The Mahakali Caves (also known as the Kondivita Caves) are a group of 19 rock-cut monuments built between 1st century BCE and 6th century CE. This Buddhist monastery is located in the western suburb of Andheri in the city of Mumbai (Bombay) in western India. Monument consists of two groups of rock-cut caves - 4 caves more to the north-west and 15 caves more to the south-east.
Most caves are viharas and cells for monks, but Cave 9 of south-eastern group is chaitya. Caves in north-west have been created mainly in 4th - 5th century, while south-eastern group is older. Monument contains also rock-cut cisterns and remnants of other structures. Caves are 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.
How to reach
Best Bus Route 333 from Andheri Station East, Get down at last bus stop which is Mahakali/Kondivita Caves
Best Bus Route 410 which plies between Amrut Nagar(vihroli) to Mahakali Caves via SakiNaka
Catch any of the bus and get down at Kamal Amrohi Studio, JVLR and walk for 5 minutes.