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Address: Karli, Lonavala, India
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Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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Private Tour: Full-Day Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai

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Karla Caves - Avoid Friday's and important festival days.

Being interested in Indian History we visited the Karla Caves on one of our trips to Lonavala. Be prepared for about a 400 steps climb. The pathway is full of vendors and quite... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cave situated on a hilltop off the old Mumbai- Pune highway. Car can approach up to a part on the hill and after that one has to trek about 250 steps to reach the point at hilltop, which is really an endurance test. However, the big buddhist cave would not disappoint as it exhibits wonderfull rock cut structure &... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place can be reached via Google Maps. You can take the car up till mid way or park at the base of the hill. Parking at the base is advisable. The caves are at the top of the hill, a small (20-30mins)but tiring hike up the hill will take you to the caves. There is a small Mandir near... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A steep climb but a rewarding experience afterwards. The main caves is quite quaint for its calmness and coolness it provides during a heated summer.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My next day visitation to Karla Caves. Really very old cave. we did not much go inside. Just some caved room of buddhist monk. And one buddhist stupa. Beside one temple is also there. We took picture spend some time great time at this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The one day trip was quite exciting. The wax museum was worth a visit but couldn't understand why the statues were not under one roof. The status were kept in two different places. The most talked about Karla caves may belong to another era but it is sad to see that there is very little in terms of restoration or... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being interested in Indian History we visited the Karla Caves on one of our trips to Lonavala. Be prepared for about a 400 steps climb. The pathway is full of vendors and quite busy. When you finally reach the top you realise that just outside the main Chaitra of these ancient Buddhist caves is a temple dedicated to Goddess Ekveera... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Karla caves are very beautiful caves to visit. You will have to climb around 150 high steps to reach caves. But it is worth visiting. There is also a temple there. Entry was Rs.25/- per head. Parking Rs.50/-. There is also road entry which is Rs.30/-. You will get food and water in the stalls which are along the steps.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

If you want to go to this place from Pune.. Take any train going towards lonavala from Shivajinagar Railway station. It will take 40-45 mins (at Max) from Shivajinagar to Malavli Railway Station. Once you reach Malavli, you will get Autos or local taxis to reach Karla Caves. If you are in a group I would suggest to walk upto... More 

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Bikaner, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Very good place But old people can't walk so high upto caves Safety grill should be installed in Upper caves. Rest all was nice Very close to pune..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We visited Karla Caves for a quick view. Caution - one needs to walk up the stairs. Though there are shades on the stairs throughout the way, however during the day it can be hot to walk up. The whole way has lots of shops/kiosks both side of the road and you can walk up by stopping in the way... More 

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