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

Karla Caves - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Karla Caves

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Karla Caves

  • 95% of people who visit Lonavala include Karla Caves in their plan

  • 43.83% of people start their Karla Caves visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Karla Caves

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Karla Caves

People normally club together Vinchu Kata and Celebrity Wax Museum 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

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Karla Caves, Lonavala Reviews

  • Toll from expressway is an additional rs35 which need to be paid twice. Parking is another rs10 and village committee charges additional 30 rupees for car entry. Entrance fee for caves is 15 per person. Overall costly affair. The access road is small and poor with lots of potholes. Car parking is far away from top. You need to climb several steps. These steps are broken,slanting and improper. There is risk of falling while climbing. Not recommended for senior citizens. Infrastructure is really poor despite so many fees. At the top there is a temple of goddess. Architecturally there is nothing significant about it. Beside the temple there are two caves. The main cave has several pillars and Buddhist stupa with high ceilings. The second cave has small rooms(big holes). Maintenance of caves isn't that good and has a few bats. Footwear needs to be removed for both temple and cave. The two caves are small and there is hardly anything worth exploring. A few positives, In rainy season you can spot a nice waterfall besides the cave. Scenic mountain view can be seen while climbing steps. The temple premises are clean. I would suggest you visit this place with least priority and instead explore other places nearby. Caves close at 5pm.

  • Spot is extremely easy to find on maps. There are few steps to climb to reach the top. 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 visit. 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.

  • Nice weekend place to track, best time is during monsoon( but not during heavy rain fall). You have parking option available and the start posting of the track and in mid way too but I would suggest to park at the start point only but the rain is narrow and steep. There place is beautiful and there a temple too. 5 mins from the mumbai pine express way exist

  • Ancient Caves. Marvelous Piece of architecture. I visited these caves with my family.   We had to climb all the way up by steps and climbing up was very good and little bit of tiring and good exercises. I don't remember the number of steps that we had to counted to reach the top. In fact my brother daughter who was only three years old climbed the steps all the way to reach the top. The view while climbing was also good but the steps are not well maintained so that the tourist can face some difficulty while visit these caves. Also their is ekvira Mata temple, you will feel blessed by visiting this place.

  • Holy and serene place. It is located well above the sea level so climate is usually cold here. Best experience in monsoon. Stairs are little difficult to climb as they are worn out. Better place for the people who love carving and sculpture to see.

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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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