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. Put Pandav Caves into our Pachmarhi online itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Pachmarhi.
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  • I found the "Pandav Caves" quite an average site. There are basically 5 caves at three levels. Nothing much to see really.  more »
  • This place wasn't anything i had expected. Looks more like a Rock monument in a garden. Some of the historical spots on the site has been violated by tourists which is sad to see. It's a 15-20 minutes...  more »
  • A very tourist place. A lot of eating joints at the entrance. Food is available as it is outside the forest reserve. Has to be on places to visit. Nice view from top. Well maintained gardens. A picnic...  more »
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  • Good place for a family outing. Supposed to be the place where Pandavas stayed. However the caves are closed, you can see them from bar gates. The top of mountain gives beautiful view of entire region, good place for photography. Outside bike riding for minors is available. Food and toilet facilities available. No ticket. The garden at bottom also offers good photo opportunities. Check out my pictures for some good shots of garden and caves. Kindly click thumbs up if helpful.
  • Beautiful place having an interesting past... But the caves in which pandava's used to stay are closed... Visitors are not allowed to enter inside the caves... Nice view from above... Has a garden surrounding it.. Not very far above, easy to climb onto.. Food is very expensive here though... Even packed food is sold at prices above MRP...
  • Visited recently with Kesari Tour's. The guide gave us insight into this place as it is more of a saying than what is believed by people. The premises and garden preserved by cantonment Board is beautiful and picturesque.
  • The caves are carved inside a huge mountain where in each room is segregated with Rocky walls. This archeological site is closely preserved with iron gates (locked) to keep the historical sense alive. Though the officials have set up stairs to reach to every cave but for those suffering from joint pains, it is not advisable to climb.
  • Revive history, feels as if u are witnessing history i front of your eyes. Very well preserved by the govt and they have developed a very beautifull surrounding with rose garden and beautiful park to compliment with. A must visit while in pachmarhi.

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A popular hill station and resort town, Pachmarhi has a range of accommodations to suit the diverse tastes and budgets of its many visitors. The Patel Road area has a high concentration of standard hotels and larger resorts, as well as some hostels and guesthouses close to the main amenities. Elsewhere, look along the regional road that crosses the hill station. As it shoots off into secluded hamlets, you'll see a number of upmarket hotels, rental villas, and the odd budget-friendly guesthouse.
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