Pandavleni Caves, Nashik

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Observe the ancient Buddhist monasteries carved into the rocks at Pandavleni Caves. Built gradually from the 4th century BCE through the 12th century CE, the complex spreads across 24 caves, some connected by carved stone ladders. Highlights include the main prayer hall cave with its attractive stupa, and the well-preserved cave number ten. Full of inscriptions and sculptures, the complex also boasts an ancient system of water management--look for chiseled water tanks around the site. If you can, take the short, steep hike to the caves early in the morning to beat the sun, or later in the day. Bring along plenty of water, and sturdy shoes. Arrange to visit Pandavleni Caves and other attractions in Nashik using our Nashik driving holiday planner.
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  • Its a 15 minutes trek to beautiful caves with panaromic city view. On the way there are some display board which explains about each caves. But one tends to forget about the description, after reachin...  more »
  • Do not miss the architectural Marvel & the splendid historical value these cave possess. A tiring climb up 250+ steps is well worth the effort.  more »
  • You have to stand on line and then slowly crawl down carefully to reach the final spot and definitely you will get peace in mind.  more »
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  • There are a set of 24 caves around the mountain. Some are small and some are large and some are highly significant with the stone sculptures and ornamental pillars. But I loved the hike to the top of the mountain. The feeling of reaching at the peak with the sun just behind the tip and blinding you with its glares is supremely amazing. And there at the end lies a solitary bench for you to rest and feel satisfied for reaching at the tip of the mountain beneath which all the caves lie.
  • The caves can be reached by very well structured and maintained steps. Tujhe caves are beautiful and the surrounding is clean. Must visit to experience fresh air in the early morning and see the entire city at one glance...
  • Best place to visit in nasik the view from the top is amazing and it has really cool carving done on the stone. People visit everyday and rush is constant. It's mesmerizing to see this huge mountain. The caves are very old but in very good condition. Should visit once if you coming in Nasik. 👌👌👌👌👍👍👍👍👍🏻
  • Beautiful place. The caves are just beautiful. Walking through the jungle to caves is nice feeling. The view of Nashik and surroundings is breathtaking.
  • Two thousand year old stone carving of lord buddha. Everyone should see. Not crowded place.

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An important pilgrimage site, Nashik can accommodate large numbers of visitors from all walks of life, with a variety of lodgings from the upper end to small budget guesthouses. Most luxurious hotels follow the Nashik Freeway through the Uttan Nagar and Wasan Nagar areas, while mid-range options focus along Route 848 converging in Gangawadi on the south bank of the Godavari River. Budget accommodations, called dharamshalas, can be found across the city. Some of the best mid-range hotels lie on the Agra-Pune highway and in Ambad.
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