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Bhaja Caves, Khandala

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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Cut in the face of a steep cliff, Bhaja Caves features 22 Buddhist shrines well-known for their decorative features. Dating back as far as the 2nd century B.C.E., these rock cut chambers were inspired by ancient wooden architecture--the caves no. 12 (with its vaulted ceiling) and no. 18 (with its reliefs) are the best examples of this. See symbolic representation of Buddha, typical for early Buddhism, and reliefs depicting scenes from Indian mythology. Look for the carving representing two women--one playing “tabla” while the other is dancing--that proves this music instrument has a 2,000 year old history. Other distinctive features include 14 stupas with remains of resident monks and paintings of Buddha. Work out when and for how long to visit Bhaja Caves and other Lonavala attractions using our handy Lonavala vacation generator.
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  • Bhaja caves is 2000 BC budhist cave. Decently protected and maintained. Easily accessible from Malavli station located in Pune - Lonavala local train route. One can hire auto for 200-300 Rs from Malav...  read more »
  • This cave is situated near Lohgad fort in Lonavala, Loahgad and this cave can be done in one day. This would be good one day outing from Pune. Directions from Pune are straight forward. Make sure you ...  read more »
  • Bhaja caves is located on lohagad visapur treak road, 2.5 KM from malavali. Similar caves like any other cave but the view from this cave is amazing view from top specially in monsoon. Two waterfall n...  read more »
  • MARVELLOUS ! !! .If you are intrested in caves get the FREE audio guide for Ajanta caves. Just download FREE android app 'Ajanta Caves' from google play.
  • Karla caves are situated adjoining to Ekvira Devi temple near pune. Worth visiting those interested in Indian history.
  • This is a place to visit if you are a into ancient and historic places. Build in 2 century BC, this cave structure is still intact and and be explored from the inside, you can check the details of this cave on wikipedia. Nice spot for photography. Which going you need to travel through a village and doesn't have a fancy way to go to but this is worth visiting!
  • A must visit and should promote to such a beautiful historic sculpture. It will hardly take an hour to visit.
  • Good place. 10 mins stairs climbing..not for elderly people or people with leg problems
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