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Karla Caves- Pune

About Karla Caves- Pune

Karla caves, carved from a rocky hillside, are among the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India. It is located on the Pune-Mumbai highway at Karla, and if sources are to be believed, these are only a few among scores of other caves unearthed in Sahyadri Hills. Carved out almost 2000 years ago, this place constitutes an extensive collection of beautiful Chaityas (halls) and Viharas (monasteries) reflecting upon a journey of the past, narrating some amusing stories. A temple made of pillars from the Buddhist period has also been built recently at the entrance of the caves. One has to climb almost 150 stairs to reach the cave. Also known as Veluraka in the olden times, the caves house a humongous 15 - meter pillar along with a temple dedicated to Goddess Ekveera.

The caves are also known as Karli Caves, Karle Caves or Karla Cells. If ancient sources are to be believed, the caves were of great importance to the Mahasamghika sect of Buddhism before they became relevant to Hinduism. The caves house a Buddhist monastery which is believed to have been built there around 2nd century BC.

Timing: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Entry Fees:

1. Rs. 5 for Indians

2. Rs. 100 for Foreigners

 

 

 

Phone Number

022 4890 0140 ( Dial Extn. No. 0#)

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Address

Karla, एकवीरा देवी रोड, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410405 एकवीरा देवी रोड

Lonavla
Pincode: 410405

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