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Karla Caves

Karli, Lonavala, India
+91 97664 25981
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US$ 82.00*
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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good41%
  • Average28%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“main cave” (29 reviews)
“rock cut” (18 reviews)
“ekvira temple” (21 reviews)
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Karli, Lonavala, India
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+91 97664 25981
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing architecture really. However, despite the beauty, there are problems like lack of parking space. But once you reach there, you just get memorised. It's easily accessible from Mumbai, like three hour's drive away. Good spot for a one day trip. enjoyed too much

Thank keru2507
Reviewed 3 days ago

The caves provide insight into life of buddhist monks. There is a stupa in the middle. The keepers show lot of hidden symbols and story around the pillars. Place is cool, calm and echoes a lot. The nearby small meditations rooms with stone steps are...More

Thank Saket G
Reviewed 5 days ago

, we thought we may not be able to complete the climb, but it’s less than lohgarh. We reached quickly, make sure you use the washroom before you start the climb as there is nothing on the top. There is a small temple of Ekvira...More

Thank Jyoti2101
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this in the month of May. Overall OK OK experience. You have to pay toll while coming from lonavala i.e. Rs. 35, while entering the hill of Karla caves, again you have to pay Rs. 30/- to local vasooliwalas. Car parking charges Rs....More

Thank pm1592015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to get historical insight while enjoying a good breeze with a setting sun. They close by 5.30 even though it's not mentioned anywhere on Google or any online p portal.. giving 3 start just because people have spoiled the beauty by garbage throwing....More

1  Thank Jayesh K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its nice place to visit in Lonavala. Even in summer its good to visit as its really cool inside. Mandir is als there for visit.

Thank Ish07
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my relatives walked up the uneven stone steps and saw the main cave and one smaller one while we just walked around in the stalls on both sides of the steps just after the car park. I had already seen the caves in...More

Thank forestloverNagpur
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect hike. There are steps to climb, about 375 as per my count, from the base of the hill. You can take your car upto a certain height and after that you take the steps. The top is nice to see. Not too many...More

1  Thank nikhil96in
Reviewed 1 week ago

waste of time to go here and also nothing much to do, not at all dsuggestable and good place for senior citizens

Thank ankita s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit this site. Get parking slot is difficult, would find some space along roadside. Though forest Dept charges 30 rs entry fee + parking fee in case u park in allotted parking lot. But I doubt that fee collected is utilised for the purpose...More

Thank Deepak P
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Shivendra C
How to reach malavli railway station to Karla caves ??
13 April 2017|
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Response from navneetaroraa | Reviewed this property |
well, to start with, travel from malavli railway station to lonavala and from there, you should take a personal auto instead of a bus or sharing auto as they would drop you at the entrance and from there you would have to... More
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joshghosh
So visitors are not allowed to ENTER the caves and look at the stupa etc??
19 August 2015|
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Response from akjha0409 |
Yes you can enter the caves and halls with stupas at both Karla & Bhaja Caves and have magnificient view of the pillar rows on both sides. On both sides there are 3 storey vihars (hostels) of the monks where you can see... More
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Dipesh_Chaudhari
Timing please . Planning to visit karla caves with friends...
25 June 2015|
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