Bhaja Caves or Bhaje caves is a group of 22 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BC located in Pune district, near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The caves are 400 feet above the village of Bhaja, on an important ancient trade route running from the Arabian Sea.
Karla Caves is a complex of ancient Buddhist Indian rock-cut caves at Karli just 10.9 kilometers from Lonavala, Maharashtra. The shrines were developed from the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, having arisen near a major ancient trade route. The complex contained carved chaityas and viharas, dwelling places for the caves' monks. Notable amongst these caves are their arched entrances and vaulted interiors. Visitors will see engaraved Barhmi script on the pillars.
Lohagad Fort is an Indian architectural marvel. India’s history is full of citizens who built forts and castles as a matter of pride, whereas there were also rulers, who built kingdoms to glorify themselves. Lohagad Fort is once such place, its name tranlatting to “iron fort”. It is one of the must-visit places in Maharashtra and a quick getaway from the regular din of the city.
Situated in Lonavala region, Lohagad Fort divides the basins of Indrayani and Pavna. You can access the fort from any of its four entrances―Hanuman Darwaja, Ganesh Darwaja, Maha Darwaja and Narayan Darwaja.
This multi-access fort is a perfect location for trekking. So if you are game for some fun, this fort will justify your attention. For beginners, trekking to this place will be a great choice as it is comparatively easier than others due to its straight route. It is more or less like a leisure walk in the midst of lush greenery. And during monsoon, the fort looks surreal as it gets covered by fog and mist.
After you leave Malvali village, you will come across Gaimukh Khind where you will find a road that will lead you to two different directions. If you take the left route from Gaimukh Khind, you will go toward Visapur, whereas if you turn right, you will go toward Lohagadwadi. You will find stairs toward the end of trekking trail, which will lead you straight to the fort.