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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Private Tour: Full-Day Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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Private Full-Day Excursion to Karla and Bhaja Caves from Mumbai
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Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They are a treasure but sadly not managed properly There is a temple right in front that seems to attract a lot of locals rather than the caves

Thank Tarun M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our tour of Karla caves, seeing the temple and the monks quarters. A guide insisted on taking us from the parking lot-wanted 500 rupees. We said no, but he came with us anyhow and was really annoying. His only words were 2000 years,...More

Thank dublinmet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Buddhist cave is located on top of a hill. 300 steps will take you to the top. However, you can bypass the first 150 steps and reach the upper car park by your car from where you have to climb another 150 steps. Its...More

1  Thank Riddhi D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Karla Caves on a Sunday. You should take the Karla caves exit from the Expressway to avoid the Lonavla traffic completely for this trip if travelling by car. One can easily go to lonavla station and take a tumtum till Karla too.You...More

1  Thank Nalini C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't disappointed after reaching the caves. It was raining, so we had to walk a little up the hill with water flowing across our path.

Thank Sandypaulc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 16 August 2017

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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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.
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