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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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  • Not far from City, located on Nasik-Bombay highway, the caves are based on a small hill. It is not a steep climb (300-400 steps). The architectural crafts are worth watching. There is a nominal entry ...  more »
  • pandavleni caves very old caves built by pandavas for their dwelling having archeological value having good sculptures  more »
  • Nice place to visit in nashik. it offers panaromic views of Nashik city. Good for short morning trek.  more »
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  • perfect place for small trek for kids.caves and sculptures simply beautiful...you can see whole nashik city from the top of pandavleni caves.
  • I found it waist of time BT good for walk and your tummy 😉
  • About 500 stairs. Youngsters can climb up in 10 mins. Breathtaking sights of Ambad Midc. It is fun to watch the vast High-Voltage test shed of Crompton greaves dwarfed from above.
  • Pandevleni is the best caves I m going to bicycle muktidhan to pandavleni its awesome caves I loved it
  • Easily accessible from highway. Good view from the caves. Good for a short trip if you are near Nasik. Caves are in a decent condition.