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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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An important pilgrimage site, Nashik can accommodate large numbers of visitors from all walks of life, with a variety of lodgings from the upper end to small budget guesthouses. Most luxurious hotels follow the Nashik Freeway through the Uttan Nagar and Wasan Nagar areas, while mid-range options focus along Route 848 converging in Gangawadi on the south bank of the Godavari River. Budget accommodations, called dharamshalas, can be found across the city. Some of the best mid-range hotels lie on the Agra-Pune highway and in Ambad.
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  • Noteworthy points 1. Be prepared to climb up the stairs approximately 300 2. There is a nominal entry ticket 3. Each cave is distinct 4. Awesome view of city and mountains near cave 1 5. Not many opti...  more »
  • Pandavleni the great historical place since pandavas living here. Having great budhas statues. Also having old satatues. In one mountain lot of things are there  more »
  • we visited these caves and they are nice to go, not kept so clean though, but nice historical visit.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Nice place to relax and unwind. Can get immerse in the awesomeness of caves or unwind yourself with a walk in the beautiful garden