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Cycle to the 2000 Yrs Old Buddhist Caves

Mumbai, India

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Experience hosted by Anuj

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A place where we can cycle to the 2000 years old buddist civilisation,

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali is grossly unexplored. The 87 sqkm of Forest land, which is the main Lung of Mumbai has arterial road and offer trekking and cycling to tourists. We cycle to unexplored and remote areas in the National park, sit and relax by a stream, then cycle 7 kms inside the Park through the lush greenery to 2000 years old buddist settlements, where i shall narrate to you interesting stories and cultural traditions of the buddist settlements of that mysterious era. Its going to an engrossing trek that you are bound to revel in. On our return I shall escort you to my Borivali Home thats at a stones throe from the entrance to the Park. At my home you shall savour delicious Aunthetic Indian cuisine prepared by my mother. You can also learn the art of preparing Indian dishes with hands on experience and then savour those. All in all, an experience that you shall cherish in nostalgia, when you backtrack in footprints of Time.
Other things to note
The whole experience can be taken by foot/car as well, just inform me before hand, I will get the arrangements done. Don't forget to click amazing pictures and have a lot of fun
A place where we can cycle to the 2000 years old buddist civilisation,

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali is grossly unexplored. The 87 sqkm of Forest land, which is the main Lung of Mumbai has arterial road and offer trekking and cycling to tourists. We cycle to unexplored and remote areas in the National park, sit and relax by a stream, then cycle 7 kms inside the Park through the lush greenery to 2000 years old buddist se…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will have Home made Authentic Indian Food prepared by my mother
  • Drinks
  • Transportation
    I will be providing you the bicycles
From $41
/ person
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Meet your host, Anuj

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 32 Reviews
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I'm Anuj Dutta & my Co-Host Meena Dutta ,'Anuj' in Hindi means the younger one. I'm an avid Cyclist, passion for exploration with an inquisitive eye has taken me to places unexplored around the world.Historical places are my forte that has drawn me to the depths of '2000 years old Buddist settlements' in Borivali National Park .Cycling has been my hobby since childhood, National park is the only place where I could freely cycle ,which helped me exploring the National park & it's interiors,Now it's a golden opportunity for you to come & explore 2000 years old civilization with me. Being a cyclist,i Know the safety measures to keep in mind while touring. You can contact me via WhatsApp (+918080129906)

Meena Dutta - She is into cooking since 30 years and was in teaching line for 16 years,cooking is an art and a great stress buster
I'm Anuj Dutta & my Co-Host Meena Dutta ,'Anuj' in Hindi means the younger one. I'm an avid Cyclist, passion for exploration with an inquisitive eye has taken me to places unexplored around the world.Historical places are my forte that has drawn me to the depths of '2000 years old Buddist settlements' in Borivali National Park .Cycling has been my hobby since childhood, National park is the only place where I could freely cycle ,which helped me exploring the National park & it's interiors,Now i…
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Where you'll be

National Park- The Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali is grossly unexplored. The 87 sqkm of Forest land, offer trekking and cycling to tourists. We will also explore the 2000 years old Buddist settlements'

Authentic Indian Food/Lunch- We will be heading to my place where you'll discover all the various Indian Spices used in making Indian dishes and what unique flavor each adds to a dish. Later we'll enjoy tasting these dishes together.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Linda
March 2020
Anuj is passionate about his topic of Hindu / Buddhist history. I enjoyed the active bike riding to experience the park more fully and challenge of riding Bombay’s streets! Anuj has a lot to share about the history of the site. His mother and father showed warm hospitality at beginning of the trip with cup of tea and chat. Anuj mother has studied ancient history and Anuj working on a unesco. qualification.
Anuj is passionate about his topic of Hindu / Buddhist history. I enjoyed the active bike riding to experience the park more fully and challenge of riding Bombay’s streets! Anuj ha…
Momo
February 2020
Best Mumbai experience on Airbnb. A relaxing respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. A really great trip, and wonderful home cooked lunch. You won't regret booking this.
Jesse
February 2020
We enjoyed hanging out with Anuj so much that we actually booked this one after we already did another tour with him in Mumbai a few days earlier. Oh yah, and then even booked with his mother for some delicious home cooked food! First off, just skip the touristy overpriced Elephant Caves you’ll hear about. Save yourself money and book this experience!!! It’s sooo much better seeing 20x more here plus an awesome guide and food vs the ferry ride, long hike, tons of touristy crap and ppl selling you stuff up the mountain to see barely anything on the Elephant Caves. Trust me, go to this experience and you’ll have a much better time. If you’re looking for the history, if you’re looking to hear and learn from a lot of stories, be sure to go to some of Anuj’s experiences. We also loved hanging out at his place and enjoying time with he and his mother. Very warm and welcoming. The food...OMG I’m sad we had to leave, I’m already ready for more food right now. Anuj is lucky he gets this amazing food from his mother...
We enjoyed hanging out with Anuj so much that we actually booked this one after we already did another tour with him in Mumbai a few days earlier. Oh yah, and then even booked with…
Henry
February 2020
A very special experience. You get home-cooked breakfast and lunch (from is mum), you get to cycle through the national park (leaving the smog and chaos of mumbai behind) and the buddhist caves are truly astonishing. Would definitely recommend
A very special experience. You get home-cooked breakfast and lunch (from is mum), you get to cycle through the national park (leaving the smog and chaos of mumbai behind) and the b…
Paul
January 2020
Thanks Anuj for a fantastic experience! This is such a unique trip in Mumbai for those that want to see the nature that lies in very close proximity to the city. Anuj is a local to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park area, so has a thorough knowledge and passion for the history of the area and the caves. He provided a great bike and the views at the top of the hill are stunning. He is a very personable man and we had some very interesting conversions which left me with a better understanding of the history of India. The lunch provided was also very delicious. I highly recommend Anuj and this experience. Thanks again, Anuj!
Thanks Anuj for a fantastic experience! This is such a unique trip in Mumbai for those that want to see the nature that lies in very close proximity to the city. Anuj is a local to…
Janice And Garry
January 2020
This is by far, one of the best Experiences we have done and the most memorable. The ride through streets of Mumbai was exhilarating in itself for anyone riding in India for the first time. We loved the off trail ride. Best of all, meeting Anuj's family was a real treat. The cooking and lunch part topped off the already fantastic day. We were so well fed that one of us had to nap. This trip is a must for anyone who enjoys cycling, authentic and healthy cuising and exploring history and culture.
This is by far, one of the best Experiences we have done and the most memorable. The ride through streets of Mumbai was exhilarating in itself for anyone riding in India for the fi…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

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