Karla Caves & Bhaje Caves day-trip from Pune

Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), Hindi (fluent)

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.


Toyota Innova AC car for max. 4 tourists

What’s Included

The basic fees for Guides services.Guide will take you to all points in your tour
,explain the importance of all site,will answear all your queries.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 Indian rupees - For beverages and food

What’s Extra

Transportation (Toyota Innova AC car Rs 4000 ) ,Entry tickets ,Beverages and food


I am not a driver.I can accompany you in your vehicle .

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