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Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Jungli Maharaj Road, Pune, India
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Ranked #27 of 209 attractions in Pune
Type: Religious Sites
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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We were in a group of 10 people and once we entered the premises it was so peaceful and quiet. We started the chants of om namay shivay and the whole place started echoing with that chant. oh it was blissful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Can you imagine an ancient place or rather cave and a temple which is carved upside down in heart of Pune city? Yes. Its there. Pls go and visit at least once and you will keep on visiting again and again. Do not expect to be a decorative one with gardens and something as its a cave. But its Gr8.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

its nearby Jungli maharaj temple... its unique shiva temple.. good for short visit. Good things is that its well maintianed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Beautiful cave temple. Not much climbing. Need to walk a few meters and get down 3-4 steps and you will reach the caves. YOU WALK INTO A NICELY CUT CAVES AND we walk into a beautiful shiva temple. There is a nandi in front of the shiva idol and another big bull outside the temple as well. The caves are... More

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pattukkoottai,tamilnadu state
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

It is next to the jungli maharaj temple and easy to locate . Walking past a century old banyan tree, in a cool garden , one enters a sunken area , caused by cutting a huge rock. There is the ubiquitous nandi in a hexagonal mantap. The diety is shiva,in a patal-underground cave- hence the name pathaleshwar-, lodged in a... More

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