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Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
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Historic caves

Nice place to visit having Buddhist caves with Ek Vira temple. Can be reached after a climbing up around 350 steps. Have many options of snacks and food points.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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mumbai
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mumbai
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Nice place to visit having Buddhist caves with Ek Vira temple. Can be reached after a climbing up around 350 steps. Have many options of snacks and food points.

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mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Have been to Karla caves couple of times and there are few caves though not many carvings.Thre is the Ekvira temple and queues to reach the temples. Lots of steps though the vehicle goes up to quite a point. Quite a few shops serving cold drinks etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A nuce ancient stone carved temple. Only the new temple that was built just in front of it that makes the place too crowded. Some caves are not opened to the public. Once inside you will find a clean and well kept carved temple. The adjacent caves as well as the tourist structure (specially bathrooms) should be better maintained.

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Pune
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Nice place to start trek to lohgad. Click some pics and enjoy some snacks and get your self ready. Take some rest in caves, discuss about buddhism and get glimpse of some rare crabs in caves. There is nominal entry fee to these caves.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Caves just have a couple of dens that you can peek into. Queue to Ekvira temple was huge and there was no way we could have made it. Drive to the parking was steep & dangerous as I couldn't take it up even on 1st gear. Had to take help of a local. Good part is the view from... More 

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Baroda
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214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Karla caves is a good place to visit near Lanavala. The place is good to visit during winters. After parking the vehicle, you must be prepared to walk some distance uphill. The parking for cars may be sometimes a bit tight. After reaching the top, its very flat. The caves are unique and a lot of carvings may be seen.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A very good place for historical place lovers, but place is crowded since there is a temple there. Also entry restrictions are very much and you will have very limited choice to explore.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Its nice to see place, one can not imagine such a big temple of Budha carved from big rock. It was great experience. But its sad that place is not taken much care about, so dirtiness, foul smell mar the beauty of place. Truly Budham Sharnam Gachhami.

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Bangalore
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

caves and Ekavira temple is very good and but it is too crowded and also street vendors disturbance on the way to the caves..... I would recommend people to go to Bhaja Caves instead of Karla.....

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Pune, India
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25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

These caves are near Lonavala. These are beautiful caves with intricate motifs and intriguing pillars. Though this site is under ASI but I was really disappointed to see that not one member from the administration was there at the site. Most of the part is closed. That was disappointing. Needs maintenance.

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