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Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
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I and my family often go climbing to Karla caves and have our fun time together. Its refreshing and mind lightening... :) There is one temple at the top and the caves just.. Its a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I and my family often go climbing to Karla caves and have our fun time together. Its refreshing and mind lightening... :) There is one temple at the top and the caves just.. Its a well known picnic spot.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It is a good place to visit if you want to have a nice trek and get a good viewing point of the surrounding hills and valleys. To get to the place you have to climb a LOT of steps so be prepared. Once at the top you are free to explore the temples and various caverns. The best time... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Located over a Hill Top, this is more of a remote location. Remember unless you carry cash there is very chance that the only ATM at nearby village will show some anomaly. From Lonavla to Karla say 10 -12 kms there are no ATMs . Ekvira Temple is located just out side the Caves , maintained by ASI , theses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You should climb up around 350 steps. You should feel the energy of to caves: So positive, strong, deep... You should watch dance of light through the sun windows. The most impressive cave temple in the maharashtra. Your visit might me beginning of your spiritual journey. P.S : Don’t visit the caves on the weekends.

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Caxias Do Sul, RS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Totally worth a visit, the sculptures are beautiful, the history is interesting and the place is special.

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

the caves are located uphills and you have to make an effort to go there. besides the cave there is a hindu temple of the local deity ekvira to whom the hindu heavily revered . the Karla caves have a large stupa belong to the gupta or before that era . the stupa was believed to be the biggest of... More 

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mumbai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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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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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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