The majority of these caves do not have any decorations and are generally meant for studying and meditating. Kanheri caves literally thrived for more than a millennium due to its nearness to the ancient port towns of Kalyan, Thane, Sopara and Bassein. Although the lion’s share of these caves are devoid of any name, however, inscriptions with that of definite king’s and donor’s names have helped in the identification process of the same a lot. The entrance to the Kanheri caves is another 5 kilometres from the entrance point of Sanjay Gandhi National Park. One can easily take a vehicle, cycle or even walk the distance if he wishes so in order to get to the caves. These caves remain closed on Mondays.
The Kanheri caves allure a lot of tourists and travelers from all over India as well as abroad predominantly owing to its great historical significance. There are as many as 109 special entrances to the cave for which indeed makes these caves even more special.