Things to know before you go to Karla caves
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Things to know before you go to Karla caves

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There are so many things that you must know before you go to karla caves. It is a significant tourist spot from a historical as well architectural point of view. Read all about that you need to know about karle caves.

Referred by different names like Karla, Karle and Karli
Karla caves are approximately eleven kilometres away from Lonavala. These caves are a beautiful complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves. These are also referred as Karli Caves, Karle Caves or Karla Cells. There are many things that you get to see and do in karla caves. The Karla caves are a famous point of attraction of lonavala tourism and hosts several tourists from every part of the country. Here are some facts and interesting features of karle caves.

Architectural stunner
The architecture of karle caves is a quintessential example of oldest beautiful carvings done by humans. One of the most important points of attraction of karle caves is the Karle Chaitya hall which was prominently a prayer hall. This Chaityagriha is forty five metres long and up to fourteen metre high. It is completely carved out of rock; nothing has been used in addition to it. There are fifteen pillars flanked on both the side of the hall which is adorned with beautiful sculptures of humans and animals. So the whole structure looks very beautiful with all the detailing. Also when you look at the ceiling you will get to see the wooden work which is approximately two thousand years old. To see how it used to look hundred years before you can go through a Wikipedia page which has its old photograph. The beautiful carving on the walls actually says a lot more about the skills the people had had that time. The beautiful carving on the walls actually says a lot more about the skills the people had had that time.

How to reach karla caves?

● By road it is very easy to reach Karle caves as it’s just about 12 km distance from Lonavala. There are frequent buses from Lonavala to Karla caves.
● By train: Lonavala is nearest railway station to reach Karla Caves. After reaching Lonavala railway station you can hire a taxi or bus according to your convenience.
● By Air: Pune is the nearest airport city. Pune is connected to other parts of the city very well by air.

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