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Address: Jungli Maharaj Road, Pune, India

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A Temple of Lord Shiva

Pataleshar Cave Temple is in centre of Pune near Pune Muncipal Corporation. This is a Rock Cut Temple of 8th Century built in Rastrakut Period. This a protected monument by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This beautiful monolith temple of Shiva has been built in the 8th century! It is a temple carved in a cave and is a peaceful spot from the city hustle bustle! Worth seeing, undoubtedly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Ended up there while my husband was having a business meet on JM Road. Peaceful, clean and interesting. Probably the oldest attraction of Pune yet many locals didn't know about it. It's worth a short visit on the way to FC road or else.

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Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Pataleshar Cave Temple is in centre of Pune near Pune Muncipal Corporation. This is a Rock Cut Temple of 8th Century built in Rastrakut Period. This a protected monument by Government. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva known as Pataleshwar. Temple is covered by a ceiling on Pillars. An Old and incompleted Temple.However Shivlinga is anointed by Ghee and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I was surprised by the cooling effect of the place in the midst of the summer heat..good for a short visit and take a break from the crowded itinerary

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Visited this small temple complex last weekend. Although it's nothing particularly special, I was in the area to visit the adjacent Jangali Maharaj Temple. Since that temple was closed (at about 3pm on Sunday) rather than letting the effort go to waste I returned for a second visit to the Pataleshwar Cave Temple. I remain not particularly impressed with this... More 

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Pune, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place is surprisingly situated in bustling part of the city. One can add it to their itinerary while on a tour to other attractions in Pune. Quite a good place to visit at around noon time, as the cool interior of the cave provides a respite from the heat. Primarily a Shiv temple, the place has been adorned with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We got a rickshaw driver to take us here from our hotel. He wasn't exactly sure where it was and had to ask passers by for assistance. The temple is small and after the cave temples of Lonavala was a disappointment to us, probably not helped by an elderly attendant looking for tips from tourists. This is probably not a... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The Pataleshwar Cave Temple on Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road is a pleasant surprise, not only to outsiders, but also to residents of Pune. Not many people know about this place, leave alone visiting. Its a nice place to spend an hour or so - ideally before or after lunch time - for the JM road itself is dotted with food-joints.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

There are no significant sign-boards outside and this wonderful temple is underappreciated inspite of being a national monument.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is close by to Shivaji Nagar, around 1 -2 kms. Pataleshwar Caves is next to the Jungle Maharaj Temple. This place is quite a small cave. There is an Eshwar temple inside and the place can be seen in 10 minutes.

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