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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Lonavala
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Bangalore, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Only giving poor review because the actual caves was closed due to some function occurring in the temple beside the Caves. Had to climb all the way up and then the guards there told that the caves is closed. Not worth going up if the caves are closed. Too crowded also

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

It is indeed one of the attraction when visiting to Lonavla! For people who love exploring our ancient historical monuments, sadly the authorities have not maintained it well. Many a places it is laced with stains and stinks. Tip to be kept in mind the way to the caves is not a straight one, so take precautions while reaching there... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

its about 15 mins drive out of lonavala, again no signboards along the way until you are almost at the turning . then its a 5min drive interior to reach the bottom of the hill ranges where it is located & where you will have to park your vehicle.. there is a steep climb then of maybe 200 steps ,... More

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

People who love ancient historical sites will love this place. It is a human marvel to see. Our family loved this place.

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Bucharest, Romania
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94 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

If you ever plan a getaway from Mumbai to Lonavala, then please consider visiting the Karla and the Bhaja Caves. They are Buddhist caves more than 2000 years old and carved into the mountain with a chisel and a hammer. Visiting them you can get a glimpse of times lost in the darkness of history and get an idea about... More

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Pune, India
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72 reviews 72 reviews
42 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Karla caves is a good visit if you are in Lonavala. It has an Ancient cave temple but with a noisy surroundings. With localities and vendors playing noisy records of the Ekvira Devi, the place loses it's peacefulness. People offering sacrifices to the Goddess in this age is something that was disturbing.

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Pune, India
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30 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Visited on 8th sep. A must visit place if you trip to Lonavala-Khandala. Take right turn while going pune to Lonavala...just 6-7 kms before Lonavala you'll find a board indicating Karla Caves 2km to the right. Straight you go to find a sturdy mountain ahead. Pay Rs 10 as entry and take your vehicle to the half of the height.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went there on a rainy day, nobody around, had the whole place to ourselves. It was definitely inspiring to see a thousand year old cave with such impressive carvings. Will want to go back again if ever in Pune area.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The visit to Lonavala was wonderful . My husband and i went there in our car from Mumbai on 30th August 2014 , and came back the very same day. We set off around 9 in the morning , the journey was smooth and the awesomely appealing scenic beauty on the way made the trip even more enjoyable and relaxing.... More

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Patiala, India
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The best part is the trekking the mountains especially in the monsoon season. In monsoon, it just looks like heaven, awesome sceneries, waterfalls, greenery, all are just beautiful...

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