Pandavleni Caves, Nasik
About Pandavleni Caves, Nasik
Pandavleni Caves, Nasik - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Nasik, Maharashtra, India
Ticket Price: 2 INR
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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The Pandavleni caves are a group of 24 caves which were carved between the 3rd and 2nd Century AD. This is definitely a beautiful place to visit. There are quite a few mountaineers and trekkers who frequent the place, especially during the early morning hours. There are steps which lead to the caves. However, some caves are interconnected by stone-cut ladders. While some caves are quite large and possess a few chambers within, there are some which are smaller and intimate. The main cave or the ‘Chaitya’ (prayer hall) is the best of all the caves as it has a beautiful Stupa located within.
Interesting sculptures can be found within. In fact, these viharas served as the meeting ground for a group of Buddhist disciples who would share sermons and meet one another. There are water tanks which have been carved out of the solid rock – a reason why the site has an excellent water management system.
Pandavleni Caves Information
- Food is available inside.
- Cameras are allowed.
- Footwear can be worn during the tour.
- Visit the caves early morning for a better view of the carvings.
Pandavleni Caves Ticket Prices
- Free entry for children below the age of 15 years.
- Entry is free on Fridays.
Pandavleni Caves Opening and Closing Hours
- Recommended time to visit between October – March.
How To reach Pandavleni Caves by Public Transport
- Buses are available.
- Proximate to Nasik and Igatpuri train stations.
Restaurants Near Pandavleni Caves
- Machan Restaurant
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There are a set of 24 caves around the mountain. Some are small and some are large and some are highly significant with the stone sculptures and ornamental pillars. But I loved the hike to the top of the mountain. The feeling of reaching at the peak with the sun just behind the tip and blinding you with its glares is supremely amazing. And there at the end lies a solitary bench for you to rest and feel satisfied for reaching at the tip of the mountain beneath which all the caves lie.
This place is on top of a small mountain. There are a few caves and meditation rooms built for monks of that Era. You can also get a bird's eye view of Nashik from here. Lots of Buddha monuments. There is a meditation centre at the foot of Pandavleni Caves. A rock carved into a huge cave.
Very Nice Place to visit with family and friends 👌👌 You have to walk up the mountain, which is like a mini trek, to visit the caves. The caves are very old Buddhist Caves. You can experience Nice and beautiful scenery of Nashik city from the top.
One of the wow place from Glorious Ancient History of India. Has so Ancient sculpture! Amazing one !!
Very nice place and must visit. It's composition of 24 total caves having Lord Buddha's idol. Buddha monks were living there.
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