Kanheri Caves and Dharavi Slum Tour
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Product Code : AGORA245
Pick up from your hotel and head to Kanheri Caves, located deep within the green forests of Sanjay Ghandi National Park, one of Asia’s major national parks. The caves are a marvellous architectural feat. All 109 of them were chiseled and carved out of a huge basaltic rock outcrop. The smaller caves, known as viharas, served as resting places for the monks. The larger caves, known as chaityas, are lined with various exquisitely carved Buddhist sculptures and were commonly used as places for worship. In the main hall stands the towering figure of the Lord Buddha measuring about 7 meters in height. The interior has a colonnade of 34 majestically carved pillars. The eleven-headed Avalokiteshwara is the most distinctive motif. There are about 100 inscriptions in different scripts - Brahmi, Devnagri, Pallavi and Sanskrit.
Continue your sightseeing visit Dharavi the second biggest slum in Asia and the third biggest in the world. The tour through the slum's narrow alleys is quite an adventure; you will undoubtedly feel the strong sense of community and special spirit that exists here. Discover a wide range of activities in the legendary mini-city, including a plastic recycling center, leather works, pottery workshops and places where papadums are baked. See the schools and churches used by the residents, and places where soap is made. Don't expect to find extreme poverty on your walk though Dharavi. Go beyond the stereotypical beliefs on a tour that will inspire you in your own daily life.
At the end we will drop you back at your hotel in Mumbai.
Transport by Toyota Innova for 10 hrs per day.
English speaking guide for all 3 days as per programme
Entrances to monument
Any meal during sightseeing.
Transport for more then 10 hrs.
Any other sightseeing not mentioned in the itinerary