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Mahakali Caves
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Mahakali Caves
Location Andheri (East), Mumbai
Altitude 70 m (230 ft)
Geology Basalt
Number of entrances 20
Difficulty easy
Mahakali caves

The Mahakali Caves (Hindi: महाकाली गुफ्फा) (also known as the Kondivita Caves) are a group of 19 rock-cut monuments built between 1st century BCE and 6th century CE.[1] These Buddhdist monuments, located in the western suburb of Andheri in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) in western India comprise a chaitya, a number of viharas and cells. It is carved out of a solid black basalt rock. The largest cave at Mahakali (Cave 9) has seven depictions of the Buddha and figures from Buddhist mythology but all are mutilated.[2]

It is located near the junction between the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road and SEEPZ. The road that connects these monuments to Andheri Kurla Road is named Mahakali Caves Road after it. The caves are located on a hill that overlooks the Jogeshwari-Vikhroli Link Road and the SEEPZ++ area.[3] A direct bus run by the BEST links the caves with Andheri station. The caves are in danger of being encroached upon.

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