These are pictures of Buddhist architecture in Karla caves , Lonavala ( Mahrashtra).I last visited the place in June and every time I do , I simply marvel at the beautiful horsehoe arch in the chaityagruha .
The pillars , inscriptions , vaulted interiors and intricate carvings tell stories from centuries ago .
Buddhist traders in the deccan contributed to this wonder and it is not difficult to imagine the peace that must have once prevailed in these hills .
The chaitya in Karla is supposed to be one of the largest in India and looks magnificent .
The lion pillar ourside the Chaitya Hall
I have had this in my draft for so long , thought I’d post today