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Scenic Waterfall & Historical Forts: Lonavala & Khandala Day Excursion

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Product Code : AGORA589

Discover the scenic and historical marvels of the Lonavala and Khandala hill stations on a captivating day excursion from Pune, starting at 8:00 AM. Begin with the awe-inspiring Karla and Bhaja Caves, showcasing ancient rock-cut architecture and spiritual significance. Relish a delightful lunch amidst the serene surroundings of Lonavala. Dive deeper into history at the majestic Lohagad Fort, offering panoramic views and rich tales of dynastic conquests. Conclude your journey with a refreshing visit to the cascading Kune Falls, a nature lover's paradise. As the day draws to a close, return to Pune, reflecting on the day's blend of cultural exploration and natural beauty, leaving you with cherished memories.

8:00 AM - Departure from Pune Hotel: Begin your day with a comfortable pick-up from your Pune hotel. A private, air-conditioned vehicle will be ready to transport you on a scenic journey to the enchanting hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala.

Karla Caves: Your first destination is the spellbinding Karla Caves, situated a short 11 km drive from Lonavala. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, these ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves showcase stunning architecture and spiritual significance. Wander through the complex, admire the meticulously crafted stupas, and soak in the peaceful surroundings, offering insights into the area's rich history spanning from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD.

Bhaja Caves: Following Karla Caves, you'll head to the Bhaja Caves, a brief distance away. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, these rock-cut caves are linked with the Hinayana Buddhism sect. Perched at an elevation of 400 feet above Bhaja village, the caves feature multiple stupas and provide sweeping views of the landscape. Your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating historical and cultural narratives as you explore.

Lunch in Lonavala: Rejuvenate with a scrumptious lunch at a local eatery in Lonavala. Relish regional specialties while enjoying the serene hill station ambiance.

Lohagad Fort: Post-lunch, make your way to the imposing Lohagad Fort, a significant hill fort in Maharashtra. Nestled at a height of 1,033 meters (3,389 feet) above sea level, this fort has witnessed various dynasties throughout its history. Discover its robust walls, detailed architecture, and delve into the fascinating tales surrounding this historical marvel.

Kune Falls: Continue your adventure to the breathtaking Kune Falls, situated centrally within the Lonavala-Khandala valley. With a majestic total height of 200 meters (660 feet), Kune Falls cascades in three tiers, with the tallest drop standing at an impressive 100 meters (330 feet). Take a tranquil walk by the falls, capture mesmerizing photographs, and relax amidst the soothing natural surroundings.

Return to Pune: As your exploration of Lonavala and Khandala concludes, embark on your journey back to Pune, cherishing the memories of the day's experiences.

Drop-off at Pune Hotel: Upon reaching Pune, you'll be dropped off at 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.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.