Karla and Bhaja Caves, Khandala, Maharashtra - Buddhist rock cut caves

Temple, Scenic, Rock Climbing, Monastery, Caves

These caves are one of the greatest attractions in Khandala which are dated back to the 2nd century BC. The caves showcase the exquisite example to Buddhist rock- cut temple architecture that belongs to the Hinayana phase. The major attraction inside the Karlacave is a prayer hall known as Chaitya and a monastery known as Vihara which were used as residences by the monks in ancient times. The marvelously carved sculptures and tastefully designed pillars add to the beauty and splendor the caves. The Bhaja Caves form a group of 18 beautiful rock cut caves dating back to 200 BC and beckon a number of tourist and archeologists to witness the charm and antiquity of the place.

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