Bedse Caves, Pune
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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.Bedse Caves is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Pune Edition.
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I'll split my review into following categories: 1. Approach road: Just follow Google maps. There are enough signboards along the route as well. Majority of the road after leaving the Old Mumbai Pun hi... read more »
Visited with my family in the month of August. Perhaps it was the plentiful monsoon that had turned the landscape a verdant green, or the lack of other tourists, but I could have sworn this place was ... read more »
The reason I loved the Bedse caves was that it is absolutely away from the hustle of tourists. It so difficult to find peace even in the hills! But this place was completely serene with only the sky t... read more »
Very clean and peaceful place near Mumbai and pune this holistic place made by Buddhist monk in ancient India. Buddhist monks and arihants lived here. there are many caves are made by buddhist monks in sayadhri range of mountains. all over India most of the caves made by Buddhist caltures kings and monks. not by pandava
"Buddhist rock-cut monuments dating 1st century CE" This location is has small group of Buddhist rock-cut monuments dating 1st century CE, Satavahana era. A series of steps, not less than 350 leads to this ASI protected site. Two excavations are of interest here- Cave 7 and Cave 11. Cave-7 contains a well preserved Chaitya hall, which is undoubtedly the main attraction of this place. The exterior of hall is richly embellished. The 4 large columns in the at the entrance are octagonal shaped with the bases resembling a pot. Cave-11 consists of a verandah and 9 small cells cut into the sidewall. You have to travel almost 2 KM through a narrow, but tarred village road. Cars can easily go through, so there is no need to worry. Carry food if you are planning to camp there for a few hours. This place has hardly any visitors even during the week-ends. You can also plan a visit to Karla caves which is about 20KM from here.
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Caves are in very good condition. About 400 steps to climb up. Not crowded most of the times. Good view of the mountains situated nearby. Carry your own water and food.
amazing place if you don't want crowded place...amazing during the monsoon of maharashtra
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