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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
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Ranked #8 of 41 attractions in Lonavala
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Pune
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169 reviews 169 reviews
118 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Caves are very beautiful. To reach at Caves, U need to climb small hill by steps. Huge Vihar is nice but not maintained properly. Entry fee charges are INR 10/- per person and parking chargers are INR 10 for car. Some food stalls are available when U climb the hill. They need to improve the maintenance to attract more people.... More

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Vadodara, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

These ancient Buddhist rock cut caves are atop the hill and are close to Lonavala town, off the Mumbai Pune Highway. These caves seem very similar to Ellora caves, Aurangabad, but not as enchanting as the ones there. The Chaityagruha is amazing with array of rock cut columns with inscriptions and carvings. There is alley behind the columns, probably for... More

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Nashik, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I visited on weekend there was a huge rush for the ekvira temple just next to caves..as ekvira mata is a family goddess to fishermen animals are offered...at the footsteps of caves sight is very very terriible...so brahmins & jains pl avoid this place on weekends.. If u had already seen ajanta & ellora or even nashik pandavleni ,then nothing... More

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Jaipur, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Nice place one time visit.There is a full restaurant which runs under these caves and that the best part as the cave is at a distance so u will feel like having something when u reach there. The cave is very good fresh air flowing, sit there for some time and relax yourself.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a 2000-year old buddhist site, just off the old Pune-Mumbai highway. Pay Rs.30/- at the start of the main road that leads to the site and Rs.10/- at the top for car parking. Climb 150 steps to the top. The path is dotted with shops and tiny eateries. There's a temple at the top, so the local population... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were in Lonavala some time back and made a random plan to visit this place. All of us too reluctant since we heard that we need to climb a lot. But, at the end of it, we felt we took a good decision to visit this place. There are lot of caves, small and big, in there. The main... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

If you are interested in visiting places with historical importance and great architectural value, then do visit Karla Caves. Yes, you have to take the stairs, it can get a bit tiring, but it is worth it. For more info about its breathtaking interior, check out my blog. Link provided below. http://nishantsamant.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/the-majestic-karla-caves-chaityagriha/

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

i visited this place on 22nd feb. with my family. This place are not maintained properly. its a ancient caves and the responsibility rest with the government authority. But they are ignoring the same.

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India
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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

This could be one of the unforgettable day trip from mumbai. This is second time i'm visiting this place. First let me cover the topic 'How to reach lonavala or Karla Cave from mumbai: Early in the morning from CST Mumbai railway station currently 2 trains by which you can reach lonavala. (there are many trains but this is perfect... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

far from lonaval, carla caves actually have nothing to offer to indian tourists, may be of good interest for forieghners who are more interested in wasting their time searching for old shattedred monuments.

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