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Pandavleni Caves, Nashik

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web
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. Put Pandavleni Caves on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nashik trip generator.
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  • I went to Pandavleni with some of my friends. We went there at the dawn to catch a glimpse of the sunrise, at around 6. Has a good parking space for all the vehicles, after which is the trek. After cl...  read more »
  • This is one of the best spots from where you can see the Nashik City from top of hill... The place is awesome when it rains and gives quit a thrill for trekking for common people.. 
  • Pandavleni caves are amongst good heritage attractions in Nashik. Situated close to the Ambad area on Nashik outskirts, this would be a good half a day activity. One can park their cars down and then ...  read more »
  • Must visit if your in nashik one of the best place, view from top is just excellent and yes try to go by a moutain instead of using stair then it will be more fun and ofcource it will help to burn calorie too 😂
  • After Ajanta & Ellore, this is one of the beautiful caves in Inida!! You just keep wondering, How?
  • The site was surprisingly clean and free of stink !! Excellent view, perfect location for a morning hike, but not for the weak-kneed..
  • "Great place". It is good 15 to 20 min walk upward but once you reach up it is awesome. Carves are in good condition. Place is well maintained (toilet, cleanliness). I would surely like to visit again to see the aerial view of Nashik city.
  • The location of the caves is a holy Buddhist site and is located about 8 km south of Nashik. These are a group of 24 caves carved between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD. The caves can be reached after climbing up several steps. Once at the top, you can view the panoramic view of Nasik city. The complex contains a park, meditation spaces, a conference hall and an exhibition center. Wished the caves had been maintained better than they are. Also more information displayed would have also added value to the visit. The best time to enjoy the Pandavleni caves in early morning.
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