25.4.18

Karla Caves & Ekveeradevi Temple

Karla Caves कार्ले लेणी & Ekveeradevi Temple



About Caves:
These caves are carved almost 2000 years ago around the 2nd century belongs of Buddhist religion.
This place has a collection of Chaityas (halls) and Viharas (monasteries). narrating some  stories of Lord Buddha. A temple made of pillars from the Buddhist period has also been built recently at the entrance of the caves. 

The Ekvira Aai Temple is a Hindu temple located to the side of these caves. The Ekviradevi is Goddess  of the Aagri-Koli community and other communities of Hindus. 
The site had religious importance for Hindus and Buddhist.

The site is maintained by Archaeological Survey of India.





Visiting Time : 9 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 right turn to Karla Caves/Ekvira Devi Temple road - Bhaje village -Park vehicle here

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


Parking : 

There is entry fees collected by local administration per vehicle.
There is paid parking provided at base for buses.
Cars and bikes can go even up midway.


Stay : 
There is home-stays at nearby villages.
Many hotels are there at the base of Karla caves including MTDC hotels.
Even hotels are available at Lonavla and Khandala which is hardly 5/7 km from Bhaje caves. 

Food : There are many restaurants Veg-Nonveg hotels at the base & Parking.
Small restaurants are there on the steps ascend and at the near the entry gate. 



What to See :

There is entry fee and charges for camera. 
You need to climb up on steps about 20/30 mins to reach top where caves are situated.  Steps are carved and maintained. 
There are Chaitygruha, vihar , Stupas and carved statues and stories of Lord Buddha and Jataka tells. 























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




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