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Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
Phone Number: 9766425981
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Private Day Tour: Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai

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Caves & Water falls

Best time to visit is monsoon. You can see lot of water falls during monsoon. To reach this caves we need to climb around 250 steps . But it is worth. You can find lot of small... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ravi K
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Firstly there are over 100 steps to get to the top and the steps are in a very bad condition. So after putting all my efforts and climbing I wasnt much delighted to see the caves. Its an old set of Buddhist caves very poorly maintained. Might find a couple of waterfalls if you visit in rainy season. Might as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Karla Caves or Karle Caves or Karla Cells are a complex of ancient Indian Buddhist rock-cut cave shrines located in Karli near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The shrines were developed over the period – from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD. The oldest of the cave shrines is believed to date back to 160 BC, having arisen near... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes a drive through to Narrow Mountain to get there, the road is motor able but traffic prone as the street is narrow. You have to climb close to 250 odd steps to get there and you are welcomed with a mediocre water fall, as well as a run down structure that passes off as a cave. I am sure... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best time to visit is monsoon. You can see lot of water falls during monsoon. To reach this caves we need to climb around 250 steps . But it is worth. You can find lot of small shops while climbing. View from this place is very nice (But Bhaje caves view points are better) . It is bigger than Bhaje... More 

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Thank Ravi K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

as we all know dat we can visit this place wenever u visit to ekvira temple situated in lonavla..... these caves are very old nd tells us that how the Buddhist monks use to live on these caves .....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are really beautiful with nice carvings. There is also a Devi temple in the vicinity which is a must visit. Beautiful locale during monsoon what with the rain and waterfalls. Though the path to the cave is steep and slippery, the climb is worth.

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1 Thank Roshni V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place , cloudy nature, lots of fun, nice view, everybody enjoy this place,this place is so beautiful

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karla caves are located up a hill. Vehicles are allowed until a certain point and then there are steps made of stone. These are really steep and uneven, walking up is a good exercise. As it had rained early morning, there was muddy water & wet mud in some portions. Once you reach the top, there is entry fee for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karla caves placed near malavali station(6-7 km). You can also get buses from lonavala bus depot. or can get rickshaw from malavali. but you have to climb a steps to reach this place. Monsoon is the Best time for visit..

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3 Thank Sagar G
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Like most of the Indian religious places, this place is dirty too. Especially during monsoon, it can be really messy. Parking is little bit of a problem - you may have to park the vehicle and walk all the way up if the parking is full. I would recommend not to buy foods/items from roadside vendors while climbing up.

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