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Buddhist Kanheri Caves & Global Vipassana Pagoda Meditation centre Tour

Calm and beautiful with a lot of flora and fauna, one such place is the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. Rich with flora and fauna, the park is visited by thousands every day.

The caves give you an insight into the early years of Buddhism as a religion in India. Stupas, carvings, and statues show the impact Buddhism had. It is very rare to find a beautiful scenic village in such a hustling bustling city as Mumbai. But Uttan serves as an example of that. Blessed with beautiful beaches, scenic views and interesting salt pans. Global Vipassana Pagoda which stands as a monument for peace and harmony is truly a very dovish place to be is the place visited in the latter half of this tour. The Global Vipassana Pagoda which was inaugurated by the then president Pratibha Tai Patil in 2009, is a beautiful Buddhist meditation center near the island of Gorai. It is a dome hall and has a capacity to seat around 8,000 meditators at once. The Pagoda serves as a monument of peace and harmony.

per adult from

$70

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

Select Date and Travellers

No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Toll
    • Services of English speaking Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Global Vipassana Pagoda
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Tips
    • Entry ticket to Kanheri caves
    • National park fees
    • Entry/Admission - Kanheri Caves
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai 400066 India

    An Oasis of green texture in the middle of the concrete jungle. Mumbai's very own National park is a delight to be in. The National park offers lush forest, some animals in their natural habitat and a small toy train.

    Stop At: Kanheri Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivli East, Mumbai India

    Visit historic Buddhist caves built on a hilltop deep inside the Sanjay Gandhi national park. The caves date back to the 1st Century and offer. Buddhist sculptures and relief carvings, paintings, and inscriptions. Most of the caves were Buddhist viharas, meant for living, studying, and meditating. The larger caves, which functioned as chaityas, or halls for congregational worship, are lined with intricately carved Buddhist sculptures, reliefs, pillars, and rock-cut stupas. Avalokiteshwara is the most distinctive figure. A large number of viharas demonstrates there was a well-organized establishment of Buddhist monks.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Global Vipassana Pagoda, Near Essel World Next to Esselworld, Gorai Village, Mumbai 400091 India

    Largest meditation center in the world where around 8000 people can meditate at a time. Its traditional Burmese design is an expression of gratitude towards the country of Myanmar for preserving the practice of Vipassana. The shape of the pagoda is a copy of the Shwedagon Pagoda (Golden Pagoda) in Yangon, Myanmar. It was built combining ancient Indian and modern technology to enable it to last for a thousand years.

    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.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up possible from centrally located hotels, for hotels outside city center an alternative pick up point would be given or may have an extra surcharge
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Invato Travel

Activity ID: V-162853P101

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