Bhaja Caves

Bhaja Caves, Khandala: Hours, Address, Bhaja Caves Reviews: 4/5

Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ashish K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India105 contributions
Quite an interesting place if you are into historic places
Sep 2020
Amazing hand carved stone caves by Buddhist Monks some 5000yrs ago. This place is located in an amazing surrounding. A good half day visit.
Written 14 June 2021
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Mayuresh B
Mumbai, India28 contributions
Great place for exploration
Jan 2021
Very good place for exploration. must visit once visited lonavala, it is very good place to explore the history and its architecture.
Written 10 April 2021
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T Tenzin
Mumbai, India39 contributions
Bhaje Caves
Jan 2020 • Family
The caves are near Bhaje village. The nearest railway station is Malavli. There are 22 rock-cut Buddhist Caves. There are around 230 steps uphill to the caves.
Written 6 March 2020
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Srinidhi Ramachandra
Pune, India98 contributions
Mini Ajanta caves
Oct 2019
Buddhist culture caves, nice place for a half day weekend visit from Pune. If you have already seen Ajanta, there is nothing much special about this place. If Ajanta is the movie, this is just a trailer :)
Written 3 January 2020
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TheCreatist
Mumbai, India114 contributions
Serene
Sep 2019
Not a hot day activity. Beautiful caves, very ancient. They are very peaceful and stepping in them is like stepping back in time.
Written 31 December 2019
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Celia G
India145 contributions
Taste of history
Nov 2019 • Friends
These caves are far less busy than the Karla caves and far better in my opinion! If you can manage to get the site manager to show you around he has a wealth of knowledge about its history. There are many steps to the top and you must take shoes off for the main cave. Foreigners have to pay 300 rupee. Be sure to look around both sides as there are some hidden gems to explore! Lohagad fort is nearby.
Written 30 November 2019
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Mr. Himanshu Sinha
Pune, India1,084 contributions
Ancient Caves, Now needs renovation
Aug 2019
These caves are located near Lonavala on Mumbai Pune Highway, The place is very good for students and children, they will get a good knowledge of history and ancient architecture.

Bhaja caves are now damaged and need to restore. The place can't be lost its importance, So I want the government to take precautionary measures to restore the caves
Written 18 November 2019
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138500423
Pune, India2,025 contributions
Bhaja Is The Best Amongst Bhaja Karla & Bedse Caves
Nov 2019
A) Date of Visit: 9th Oct 2019.

B) Route: Old Pune Mumbai route.
Pune Bibvewadi to Wakdewadi to Khadki to Nigdi to Talegaon to Bhaja Cave

C) Road Toll: After Dehu, one way Rs.70 & Two way Rs.105 for car.

D) Distance: 67 km

E) Directions: At 62 km is the junction of Bhaja & Karla cave.
Landmarks at this junction: Signboard arch of Ekvira Devi on your right.
On your left: Sarthak Snacks Center (we had breakfast here) & Hotel Ekvira Snacks Center
On your right: Hotel Karla Gate (we had lunch here after visiting Karla cave)

At this Bhaja Karla junction:
a) Right turn takes to Karla cave
b) Left left turn takes you to Bhaja Cave passing railway crossing
It is 5 km distance from Bhaja Karla cave junction to Bhaja cave.

F) Parking:
Entry fee Rs.30/- for car by village grampanchayat.
a) There is ample space at Bhaja village 100 meters before Bhaja foothill
I parked car here. No parking fee
b) At the foothill of Bhaja Cave

G) Short Trek
From the foothills there are steps till Bhaja Cave.
10 to 20 minutes walk depending on your speed.

H) Entry Ticket:
Buy the entry ticket on your left side counter 50 meter before Bhaja Cave entry gate.
a) Rs.25 per person for adult Indians
b) Free for 3 to 15 years age category
c) Rs.300 for foreigners

I) Timings:
9 am to 5.30 pm

J) Food:
a) Plenty of restaurants on old Pune Mumbai highway
b) Few restaurants at the Bhaja Karla junction
c) Couple of restaurant & snacks center at Bhaja village parking

H) Washrooms
No washroom on Bhaja cave
Better you make use of it in the restaurants on the highway or at the Bhaja Karla junction.

J) We were on following one day trip:

1. Gaatha Mandir at Dehu
2. Shirdi Saibaba Temple at Shirgaon
3. Bhaja Cave
4. Karla Cave
5. Tiger Point Lonavla
6. Bhooshi Dam
7. Rajmachi Garden at Khandala
8. Sunset Point at Khandala

K) Now on Bhaja Cave
a) While walking on the trek to Bhaja cave, it provides scenic views all around
b) You can see Visapur fort on top or behind Bhaja cave & Lohgadh fort on the right of Bhaja cave
c) 30 minutes are more than enough to visit the complete set of caves
d) For me, Bhaja is the best amongst Karla & Bedse cave
e) Karla attract huge crowd on account of Ekvira devi temple beside one of the cave, Bhaja attracts less crowd & Bedse attracts very less crowd
f) There is water fall before the foothill of Bhaja cave & at the end of the Bhaja cave

L) Photos
You are allowed to take the photo graphs as you wish.
You can see the photos attached in this review plus on tripadvisor to get the feel of this place.

M) Best Time to Visit
Rainy & Monsoon season is the best.
June to January is the best time

It is a nice picnic place.
Written 11 November 2019
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KV3084
Pune, India49 contributions
Historical Caves - 1 day visit
Jul 2019 • Friends
This cave sightseeing can be combined with lohgad fort, these are very old caves.

One must plan a half day visit for this place, If you are traveling from Pune, go via local train and get down at malavli local station, from here take auto or trek.

Pack your food and eat either at lohgad fort top or near bajva caves, please ensure you don't litter there.
Written 3 November 2019
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Tony_Chacko
Navi Mumbai, India260 contributions
2000 year old caves
Oct 2019
Bhaja caves en route to Lohagad fort is a good visit for one interested in Archeology. The last caves are the best one where you can see the rock carvings.
Written 29 October 2019
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