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Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
Phone Number: 9766425981
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$82.00*
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Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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Private Day Tour: Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai

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Amazing Caves

Karla caves are ancient rock cut Buddhist caves. The intricate carvings are a must see. Do note the cakes are on the top of a hill, cars only reach to a certain point. Steps lead... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Hyderabad, India
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is located on top of a hill where one need to climb comfortable stairs which might take 30 minutes. The cave is very beautiful. Even more beautiful in rainy season when water flows around the caves and one can stand at one of the many entrance and can take a bath. There is a temple also next to the... More 

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Thank Sumandc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

A marvel , the carving is so elegant and detailed you will wonder how those guys did it without any advance tools and machines, just by hand,hammer and chisel!

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

It's hardly an hour away from Pune. The sculptures are truly stunning. Lot of foreigners will be found shooting with their dslr. Lovely scenes outside and amazing sculptures inside the cave. One has to climb up for about 15 min from parking but all that is worth it. Incredible cultural heritage site.

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Thank Shilpa S
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Karla caves are ancient rock cut Buddhist caves. The intricate carvings are a must see. Do note the cakes are on the top of a hill, cars only reach to a certain point. Steps lead up to the caves. There are about 300 steps.

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Thank mgadam
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karla cave are easily approachable from lonvala (12km), pune (60-70km) and mumbai (90km) . Approach road to cave base is quit steep, narrow and is in bad shape. Parking is available at the base of cave and is reasonable. One has to climb approximately 150-200 stairs to reach to the top, stairs are enveloped with shops. After reaching there you... More 

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Thank JItendraNuwad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing cave I have ever visited. These are ancient Buddhist caves and one of oldest caves. This is located in Karli near Lonavala. From Lonavala or Khandala Railway station you can hire a cab to reach there easily. The rock-cut architecture specially semi spherical ceiling that made me spell bound.

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Thank Pratap S
Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Timings: All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Karla Caves are situated near Lonavala. These caves are ancient Buddhist caves and one of the most famous centres of early rock-cut architecture. Thought not as magnificent as Ajanta Ellora but it has it's own old world charm. The approach road is slightly in bad shape but is reachable... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as we reach the karla caves which is on top of the hill, we can get very good scenery of lonavala. nice greenery and goo feelings.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you will find many photos and information on the nature of the site, I will concentrate on how to get there. The Karla caves are half way between Mumbai and Pune in Lonavla, a hill station. You can get there by train, then walk 4 km up the road until you get to the bottom of the steps. You... More 

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its an awesome place and the view from the top is superb. You need to have a good stamina as you will have to cover nearly 400 steps before you reach there. People with a weak heart or blood pressure should be careful.

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