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Barabar Caves, the Oldest Rock-Cut Caves Tour from Patna

 Patna    12 Hours 125 people interested today
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Trip Overview

A one day tour from Patna to the oldest rock-cut caves, come take a tour of Barabar Caves which are standing strong since 250 BC.

Highlights

  • A hassle-free tour to the ancient Barabar Caves and back from Patna.
  • No haggling over the fares and waiting in long ques to avail a comfortable vehicle.
  • Service of an experienced driver and a well-maintained car.

 

Detailed Overview

Located about 25 km from Bodh Gaya, Barabar Hills have India's oldest surviving rock-cut caves called Barabar Caves. The Barabar caves probably belong to the Mauryan period and were believed to be used by Buddhist monks. The architecture of these extraordinary caves is fairly unique and is famous for the echo effect in the inner chamber. There are four caves in the hills, Karan Chaupar, Lomas Rishi, Sudama and Visva Zopri. The Nagarjuni hills nearby also have three such caves. These caves date back to at least 250 BC.

 

Itinerary

  • The driver will pick you from hotel/residence address in Patna city limits at a time selected while booking.
  • Post the pick-up you will be driven to the Barabar Hills which are about 100 km from Patna, it would take you close to 4 hours to reach Barabar Hills.
  • Upon arrival, you may visit the following suggested places, you may skip OR add a few of your own;
  • Lomas Rishi Cave: This cave has an arch-shaped facade which replicates the wooden contemporary architecture, rows of rock-cut elephants lead the way to the stupa emblems.
  • Sudama Cave: This cave is dedicated to the great Maurya empire Ashoka, this cave has bow-shaped arches.
  • Karna Chaupar Cave: This cave has inscriptions dating back to 245 BCE.
  • Visva Karma Cave: Can be accessed from the Ashoka steps carved in the cliff, this cave has two rectangular rooms.
  • Post the Barabar Hills tour, you may proceed to the Nagarjuni Hills to which you will be driven to from Barabar Hills, and begin with the tour of the three following caves there:
  • Gopi Cave: This cave was built by the grandson of Ashoka, Dasharatha as per the inscriptions. It is located on the south side of the hill.
  • Vadithi-ka-Kubha cave: This cave is located on the northern side of the hill and is dedicated to the sect of Ajivikas by Dasharatha.
  • Vapiya-ka-Kubha cave: Like the Vadithi-ka-Kubha cave this cave is also dedicated to the sect of Ajivikas by Dasharatha.
  • After the completion of your tour, you will be driven back to Patna and be dropped at your hotel/residence in Patna city limits.

Basic Details

Start Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Patna Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O914A2675

Inclusions

  • All transportation using air-conditioned cab.
  • Pickup and drop-off in Patna city limits.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • 250 kilometres of usage (can be extended with extra charges).
  • Itinerary mentioned is a suggestion, you can add/skip places.
  • Newspaper and water bottle.

Exclusions

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Any toll and parking fees (To be paid on actual).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Any meals for the guests.
  • Night charge of Rs. 250 applicable if used beyond 10:00 pm.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • This is not a guided tour.
  • The guests may choose to skip or add any new attraction in the destination of the tour.
  • The booking price is applicable if the pick-up and drop-off is the same location.
  • Pick up and drop off location can be different but an extra charge will apply. To be paid to the driver directly.
  • Sedans (4-seater) models provided are Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios or similar.
  • SUV (6-seater) models provided are Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga or similar.
  • Night charge of Rs. 250 is applicable if the cab service is used between 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
  • The tour has a limit of 250 kilometres. 
  • After 250 kilometres, additional per kilometre charge will be applicable (to be paid directly to the driver).
  • For Sedan (4-seater) - Rs. 11 per km (additional kilometre).
  • For SUV (6-seater) - Rs. 13 per km (additional kilometre).
  • For Innova (6-seater) - Rs. 15 per km (additional kilometre).
  • The driver will know the local language, English speaking driver can be requested by you during the booking in "Special Request" section, the team will try their best to fulfil the request but the same cannot be promised for sure.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 24 hour
  • No refund after that

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We have two options Sedans & bigger SUVs. In Sedans we provide Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios mostly, sometimes it could be Nissan Sunny. In SUVs we provide Toyotta Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Suzuki Ertiga. You can request a particular model while booking in Special Request\'s and we try to provide it however you can not pick and choose exact car models. We operate only AC vehicles and hatchbacks are not available.

Helpful

No. All our tours are private and exclusively for your family or group.

Helpful

You need to book online from this page. We accept only online bookings. Booking is confirmed instantly through SMS and Email. Driver & Cab details are automatically sent on SMS/Email/Mobile App 2-4 hours before pick-up time.

Helpful

Yes, all sightseeing tours need to be booked in advance. Tours often sell out so we suggest booking early to guarantee your desired tour day. Bookings are completely online and you can book on Website or Mobile app.

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No these are purely sightseeing tours and we do not do provide stay/accommodation or do Hotel bookings on for you as part of these tours. For Multi-day sightseeing tours you need to book your hotels yourself.

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The itinerary mentioned on these private tours are a suggestion for your destination. You are free to skip or add other points. Let your personal driver know if you want to visit other places.

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As this is a private tour, you are free to spend as much time you seem fit on each attraction. Some landmarks are more time-consuming than others and you can decide where to spend how much time. Just keep in mind the hourly usage included in your Tour, extra charges would apply if that limit is exceeded. Also night charges apply if you cross night time, please check Inclusions/Exclusions/Important Info for details.

Helpful

If you wish to have an English driver who would drive you around the tour or drop you from one place to another, please mention the same in the Special Request section while booking. Any request would be taken into consideration and we will try arranging the same, although it\'s not a 100% Guarantee.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • The driver will pick you up directly from your hotel or specified pick-up point in city limits. Please enter the full pick up address at the checkout page.
  • The contact person details and phone number are shared in booking voucher sent to you via email after booking.
  • The driver and cab details are share 2 to 4 hours prior to the tour starting time
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