Monday, May 11, 2009

Silent Wonders awakens the senses

If you are looking for a bite of history, sight-seeing visit the world famous Bhaja and Karla caves so near the city of Bombay in Lonavala.

Dated to be as old as the 2nd century BC, the Karla and Bhaja caves are classic in terms of their architectural and aesthetic beauty. Karla is the best example of rock-cult architecture, believed to be carved out from a living rick. It has the largest Chaitya among Buddhist caves in the country. The most remarkable feature of the cave is the arched roof supported by wooden beams which have astonishingly survived the onslaught of elements for more than 2,000 years.

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