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Address: Lonavala | Near Malavali Railway Station, Khandala, Lonavala, India
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Unique Stupa-Worth short visit

Bhaja caves houses a series of caves- the main one is worth all the climb up (some 100+ steps), which houses a big stupa housed in large cave reinforced with wood and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Shrinidhi H
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Chennai (Madras), India
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Chennai (Madras), India
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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Bhaja caves houses a series of caves- the main one is worth all the climb up (some 100+ steps), which houses a big stupa housed in large cave reinforced with wood and steel Most of the other caves seem to be sleeping barracks, as they didn't have much left to see Bhaja caves can be clubbed with Lohgad fort and... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Not well maintained. It was average - not much of art to see there. You have to climb about 150-200 steps to reach the place. The fact that I went there on a hot sunny day may contribute to my average rating for this place. I recommend it to be visited during early morning or evening - definitely not on... More 

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Bangalore
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Compare to Karla Caves, This is the best and neatly maintained..... You dont have street vendors on the way to Bhaja Caves unlike Karla caves..... People who visit here also less compare to Karla...... Ideal Location for Photography.....Spent almost 2 + hours in this caves......

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Pune, India
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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Near the hoghway, it’s a 3km jaunt from the main road to the Bhaja Caves, where the setting is lusher, greener and quieter than at Karla Cave. Cave 12 is an open chaitya, earlier than that at Karla, containing a simple dagoba. Beyond this is a strange huddle of 14 stupas, five inside and nine outside a smaller cave. Pleasant... More 

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Roermond, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

These caves are not touristic yet, so there are no shops to get drinks and food. Bring your own things. Before reaching the caves, you need to take the stairs up with more then 100 steps. Once you reach the caves, you know why you have taken the stairs. The scenery is very nice. Definitely worthwhile to go there!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Its truly amazing to see a natural excavation of halls, rooms or a sort of, in this place used by Buddhist

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Jaipur, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It was as if a strong shelter on me and it gave me a new experience of caves. It is really good to be visited during the holidays along with family members

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Wellington, New Zealand
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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

These are second century BC Buddhist caves. The walk up the steep steps is well worth the end result. We met a student of Buddhism who reckoned he'd identified some scripting not seen before. These have the 'wow' factor. You'll need to get a rickshaw out here and need to keep the driver while you visit these caves and Karla... More 

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Pune, India
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82 reviews 82 reviews
45 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Located slightly off the main highway, this caves are no less than Karla Caves. They are limited in size and the number of caves is lesser but the carvings are very good. No food and water facility at the caves so you need to carry your own

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Gurgaon, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

These caves are smaller than the nearby Karla Caves. However, I liked the caves much more than Karla caves because of the surroundings. Unlike the steps to Karla Caves there are no vendors' stalls along the steps to Bhaja caves. The view of the caves in natural surroundings made my experience worth remembering. I hope they would not allow small... More 

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