कोंढाणे लेणी

Kondhane Buddhist Caves - Kondhane Caves - Kondana Caves

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Location: Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Maharashtra 410201.
Kondana, 33 km north of Lonavala and 16 km northwest of Karla Caves.
(18.839505, 73.384509)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Kondhane Buddhist Caves, Rajmachi Trek, Kondhane, Maharashtra 410201.
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The कोंढाणे लेणी (Kondhane Caves) are an archaeological site for scenic hikes in a cave system featuring Buddhist ruins and several waterfalls. There are 16 Buddhist caves which were built during the first century BC. Spectacular is a cave with a waterfall in front, however, it vanishes during the dry season. The round trip takes at least 90 minutes, depending on how fast you walk, and there are local guides at the entrance which can be hired. There are also huts which sell local snacks at the entrance. However, a little physical fitness is required, wear walking shoes, and bring enough water and a lamp.