Karla Caves, Lonavala

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Karla Caves - A Quick Overview


Address: Karla, Lonavla, Pune, Maharashtra 410401, Lonavala, India

Phone: +9102114-282230

Ticket Price: 100 INR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Karla Caves, Lonavala

One of the oldest reminisces of the Buddhist Empire; Karla caves enthral the visitors with its majestic appeal. You have to hike up to the caves and though it might seem tiresome, the reward is astonishing.

The entrance is shaped like a horseshoe and paves way for the huge structure that lies within. The base structure of the main cave Chaitya is shaped like a water jar and the charming facade is made up of wood. It has 37 pillars and presents excellent architecture which memorises the visitors.

The Karla Caves are protected by the Archaeological survey of India.

Karla Caves Information

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Carry water and snacks.

Karla Caves Ticket Prices

  • Cameras have applied charges.
  • Indian citizens- INR 5.

Karla Caves Opening and Closing Hours

  • Best visited during morning hours to avoid the heat.

How To reach Karla Caves by Public Transport

  • Car
  • Taxi
  • Auto

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Karla Caves, Lonavala Reviews

  • Spot is extremely easy to find on maps. There are few steps to climb to reach the spot. While visiting just make sure to take a ticket of visit (15rs) at the time of this review. They would let you in the caves. There is "Ekvira" goddess temple too if you want to. The vibe is extremely good here, Serene feeling. The only downside is the caves are small so it takes maximum half an hour to explore it all.

  • If you love tracking then this is your place. Yo need to track almost 2 km on hills then you will reach here. Once you reach here you wont regret for your efforts. Its kind of cave fort 😅. One temple is also here which is almost crowded. You need to buy ticket at entrance first then only they will allow you. Tickets are not too much you need to just spend 20 rs.

  • Beautiful and worth the climb of approximate 200 steps ..but at least 80% of it was sheltered with juice and other stalls lined all the way up. There are supports for elderly people. Best to visit during monsoon season.

  • Nice place but not easy to reach. Car parking available . Temple is inside the caves.better to stay MTDC resort. Better to Carry water bottles.food is not available.enjoy day. Awesome place

  • Very beautiful caves, amazing how in the times when they lacked technology or heavy equipments they carried out such exquisite carving of both stones and wood. The wooden work still holds well thanks to the architecture that ensures sunlight is able to reach all the wooden panels inside the cave and keep the wood dry. This is the key to longevity of the wooden structure inside

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