KANHERI CAVES (Mumbai – Maharashtra – India)

 

A 2,000-year-old complex sits within the park, housing more than 100 caves cut out of rock forming a protected archaeological site. The word ‘Kanheri’ is derived from Sanskrit word ‘Krishnagiri’, which literally means ‘black mountain’. View the magnificent relics of Buddha and the Bodhisattvas and walk along the pillared corridors of the prayer halls.

According to the archaeologists and historians, during their formative phase, they must have served as a temporary residence or ‘vasha vaasa’ (rain shelter) for the monks. The monks lived in these caves to live, study and meditate, and as a policy no woman was allowed to live in Kanheri Caves in the earlier stages and even as more and more time lapsed.

Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai

Veeranpuzha Beach (Ernakulam – Kerala – India)

  Veeranpuzha is a lake in Kochi, Kerala, India. It is the northern extension of Vembanad Lake.