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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Pune, India
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Its beautiful. Bur climbing 362 steps to see it is worth the effort. But beware, should not go on a Sunday. Too much Crowd from Mumbai Fisherman. It has a Holy Shrine too. Traffic is also very bad on Sunday. Sunday should be avoided..

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

For kalra caves, you need to climb up stairs for about 20 minutes or alternatively take half way ride up by car and then the stairs. Caves are nothing great, actually disappointing as most of the area is not allowed for visitors, dirty esp. during monsoon times, only upside there is a nice shiv temple which one can visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you love history please pay a visit to this place. very close to station and easily accessible from Mumbai-Pune highway. Very nominal visit fee @ INR. 05/head. Old historic caves will take you to the old Buddhist dynasty, wonderfully carved stones are ready to tell you the history and view is also amazing. Yes be ready to climb lots... More

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Tiruchirappalli, India
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

we have to climb 125 stairs to reach the asias biggest monolithic cave temple.it is worth visiting if one has not been to any of the cave temples earlier. but the ekvira temple in front of it was divine. there is a path leading further up beyond the temple,which we missed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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518 reviews 518 reviews
281 attraction reviews
360 helpful votes 360 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Close to Bhaja caves, these 2 sites can easily be combined on a day trip to Pune (with a possible extension to Lohagad Fort and Pavana Lake). Personally I preferred Bhaja Caves, but that might be because there were a lot less people. Visiting Karla Caves on a Sunday during a religious festival wasn't the best idea: the site was... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

No proper signboards to describe the historical importance of the property . may be un attended place

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