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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 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery,esp the view from the top of the hill where caves are situated. Couple of steps to climb to reach mandir and caves.can be very dangerous during heavy rains.shoes can be a safe option compared to any other footwear,esp in the rain.caves pretty old..nothing...More

Thank soumita m
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had visited Karla Caves in the morning time, Great tourist attraction. Houses somewhat well preserved relics of a Buddhist temple. For Elders of my family members i had booked a rickshaw to the main temple directly. The climb is really difficult but provides great...More

1  Thank RenuTr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wanted to visit this place from long time & last year i got this chance to visit here. This place have steps as well kind of trek as well. There are caves where disciples of Buddha (if I'm not wrong) use to meditate within this...More

Thank snipe2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place worth one visit. There is a temple of goddess Ekvira as well situated there. There is a climb of quite a few flights of uneven stairs. Good to visit tho in monsoon when you can see d caves drenched in water and an...More

Thank Kunal N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing architecture really. However, despite the beauty, there are problems like lack of parking space. But once you reach there, you just get memorised. It's easily accessible from Mumbai, like three hour's drive away. Good spot for a one day trip. enjoyed too much

Thank keru2507
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The caves provide insight into life of buddhist monks. There is a stupa in the middle. The keepers show lot of hidden symbols and story around the pillars. Place is cool, calm and echoes a lot. The nearby small meditations rooms with stone steps are...More

Thank Saket G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

, we thought we may not be able to complete the climb, but it’s less than lohgarh. We reached quickly, make sure you use the washroom before you start the climb as there is nothing on the top. There is a small temple of Ekvira...More

Thank Jyoti2101
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We visited this in the month of May. Overall OK OK experience. You have to pay toll while coming from lonavala i.e. Rs. 35, while entering the hill of Karla caves, again you have to pay Rs. 30/- to local vasooliwalas. Car parking charges Rs....More

Thank pm1592015
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Good place to get historical insight while enjoying a good breeze with a setting sun. They close by 5.30 even though it's not mentioned anywhere on Google or any online p portal.. giving 3 start just because people have spoiled the beauty by garbage throwing....More

1  Thank Jayesh K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Its nice place to visit in Lonavala. Even in summer its good to visit as its really cool inside. Mandir is als there for visit.

Thank Ish07
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Shuchita W
How much walking is needed to see this place
24 June 2017|
Response from Kunal N | Reviewed this property |
You can go halfway by car or bike and there's a pay n park. From there you need to take a flight of stairs about 250-300 stairs walking.
Shivendra C
How to reach malavli railway station to Karla caves ??
13 April 2017|
Response from navneetaroraa | Reviewed this property |
well, to start with, travel from malavli railway station to lonavala and from there, you should take a personal auto instead of a bus or sharing auto as they would drop you at the entrance and from there you would have to... More
So visitors are not allowed to ENTER the caves and look at the stupa etc??
19 August 2015|
Response from akjha0409 |
Yes you can enter the caves and halls with stupas at both Karla & Bhaja Caves and have magnificient view of the pillar rows on both sides. On both sides there are 3 storey vihars (hostels) of the monks where you can see... More