Karla Caves

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  • Address: Karla, Lonavla, Pune, Maharashtra 410401, Lonavala, India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +9102114-282230
  • Ticket Price: 100 INR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Cave, View Point, Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Archaeological Site , Hill

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.

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Carry water and snacks.

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

  • Best visited during morning hours to avoid the heat.

  • Car
  • Taxi
  • Auto

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  • Karla Caves Address: Karla, Lonavla, Pune, Maharashtra 410401, Lonavala, India
  • Karla Caves Contact Number: +9102114-282230
  • Karla Caves Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Karla Caves Price: 100 INR
  • Best time to visit Karla Caves(preferred time): 08:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Time required to visit Karla Caves: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 77.77% of people who visit Lonavala include Karla Caves in their plan

  • 29.41% of people start their Karla Caves visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Karla Caves

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

92.78% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karla Caves

People normally club together Bhaja Caves and Bhushi Lake while planning their visit to Karla Caves.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Good place for a family outing. The caves are averagely maintained. During monsoons, the place looks nice and a short visit for half an hour is enough. It is a place between extraordinary and ordinary. Can visit once if you like checking out caves. I visited with my family in monsoon and we were having fun but less as compared to other places in Lonavala.

  • Karla caves is a historic site. It was my first time visiting the place, the scale of it all makes you feel so tiny. However, the structure is a humble simple structure since it was meant to be a prayer hall. The timber frames add to the experience, and so does the skylight.

  • 100 steps walked steep! I thought I can't, but did. It is worth the walk. 2300 years old majestic architecture. Devi temple is along with the Caves. Have lot of street food shops on the sides of the steps. There is a car parking available till half of the height.

  • Mesmerizing place. But reaching here is a challenge. The drive and the parking both need skill and experience. Once you are here, you are under the watch of mother Ekvira. It can't get more blissful.

  • A historic place to visit. It was wonderful, but climbing the steps would be a huge task. Around 250 steps to climb. Not advisable for elderly people and those who have breathing troubles. Could be adventurous trip to the guys who love climbing and walking.

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  • How many steps to go up on top of caves

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    • About 350-odd steps to reach the top of Karla Caves.

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