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Pataleshwar Caves

The Pataleshwar caves is one of the finest examples of ancient architecture where a temple has been carved out of rocks which dates right into the 8 th century BC. Situated on the downtown Jangli Maharaj Road, Pune you will find your soul rejuvenated by the serene calm amidst the chaos of the city. Dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater and Lord Shiva, the cave displays intricate carvings on black rocks within the monument.

Finding a mention in the Guinness Book of Records, the Pataleshwar cave museum is most famous for the 5000 character inscription engraved on a grain of rice. The circular Nandimandapa is one of the best attractions of the temple with its umbrella shaped canopy mounted on strong pillars. Other structures of the temple include massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. Indian mythological stories about Lord Shiva, inscribed on the cave walls gives you an insight into the past. A visit to the Pataleshwar cave temple is an enriching experience which is worth your every penny.

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Maharashtra, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
18.5270000°N, 73.8498000°E
Distance from Pune city center to Pataleshwar Caves
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Tuesday: Open 24 hours

Wednesday: Open 24 hours

Thursday: Open 24 hours

Friday: Open 24 hours

Saturday: Open 24 hours

Sunday: Open 24 hours

Read traveller's reviews about Pataleshwar Caves..

Overall Rating:4.3

  '4' out of 5
"Nice place to checkout with family or friends. Whole cave is carved in single rock. cave is not deep, but broad. Nothing to discover more. Small garden is next to it, where you can seat for lunch, or chatting. No water facility available here, but it's there in jungli maharaj Mandir beside this. This place closes at evening 7pm."
  '4' out of 5
"Silence in chaos.. right next to the city's main JM road but peaceful quietness once you enter this historic cultural heritage. Seen students /elders comfortably reading. Must visit, along with the temple next door."
  '4' out of 5
"Calm place. Has a small temple inside, next to another temple called Jungly Maharaj temple. Not much to discover, but you could get piece of mind here. Mostly families and elderly come here for evening walks."
  '4' out of 5
"Old caved temple. You won't find it easily even though they are on main road. Once enter JM road see it next Jangli maharaj temple. You will find next to it."
  '3' out of 5
"Nice place to visit in summer. Peaceful place. Not much to see over there. Small caves which can be visited in 5 min. Small garden. "

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