Pandav Leni Ancient Buddhist Caves From Mumbai

Day Trips & Excursions in Mumbai (Mumbai)

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One of the amazing ancient architectural wonder & remarkable works of Indian cave art is the Pandavleni caves located near Nasik in Maharashtra & a 04 hours drive from Mumbai. Seen as one of the most visited Buddhist religious centers, the Pandavleni Caves consists of 24 carved cave temples called viharas. One among those 24 carved cave temples is the Chaitya. In ancient times these viharas were used as monasteries where people met monks and discussed, whereas the vihara was used as a prayer hall for the Buddhist monks and disciples of Gautam Buddha. At the bottom of the Pandav Leni Caves one can see the Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak, with musical fountains, fast food outlets and museums.
Early morning get ready to get picked-up by our driver and get driven to ancient Buddhist caves of Pandav leni.The caves were built in the early periods of the 3rd century and got massive contribution by the Mahayana and the Hinayana sects of Buddhism which can be identified in the sculptures and paintings of the area. A place patronised by the kings who patronized the Buddhist culture and their scholars, this beautiful cave has become a tourist attraction in the recent years. The architecture and the art of the place along with the inscriptions found in the caves are some of the reasons that attract people towards this place. Located in the high altitude mountains of Trirashmi, the temples can be reached by climbing the stone ladders and trekking up the mountains. Its one of the places that has its name in the Maharashtra trekking list.The Pandavleni Caves consists of 24 carved cave temples called viharas. One among those 24 carved cave temples is the Chaitya. In ancient times these viharas were used as monasteries where people met monks and discussed, whereas the vihara was used as a prayer hall for the Buddhist monks and disciples of Gautam Buddha. At the bottom of the Pandav Leni Caves one can see the Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak, with musical fountains, fast food outlets and museumsTo conclude you will be dropped back to your hotel in Mumbai.

What’s included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • local guide
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