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The Bhaja caves are among the oldest caves in India and date back all the way to 160 B.C. The Bhaja caves are believed to have existed from the times of Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC. This Cave is the largest Hinayana Buddhist chaitya temple in India Travel back in time on this trip to ancient Indian rock-cut caves with the best rock-cut architecture of all times.

The Bhaja caves are sited amidst green surroundings and there is also a spectacular waterfall near the cave where visitors can refresh themselves with a dip. Lohagad and Visapur forts are not far from these caves. Beyond this is a unique cluster of 14 stupas, five inside and nine outside a smaller cave. Bhaja Cave was built during Satavahana's rule and is a perfect example of rock-cut architecture. For people wanting to explore and learn interesting architecture, Bhaja caves are the perfect place to visit.

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Location:
Khandala
Maharashtra, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
₹5
Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
18.7283980°N, 73.4814089°E
Distance from Khandala to Bhaja Caves
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Read traveller's reviews about Bhaja Caves..

Overall Rating:4.4

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  '5' out of 5
"MARVELLOUS ! !! .If you are intrested in caves get the FREE audio guide for Ajanta caves. Just download FREE android app 'Ajanta Caves' from google play."
  '5' out of 5
"Karla caves are situated adjoining to Ekvira Devi temple near pune. Worth visiting those interested in Indian history. "
  '5' out of 5
"This is a place to visit if you are a into ancient and historic places. Build in 2 century BC, this cave structure is still intact and and be explored from the inside, you can check the details of this cave on wikipedia. Nice spot for photography. Which going you need to travel through a village and doesn't have a fancy way to go to but this is worth visiting!"
  '4' out of 5
"A must visit and should promote to such a beautiful historic sculpture. It will hardly take an hour to visit. "
  '5' out of 5
"Good place. 10 mins stairs climbing..not for elderly people or people with leg problems "

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