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Cave to Complex: A Journey through Borra Caves and Thotlakonda Heritage

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Duration

8 Hours

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Overview

Embark on an enthralling journey through time and nature with our “Cave to Complex” tour. We’ll pick you up from your Vizag hotel at 9:00 AM, starting your adventure with a visit to the mystical Borra Caves, believed to be more than a million years old, adorned with intricate stalactites and stalagmites. Following this underground exploration, a delectable lunch awaits before we proceed to the historic Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex, dating back to the 3rd century BC, nestled atop scenic hills, offering breathtaking views of the Bay of Bengal. As the day comes to an end at 6:30 PM, we’ll return you to your Vizag hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of natural wonders and historical discoveries.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Borra Caves Exploration: Delve into the ancient depths of Borra Caves, adorned with stunning stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Geological Marvels: Learn about the geological significance of these million-year-old limestone caves.
  • Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex: Discover the rich history of Thotlakonda, a hilltop complex dating back to the 3rd century BC.
  • Scenic Bay Views: Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Bay of Bengal from the picturesque Thotlakonda site.
  • Knowledgeable Guided Tours: Benefit from informative guides who unravel the mysteries of these unique natural and historical sites.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 272
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 501
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 773
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 996
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1233
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1505
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1777

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 9:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 6:30 PM

Your private day tour will commence at 9:00 AM, with your experienced guide and driver promptly picking you up from your hotel in Vizag. From this point, you will embark on a picturesque journey to explore the wonders of Borra Caves and the historical Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex.

10:30 AM - Borra Caves Exploration: After approximately 90 kilometers of scenic driving, you will arrive at Borra Caves, nestled in the Ananthagiri Hills of the Eastern Ghats. These remarkable limestone caves, believed to be more than a million years old, were first discovered in the 19th century. Guided by an expert, you will venture deep into the heart of the caves. Inside, you'll be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of stalactites and stalagmites, while your guide shares the geological wonders and historical significance of this natural marvel. You'll have ample time to appreciate the intricate formations and capture stunning photographs.

12:30 PM - Lunch: Following your exploration of Borra Caves, you'll enjoy a delightful lunch at a nearby restaurant. This break will provide you with an opportunity to savor local cuisine and recharge for the next part of your adventure.

1:30 PM - Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex: Continuing your journey, you'll head towards the Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex, which is located around 100 kilometers from Borra Caves. Thotlakonda dates back to the 3rd century BC and is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Upon your arrival at 4:00 PM, your guide will lead you through the ruins of this ancient complex. As you explore, you'll gain insights into the historical and spiritual significance of the structures. The vantage point offers breathtaking vistas of the bay, making it a perfect spot for reflection and photography.

5:30 PM - Conclusion of Thotlakonda Tour: Your exploration of the Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex will conclude at this time. You'll have learned about its historical importance and its role in Buddhist practices, adding depth to your understanding of the region's heritage.

6:30 PM - Return to Vizag: With your day's adventures complete, you will commence your return journey to Vizag. Throughout the drive, you'll have the opportunity to relax and soak in the scenic beauty of the Sahyadri Hills.

7:00 PM - Hotel Drop-Off: Finally, at approximately 6:30 PM, you will arrive back at your hotel in Vizag. This marks the end of your private day tour, during which you explored the natural wonders and rich history of Andhra Pradesh while enjoying the comfort and convenience of a private car and guide.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up and drop off to from your hotel in Ahmedabad
  • Transport by AC vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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