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Bedse Caves, Pune

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Bedse Caves are situated in Maval taluka, Pune District, Maharashtra, India.The history of the caves can be traced back up to 1st century BC. There are two main caves. The best known cave is the chaitya with comparatively large stupa, the other cave is monastery - vihara. Both the caves contain some carvings although are less ornate than later c aves. Both caves are facing eastwards so it is recommended to visit the caves early morning, as in sunlight the beauty of carvings is enhanced. There is also a small "Stupa" outside to the right of the main caves.Until around 1861 the caves were regularly maintained - even painted. These works were ordered by local authorities in order to please British officers who often visited caves. This has caused loss of the remnants of plaster with murals on it.Bedse Caves are comparatively less known and less visited. People know about the nearby Karla Caves and Bhaja Caves but have hardly heard of Bedse Caves. The trilogy of the caves in Mawal Region can't be completed without Bedse. An easy hike through steps leads to the caves. Also close to the Bedse caves are the famous foursome of Lohagad, Visapur, Tung and Tikona forts adjoining the Pawana Dam.
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  • Good place to visit. Roughly 450 stairs to reach this point. Preserved historical monument associated with gautam buddh  more »
  • A place where history and religion come together. Probably the most oldest caves of India. Bedse cave are located at around 60km from Pune and around 10km from Kamshet. Bedse caves are of Hinayan type...  more »
  • If you have heard of or visited Karla and Bhaja caves near Lonavala, this one is similar yet almost unknown. A 2200 year old set of Buddhist caves, they are located in the Mara mountain near Bedse vil...  more »
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  • These caves are really isolated. Approx 500 steps to climb. The view from the top of the caves and even while climbing is excellent. For safety purposes, I would recommend to visit this place in a group as this place is isolated and hardly few people visit these caves.
  • Too much peaceful.. Less crowded... Too many crabs in the path..
  • This place is situated in maval taluka. This is rock cut monuments.You can see the best work on caves.
  • Maharashtra has some beautiful hidden gems. It's located 7 kms away from kamshet. It's about 400 steps from the last point of motorable road. Totally worth it.
  • Nice place awesome caves, beautiful buddha dhamma's teaching, looks like live days of 2500 years ago

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