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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“main cave” (34 reviews)
“ekvira temple” (26 reviews)
“prayer hall” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Karli, Lonavala, India
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+91 97664 25981
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"main cave"
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"ekvira temple"
in 26 reviews
"prayer hall"
in 15 reviews
"ancient buddhist"
in 17 reviews
"nice carvings"
in 7 reviews
"shops selling"
in 7 reviews
"historical place"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"steep climb"
in 13 reviews
"few steps"
in 8 reviews
"century ad"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"car parking"
in 7 reviews
"nice place"
in 23 reviews
"century bc"
in 8 reviews
"small temple"
in 8 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is at a distance of about 15 minutes drive from lonavla. A must visit place for kids to learn how people in those days without technology built thee beautiful caves. it took them 700 years to build the caves. These caves also teach...More

Thank Veena0511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling on a work trip between cities and really wanted to see some of the Indian culture. This place is definitely worth a visit. The walk up the stairs is not for those who need assistance but it is not a long walk....More

1  Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves at Karli near Lonavala, Very good piece of sculpture and historical place must visit!!!

Thank Yogesh G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Instead of creating new monuments, if gov invest and preserve our history, it will be great. a very good place to visit but not taken care by gov.

Thank Sudhir G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Karla has beautiful halls and viharas with interesting sculpture in both stone and wood that depict the culture and life of the past. Being there with family friends and had great time climbing the mountain. Beside the caves there is famous Ekira Devi temple. There...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Karla Caves are one of the oldest Buddhist caves in India, carved on the rocky hillside near Lonavala. The only way to reach this place...climb plenty stone stairs.The bigger concern to reach this place however is not finding a parking spot for your vehicle,especially if...More

1  Thank gautamic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes a lot of time to reach the spot. Not properly maintained. It's clean but not well kept. Nice spot.

Thank Tourist1647
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had been there along with friends. Enjoyed climing the mountain, many vendors while climbing. This place is also famous for Ekira Devi temple. It is awsum in rainy reason as there many waterfalls. Must visit.

Thank garodinivea094ng
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Went to Karla Caves with friends. It takes about 30 to 45 minutes to climb the stairs and it is worth the effort. The lovely rock carvings is worth every drop of sweat. The place is reasonably clean and well kept. The place is also...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

I was traveling first time with my kid to karla caves. But was a bit disappointed with the maintenance.

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Abhishekptl
January 18, 2018|
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Response from sayed a | Reviewed this property |
May be RS 20 only. Yes they allowed camera
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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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Karthika C
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Jayesh K | Reviewed this property |
Parking cost is INR 10/- they take some tourist charge of INR 30/- and then upstairs they charge something around 15 for museum visit.
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