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Bhaje Caves

Bhaje Caves भाजे लेणी 


About Caves : 
Bhaje caves are Buddhists caves carved in 2nd century B.C. in Pune District, which is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India. Chaitygruha and group of small 14 Stupas are notable monument in the Caves. The site is named after the base village i.e. Bhaje. There are about 22 rock-cut caves at the spot. 

Visiting Time : 8 a.m to 6 p.m.

How to Reach :  About 75 km from Pune. Travel time approx. 90 mins.

By road - Pune - Go on Bangalore - Mumbai Old Highway - Proceed to Mumbai direction - Dehuroad - Talegaon - Vadgaon - Kamshet - 70 k.m. - Take left turn to Karla Village - Malavli station - Bhaje village -Park vehicle here

By train - Take Pune - Lonavla Local train - get down on Malavli station - walk to Bhaje village about 1 km.

Same road further goes to Lohgad and Visapur Forts.


Parking : 
There is paid parking provided at Bhaje Village by local people for Buses, cars and bikes.

Stay : 
There is home-stays at nearby villages and hotels are at Lonavla and Khandala which is hardly 5/7 km from Bhaje caves. 

Food : Local home made food is available in Bhaje village. Small restaurants are available at the parking. Vadapaw , Kanda bhaji, Pakoda, tea, water bottles are available. 

What to See :
There are about 22 rock-cut caves. You need to climb up on steps about 10/15 mins to reach top where caves are situated.  There are Chaitygruha, vihar , Stupas and carved statues and stories of Lord Buddha. 

There is waterfall at the Bhaje village in the monsoon season.


 

 
  
 
 
 

Nearby Places : Lohgad, Visapur, Pavna Dam, Lonavla, Khandala, Karle, Bedse caves, Tung-Tikona fort




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