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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
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Ranked #5 of 42 Attractions in Lonavala
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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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4 attraction reviews
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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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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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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 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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26 reviews 26 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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