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Pandulena Caves

Pandulena Caves


Pandulena Caves | 20 Onwards

The Pandavleni caves are a significant group of early examples of Indian rock-cut architecture initially representing the Hinayana tradition. The history behind the Pandavleni caves is considered to be very important as it stores a lot of information which was not made public.
The location of the caves is a holy Buddhist site and is located about 8 km south of the center of Nashik (or Nasik), Maharashtra, India. Hence, the history behind the caves is important. People in the early years thought that the name of the caves has some relevance with the characters Pandavas but then it was made very clear that their name has got nothing to do with it. The caves were carved out from the 1st century BCE until the 3rd century CE, with later additions of sculptures.

The Pandavleni caves main attraction:
The Pandavleni caves are one of the oldest caves in Maharashtra and its main attraction is the image of Buddha and Bodhisattva. There are sculptures representing kings, farmers, merchants, and rich iconography depicting a beautiful amalgamation of Indo - Greek architecture.
The site has an excellent ancient water management system and skillfully chiseled out of solid rock are several attractive water tanks.

Best time to visit the Pandavleni caves:
The best time to visit the Pandavleni Caves is during the months extending from July until February. The weather starting from December until February is much cooler compared to other months of the year.

The Pandavleni caves timings:
The Pandavleni caves visiting timings are from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm throughout the week. If you are planning to visit the caves in the morning, be sure to carry warm clothes as the climate before noon is windy and cold.

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won`t be possible.