Mahakali Caves, Maharashtra

Mahakali Caves

Location: The beautifully sculptured Mahakali Caves are located in a populated suburb of the city of Mumbai. Tourists can easily reach this place as it is situated at a distance of 5 km from the Andheri railway station.

Description: Mahakali Caves are also called as Kondivita caves and these are a cluster of 19 rock cut monuments. These caves were built during the 1st century BCE and 6th century CE.  The caves are divided into two portions, which include 15 caves in the south-east direction while 4 caves are present in the north-west direction. Most of these caves are believed to be Viharas for the monks; however cave number 9 is considered as a shrine which also houses a stupa. Figurines of Lord Buddha along with his attendants adorn the outer walls of the chaitya. Most of the rooms which are present inside the caves can be accessed from the main door, while others are approachable from the main road. These caves are maintained by the department of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and are still in good condition.

Activities: Mahakali Caves offer a lot to those people who are interested in exploring new places. Being a historical site, these caves tell a lot about the history of the place, therefore they are worth a visit.

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