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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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Private Tour: Full-Day Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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“main cave” (31 reviews)
“rock cut” (18 reviews)
“ekvira temple” (24 reviews)
Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Reviewed yesterday

Climb nearly 150 steps and you are at Karla caves. One part of this is closed. Only a small part is allowed to visit. Nice sculpture are carved in the caves.

Thank darshcv
Reviewed 2 days ago

Karla Caves is an ancient site for Buddhist caves. To reach this cave one has to climb more than 100 flight of stairs( portion of which needs maintenance).There is an entrance fee. Aside from the main hall where one can see a stupa, the stairs...More

Thank keentraveller27
Reviewed 4 days ago

They are really worth the climb...of maybe more than steep stairs....and the best time to visit is during the rains

Thank Mohit M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One needs to climb 150 steps to see what is above. So not advised for old people. Theres a hindu temple which is very crowded. Theres a huge cave with beautiful carvings There are carvings of god and godess. But there are not taken care....More

Thank Alisha D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Karla caves is situated just around 10km from Lonavala city. It is located above the hill and car goes till mid way, from car parking till caves we need to climb stairs. There is also goddess Ekvira temple here.

Thank Mayuresh44
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Car can go up but very steep roadsand needs an expert driver After car parking one has to climb atleast 250 steps So we dint dare to go up Just prayed from down and back

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Those who love trekking or love climbing heights, this place is must visit, though there are plenty of steps to climb to reach the top. Despite it's ancient heritage status, no guide or very little information is displayed. One of the local guy was kind...More

Thank Prakashs811
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must visit place on the way from Pune to Lonavala. Better to take the old highway - saves time and toll. Karla caves is a place of historical importance that Buddhist monks lived here and this place is recognized by the ASI...More

Thank shajukutty
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Karla caves located 15-20 kms away from lonavala main market, adjoining with Ek Vira Mata Mandir . Ppl who love small tracking can park cars on starting point & walk through by road almost 2.5 kms & than about 200 steps , may take 30/40...More

Thank Rajendra G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Karla Caves makes you think that how they would have been made hundreds of years before. A beautiful Architecture but however badly maintained. Most of the carvings are broken. We are losing beautiful Architecture made by our ancestors; an evidence of expertise and knowledge...More

Thank ashwani_n
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Karthika C
28 July 2017|
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Response from Jayesh K | Reviewed this property |
Parking cost is INR 10/- they take some tourist charge of INR 30/- and then upstairs they charge something around 15 for museum visit.
3 July 2017|
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Response from sumita95 | Reviewed this property |
From highway you need to divert and after 2 km you will have to drive over hill for 1 km. Post parking the vehicle it would be 180 steps to reach the Karla Caves. Steps are similar to Vaishno Devi shrine or a bit more... More
Shuchita W
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.