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Address: Nashik, India

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Beautifully carved caves

These are very beautifully carved caves. Few of them are more interestingly carved. There is a small entry fee. Big statues can be observed inside the caves.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These are very beautifully carved caves. Few of them are more interestingly carved. There is a small entry fee. Big statues can be observed inside the caves.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caves on a hilltop...good morning trek. heritage architecture visit, very old caves of buddhist (nothing to do with Pandavas as apparent from name) with nice carvings. worth climbing more then 200 steps. and u get a nice panoramic view of nashik city from top

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is huge! After you look at the caves, you can enjoy the lawn or the amphitheatre. They also have a café. It's a great place to spend the afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great caves very near to Nashik on the outskirts. You have to climb up quite a lot, but the caves are very interesting and in surprisingly good condition. These are mainly Buddhist caves and some are almost 2000 years old. Enjoyable walk. The stairs, caves etc are all well maintained.

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Mumbai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Small trek, great views ! The caves are pretty and the carvings in stone are intricate. Just shows the patience of the sculptors in that era.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the very popular spots for peoples in Nashik, as it offers great spot for morning walkers to enjoy the climate. The site is a historical structure basically dealing with Buddhist structures decorating the caves. Some of the caves are very beautiful, and some inhabits small water pools. It becomes a scenic beauty during monsoons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

First let's get the meaning right. Pandavleni Caves are nothing to do with Pandavas of Hindu epic Mahabharata. "Leni" in local language Marati means Caves. Built between 3rd century BC and 2nd century AD by ancient Satavahana and Kashtrap Kings, these caves showcases a lot about life of Buddhist Monks. Popularity of Buddhism during early period is depicted beautifully in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

A wonderful place. One has to climb about 250 steps to get to the caves. Steps aren't difficult as they are long and about 6"-7" in height. Parking is also not an issue. However you won't get anything at the top and its preferable to carry water with you. There are about 24 caves and they are mostly Buddhist. The... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

These are the caves on the top of the hill. One has to walk & climb to reach this place. The architecture of these caves are believed to be Buddhist one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Good time to go morning before 10. Clean, quiet, fresh. The climb itself is not very steep, can be managed by most people. If u r keen on history etc then I guess there is a lot of it as well. But I was not that keen. To me it was more of health and fresh air.

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