Karla Caves

Karla Buddha Caves


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Location: 11 km north of Malavi railway station. 20 km from the station of Lonavla, about 126 km south east of Bombay. On the main railway line Bombay-Pune.
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Fee: Foreigners US$ 5, Indians Rs 5. Video camera Rs 25.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
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Address: Karla Buddha Caves, Karla, एकवीरा देवी रोड, Lonavla, Maharashtra 410405
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History

80 BC caves excavated.

Description

A steep 500 m climb up the hillside leads to the Karla Cave, which is one of the best preserved Hinayana Buddhist caves in India. Generally, the figures are male and female, animals - lions, elephants are also represented.


Text by Tony Oldham (2003). With kind permission.