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Karla and Bhaja Caves Private Day Trip From Mumbai

 Mumbai    8 Hours 38 people interested today
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8 Hours
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English, Hindi and Marathi
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Overview

Take a tour of the ancient caves which date back to 2nd century BC and explore one of the finest forms of rock-cut architecture.

Highlights

  • Visit one of the finest examples of rock-cut architecture.
  • Accompanied by an experienced chauffeur.
  • Hassle-free travel, letting you enjoy every bit of your tour.

 

Detailed overview

A mere two-hour drive from Mumbai lies a group of 22 rock cut caves known as the Karla and Bhaja caves. These caves date back to the 2nd century B.C. and the oldest Chaitya Buddhist caves that are still in existence. Buddhism was on a rise in that era and thus it was common for the monks to built caves in hilltops and live there. These Buddhist monks dedicated their lives to meditation and teachings of Buddha. Therefore there are prominent features like the prayer hall and the Stupa and other relief structure seen which give the traveler an insight into their life. The carvings on these walls show the use of wood for the first time in the Indian civilization and this is what makes the caves an important archeological artifact. These unique caves are located at a close proximity to the main village area, amidst the scenic waterfalls and lush greens. The Karla caves hold a magnificent Buddhist statue seated on a throne supported by a lion and surrounded by three elephants and the sides. This marvelous sculpture will leave the tourist in awe of the craftsmanship and creativity of the architects of the age.

 

Itinerary

  • Your tour will begin with a morning pick-up from your hotel/residence in Mumbai city limits.
  • Post which you will undertake your journey towards Karla Caves, which is a 2.5 - 3-hour drive from Mumbai.
  • Upon arrival, you will be exploring the majestic Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves.
  • Upon the completion of your tour, you will be heading back to Mumbai.
  • And you will be dropped off at your hotel/residence in Mumbai city limits.

Basic Details

Start Point
Mumbai hotel/residence
Finish Point
Mumbai hotel/residence
Start time
7:30 am 8:00 am 8:30 am 9:00 am
Category
Tours & Sightseeing
Trip Code
O590A795

Inclusions

  • All transportation using private air-conditioned sedan or SUV
  • Pickup and drop-off in Mumbai residence/ Mumbai hotel
  • Driver and fuel charges
  • 250 km of usage (more than enough)

Exclusions

  • Any monument entrance fees
  • Any toll and parking fees (To be paid on actual)
  • Personal expenses
  • Any meals
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions

Important Info

  • 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 kilometers
  • After 250 kilometers, additional per hour charges are applicable (to be paid directly to the driver)
  • For Sedan (4-seater) Rs. 11 per km (additional kilometer charge)
  • For SUV (6-seater)  Rs. 13 per km (additional kilometer charge)
  • This is not a guided tour

Cancellation

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • 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' 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

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.

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 sent on SMS/Email 3-6 hours before pick-up time.

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

Hotel/Residence in Mumbai city limits

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₹ 3590 (11% OFF)
₹ 3190 Per Vehicle
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Next Available: 21 Nov
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