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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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  • One can visit from pune even by local train. it is not a long and hectic trek. caves are buddhist caves.  more »
  • 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 »
  • The caves are awesome and the climb is very tiring. We have to climb steps to get to this cave. The steps are red and pink in colour because of gulal and also because of the blood of the sacrificial a...  more »
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  • Great place. Specially in monsoon season. You will forget your stress & feels like you are in the heaven.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It is really too good to see.waterfall near it amazing.n heart winning green forest.silent hill...

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