Karla Caves, Lonavala
Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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. Our Lonavala family vacation planner makes visiting Karla Caves and other Lonavala attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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very attractive caves. You can take a lot of photographs here. it shows the history of the ancient times. it has got one temple also whic is very beautiful
Its must go caves in lonavala very near by in the city nice trekking can be done if needed must go once
It is located on top of a hill where one need to climb comfortable stairs which might take 30 minutes. The cave is very beautiful. Even more beautiful in rainy season when water flows around the caves... read more »
One of a few places around Pune you can visit as a tourist as there are rock-cut cave shrines, good place to visit if you like historic or rather ancient places as well as you can go to worship Goddes Ekvira!!
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Temple of goddess Ekvira. Try to plan your day,s trip like Lohagad in early morning, Bhaje caves in afternoon and Karla Caves in evening. Start your Lohagad trek by 6am in morning. You will complete all 3 without getting too tired.
Beautiful place to visit if u like tracking one of d best place comprised fort like lohagad n visapur, rajmachi ,korivgad Calm place if u wants go away from city life n relax u should visit
Master piece of 7 th century architecture Alongside of Ekvira devi
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