karla caves


Karla Caves is situated in the Maval Taluka of Pune district on the Pune-Mumbai highway and is just 8 km from Bhaja. These caves were constructed from 1st century AD to 5th - 6th centuries AD. Though there are only 15 caves at Karla, it is one of the most famous Buddhist rock-cut cave sites in India. The main Chaityagriha, one of the largest in India, is very important from architectural, sculptural and inscriptional points of view. These sculptures can be seen in the veranda as well as on the pillar capitals inside the chaityagriha.