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Karla and Bhaja Caves Excursion from Mumbai

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Join our “Karla and Bhaja Caves Excursion from Mumbai” for a day of exploration and discovery. These ancient rock-cut caves, including the monumental Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves, will transport you back in time with their intricate carvings and historical significance. Our expert guides will provide in-depth insights into the art and architecture of these caves. Afterward, soak in the scenic beauty of Lonavala, visiting viewpoints like Tiger Point and Sunset Point. Don’t forget to indulge in local delights and shop for souvenirs at Lonavala’s bustling markets. This tour promises a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural splendor.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient Karla Caves, a magnificent rock-cut temple complex.
  • Discover the historical significance of the Bhaja Caves and their intricate Buddhist stupas.
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Sahyadri mountain range from Lonavala's Tiger Point.
  • Immerse yourself in the scenic beauty of Sunset Point in Lonavala.
  • Shop for local souvenirs and indulge in delicious chikki at Lonavala's markets.

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 $ 338.00
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 $ 622.00
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 $ 960.00
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 $ 1,191.00
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 $ 1,478.00
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 $ 1,816.00
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 $ 2,154.00

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: 7:00 AM

Indicative Drop-Off Time: 7:00 PM

Prepare for an enriching day as your adventure commences with a prompt 7:00 AM pick-up from your Mumbai hotel. Setting out on a scenic drive towards Lonavala, a charming hill station located approximately 83 kilometers from the bustling city, you'll be treated to splendid views of the changing landscape along the way.

At around 9:00 AM, your journey reaches the historical marvels of Karla Caves. These ancient Buddhist rock-cut cave temples date back to a bygone era and stand as a testament to India's rich heritage. Your expert guide will accompany you on a mesmerizing exploration of these caves, providing intricate insights into their history, architecture, and spiritual significance. Marvel at the mesmerizing Chaitya Hall, an awe-inspiring highlight of the caves.

By 11:00 AM, your adventure continues to the nearby Bhaja Caves, another archaeological gem renowned for its ancient Buddhist stupas and remarkable rock-cut sculptures. Your knowledgeable guide will guide you through the complex, offering comprehensive explanations of each cave's historical and spiritual importance. The intricate carvings and stunning architecture will leave you in awe. Don't miss the unique water cisterns carved out of the rock, an ingenious system for storing rainwater, which further showcases the craftsmanship of the era.

A well-deserved break awaits you at 1:00 PM when you'll be treated to a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant in Lonavala. This is an opportunity to savor the local flavors and relax before the next leg of your journey.

At 2:00 PM, it's time to explore Lonavala's scenic viewpoints, including the iconic Tiger Point and Sunset Point. Here, you'll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the Sahyadri mountain range and the picturesque valleys below. Your guide will ensure you don't miss any of the mesmerizing sights.

In the later afternoon, around 4:00 PM, your memorable day trip comes to an end as you depart Lonavala for your return journey to Mumbai. Your dedicated driver will transport you back to your hotel or your preferred location in Mumbai, ensuring your safe and comfortable arrival by approximately 7:00 PM.

This immersive day tour promises not only natural beauty and historical wonders but also a deeper understanding of India's ancient past and cultural heritage, all within the serene surroundings of Lonavala and its mesmerizing landscapes.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional)

Languages

English

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