Pandavleni Caves, Nashik

4.3
#1 of 19 in Parks in Nashik
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.
Create an itinerary including Pandavleni Caves
map
Places to stay near Pandavleni Caves
Pandavleni Caves Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
292 reviews
Google
4.4
TripAdvisor
  • Visited the caves after so many years. The trek up feels do good and the streams at the site are so cold. The marvellous architecture makes you wonder about the capacity of those people. We found some...  more »
  • We visited the Caves when we traveled to Nashik recently. We started at about 10.00AM and visited all 24 caves and finished our sight seeing at about 12.30PM. The weather was little hot and humid duri...  more »
  • Ensure you reach here early morning. This offers you not only heritage caves but a beautiful view of Nashik city. You need to climb more than 200 stairs to reach at the top. There is an entry charge f...  more »
Google
  • Great place to visit. The caves are really impressive. The whole area is not very touristy, and it is very safe. A great place for a foreign tourist to experience without much hassle. The caves adjoin a couple of parks, one free and one paid. One can climb above the caves, to the top of the mountain for great views.
  • If you are around Nashik and have 2-3 hrs of time. This is a good place to visit. These are Buddhist caves. It takes around 15 minutes to get you on the top of the hill. There is a good parking space available. Evening is good time for visit. Avoid this place during hot summer..
  • Nice place to visit. Many caves are there. Takes about 30 min walk. Be sure to reach before 5 pm. It closes at 5.30. you need around 1 hour to see all the places.
  • A hill at the heart of city of Nashik is an attractive place, specially for Trekkers and Joggers. Above all, the climb is a discovery. Though the place is named Pandavleni - named after the Pandavas of Mahabharata - the caves at the top of the steep hill reveal amazing figures of Buddha. There are many caves with ancient carvings of Buddha. When I climbed the hill with my daughter and niece, it was a revelation. We never thought we would be rewarded with a vision of exquisite and beautiful Buddhist monuments. A memorable and wonderful trip uphill.
  • A great place for who loves trekking. The sunrise looks awesome from the top. Beautiful view of the city. Should visit early in the morning. Start walking before sunrise, so you don't miss it from the top. For casual visitors also, it is a chance to see the beautiful art from the ancient history. Age is no bar, everyone can visit this place. People came regularly for the exercise. Be careful when going from odd road, it's slippery, shoes with proper grip recommended. Enjoy.... 🤘🤘🤘

Plan your trip to Nashik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Pandavleni Caves by other users

3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, relaxing, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Maharashtra BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 1 day in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashik BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans