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“Decent place for sights seeing”
Review of Karla Caves

Karla Caves
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Private Tour: Full-Day Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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$96.00*
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Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
Ranked #5 of 48 things to do in Lonavala
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

One needs to drive up the old Mumbai Pune highway and then go on to the Ekveera road to reach the caves. One can only drive upto the parking lot where you have to leave your car and then climb up steep steps for about 20-25 minutes to reach the caves. Apart from the caves, one can see the Ekveera mata temple and a Buddhist stupa at this place. The view of the distant mountains from this mountain top is fantastic. Not recommended for people who cannot manage a steep climb.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

It is a serene place surrounded by natural beauty where you can easily spend one to two hours. Very beautiful carving inside caves. To reach up to this cave you need to climb around 350 steps.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Karla caves is nearly 8KM from Lonavla on Old Pune Highway (towards Pune). This is very good picnic spot/religious spot. You can take your vehicle to half way, you will get proper pay parking. Small ghat from villege till parking lot is little steep and very narrow, so be prepared to drive your vehicle in lower gears.
Once you reach at top there is huge ground, small but nice Ekvira Devi temple & very old cave. Only 5 Rs charges for visiting main cave (Rest caves are restricted as some people used these caves for drinking liquor). You can take photographs in cave and sceanary from temple area.

Few tips
1> You should reach atleast at 08:00 AM. As Sun rises you will feel very tiring climbing stairs to Temple/Cave.
2> Avoid visiting on Sundays or Devi Festival as there will be very huge crowd.

2  Thank Nitin M
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Caves are in Good Shape. No need to take a Guide - Keep Change @ Rs. 5/- per head for buying entry ticket.

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Reviewed October 17, 2013

If your legs are strong, don't miss climbing 931 feet up the mountain to meet the first Karla caves near Lonavla, a hill station near Pune. Once you are there, you will appreciate two things; - your ability to climb up and that you had decided to climb up to see such a marvel as these Karla caves. Gigantic Temples were carved into the these rocks during 100 BC! It is sheer beauty. You can't believe your own eyes when you see the size, style and intricate carvings inside the caves. The main cave temple is huge and beautiful. If your legs permit, you may climb up further to watch more such caves.
Now, if you are tired, get down and drive to Mulshi lake. The huge lake faces tall mountains all around it. In one of the mountains, there is KARE Ayurveda Resort. Stay there for sometime and you will return younger by a couple of years.

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