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.