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Excursion to Karla & Bhaja Caves from Mumbai

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Product Code : AGORA263

Private full day Excursion to Karla & Bhaja Caves from Mumbai include visit to two famous ancient Buddhist Caves located in Lonavala & Khandala hill station just 100 kms away from Mumbai. The Karla Caves is a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE, best-known for its Grand Chaitya. Nearby Bhaja Caves is a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC. The caves are 400 feet above the village of Bhaja. Private air-conditioned transport from picks up till drop off to your hotel, English speaking guide, & entrances to monuments are well included in the package price.

Pick up from your Mumbai city hotel for full day excursion trip to Karla & Bhaja Cave. Visit-

The Karla Caves one of the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India is a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves from the 2nd century BCE to the 5th century CE. These caves houses one of the largest Chaityas (prayer hall with a stupa). Karla Caves house a humongous 15 meter pillar along with a temple dedicated to Goddess Ekveera. It also houses a Buddhist monastery which is believed to have been built there around 2nd century BC. One can spot a major ancient trade route near the caves running towards east from the Arabian Sea into the Deccan. One has to climb almost 150 stairs to reach the cave. 

The Bhaja Caves are a group of 22 rock-cut Buddhist caves dating back to the 2nd century BC. The Bhaja Caves houses a group of 14 majestic stupas which are the heirloom of the resident monks who died at Bhaja. Five of these stupas can be seen outside the ancient cave while nine are outside displaying an inscription with the name of three monks - Ampinika, Dhammagiri and Sanghdina. These stupas have been sculpted very intricately showing the name of the monks along with their titles.

After sightseeing drop off to your hotel in Mumbai.

Transport by private AC deluxe car

Pick up and drop off from Mumbai

Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.

Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.

Bottled water within the vehicle.

All taxes

Any meals.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities (optional).