Looking to spend a day or a night at Lonavala in Maharashtra. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the 2nd Century BC dated Bhaja Caves located near Lonavala in Pune district of Maharashtra. The Buddhist monks lived here and carved the rocks, which opened the doors to the travellers. The caves were the route of trade between the Arabian sea and the deccan. one of the prayer hall in 45 metres long and 14 metres in height.There are more than 16 caves system in this area. Each cave is a complex if several stupa and monasteries. These caves were the resting place for the Buddhist monks.
Inscriptions and Statues of Buddha which were added later in the development of these cave systems are eye catching and mesmerising. Each stupa are said to be the symbol of each monk resided in these caves. States of God Indra and Sun can also be seen here looking down at the Village.
How to Reach Kalra Bhaja Caves
Its 12 kms ahead of Lonavala accessed by car and bus both. You need to climb some where around 300 steps to reach these caves. Lonavala is well accessible from Pune city and Mumbai. All the major international flight and Indian Railways are well connected to both the cities.
Things to Remember
- Wear Tracking shoes to climb the steep stars leading to the caves system.
- Do not forget to take all the necessary food and water supply.
- Try and wear cotton and comfortable clothing at the time of summers.
- Take the rain coat or umbrella wit you in rainy season.