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Private Guided Tour of Kanheri Caves with Global Vipassana Pagoda

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Kanheri Caves must-see destination for history buffs or archaeology afficionados who would like to see true excavations pertaining to the ancient histories of India. Global Vipassana Pagoda is built in a very scenic place and its a divine place for meditation. You will experience a 10 min meditation, a video presentation on Buddhism and Pagoda, a picture gallery which makes it a memorable experience.

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Stop At: Kanheri Caves

The Kanheri Caves are a group of caves and rock-cut monuments cut into a massive basalt outcrop in the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, on the island of Salsette in the western outskirts of Mumbai, India. They contain Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings and inscriptions, dating from the 1st century BCE to the 10th century CE. Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which means black mountain. The site is on a hillside, and is accessed via rock-cut steps. The cave complex comprises one hundred and nine caves, carved from the basalt rock and dating from the 1st century BCE to the 10th century CE. Kanheri had become an important Buddhist settlement on the Konkan coast by the 3rd century CE.

Duration: 4 hour

Stop At: 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. It is built on donated land on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea. The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony. The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been built out of gratitude to Sayagyi U Ba Khin (1899 - 1971), Vipassana teacher and the first Accountant-General of Independent Burma, who was instrumental in Vipassana returning to India, the country of its origin. The center of the Global Vipassana Pagoda contains the world's largest stone dome built without any supporting pillars.

Duration: 3 hour