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Karla And Bhaja Caves Tour
Full Day Karla And Bhaja Caves Tour - Lonavala/Maharashtra

KARLA CAVES

These are among the oldest caves in India and date back all the way to 160 B.C To get to Karla you have to take a 12km drive along the highway towards Pune and turn left a little after passing MTDC's Holiday home and then drive further 3km down a narrow road. Regular S.T bus services are available. From the base it is a stiff 600 feet climb to the top and it is recommended that adequate water is carried along by you. The principal cave is the largest Chaitya among Buddhist cave in the country, Being 15meters wide and 16 meters high. The most remarkable feature of the cave is its arched roof supported by wooden beams which have astonishingly survived the onslaught of elements for more than 2,000 years. The Wooden Umbrella above the Chaitya is unique in the Buddhist caves around the world. There is absolutely no sign of any corrosion. It is the finest example of the kind perhaps in the world.

At the entrance of the principal cave is the temple of Goddess Ekvira visited by thousands of devotees from the coastal region around Mumbai during the annual fair falling in April (chaitra) and also during Navratri. Ekvira temple is on the right side of the main cave while at the left side is a lofty column with three lions on its top.

 

Bhaja Caves

Reaching Bhaja by road requires to drive down the same route along the highway as Karla but instead of turning left you must take the road on the right and drive past Malavali station and follow a quite road a further 3km to Bhaja village, There is no bus service to Bhaja but you can take a local train to Malavali station.From the village it is a 250 feet climb to the caves.There are 18 caves, twelth being a chaitya hall with finest carving in the cave complex. First cave appears to be the dwelling of the master architect while 10 others are viharas for priests.Remaining seven caves have inscription about donors.

Location : Lonavala

Duration : 6 - 8 hours

Itinerary :

  • Pick up at 09:00 AM in morning from City/Suburb Hotel

  • Break for lunch

  • Tour ends at 16:00 PM & drop at hotel

Number of Pax :

  • Minimum 1 person

  • Group sizes vary from 2-4 persons

Guide Service :

  • Optional on Request
  • English Speaking or language of your choice subject to availability
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RESERVATION

Full Day Karla And Bhaja Caves Tour Lonavala, Maharashtra.

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Non AC Indigo / Esteem  INR 5300
AC Indigo / Esteem INR 7300
AC Tavera INR 7400
AC Innova INR 7750
AC Ford Accent INR 9550
AC Lancer  Optra Honda City INR 9800
AC Corolla INR 12050
AC Accord / Camry INR 13200
AC Mercedes E Class INR 32800
AC Tempo Traveller INR 12650
AC Mini Coach INR 13450
AC Large Coach INR 15000
AC Lexia INR 16600
AC Volvo INR 29050
Inclusive : Car with Driver Plus Toll & Parking Charges.
Taxes : 3.09% Taxes Extra.
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Guide Charges & Entrance Fees Extra.

Entrance Charges :
  City Sight Seeing Elephanta Excursion Kanheri Cave Karla Cave Bhaja Cave
Foreigners Rs.335 Per Pax Rs.250 Per Pax Rs.100 Per Pax Rs.100  Per Pax Rs.100 Per Pax
Indians Rs.10 Per Pax Rs.5 Per Pax Rs.5 Per Pax Rs.5 Per Pax Rs.5 Per Pax
Municipal Tax - Rs.10 Per Pax      
Toy Ferry Tain Fee at Elephanta Rs.10 from Jetty till the steps
Guide Charges :
  City Sightseeing   Suburb Sightseeing Elephanta Excursion
  Half Day (1-4 hrs) Full Day (4-8 hrs) Full Day (4-8 hrs)  
1 - 5 Persons Rs.660 Rs.825 Rs.825 Rs.825
6 - 14 Persons Rs.825 Rs.1075 Rs.1075 Rs.1075
15 - 35 Persons Rs.1155 Rs.1485 Rs.1485 Rs.1485
Guide Conveyance - - Rs.100 -
  Language Allowance    
  Half Day (1-4 hrs) Full Day (4-8 hrs)    
1 - 14 Pax Rs.250 Rs.385    
15 - 35 Pax Rs.305 Rs.495    
Outstation Allowance Rs.550 (Minimum distance covered is 100 kms per day)
Meal Plan: EP-Room Only, CP-With Breakfast, MAP-Breakfast and Dinner, AP-Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
 Mode of Payment :  By Credit Card        By Bank Transfer
  Arrival Details  
Airport Transfer Required       Not Required  
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