Top things to do in Karla & Bhaja Caves

Cave in Karla & Bhaja Caves

Karla Caves

Karla Cave, the largest early chaitya (Buddhist temple) in India, is reached by a 20-minute climb from a mini bazaar at the base of a hill. Completed in 80 BC, the chaitya is around 40m long and 15m high and sports …
Cave in Karla & Bhaja Caves

Bhaja Caves

On the other side of the expressway from Karla Caves in a lush setting 3km off the main road, Bhaja Caves is the greener and quieter of the region's caves. Thought to date from around 200 BC, 10 of the 18 caves here…
Hindu Temple in Karla & Bhaja Caves

Sri Ekaveera Temple

In front of Karla Caves, this Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Ekvira is thronged by pilgrims – especially the Koli fisherfolk of Mumbai – whose presence adds colour to the scene. You might see small babies getting…