Experience: Blend history with tranquility on this tour!

Description

The kanheri caves inside the sanjay Gandhi national park, the former Buddhist monastic dwellings feature 109 basalt grottoes carved between the 1st and 10th century ad. admire intricate carving, pillars, and rock-cut cisterns and learn more about their history and significance from your guide. The meditation centre near the island of Gorai. It is a dome hall and has a capacity to seat around 8,000 meditators at once. Kanheri Caves- Inside the Kanheri caves, there is a large vihara (prayer hall) and stupas. The caves consist of about 109 Buddha Viharas, specially designed for the Bhikshus. There are magnificent relics of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas and pillared corridors of the prayer halls. you will explore magnificent sculptures, relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions which will give us clues about the life and times in this ancient University which was a premier seat for Buddhist learning. The Global Vipassana Pagoda- The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai, India. The Pagoda was inaugurated by Pratibha Patil, then President of India on 8 February 2009. The centre of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars. The height of the dome is approximately 29 metres, while the height of the building is 96.12 meters, which is twice the size of the previously largest hollow stone monument in the world, the Gol Gumbaz Dome in Bijapur, India. The inside of the pagoda is hollow and serves as a very large meditation hall with an area covering more than 6000 m2 (65,000 ft2).

Includes

Private Ac vehicle throughtout the tour. Pick up & drop: Mumbai / Airport / Hotel. Accompanying English Speaking Guide. 2 Mineral Water bottles (500 ml) per person. All Applicable Taxes.

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