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Kondane Caves-Glimpses of the History

The Kondane caves situated at a distance of 15km from Karjat station is one of the best places to visit in Karjat. These ancient rock cut Buddhist caves comprises of 16 caves which date back to the 1 st century BC and thus attracts many historians and tourists alike. It is believed that these caves were used by Buddhist monks for shelter.

If you visit these caves, you will be enthralled by the sight of sculptures and inscriptions on the cave walls which exhibit Buddhist type of architecture. The caves are abode to Buddhist specimens such as vihara, stupas and chaitya. To reach these caves you have to trek from the Rajmachi village which adds to the excitement. The best time to visit the caves is during June to December when the climate remains cool and you can also get to witness waterfalls originating above the caves which is spectacular. It would however be advisable to carry your own food and water since it is not easily available.

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Location:
Karjat
Maharashtra, India
Best time to visit Karjat: 
Jun, 
Jul, 
Aug, 
Sep 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
₹5
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
18.8376431°N, 73.3835488°E
Distance from Karjat city center to Kondane Caves
-- km
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: Open 24 hours

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Read traveller's reviews about Kondane Caves..

Overall Rating:4.3

reviews
  '4' out of 5
"ASI is doing some repair work here. nice place. small caves as compared to caves at Bhaje or Karla."
  '5' out of 5
"Its awesome , it is my village, I love the place Good location for photography and videography nice climate it is very simple track "
  '4' out of 5
"On our return to karjat from rajmachi we paid visit to this caves. It's heritage place. There are pods to do meditation. Though the structure is eroded there is something left which is awestruck!! The arch carved in the mountain is really beautiful. Am sure during rainy season this place would be very beautiful filled with water fall. "
  '5' out of 5
"Kondane Caves is a relatively unknown caves that are very beautiful with several well preserved carvings with a typical Buddhist architecture"
  '5' out of 5
"Buddhist first - second century rock cut caves . Well preserved and fairly well maintained . The nature trek is interesting and doable for 7 yr + children . Please carry water . Must do "

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