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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
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Ranked #6 of 42 Attractions in Lonavala
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Pune, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The caves are approached via an untidy path full of street food vendors who have not cleaned up the mess from yesterday, the place is full of trash and the modern temple has been constructed outside with no respect to the ancient caves behind. The caves are a religious site so no issue with adding to the theme, however the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Its a more than 2,000 years old made by buddha followers. It was on a height, made for meditation for followers

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gandhdham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

need a rope way or a cable car to reach this place, not worth going. there was so much of noice played by shops high loud speakers

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I found this was the only best place to visit around Lonavala. I recommend park your cars at base and take an auto upwards. From there around 100 steps more to climb. Beautiful nature; awesome caves; The south indian restaurant on or way back was superb.

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Thane, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The climb up there was very difficult in the monsoon with the flowing water on the steep steps and slippery surface. Brace yourselves up even as you drive through the narrow roads up there and then climb all your way up to the caves only to find them closed during the monsoons. Disappointing !

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Pune, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Very well-maintained, although I would urge fellow Indian travellers to be a little more respectful of the history of this place. If your kids are not archaeologically inclined, stay clear of this place. Quite often we have had to contend with over-excited teenagers that are content to whoop and scream, and hear their echoes bounce around the cave. Sad. A... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been to the caves at least 5 times till date. Earlier they were dirty and badly maintained but then they spruced it up and charged a small amount to visit. However, this time I was slightly disappointed. Though they still charge for entry, the guards are complacent.they don't stop tourists from entering the smaller living quarters. They main... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

A nice attraction when the weather is fair. When we visited, the monsoon rains had come. An umbrella was useless. Expect about 200 or so steps up to the caves Poor engineering resulted in the water cascading down the steps. It felt as though I was climbing up a waterfall. That said, everyone accepted the situation and was in good... More

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Jaipur, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When you visit here just try to think from perspective of the times in which the caves were built. How the architect imagined the whole layout? Did he know that the hill will not collapse on excavating a large hall? How much time did it take? How many persons were involved? It must be a mammoth task to do it.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Picked the day of the annual Buddhist pilgrimage to visit the caves, we left Pune early and arrived at the caves around 9.30. The place was already packed full of cars and lots of people. There was no rain but the ground was muddy and the steps a little slippery but this was due to the peanut shells and not... More

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