Visit the impressive Caves near Pune while learning about Buddhist culture
Karla Cave is about 55 km from Pune. The Buddhist caves at Karla are one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves to be found in India. The Karla Caves were built around 100 AD by the Buddhist nuns. The Karla caves encloses Buddha viharas, where by the monks were stayed during their meditation period in the caves.
Bhaja Cave is about 59 km from Pune. Bhaja caves, date almost to the 1st century AD and are believed to be one of the oldest buddhist religious centres in this area. The caves are right next to the Lohagad fort.
We drive down 59 km to Bhaje caves. Climb 100 steps and see Buddhist caves.
then we drive 7-8 km and go to Karla cave.
At Karla you climb the hill for 30-40 min. and see well preserved Buddhist cave and a hindu EKviradevi temple.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at Hotel.
End location: Back to hotel.
Duration: 6 hours
Depends on speed of climbing the steps.
Comfortable air-conditioned car for max. 4 tourists
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1200 Indian rupees - For beverages and food