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Mumbai’s Dual Essence: Kanheri Caves & Dharavi Discovery

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8 hrs


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Group Size

10 people




Explore the diverse facets of Mumbai on our “Mumbai’s Dual Essence: Kanheri Caves & Dharavi Discovery” tour. Delve into the spiritual and historical wonders of Kanheri Caves, where ancient Buddhist architecture and serene landscapes captivate your senses. Then, journey to Dharavi, Asia’s second-largest slum, for a unique perspective on community, resilience, and entrepreneurship. Witness artisans at work, schools in session, and local industries thriving in this vibrant microcosm of Mumbai. This tour promises a profound insight into Mumbai’s dual essence, balancing tradition and modernity, spirituality and enterprise.

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  • Kanheri Caves Serenity: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Kanheri Caves, surrounded by lush greenery, and admire the intricate Buddhist sculptures and architecture.
  • Dharavi's Vibrant Life: Witness the resilience and innovation of Dharavi's residents as you explore its bustling lanes, where industries like pottery and recycling thrive.
  • Community Connection: Experience the strong sense of community that binds Dharavi's residents together, providing a unique perspective on urban life in Mumbai.
  • Cultural Encounters: Encounter local artisans, students, and entrepreneurs as you gain insights into their daily activities and the spirit of entrepreneurship within Dharavi.
  • Mumbai's Dual Essence: Discover the duality of Mumbai, where ancient spirituality meets modern ingenuity, all in one enriching tour.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 302
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 560
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 862
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 1067
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1316
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1618
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1920

What you will do

Indicative Pick-Up Time: 8:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 5:00 PM


Kanheri Caves: Embark on a fascinating journey as we pick you up from your hotel and head to Kanheri Caves, nestled within the lush forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. These 109 remarkable caves, carved into a massive basaltic rock outcrop, are a testament to ancient architectural prowess. Explore the smaller viharas, once used as resting places for monks, and marvel at the larger chaityas adorned with exquisite Buddhist sculptures, where worship took place. The main hall houses a towering 7-meter-tall Lord Buddha, and 34 majestically carved pillars grace the interior. Witness the unique eleven-headed Avalokiteshwara motif and discover over 100 inscriptions in various scripts, including Brahmi, Devnagri, Pallavi, and Sanskrit.

Dharavi: Continue your journey with a visit to Dharavi, the second-largest slum in Asia and the third-largest in the world. Venture through its narrow alleys, experiencing the vibrant sense of community and resilience that thrives here. Witness a wide range of activities within this legendary mini-city, including a plastic recycling center, leather workshops, pottery studios, and papadum bakeries. Explore the local schools and churches used by residents, and discover the art of soap-making. Challenge preconceived notions as you realize that Dharavi is more than just poverty; it's a place of industry, innovation, and unity. Gain inspiration that transcends into your own daily life.

Drop-Off: After a day filled with contrasts, we will drop you off at your hotel in Mumbai, leaving you with a deeper understanding of the city's multifaceted identity.


  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)



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