This large protected area of forested hills on Mumbai's
northern outskirts is best known for the 109 Kanheri Caves which
line the side of a rocky ravine in the centre of the park. They were
used by Buddhist monks between the 2nd and 9th centuries as viharas
(monasteries) and chaityas (temples). The most impressive is cave 3,
the Great Chaitya Cave, which has a long colonnade of pillars and a
5m (16ft) high dagoba (pagoda) at the back of the cave. There's also
a Lion Safari Park inside the park.