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Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Pune

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#9 of 50 in Historic Sites in Pune
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Visit Pataleshwar Cave Temple, a hermetic rock-cut complex dedicated to Hindu deities Pataleshwar and Shiva. Because of its construction during the Rashtrakuta period (700 to 800 CE), the site now enjoys protection as a religious monument. Explore the circular nandi mandapa, a pillared outdoor hall that stands in front of the cave. Outside of the basalt stone entryway hangs a brass bell, while the cube-shaped inner sanctum decorated with symbols of Shiva calls devotees to pray and make offerings. Visit the museum nearby, especially since it houses a peculiar Guinness World Record holder: a single grain of rice with 5,000 characters inscribed on it. Take a look at our Pune travel site to schedule your visit to Pataleshwar Cave Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This place is located in the middle of the busiest place in Pune. It has very old trees and is a protected monument as per ASI. There are guards and ASI office located at its entrance and is very... 
    This place is located in the middle of the busiest place in Pune. It has very old trees and is a protected monument as per ASI. There are guards and ASI office located at its entrance and is very...  more »
  • In between city hustle bustle, here is this cave. You cant imagine this place is within the city, in a most busy road So if you are planning to go there. This cave is situated adjacent to JM corner... 
    In between city hustle bustle, here is this cave. You cant imagine this place is within the city, in a most busy road So if you are planning to go there. This cave is situated adjacent to JM corner...  more »
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  • Not easy to find on google map. But once you find it you will be surprised as well as awestruck. Surprised - to find such a monument in this part of the city. Awestruck - looking at the how magnificently this monument has been built and maintained. So fortunate to have seen this. Best time to visit is in the mornings. Parking would be bit of an issue. What is amazing to see is that this temple is not atall crowded, mainly because people have forgotten its existence. Would definitely recommend to visit this place.
  • Nice place to visit, who want peace then you have to go there. Very clean and very peaceful environment. Such a nice architecture of this old temple in a cave. Every where you will found students with their books for study.

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