Thanale Caves Trek
Thanale Caves located near Sudhagad in Raigad district. It’s a group of 23 Buddhist caves, belonging to first century B.C including 2 chaityas, 2 stupas and viharas. One of the caves has 13 stupas, which were meant for monk walks during their devotional ceremony. Cave No 7 being the most beautiful one are looked as the masterpieces of architecture and engineering. It has interesting Archs and other carvings with figure of men, women and animals. These caves are beautiful historical site which finds its mention in the list of protected monuments of Archaeological Survey of India. Few caves have been blocked due to the cave roof collapse. It is said that Vasudev Balwant Phadke stayed in Thanale caves during the fight against Britishers.
Come onboard and be a part of this exciting and adventurous but an easy grade trek which is suitable for beginners with good endurance. The trail through the dense forest is tricky and confusing; make sure you stick to your group throughout the trek. Trek to Thanale caves from the base village will take approximately 2 hours. Thanale caves are located at the foot of the cliff, which are clearly visible from the waterfall. These caves were left in isolation after the decline of Chaul as port when trade routes were altered during the end of 5th century. It was rediscovered in 1890 by a missionary J. A. Abbot
06:00 am : Meet at Dadar
09:00 am : Breakfast at Pali
09:30 am: Reach the base village Thanale and after a short introduction of all the fellow trekkers start trekking.
12:00 pm: Reach Caves , Take rest, Start exploring the caves
1:30 pm: Allow yourself a delicious lunch treat and probably a power nap if time permits
2:00 pm: Start descending towards the Thanale Village
4:00 pm: Reach the base and start the journey back home.
05:00 pm: Evening Snacks on the way to Mumbai
09:00 pm: Back to Mumbai, hopefully on time with no traffic jams.
- Transport by Private Non Ac Bus
- Food: Breakfast & Evening Snacks
- Trikon Trekking Expertise Charges
- Expertise charges
- 5% GST
- Personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions