Scenic Waterfall & Historical Forts: Lonavala & Khandala Day Excursion
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Product Code : AGORA589
Embark on a picturesque journey from Pune to Lonavala & Khandala, filled with natural beauty and historical marvels. Explore the ancient Karla and Bhaja Caves, showcasing Buddhist rock-cut architecture. Discover the majestic Lohagad Fort with its rich history and panoramic views. Marvel at the stunning Kune Falls, a three-tiered waterfall amidst the lush valleys. A perfect blend of nature and history, this day excursion promises a memorable experience for travelers seeking scenic beauty and cultural heritage.
8:00 AM - Pick up from your Pune city hotel by a private air-conditioned car and begin your full-day excursion to Lonavala & Khandala.
9:30 AM - Reach Lonavala and start your sightseeing with a visit to Karla Caves, which are about 11 km from Lonavala. Explore the complex of ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves that were developed over the period from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD.
11:00 AM - Next, head to Bhaja Caves, which are located close to Karla Caves. These caves date back to the 2nd century BC and belong to the Hinayana Buddhism sect. The caves have a number of stupas and are situated 400 feet above the village of Bhaja, on an important ancient trade route running from the Arabian Sea eastward into the Deccan Plateau.
12:30 PM - After exploring the caves, Lunch at a local restaurant in Lonavala.
1:30 PM - Post lunch, visit Lohagad Fort, which is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra. The fort is connected to the neighboring Visapur fort by a small range and rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level. Lohagad has a long history with several dynasties occupying it at different periods of time.
3:30 PM - Next, visit Kune Falls, which is located centrally within the Lonavala Khandala valley. This three-tiered waterfall has a total height of 200 metres (660 ft), with the highest drop being 100 metres (330 ft).
5:00 PM - After sightseeing, start your drive back to Pune.
6:30 PM - Reach Pune and drop off to your hotel.
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.