Visit famous rock cut caves from 200 BC near Mumbai. The Bhaja caves share the same set of architectural designs as Karla caves. Visually, the most impressive monument is the large shrine - chaityagriha - with open, horseshoe-arched entrance.
What to Expect
Karla and Bhaja Caves are located near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are regarded to be from the times of the Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC. These caves are also mainly Viharas and Chaityas and located amidst green surroundings. There is also a waterfall near the cave where tourists can refresh themselves with a dip. Lohagad and Visapur forts are not far from these caves.
Karla is the best example of rock-cut architecture, which is believed to carve out from a living rock. Some of its 2000 year-old wooden beams are still alive. It takes nearly 20 minutes to climb up the steep way of the Karla caves.
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance fee
What's Not Included
- Tips to driver & chauffeur
- Camera / Video fees at the visiting site
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