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Pandav Caves, Pachmarhi

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Enter a meditation cave and feel its natural ventilation at Pandav Caves, a complex of five rock-cut Buddhist caves in the Satpura range. Hewn by Buddhist monks, these sandstone caves are believed to have been shaped between the sixth and tenth centuries CE, and are named after the five brothers from the Hindu epic Mahabharata. These ancient rock shelters feature some rough carvings and pillars, as well as some statues of Buddha and Boddhisattva. A stairway guarded by railings descends into a charming garden featuring elaborate topiary. The area has an ancient but still highly functional water-management system with a number of water tanks. Plan to visit Pandav Caves and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pachmarhi attractions using our Pachmarhi vacation generator.
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  • we were lucky to get a very sensible and a really nice guide appointe with our gypsy - Mr Dasrath Singh, who did not spin unnecessary tales. the garden around the aceaves is beautiful and so is the vi...  more »
  • Its a beautiful place with lovely gardens. There are five caves which are given a mythological twist with some saying the Pandavas stayed there during exile. The veracity of this claim is not verified...  more »
  • Beautiful natural caves. Surroundings also have been very well maintained. Don't forget to enjoy the yummy boiled berries called Labdho , and barf ka gola right outside the premises.  more »
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  • living in natural environment surrounding rocky mountains & cave, herbal plants, beautiful forest and landscape, it amazing experience all together nature lover must visit once best time is during monsoon
  • The eyes can see the whole plateau from this vantage point. Hot in the day but there are a lot of stalls that have water, cool drinks and snacks available. The view from here of Pachmarhi is beautiful. The name of these caves suggest that at some time the Pandava's occupied these caves. Basic stone carvings.
  • The name Pachmarhi is believed to be derived from the Hindi words Panch ("five") and Marhi ("caves"). According to a legend, these caves were built by five Pandava brothers of Mahabharatha era during their fourteen years of exile. The caves are situated on a hilltop and provide an excellent vantage point British arrival, Pachmarhi region came under the kingdom of the Gond king Bhawut Singh, although it was a populated village or town at that time. Captain James Forsyth of the British Army along with Subhedar Major Nathoo Ramji Powar who was later made the Kotwal (Incharge of the armoury (Koth)of Pachmarhi, spotted the plateau in the Pachmarhi region in 1857, while leading his troops on the way to Jhansi.[3] It quickly developed into hill station and sanatorium for British troops in the Central Provinces of India.
  • Wonderful place. Very Nicely arranged Nursery
  • This is a adventure place .... I liked it very much...... Its very nice place to see the beauty of panchmari from the top of pandav caves