Dirk S. Grossmann
 Group Around Pune            Lonavala            Group Rajmachi Fort   
Rajmachi Fort
Rajmachi Fort, Lonavala 2015


Forts and ancient Buddhist caves around the "hill station" Lonavala that is situated ca. 65 km northwest of Pune.

        Rajmachi Fort

Starting north off Lonavala, there is a hiking path along a valley and up a hill to the fort.

        Karla Caves

The Karla Caves are the best-known ancient Buddhist rock cave monasteries in the Pune area, but they are much smaller than the famous Ellora and Ajanta Caves near Aurangabad.

        Bhaja Caves

A smaller ancient Buddhist cavemonastery near the Karla Caves.

        Bedse Caves

A lesser known ancient Buddhist cave monastery that is difficult to find.

        Lohagad Fort

This fort, also built by Shivaji, is on the top of a mountain that has a ca. 500m long spur named Vinchu Kata with a bastion at the end.

Panorama of the Karla Caves, Malavli 2015
 Group Around Pune     Group Rajmachi Fort  © 2015 Dirk S. Grossmann