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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Reviewed April 7, 2017

Not worth to see the old caves with bad smell and also far from the main road and not secure in the night going.

Thank adityaraolupin
Reviewed April 3, 2017

Located close to Lonavala, on Pune Mumbai highway, is this place. There is a temple and caves on the top of the hill. One needs to climb a lot but its worth the climb. The Devi temple is considered very powerful and attracts devotees from...More

Thank vslele
Reviewed March 31, 2017

there were so many shops selling the sweet made in milk, all of loved that sweet and this place has lot of steps.. but you can try to visit once.

Thank Jegadeesh G
Reviewed March 29, 2017

To be very frank, it will scare the hell out of you. Why? I'll share my experience. It happened last year that I visited 'Carla Caves'. After a long climbing, I finally reached there to see that people were not being allowed to enter the...More

Thank Varun A
Reviewed March 28, 2017

First thing, there is nothing much to see considering you have to climb 100 odd steps after you have paid INR 30 as entry tax, INR 15 for parking, and then the entry fee to the caves (INR 30 per head). The main chamber of...More

Thank blu3_n
Reviewed March 27, 2017

One should do some physical activity (a steep walk) to reach this here. But after reach here, the excellence of the cave makes your effort worth. The architecture of the cave is really wonderful and the statues resembles the ancient history of this region. Spending...More

Thank Dinesh_cbe
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

It's hard to climb the top but well worth it. We rented a cab from the hotel that dropped us at the stairs and climbed to the top.

Thank bharat8228
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Situated at a distance of 11 Kms from Lonavala these caves were excavated during satvahana period. A nice place to visit if you are interested in history and architecture. The facade of main cave is beautiful and adorned with rock cut sculptures of elephant and...More

Thank Avnish J
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Introduction: Karla Caves are located on a hill in Karli near Lonavala, roughly 300 steps from the temple situated at the foot of the hill. The caves temples were cut between 2nd and 5th century AD and you can easily relate the carvings on the...More

Thank navneetaroraa
Reviewed March 7, 2017

Caves are not in good condition. Only one major cave is in good condition. I went to this place for taking blessings of Godess Ekvira. This is a must visit temple.

Thank Prashant P
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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.
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.
July 3, 2017|
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Response from sumita95 | Reviewed this property |
From highway you need to divert and after 2 km you will have to drive over hill for 1 km. Post parking the vehicle it would be 180 steps to reach the Karla Caves. Steps are similar to Vaishno Devi shrine or a bit more... More