Timings : 6AM - 6PM
Time Required : 1 - 2 hrs
Entry Fee : Indians- INR 15, Foreigners - INR 200
Located in the heart of Mumbai, Jogeshwari Caves are one of the oldest cave temples in the whole of India and also the largest. These former Buddhist caves date back to the 6th century and have been home to Hindu and Buddist sculptures. There are various temples of Lord Hanuman, Shiva, Ganesha and of Goddess Jogeshwari (known as Kuladevi) within the caves and many locals worship them. The Jogeshwari Caves are popular amongst those with an eye for architectural beauty. The beautiful sculptures and the history that the place holds make them a must-visit for any history-lover.
The region in and around Jogeshwari Caves experience are victims of a tropical wet and dry climate and hence the summers around the area are extremely hot. Hence, the best time to visit Jogeshwari Caves is from October to mid-April. These caves, considering their limited popularity to locals and students looking for a quiet place to study, had been severely neglected by authorities until a few years back. Water and sewage filled the premises however, an ASI appointed agency now takes care of the caves and does a routine clean-up and a maintenance check. If you are a traveller that loves exploring places that are hidden, then Jogeshwari Caves are the place to be!