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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average27%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“main cave” (34 reviews)
“ekvira temple” (27 reviews)
“prayer hall” (15 reviews)
LOCATION
Karli, Lonavala, India
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+91 97664 25981
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"main cave"
in 34 reviews
"ekvira temple"
in 27 reviews
"prayer hall"
in 15 reviews
"ancient buddhist"
in 17 reviews
"nice carvings"
in 7 reviews
"shops selling"
in 7 reviews
"historical place"
in 13 reviews
"rock cod"
in 17 reviews
"steep climb"
in 13 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 24 reviews
"few steps"
in 8 reviews
"century ad"
in 7 reviews
"both sides"
in 7 reviews
"nice place"
in 23 reviews
"car parking"
in 7 reviews
"century bc"
in 8 reviews
"hill top"
in 10 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caves are very big and an excellent place to site visit. It's completely natural but to go there little costly

Thank Gopinath22
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Karla Caves wonderful place on top of the Hill Superb carvings of the Time of Buddha Excellent piece of Sculptor Very well preserved heritage place Very peaceful feeling inside the Caves Wonderful view from the top Ekveera Devi temple is excellent Very courteous management staff...More

Thank Nikhilda
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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Located on top of a hill, this beautiful place that houses caves more than 2000 years old is our heritage that must be well preserved. But to my dismay, this place is not maintained and visitors have unfortunately made it dirty. Otherwise a great spot.

Thank virendrabaid55
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

These caves are really old ~ 2500 years old, built during the time of the great king Asoka. Thus they are our national heritage. Built on top of a hill, the place also offers great scenic beauty. However encroachment has made its way all along...More

1  Thank piyush2884
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Its a must see place near Lonavala. Only drawback would be climbing over 500 steps but once we climb those steps, the temple, the scenic beauty from the hill makes us forget all that hardwork of climbing. Karla caves are old Buddhist meditation halls. The...More

1  Thank Gurazada B
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Been here with family to visit Ekvira temple which is adjacent to the caves. It is a steep walk up and it is suggested that you prepare yourself for the climb. Slow and steady and you’ll make it up in no time. Sculptures are well...More

Thank Kunal N
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

This place is at a distance of about 15 minutes drive from lonavla. A must visit place for kids to learn how people in those days without technology built thee beautiful caves. it took them 700 years to build the caves. These caves also teach...More

Thank Veena0511
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I was traveling on a work trip between cities and really wanted to see some of the Indian culture. This place is definitely worth a visit. The walk up the stairs is not for those who need assistance but it is not a long walk....More

1  Thank Kate G
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Reviewed 2 February 2018

Complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves at Karli near Lonavala, Very good piece of sculpture and historical place must visit!!!

Thank Yogesh G
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Instead of creating new monuments, if gov invest and preserve our history, it will be great. a very good place to visit but not taken care by gov.

Thank Sudhir G
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Abhishekptl
19 January 2018|
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Response from sayed a | Reviewed this property |
May be RS 20 only. Yes they allowed camera
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Satish T
17 September 2017|
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Response from forestloverNagpur | Reviewed this property |
Sooty can go up to the car park by road. After that the steps start and one had to walk.
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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.
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