Mumbai ,formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. With an estimated population of 20.5 million, it is the largest metropolis in India and one of the most populous cities in the world. The Mumbai Metropolitan Area which includes cities of Navi Mumbai & Thane, is also the world's 5th most populated metropolitan area.

There are so many Places around Mumbai to see . Which include Temples, Historical Places, Hill station, Wild Life and Waterfalls etc.
This site help to find out known-unknown places around Mumbai. which can be one or two day picnic for People and children's who don't have time.
Then What you are Thinking Lets Plan to see Nature..

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Kondane Caves

These caves are famous because of their Buddhist style .These caves offers an ancient life style of Buddhist followers. There are many Sculptures and stupas which are the architecture of the ancient period of Buddhist.

Kondana Caves situated in Karjat offers the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. Ancient rock-cut caves, Kondana Caves are very famous Buddhist caves. These caves enclose sculptures, vihara, cahitya and stupa. Sculptures and stupas are specimens of the ancient period Buddhist architecture. There was a natural disaster in the form of an earth quake in early 1900 by which many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged.

These ancient caves attract lots of tourists and Buddhist devotees all through the year. There are some restrictions on these protected ancient caves. Smoking and the consumption of liquor and aromatic foods are prohibited nearby places of the caves.

How To go ?

Reach Karjat Bus station catch sanshi bus and get down at khandpe stop (bus ticket 8 rs per head)
from khandape reach Kondivade around 30 min walk
and from Kondivade to Konadana caves 1 hr

reach karjat sation and hire auto till Kondivade. (approximate 200 rs 8 to 10 seat)

When to go?
After Rainy season.

Where to stay?
There are food and staying facility at Kndivade villege.
but at kondana caves you don't get any food. 
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