About Kondana Caves
Kondana Caves situated in Karjat offers the ancient lifestyle of Buddhist followers. Ancient rock-cut caves, Kondana Caves are very famous Buddhist caves. These caves enclose sculptures, vihara, chaitya and stupa. Sculptures and stupas are specimens of the ancient period Buddhist architecture. There was a natural disaster in the form of an earth quake in early 1900 by which many stupas, front entrance and floor of the caves were damaged. These ancient caves attract lots of tourists and Buddhist devotees all through the year. Kondana Caves is around 15 KM from Karjat.
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Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek Event Details
- Kondana caves trek difficulty level: Easy.
- Base village Kondana caves: Kondhane.
- Kondana caves height: 60m above Sea Level (Approx.).
- Time required climbing Kondana caves: 1 hour (one way).
- Cost: Rs 1300
Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek Event Itinerary
Day 1 – Saturday
Catch Karjat fast local from CSMT.
CSMT – Karjat fast local time table.
18:25 Meeting at Karjat railway station.
18:30 Journey towards base village by local tumtum
19:30 Reach at base village.
22:00 Start trekking towards Kondana Caves
Enjoy fireflies while ascending.
23:00 Reach at Kondana caves.
Enjoy fireflies, explore the cave.
Late night we came back to village.
Night stay at villager’s house
Day 2 – Sunday
06:30 Wake Up and freshen up.
08:00 Start return journey towards Karjat station by tumtum
09:00 Reach Karjat station and disperse.
- People may board same train from their respective stations of convenience.
- Missing the train is missing Kondana Caves Fireflies Trek, no refund will be provided.
What is included in the tour
- 1 veg Dinner and 1 Breakfast.
- Trek Leader Expertise Charges.
- Travel Karjat to Karjat by local auto.
What is NOT included in the tour
- Travel cost from Mumbai to Karjat and back.
- Travel from Pune to Karjat and back.
- Mineral water/lime water/ purchased for personal consumption
- All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered.
- Any kind of personal expenses.
- Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above.
- All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather.
- Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required.
- 2/3 liters of water.
- Some Dry fruits / Dry Snacks / Energy Bars.
- Glucon D / ORS / Tang / Gatorade sachets.
- Good Torch must with extra battery.
- Trekking Shoes provide more grip and comfort on trek.
- One Day Backpack 20 to 30 liters.
- Sleeping material. (Sleeping bag or 2 bedsheets).
- Rains are expected, so pack your bags accordingly to save them from getting wet.
- Double pack your valuables / phones in plastic bags.
- Rainwear / Poncho / Waterproof jacket etc. if you don’t want to get wet.
- Sun Cap and Sunscreen.
- Personal First aid and Personal Medicine.
- Identity Proof.
- Please wear Full sleeves and Full Track Pant this will protect from Summer Sun / Thorns / Insects / Prickles.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can we drive till Kondhane?
2. Kondana caves Map - Drive through Map?
Please refer google maps or google earth.
3. Distance from Mumbai to Kondhane?
Two hours drive from Mumbai - 80 km approx.
4. Distance from Pune to Kondhane?
Three hours drive from Pune - 125 km approx.
5. Number of days required for this event?
One night and one day.
6. Where can we park our cars?
Base Village at your own risk.
7. Is there any parking charge?
8. Do you provide sleeping bags?
Sleeping bag NO - For hygiene reasons we don't provide sleeping bags.
9. Are toilet available on Kondana caves?
Not available. During the trek toilets are not available.
10. Do single travellers female sign up for these events?
We have 60 - 40 % or more Male - Female ratios on our events.
Many Single Travelling Female join our events.
11. Are kids allowed on treks?
Kids below 15 with Parents supervision only.
12. What type of food will be provided?
Food preference only Veg local home cooked is available.
13. Phone connectivity?
Limited phone connectivity available for most cellular services.
14. Where will we stay?
Homestay at village.
15. Is cash payment or spot payment accepted?
Cash payment is not accepted.
Registration against 100% upfront payment only via Paytm / UPI / NEFT / IMPS / Payment Gateway on the spot payment not accepted.
We need to book in advance bus / jeep and make other arrangements upfront payment is must.
16. Will I get bottled water?
Normal well water shall be provided.
17. Can I charge my phone?
No electricity. Please carry a power bank if required.
18. How is the weather now?
Summer Temperature Night 17- Day 39°C approx.
Monsoon it rains very heavily please double pack your expensive phones and gadgets.
19.Can we smoke or drink alcohol?
People caught smoking or drinking alcohol will be asked to exit event on immediate basis.
20. Can we listen to music on Bluetooth speaker?
Listening to music on earphones or Bluetooth speaker is not allowed while trekking, Bluetooth speaker not allowed inside Homestay.
21. How do I make payment?
You can pay online on our website in how to register tabs.
Incase your question is not listed above you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org