Pandav Caves

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Family And Kids

Pandav Caves - Review

The Pandav Caves are where the Pandavas- Yudhishthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva, were believed to stay during their exile with Draupadi. According to local legends, the Pandavas stayed here for around 13 years in hiding to stay away form their enemies. The 5 caves were made for 5 brothers and even though they are concluded to be formed during different time periods, their strong structure with simple embellishments and carvings pull tourists from all over the world.

The caves also have a Buddhist temple belonging to ‘Kubera’ the lord of wealth. Today, even though much of the medieval paintings kept here are lost, the place’s evidence to one of the most iconic mythologies in India, is hard to ignore!

Pandav Caves Information

  • Carry bottled drinking water and snacks.
  • Do wear sturdy shoes for the hike.
  • Wearing sunscreen will help to protect from the sun.

Pandav Caves Ticket Prices

  • Admission to the place is Free.

How To reach Pandav Caves by Public Transport

  • Rent a Car/Bike.

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TripHobo Highlights for Pandav Caves

  • Pandav Caves Address: Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh 461881, India
  • Pandav Caves Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Pandav Caves Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Pandav Caves(preferred time): 08:30 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Pandav Caves: 02:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Pandav Caves

  • 95% of people who visit Pachmarhi include Pandav Caves in their plan

  • 30.43% of people start their Pandav Caves visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Pandav Caves

Thursday, Friday and Sunday

94.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pandav Caves

People normally club together Pachmarhi Catholic Church and Handi Khoh while planning their visit to Pandav Caves.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • The Panch Pandav caves are a place of historical importance. The 5 Pandavas and other Buddhist monks are thought to have lived here for a brief period. Around it there are beautiful botanical gardens. Although visitors are not allowed to go inside the caves in order to preserve the structure, one can spend around 45 minutes here. The main caves are caged, but the top of a great view. For history lovers, this is a place that you should definitely visit.

  • An experience worth sharing. An amazing view of forest and mountains from the top. Do you ever feel frustrated and thought of a place where you can sit in peace and there should be no one to disturb you, this is one of the best place where you can sit and have some mental rest. A must visit place if you are in Pachmarhi.

  • The caves are made in the sand stone rocks. Were made by Buddhist monks. You get a scenic view of the Pachmarhi on reaching the top. There is a garden at the bottom with beautifully arranged flora and fauna. Though names Pandav caves , in reality it doesn't relate to any Pandava. It was a place where some Buddhist devotees stayed long back as the local folklore goes by. There are 4-5 caves and one can notice the drainage systems etc in here.  lot of eating joints at the entrance. Food is available as it is outside the forest reserve. Has to be on places to visit. Nice view from top. Well maintained gardens. A picnic spot. People do not keep to the rules and regulations. On top of the caves (you walk up, not a steep climb at all, a short one) there a board stating not to walk on the old brick area (cordoned off even), but a lot of people going over barriers to walk on the brick work. After a few years it would just vanish. A good place for photos from the top of the caves

  • It’s a nice place to visit with an easy climb. A short walk through the manicured lawns and the little climb unveil some surreal caves in the stone face. Legend says these 5 caves were where the Pandavs lived while in exile. They date back to the 4th century AD. The construction has been attributed to Buddhist monks

  • The caves aren't very interesting also out of the 5 caves the 3 largest caves are closed. However the garden is really good for taking pictures. It can be a fun place for kids too, adventure type. There will be a guy to tell you the history of the caves.

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