Karla Caves, Lonavala

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Marvel at the astonishing Buddhist cave shrines built into the rocky hillside at Karla Caves. Head inside the shrines, constructed between the 2nd century BCE and 5th century CE, to discover inscriptions, art, and stupas (dome-shaped structure used as shrines). Witness incredible examples of ancient Buddhist architecture and culture displayed within the caves. The complex contains a Buddhist monastery, which once had two 15 m (49 ft) long pillars, of which only one now remains. Inside the main cave, discover a huge 45 m (148 ft) long and 14 m (46 ft) high "chaitya" hall, carved from stone and one of the largest of its kind in India. Regular maintenance work often causes parts of the protected monument to close to the public. Using our online itinerary creator, Lonavala attractions like Karla Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • In may 2018 visited karla caves. It was a small but historical touach to our culture. Recently we all visitors visited ajinta caves. I like both caves.  more »
  • it was adventurous as we tried going uphill in car and it was steep. If near Lonavala and you love mountains and caves, it is must visit. Not sure why, it is also called Pandav caves. Overall a good p...  more »
  • I have visited this place couple of times and latest being good 6 years back. Nice place for a fun family outing . Caves are well maintained.  more »
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