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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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  • July 25, 2017
    Its very old caves saying that built in first century. The beautiful sculptures are attract more history lover and photographer. you need to climb the hill to reach this caves.  more »
  • May 3, 2017
    One can visit from pune even by local train. it is not a long and hectic trek. caves are buddhist caves.  more »
  • March 1, 2017
    Drove down on an impulse to do something on a thursday. Reached around 11am. Have to go through a short stretch of bad road through village. Ample parking space available. Climb on a sunny day made us...  more »
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  • July 14, 2017
    Great place. Specially in monsoon season. You will forget your stress & feels like you are in the heaven.
  • May 15, 2017
    Cool and calm place. Must see place especially in monsoon Old architectural value, well preserved. Carry snacks and water along. 500 steps to reach top. Ample parking space.
  • June 25, 2017
    Best Place to visit Near Pune !! This is truly a Hidden Gem of India and very less explored. I was lucky enough to witness this place. Would love to visit again.There is no one around so make sure you have ample water with you.
  • July 2, 2017
    People please don't litter, it's a clean place comparatively, please keep it clean, respect the sentiments of locals and don't enter main hall with shoes. Don't argue with locals, today I saw few who did. And littered like anything. Please avoid that.
  • July 6, 2017
    It is really too good to see.waterfall near it amazing.n heart winning green forest.silent hill...

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