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Extremely well defined and articulated icon of Buddhism. The climb is exhilarating but juxtaposed by Hindu religious pilgrims visiting a temple bang in front of the caves. The paradox is are you visiting an archeological site or a piligramage
The karla caves are quite similar topographically to the Ajanta caves. Marvellous piece of wonder. There are stone carvings of gods and goddesses and various sculptures inside the caves. You would love this place if you’re a first timer like myself.
The rock-cut structures in several parts of India are one of the most primitive architecture forms. One such type of structures is the Karla Caves. These caves in Maharashtra were built by Buddhist monks, one of the finest architectural examples. These caves are engulfed with...More
Total thumbs up for these caves! They were fantastic to see, located about a 20 minute drive from Lonavla’s Main Street.
They are located towards the top of the hill, around 150-200 steps up from the car park, along the steps are stalls selling everything...More
Karla Caves was the first stop in our Lonavala trip and was so worth it ! There are a lot of steps to climb to reach the top which takes some time and effort. When we went ,there was some festival happening there and lot...More
Visited today and place is good for 2 hours or short day trip ... after visiting here you can drive to Bhaja caves which are 15-20 mins drive.. there you can spend 1-2 hours... overall a good experience.
Hi, I'am planning a trip to Mumbai and Maharashtra in February. After visiting Mumbai I want to go east towards Pune and later Aurangabad. How should/can I do the following in 1 day (2 people): °Mumbai to Lonavala °Visit Bhaja Caves - Lohagad Fort - Karla Caves °Lonavala to Pune Should we tak a taxi or a tour company? We prefer to visit things on our own, so maybe a taxi. Suggestions on how to arrange a car with driver? Thanks
October 07, 2018|
Hi, It is better to hire a taxi who will take you to Lohagad and Bhaje caves which are away from Expressway. You have to start very early from Mumbai say around 6/6.30 am from Mumbai to beat traffic and reach Lonavla before 9.00 a.m. You will get breakfast in Lonavla. There are no hotels near Lohagad or Bhaje caves as these places are away from popular tourists places. Villagers arrange for local food but you have to order before you start trekking Lohagad so by the time you return you...More