Three fierce lions carved into a pillar 2,000 years ago guard the Karla Caves, site of 16 rock-cut Buddhist temples or monasteries called viharas and prayer caves called chaityas. The largest and most famous of the Buddhist prayer chaityas is splendidly preserved. Its main aisle is flanked by 37 ornamental pillars topped with kneeling elephants that rise up to the ribbed teak roof. The roof itself is a natural wonder, since normally wood deteriorates rapidly in India because of the climate and the ravages of white ants; the state of preservation of this roof built two centuries ago is remarkable. |
- Round-trip air-conditioned transportation
- Knowledgeable, English-speaking local guide
- Entrance fees
Approx. 8 hours
Departure time and location:
9 AM, from the Mumbai Hotel, Mumbai (Bombay)
Return time and location:
Approx. 5 PM, to the Mumbai Hotel, Mumbai
Prices listed are per car; cars seat up to 3 people. The Karla Caves are 70 miles (112 kms) from Bombay.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it iscritical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
How to redeem your voucher(s):
Reservation confirmation required. You will not be guaranteed a place on this tour without contacting Services International at least 48 hours prior to your arrival to confirm your tour date and time. The customer service number appears on your printed voucher. Pick-up from select hotels can be arranged; upon pick-up, present your voucher(s) to the driver.
|Terms and conditions|
|Prices listed are per car; cars seat up to 3 people.|
Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.