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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
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Ranked #8 of 42 Attractions in Lonavala
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Pune, India
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Vadodara, India
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13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Must go at least to see the architectural work.amazing caves.though all the caves are not open for tourists may be due to safety reason,rain water was seeping through caves.Site is a combination of a small temple and caves .about 200 steps to climb n reach the spot.good location.picturesque too from top.

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39 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

There are different ways you can look at this place.if you are not a history buff then there isnt much to offer.I went there with few of my history friends from Lanka.It was a treat visiting this place and listening the history from Buddhist point of view.It also makes you wonder how these caves were made in 10th century. Will... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

dont miss karla caves, we have to climb around hundred steps to reach there. this place all should visit once.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

It is a hall of about 20 feet wide and 60 feet depth with pillars, buddhist stupa and curved roof with wooden reapers. The entire hall is carved out of a hill like a cave with tiny water falls in the front and surrounded by many cave bed rooms for the monks to rest. Look at the photos

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

All the Buddhist caves are of the same architectural design. In case you have already seen Elephanta, khaneri caves then this is no different from them. Most of the sculptures were closed due to renovation. In the monsoon the sight of whole Lonavala when viewed from top is just fantastic and mesmerizing. We drove by car all the way to... More

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Warsaw, Indiana
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

From a historical perspective these caves may have some non-tourist appeal. To a tourist who just wants to feel her jaw drop when she is in the presence of remarkable cave sculpting then this is one to see. The climb is long and arduous for some. One in our party did not do so well. After walking up a winding... More

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