Lonavala | Near Malavali Railway Station, Khandala, Lonavala, India
The Karla Caves were carved somewhere around the 2nd Century BC, the time when Buddhism was at its peak in India. One of the main structures situated inside the Karla Caves is that of a Chaitya Hall (prayer hall), which has been adorned with exquisitely carved sculptures. Adding to the beauty of the Chaitya Hall is a number of pillars, with splendid and awe-inspiring structural designs. The roof, constructed out of teakwood, serves as the perfect testimony to the excellent carving skills of the artisans of those times.