Pandavleni Caves, Nashik

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Observe the ancient Buddhist monasteries carved into the rocks at Pandavleni Caves. Built gradually from the 1st century BCE through the 3rd century CE, the complex spreads across 24 caves, some connected by carved stone ladders. Highlights include the main prayer hall cave with its attractive stupa, and the well-preserved cave number ten. Full of inscriptions and sculptures, the complex also boasts an ancient system of water management--look for chiseled water tanks around the site. If you can, take the short, steep hike to the caves early in the morning to beat the sun, or later in the day. Bring along plenty of water, and sturdy shoes. Arrange to visit Pandavleni Caves and other attractions in Nashik using our Nashik driving holiday planner.
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  • The caves are reachable by walking and by going thru the rough path over the mountains. One should opt for the rough path on the mountains till the caves. People who are scared about mountain climbing...  more »
  • After a short climb, it's a well preserved caves dating back to 1st century BC. There are 24 caves of different sizes and made over time. I guess it would be a great view of surrounding after monsoon,...  more »
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