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Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Jungli Maharaj Road, Pune, India
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Ranked #29 of 209 Attractions in Pune
Type: Religious Sites
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Pune, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Well the first thing I must say is that don't go by name otherwise it will cause frustration. There is no such as "Cave". The area is under ASI Its just an Idol under a stony mandir. That part is implied here as cave. Local autowalas don't even know this temple. It is known for the neighboring Jungli Maharaja Temple.

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Though at first glance it seems to be Pune's Bandstand. :P Once you enter the Cave area, it is clean and serene - despite the fact that there is heavy traffic on the roads right outside, all around. Lovely below ground level caves and temple. A must visit if you are in Pune.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

situated in the chaotic and congested heart of the city, interestingly this place had the soothing effect to ear and mind. Peaceful and one of the best heritage for the city, better than the forts. You can actually sit and relax at this place.

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is one of the oldest temples in Pune, which is worth visiting. The place represents typical indian temple.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A special find, tucked away in the chaotic city of Pune. An autorickshaw took us to the site where a local lady gave us an informative tour of the caves, she told us it was her duty when we thanked her for her help and expected no payment. She explained the stautues of Sita, Laxman & Rama and showed us... More

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Last Visited : July 2014 How to Reach: We reached by two wheeler. It took a 25 min ride from Kothrud Depot @ 8.4 Km. Site Review : Pataleshwar Caves ( Patal means underground & Eswar means God ) on Jungli Maharaj Road are 8th century cave temples dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar, God of the Underworld (also called Panchaleshvara or... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Pataleshwar is a good escape from the busy life of Pune.The compound has a thick green cover housing the cave temple. I went there with a friend one evening while we were out for a stroll. A world heritage site, the place has been maintained well. There is not much to explore but one visit is a must. Tip: mind... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Pataleshwar Cave Temple is situated adjacent to the famous Jangali Maharaj Temple in the heart of Pune. It is an 8th Century wonder sculpted and cut out from a rock! The temple is dedicated to the powerful Hindu God Lord Shiva but what catches your attention first is the attractive Nandi Mandapam at the entrance of the temple. This is... More

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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Looks good on pictures, but quite ordinary in real life. Anyway there are not many things to see in Pune, so make a short visit. 15 mins is enough.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If your benchmark is the world heritage sites at Ellora or Ajanta caves, or even Elephanta Island off Mumbai, then you will be disappointed by this place. If, however, you haven't yet been fortunate enough to visit these places then Pataleshwar is an interesting example of cave temples. Worth a short visit.

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