Day trip to Karla & Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
Bhaja Caves or Bhaje caves is a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC.
Cities Covered: Mumbai (India)
Nestling in the hills of Lonavala, these rock-cut caves rank amongst the oldest finest examples of Early Buddhist temple art in India. The Karla Cave, the largest Early Buddhist shrine in India, imitates the look of more familiar wooden architecture.
Completed in 80 BC, the impressive structure includes a representation of the Buddha, and an aisle made up of 37 pillars and carved elephant heads, which once had real ivory tusks.
The Bhaja Cave complex comprises 18 caves and 14 stupas. Dating from around 200 BC, these architectural curiosities lie amidst thick greenery in a setting that’s so calm, it’s almost mystical.
- Tour Timing : 0800hrs till 1500hrs
(pick up may vary depending on the location of the hotel)
- Meal as listed in the itinerary
- Private Transportation for the visits
- Professional local English speaking city guide for visits
- Admission Fees of visiting sites as per itinerary
- All local government taxes wherever applicable.
- Items of a personal nature, such as, telephone calls and beverages including wines,
- Liquors, soft drinks, Meal (Lunch) list in the program
- Tips & Gratuities to guide(s) and to chauffeur(s)
- Any expenses caused by reasons beyond Apollo Voyages and its associate office.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in inclusions.
- Please carry valid identity proofs (passport, driving license etc).
- Please note that dress codes are conservative throughout India; modest and respectful clothing that covers the shoulders and knees is recommended. This is very important while visiting religious places.
- Always carry bottled water or packaged mineral water.
- Avoid taking street food unless you are into experimenting.
- Take care of your belongings while travelling in a crowded public place.
- Keep photocopies of your passport in the hotel locker.