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#4 of 10 Places To Visit in Karjat
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Rajmachi Trek, Near To Karjat, Kondhane, Maharashtra 410201, India
entry fee
No entry fee
visit duration
Around 2 to 3 hours

about kondane caves

The Kondana caves near to Karjat are a group of 16 Buddhist caves, located 33 km north of Lonavala . Records suggest that these caves were excavated sometime during the 1st century BC. The Chaitya or the prayer hall has one inscription which gives information about the donors. One can reach the cave by climbing down from the Rajmachi village.  These are rock-cut Buddhist caves with a stupa, chaitya, vihara, and sculptures. It is believed that during an earthquake in the early 1900s, much of the front, floor and stupa were damaged. This left the pillars in the chaitya suspended like huge stalactites from the ceiling. Large beehives hang at the entrance to the cave, so avoid smoking, or aromatic foods. If you follow this trail uphill, it will turn into a steep climb.

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1 Kondane Caves review
Nikunj Shamra
Nikunj Shamra
Go for the Journey Only
Jun 22 2014
there are caves created in the mountain and have an excellent location. These caves were used initially by Buddhist monk and they by foreign traders having trade with this part for onward journey may be to sea route on western coast.