Pandavleni Caves, Nashik

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Observe the ancient Buddhist monasteries carved into the rocks at Pandavleni Caves. Built gradually from the 1st century BCE through the 3rd 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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  • It’s unbelievable how the caves had been curved a long time ago with no modern machine tools and facilties and that too at mountain. It’s amazing. A worth seeing place if you are in Nashik. Just wonde...  more »
  • The design and architecture of the caves is simply outstanding. Noone can believe it is our history it has been made very unique. Great our gods were really great  more »
  • Lovely caves of same as Ellora, very hard and fine work done at such height with water storage and self sufficiency for living so many people with over 24 caves and so many statues and big halls built...  more »
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