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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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  • a great place to visit in Pachmarhi as the view is really amazing from here. I visited this place during the month of july when the weather was perfect here .  more »
  • If you are visiting pachmarhi and this place is a one time visit. It is not something outstanding but you can just climb at the top of the caves and click some cool pics. It gives a good view of a gar...  more »
  • Its worth a visit, legend is that Pandavs during their exile, last year in which they had to remain incognito, came and took refuge in these caves.  more »
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  • These caves might built by Pandwas or by Buddhist monks .The front garden is very well maintained.The scene from the top of caves are very charming.
  • 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
  • Just another evidence of our beautiful history, with caves that were once used by our great pandavas
  • Excellent garden ,these caves aren't actually built by Pandavas but by Buddhist monks.
  • 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.

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Where to stay in Pachmarhi

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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