• Karla and Bhaja Cave Khandala-Lonavala in Khandala

Nestling in the hills Karla and Bhaja Caves are rock-cut caves ranked amongst the oldest and finest examples of Early Buddhist temple art in India.  The Karla Cave, the largest Early Buddhist shrine in India, imitates the look of more familiar wooden architecture. Completed in 80 BC, the impressive structure includes a representation of the Buddha, and an aisle made up of 37 pillars and carved elephant heads. The Bhaja Cave complex comprises 18 caves and 14 stupas.  Dating from around 200 BC, these architectural curiosities lie amidst thick greenery in a setting that’s so calm, it’s almost mystical.

Other places in Khandala

Amrutanjan Point Khandala-Lonavala

Khandala

Bhushi Lake Khandala-Lonavala

Khandala

During rainy season

Khandala