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Karli, Lonavala, India
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All reviews main cave ekvira temple prayer hall ancient buddhist historical place rock cod steep climb few steps worth a visit century bc nice place parking area history lovers both sides car parking hill top worth the effort
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LouiseCassidy
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LekshmiM
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just visit the site for mataji mandir, nothing much to see except if one is intrested in archeological exploration.

Date of experience: January 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShrenikPune
Reviewed 1 week ago

very Good place . must visit. too many stairs but worth to visit. very Good place very Good place very Good place

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LUCKY_160781
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is near Lonavala and is located on a height. You have to climb stairs to get to the top. It is a refreshing place with an ancient Ekvira Devi temple in the vicinity. The caves are not in a good condition and i...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a must visit place close to Lonavala. It is nestled on a hilltop and there are quite a few steps to climb. It is a two in one purpose climb , also covering the holy shrine of Ekvira temple. The caves date to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank drnvparekh
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was a good visit, the only downer was that there is an adjoining temple nearby due to which there are lot of people crowding the walkway and parking issues too

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank godspeed4476
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Karla caves is very good old site to visit along with temple over there. Caves are good and shows old time.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

66 kilometers from Pune is located Karla Cave. It dates from the 1st century BC. The magnificent chaytyagriha, the largest and best preserved of the early Buddhist caves in the Deccan. I would like to draw attention to the majestic sculptural courtyard, the facade with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 18, 2018|
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Response from Raj1Traveler | Reviewed this property |
MSTC has a outlet at the gate, they charge 20₹ per head for entry and 40₹ for entry to take pics
Satish T
September 17, 2017|
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Response from forestloverNagpur | Reviewed this property |
Sooty can go up to the car park by road. After that the steps start and one had to walk.
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Sam D
Dendermonde, Belgium
Mumbai - Lonavala - Pune (2 Replies)
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|
Response fromsanjivmulye|
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