Karla Caves


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Location: 11km north of Malavi railway station. 20km from the station of Lonavla, about 126km 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.
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History

80 BC caves excavated.

Description

A steep 500m climb up the hill side 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.