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Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
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We visited Karla caves in the month of January 2016. It was afternoon when we reached the site. As the season is winter, it was alright to climb some 120-150 steps to reach to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited Karla caves in the month of January 2016. It was afternoon when we reached the site. As the season is winter, it was alright to climb some 120-150 steps to reach to the caves. There is an entry fee of INR 5.00 per person. Additionally one has to pay INR 10.00 each at 2 check posts to reach... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

good place and coming in lonavala and not visiting this place then its really no use.good caves and temple.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Karla Caves are located outside Lonavala. The place is easily reachable by car, with road halfway up to the caves. There is also a temple dedicated to the Goddess Ekveera at the top close to the caves. Many of the caves have been closed now, due to decay and destruction due to natural causes (rain/ heat causes the structure to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to enjoy the tale of Kauravas and Pandavas this is the right place to explore the historical moments.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's just a Rs 5 ticket to enter the caves. For that, it's more than value for money. Nice Buddhist carvings inside. I have one suspicion though. At the entry gate, the guy did not tear our tickets, instead kept them somewhere. So wonder if he is reselling them & making money out of it.

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Thank ftp1234
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to go early.. Be ready for a steep climb.. To end up seeing some beautiful caves, most of which are inaccessible due to security reasons.. The place has not been maintained very well.. However.. There is a beautiful temple and serene caves which is a must visit. Not very advisable if u r in lonavla only for a... More 

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Thank Sanath K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very beautiful caves on mountain near Malavali station. These Buddhist caves are 2000 years old. Buddhist monks carved out this beautiful cave between 200 BC and 500 AD. The site is protected by ASI. However modern day hindu temples are being constructed there spoiling the beauty.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to see history and learn about it. However go preferably during the monsoon months when the greenery all around soothes the eyes additionally. Be prepared to face a huge crowd over the weekend / holidays.

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Kalyan, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Karla caves are expected to be built around 2nd BC to 7th AD. It's has Buddha status all around and the main cave has a enormous entrence n a stupa in the middle. The main hall's ceiling is covered with wood. The whole thing is curved in one stone and caves do have first floor too.Great work of architecture. It... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there on our way towards Lonavala. It was quite a climb uphill in our bike. We parked the bike and started climbing the stairs. For the not so fit people, the climb is quite strenuous. We reached the cave. Its a small one. There is also a temple by the cave. Some architecture inside the cave was good.... More 

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