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Caves of Thanale

The Caves of Thanale, which are believed to be 2,200 years old, can be reached by a 2 hour trek from Thanale village. The caves encompass an arrangement of about 20-22 halls, each meticulously provided with spaces in the form of benches and reclining platforms. The most aesthetic of the halls, which was once an important congregation center for prayers, features many Stupas. The last vestiges found in one of the caves point to an association with the erstwhile Mauryan dynasty. There are exquisite carvings decorating the ceilings and doors.

Khopoli or Karjat are the nearest points where accommodations are available.

Updated on 14th October, 2005
District: Raigad

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