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Karla & Bhaja Caves with lunch -Private Full-Day Tour

by Le Passage to India Duration 8h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per traveler Price is $113
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In the hills between Mumbai and Pune, discover the ancient cave wonders at Karla and Bhaja as you enjoy the privileges of a private guide on a full-day tour. Engage with India's atavistic Buddhist culture as you visit dwellings and temples located on a vital former trade route from the Arabian Sea.

On either side of the Mumbai-Pune Highway lie the roads up to the impressive Karla and Bhaja Caves. Not as well-known as Mumbai's other landmarks, these rock-carved onetime communities are no less wonderful.

Begin at Karla and admire the elaborate carvings, striking sculptures, and vast prayer hall. Learn from your guide about the Buddhist origins of the complex, close to the significant trade route linking the Arabian Sea and the Indian heartland, where nomadic travelers would often stay.

Following lunch, proceed to Bhaja and the monastic dwellings hewn into the basalt rock. Here, the caves are notable for pieces of wooden architecture which you observe on the ceilings. Decorative sculptures and, in the rainy season, a delightful waterfall help create an altogether enchanting space.

In the hills between Mumbai and Pune, discover the ancient cave wonders at Karla and Bhaja as you enjoy the privileges of a private guide on a full-day tour. Engage with India's atavistic Buddhist culture as you visit dwellings and temples located on a vital former trade route from the Arabian Sea.

On either side of the Mumbai-Pune Highway lie the roads up to the impressive Karla and Bhaja Caves. Not as well-known as Mumbai's other landmarks, these rock-carved onetime communities are no less wonderful.

Begin at Karla and admire the elaborate carvings, striking sculptures, and vast prayer hall. Learn from your guide about the Buddhist origins of the complex, close to the significant trade route linking the Arabian Sea and the Indian heartland, where nomadic travelers would often stay.

Following lunch, proceed to Bhaja and the monastic dwellings hewn into the basalt rock. Here, the caves are notable for pieces of wooden architecture which you observe on the ceilings. Decorative sculptures and, in the rainy season, a delightful waterfall help create an altogether enchanting space.

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7:30 AM, Tour in English, includes Food Only

Duration 8h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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$322.54

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Karla & Bhaja Caves with lunch -Private Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Karla Caves

Pune

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Mumbai City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Mumbai


Highlights

  • Fine examples of religious cave architecture

  • History & culture of societies along an ancient trade route

  • Tranquil & refreshing day spent out of lively Mumbai

  • Sites on a path less-traveled for an intimate experience

  • Private guide for a personalized tour


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Karla and Bhaja caves

  • Admission fees

  • Lunch

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central Mumbai hotel via air-conditioned vehicle

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Beverages


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • Maximum vehicle size is 6 passengers.

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.