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Pandavleni Caves

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Address: Nashik, India

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Ancient Buddhist heritage

Although the attraction name suggests links to Pandavas, it happens to bear no connection to them. It happened to be a Buddhist monastery. Its a steep climb. Make sure you carry a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Guwahati, India
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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Although the attraction name suggests links to Pandavas, it happens to bear no connection to them. It happened to be a Buddhist monastery. Its a steep climb. Make sure you carry a water bottle with yourself or else you shall have to manage the same from a little tap at the top..Attraction fee was hardly Rs. 5/- per person. Good... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Outside main city , this is nice place to climb. One can feel that there is little pollution once you come on outskirts and climb the hill....in rainy season becomes green & great place to be there.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Like....Historic sone carvings Dislike... Long walk on hill with poor maintained stair Good view from the top. One visit is must but don't expect much if u have visited Elephanta caves or other such places

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Pandavleni are a group of twenty four Caves of Hinayana Buddhist, which are said to be 1200 years old. These caves are found near Nasik at about 8kms south of the city. Nasik is a holy place and pilgrimage center for Hindus, Buddhist and Jains to some extent. The world famous Kumbmela is held here once in 12 years. The... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Climbing up may be little challenging, but wont be hot cause the stairs are surrounded by trees, will take 20-30mins to climb up, worth the view of Nashik city. The Caves are quite beautiful, but unfortunately leave you disappointed after the arduous climb, for there are hardly any information signs to make the place interesting. About 24 caves are present,... More 

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

a must visit for those who like architecture and sculptures. The acoustics in the hall and the fine art work with just basic tools is just achieved with perfection.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Some of the carvings in the caves are excellent. The caves are also excellent for Photography enthusiasts.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A small climb takes you to different world. There is not much compared to Ajintha-Verul, but it's of similar type. The view from the top is spectacular. Do visit in the evening. You can see a nice sunset view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

situated on a a hill of 80-90 meters above the ground, there are 23 caves which were built for budhist monks is wonderful and very well preserved. Must visit when you are in Nashik. Just 8 km outside the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is addressed to WH B: When you visit certain places in the U.S. or do certain things Theresa occasionally tiered pricing. If you live in California and visit a state park you pay a lower fee than if your from India and visit the same park you would pay a higher fee. Or from NY, or any other out... More 

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