Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Pune

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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. Take a look at our Pune travel site to schedule your visit to Pataleshwar Cave Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This location is awesome! - Quite ancient and you get really good vibes here - Location is surrounded by nature and it remains cool during noon even - Garden with big trees here allows you to stay and...  more »
  • Quite unbelievable that its 2000 years old and seems to have been carved out of the rock surrounds. Serene and awesome  more »
  • With just hammer and chisel and 25 years. Very cool experience. I'd recommend doing a Chalo Heritage Tour to visit.  more »
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  • Serenity is what you will feel when your footsteps enter this well carved temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it has a compact and well maintained stone form. Small caves add to the excitement a bit. Also, a temple is located just beside the caves which adds to its calmness. Pataleshwar temple has free entry. There's not much in it, but if you want some peace in day, go ahead and have a visit...Overall a visit is worth it.
  • Serene and divine temple premises. Even being in heart of the city no sound pollution. An eight century monolithic structure, whole cave is scrapped into a cave temple. The cave is supported by big pillars. Temple is now maintained by archeological survey department.
  • This place is located on very crowded place but once you enter the place it will take you to the different world. Morning and afternoon is good time to visit the place. The cave is very ancient.
  • One of the top tourist attractions of India due to its splendid structure carved of stone. The serenity and calmness of the temple is worth spending all the time and efforts. Visitors enjoy a free entry and loads of blessings in the temple. An ideal place to spend quality time with friends and family.
  • A very old temple. Quiet surroundings. Not a must visit. Skip it if you feel that you can utilize that time elsewhere.

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