Ancient Wonders: Karla and Bhaja Caves Excursion from Mumbai
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Product Code : AGORA263
Embark on a captivating journey to discover the ancient wonders of Karla and Bhaja Caves on this full-day excursion from Mumbai. Explore the rock-cut Buddhist caves that date back to the 2nd century BCE and marvel at their unique architecture and intricate carvings. Immerse yourself in the rich history, culture, and spirituality of these ancient caves with the guidance of an experienced tour guide. Indulge in local cuisine during a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, making this excursion a perfect blend of history, culture, and gastronomy.
7:00 AM - Pickup from your hotel/residence in Mumbai Your tour will begin with a convenient pickup from your hotel or residence in Mumbai by a private vehicle.
7:30 AM - Departure from Mumbai to Karla Caves After the pickup, you will depart from Mumbai and start your journey towards Karla Caves, which is located approximately 60 kilometers (37 miles) northwest of Mumbai.
10:00 AM - Arrival at Karla Caves You will arrive at Karla Caves, a complex of ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves that date back to the 2nd century BCE. These caves are famous for their unique architecture, intricate carvings, and Buddhist relics.
10:15 AM - Explore Karla Caves (guided tour) You will be accompanied by an experienced guide who will take you on a guided tour of Karla Caves. You will learn about the history, significance, and stories associated with these caves as you explore the various chambers, halls, and stupas carved out of the rock.
12:00 PM - Departure from Karla Caves to Bhaja Caves After exploring Karla Caves, you will depart for Bhaja Caves, which is located approximately 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Karla Caves. Bhaja Caves are another set of ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves known for their unique architecture and intricate carvings.
1:30 PM - Arrival at Bhaja Caves You will arrive at Bhaja Caves and take a short break to rest and rejuvenate.
1:45 PM - Lunch break (lunch at a local restaurant) After the break, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor some local cuisine and experience the flavors of the region.
2:45 PM - Explore Bhaja Caves (guided tour) Post lunch, your guide will take you on a guided tour of Bhaja Caves. You will get to see the impressive rock-cut structures, the intricately carved doorways, and the ancient Buddhist relics that adorn these caves.
4:30 PM - Departure from Bhaja Caves to Mumbai After exploring Bhaja Caves, you will start your return journey back to Mumbai.
7:00 PM - Arrival back in Mumbai You will arrive back in Mumbai in the evening, marking the end of your day tour to Karla and Bhaja Caves.
7:30 PM - Drop-off at your hotel in Mumbai.
Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.
English speaking local guide, if option selected.
Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.
Lunch, if option selected.
Bottled water in the car.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.