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Karla Caves

Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
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Ranked #8 of 43 things to do in Lonavala
Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Type: Caverns & caves, Nature & Parks
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Navi Mumbai, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Its nice to see place, one can not imagine such a big temple of Budha carved from big rock. It was great experience. But its sad that place is not taken much care about, so dirtiness, foul smell mar the beauty of place. Truly Budham Sharnam Gachhami.

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Bangalore
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6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

caves and Ekavira temple is very good and but it is too crowded and also street vendors disturbance on the way to the caves..... I would recommend people to go to Bhaja Caves instead of Karla.....

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Pune, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

These caves are near Lonavala. These are beautiful caves with intricate motifs and intriguing pillars. Though this site is under ASI but I was really disappointed to see that not one member from the administration was there at the site. Most of the part is closed. That was disappointing. Needs maintenance.

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

Its also a must visit in Lonavala where you van see the exotic caves and there is also Ekvira devi temple in front of caves which is truly attractive

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Jaipur, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

It is 12 kilometers away from the resort. Made my Shivaji Maharaj is it one of the oldest cave. There is a temple nearby.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

After the Bhaja caves this one felt disappointing. This is still an active temple and a commercial site with stalls on the way up selling offerings and other items. By dodging down the side of the queue for the temple you're able to get into the main cave. This is worth the visit for the carvings and the arched roof.... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Karla Caves is an ancient archaeological gem, though not as important as Ajanta and Ellora caves. However, its importance has been degraded by allowing scores of vendors to sell cheap merchandise along the steps to the caves. I don't know when Ekvira temple was built to block the view of the cave entrance. I know devotees will be deeply offended... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Dont self-drive up - believe or not there is often traffic jam on steep incline due to parking. We took an auto who charged 250 bucks for round trip from the base of hill. Another 300 steps! climb from where auto drops. However nothing mch attractive on reaching top. You may skip - crowd also not good.

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Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I rate the caves a 4 but the journey to the caves (and back) would earn only a 2. We had a tough time traversing the distance upto the caves - thanks to plenty of idiotic drivers who proved that money can buy a big car but not enough brains to do the right thing. A narrow road leads upto... More 

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Mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent Old Buddhist Caves - make you really marvel at how these caves were carved out of the hills so many years back without any of the modern implements & tools. It is so well designed that our modern architects can learn lessons from it. Unfortunately, like all other monuments in India, even these are not very well maintained &... More 

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