Bhaja caves near Malavali Village, Lonavala

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21 Responses

  1. Deepak says:

    Hello All,

    Yeah its really gr8 place…..

  2. Rajaram S says:

    Malvali station to the base village is 2 km. Many trekking grps do this. But depends on your enthu to walk this extra 2 km. there are options to take shared transport for this 2 km

  3. Jamir says:

    Hi
    We are planning Trekking to Malavli and Bajja Caves. Is it ok if we go by train and get down at Malavali Station and walk to Mlavali Hills and bajja caves.

    What is the distance from Malavali station to Malavali hills and any transport available from Malavali station to Hillss like 6 seater auto share transport. We are 40 People

    Do suggest me

  4. Courtney says:

    Rajaram,
    Thank you so much! And yes, I’m researching my hometown hero, Aimée Crocker. I’m planning on visiting India within the next few months, and it would incredible to see a few of the sites she saw (albeit over 100 years later!). Thank you again! :)

  5. Rajaram S says:

    seven miles from Poona doesnt fit bhaja or karla. You do have Ghorwadeshwar caves and they do seem to fit in the description. You can check the ghprwadeshwar photos. All googling leads only to Aimee Crocker :-)

  6. Courtney says:

    PS Sorry if I wasn’t clear about her journey, I believe she left Bombay and arrived at the cave 5 days later. =)

  7. Courtney says:

    Dear Rajaram,
    I love your pictures, the caves look incredible! I have a rather mysterious request, I’m hoping you might give me a moment of your time. I’m trying to narrow down a specific cave once visited by a woman from my hometown (Sacramento, California, USA). She visited India back when Bombay and Poona were still on the maps (in other words, it was the late 1800s). She rode on a mule, through a dark jungle, and the journey to the cave took 5 days. She visited a Great Yogin she called Bhojaveda. Here is her description of the cave: “The cave of Bhojaveda is situated about seven miles from Poona under a low wooded hill. It is less a true cave than a rock-shelter which runs some fifty feet back into a turf-covered gigantic boulder” I know this is a long shot, but does this description sound like a specific cave you know of? Thank you so much!

  8. S.Neeta says:

    Amazing photos and information! Thnx!

  9. BK PATNAIK says:

    Thank you for the total information regarding Bhaja caves and the peculiar details are my favorite. I am planning to visit today and was checking for some pre-knowledge. Your publication really cleared all my doubts and in addition charged me for some good photographs. thanks again.

  10. Rajaram S says:

    easily ..one-way climb should take a max of 25-30 mins…

  1. Aug 10, 2010

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