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. Put Pandavleni Caves on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Nashik trip generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    These were some of the best and most well preserved buddhist caves in Maharashtra. Prayers are still given in many of the temple complexs here. Infact a huge gathering of buddhist was taking place on ...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I'm a Japanese. Somehow, I feel I was greatly welcomed here. Caves from 2000 years ago. All of them are historically important. Some of them are even artistic. Those caves welcomed me. The nice view w...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    Located close to Nashik and a wonderful trek leads you to this Buddhist marvel. Set of 24 caves. Not very far off from city, it is still a very peaceful place and gives a very beautiful panoramic  vie...  more »
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  • July 6, 2017
    Its actual easy but still you will be out of breath if your not fit. From the top have Amazing Views from all the points. At the Top you will find Buddhist caves within you can find Buddha statue's. Inside the caves you can find peace of mind.In rain you can enjoy a lot.
  • July 8, 2017
    Good for family small pick nick. Place looks beautiful at rainy season. Can see whole Nashik from the top of mountain. Good place to visit once in a couple of months. Tickets cost rs 15 for local peoples and rs 100 or more for others
  • July 17, 2017
    Its a big cave which leaves you admiring the skill of those who made it. You get view of entire Nashik city from the top. Entry fee is Rs 15 for Indians and Rs 200 for foreigners as of July 15, 2017. There are nice well maintained stairs with barricades on the side. An awesome trekking destination with beginner difficulty level. Very clean. A must visit place. One must try to all places within the cave. Some rocks are slippery during rains. Better use shoes/sandals/whatever with good grip and always tak support of other rocks while climbing.
  • July 2, 2017
    Beautiful place to have fun with friends and family! Great place to do meditation in Buddha mandir 😌 There's a pics gallery and book accommodation to seek knowledge about Buddhism!
  • June 29, 2017
    Nice place to relax and unwind. Can get immerse in the awesomeness of caves or unwind yourself with a walk in the beautiful garden

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