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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 worth a visit few steps nice place history lovers century bc parking area both sides car parking worth the effort hill top
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Reviewed yesterday

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 6 days ago 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
Thank Sneha65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Thank 475vladimirm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit. Peaceful place. It's like the one day picnic. Should visit with friends. Will enjoy. Nice experience

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pioneer816785
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Karla caves is a very old type of caves in lonavala. It would be great if you can arrange and take him with you if you encounter one

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CM_121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very nice and adventurous place to visit. The best time is in rainy season. The place is very easily accessible

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank frektraveller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Short drive up the hill off the Old Pune Mumbai High way. Ample paid parking at the foot hill. The climb of 200 steps is peppered with small shops, eateries and for large parts shaded. Unlike the climb to Baja Caves. Top of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will definitely find the good sculptures,. But half of the cave is closed because of the security reasons. Govt. Should maintain the history related spots.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Abhishek045031
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful structure of massive rock carved sculptures in caves on a mountain. It takes less than half an hour climb from parking area on a tile paved narrow path. Amazingly beautiful carvings of more than life sized elephants, men & women etc. The main...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank satkr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a historical place located 8km away from lonavala. Good sculpture and religious temple of Ekvira Mata. Car Parking is available but little bit steep roads are there. Around 200 steps to be climbed up to reach caves after car parking. While climbing u...More

Date of experience: November 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
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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