Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai

Explore best-preserved Buddhist rock-cut caves in India on a full-day tour to the Karla and Bhaja Caves. Depart Mumbai in the morning to spend time at each cave complex, learning about Buddhist heritage in India while visiting impressive monasteries, prayer rooms, and temples that were carved into rock mountains some 1,500 years ago. Includes private guide, vehicle, pickup and drop-off.

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9 to 10 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Hotel / Airport / Cruise Port pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional local private tour guide
    • Bottled water
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance fees
    • Food and Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions
    • Entry/Admission - Karla Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaja Caves
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Karla Caves, Karli, Lonavala India

    After morning pickup at your desired Mumbai location, hotel, airport or sea port, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle for two hours to reach the Karla Caves. Climb 350 steps to reach the complex of 15 caves, which date to the second century AD. Your guide shows you impressive prayer halls, stupas, meditation rooms, towering columns, and intricate sculptures, and learn about the Buddhist devotees who lived there.

    Take a break for lunch at a local restaurant (own expense).

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bhaja Caves, Bhaje Caves Road, Khandala, Lonavala 412106 India

    From Karla Caves drive less than 30 minutes to the Bhaja Caves, 22 caves that were carved into a rock mountain. Again, climb 250 steps to reach the cave complex and see carvings, lofty rooms, and more. In the mid-afternoon, transfer back to Mumbai where your tour ends in the late afternoon with drop-off at your original location.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Mumbai Hotel / Airport / Cruise Port or other desired location in Mumbai.Ports
    • P D'Mello Rd, Indira Docks, Mumbai Port Trust, Mazgaon, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Pick-up Time is subject to change depending on the pick-up location, the same will be advised one day before the pick-up
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Pacific Classic Tours India

Activity ID: V-8173P46

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