Trip Planner:   Asia  /  India  /  Maharashtra  /  Pune  /  Religious Sites  /  Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Pune
(3.9/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
Visit Pataleshwar Cave Temple, a hermetic rock-cut complex dedicated to Hindu deities Pataleshwar and Shiva. Because of its construction during the Rashtrakuta period (700 to 800 CE), the site now enjoys protection as a religious monument. Explore the circular nandi mandapa, a pillared outdoor hall that stands in front of the cave. Outside of the basalt stone entryway hangs a brass bell, while the cube-shaped inner sanctum decorated with symbols of Shiva calls devotees to pray and make offerings. Visit the museum nearby, especially since it houses a peculiar Guinness World Record holder: a single grain of rice with 5,000 characters inscribed on it. Put Pataleshwar Cave Temple on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Pune itinerary builder.
Create a full Pune itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Pune

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Pune by other users

3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Chennai (Madras) & Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Shirdi & Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Pune BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • How amazing and wonderful - I would never have expected this stone underground carved temple. Well worth a visit to see the temple and 800 year old tree. 
  • The place was easy to get to and very quiet when we visited. The echo at the back of the temple was interesting...say Om or anything and it would reverberate! Felt a sense of calm and peace. 
  • Temple is very old and carved with stone. It is situated in the prime area of the city. A must watch place. Peaceful environment. We loved it. 
Google
  • A peaceful oasis in the heart of Pune. This rock cut temple is a hidden gem, literally. Carved out during the Rashtrakuta era, the temple is right next to the Junglee Maharaj temple on JM road. Though the temple is incomplete and may not be as beautiful or intricate as the Ellora caves, this temple has a charm of its own. The temple was carved down into the bedrock and most of the structure is hewn out of the same rock. Walk into the temple and it is cool and quiet. There will be a few regulars performing their pooja and a few sitting in meditation. It is a good place to spend a few moments in contemplation. Tip: You will not find car parking easily on the road here. Best option is to park elsewhere and take an auto to and from this temple.
  • Place of peace and serenity... The excavated Temple from single rock...compiles the effect of tranquillity and one great era....
  • Once u go inside u will feel that you are at remote location somewhere outside pune. Though its incomplete work done in ancient times but u feel peace there. Must visit site if you are living in heart of city.
  • I used to live in the Shivaji nagar, but never noticed that there is a awesome place like this just around me. There is a Lord Shiva's temple which is very very old, caves krafted into a nice temple. The inner place is very cold even in summers. Big garden infront of the temple. Must visit once. Enjoy!!! Keep smiling, Keep travelling!!!
  • One of most important historical place, the old shiva temple cave. Build top to bottom