Nashik Cave Maharashtra History

Nashik Cave is also known as Pandavleni Cave. Pandav is the name in Mahabharath and leni is the cave in the Marathi language. It is also called as Trirashmi Cave. Nashik Cave is a rock-cut architecture, representing Hinayana Buddhism.

Pandavleni Caves are a group of 24 caves carved between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD. These caves were built by the rulers of that time like Satavahanas and Kshaharatas for Hinayana Buddhist monks.

Most of the caves are Viharas except for the 18th cave which is a Chaitya. Caves 3, 10, 18 and 20 are the most significant and enthralling caves among the 24 caves which are noted for their magnificent sculptures. Cave 3 has a large Vihara with fascinating sculptures. Cave 10 is also a Vihara but it is much older and finer than Cave 3.

Nashik Cave Entry Fee:

                Free entry.

Nashik Cave Timings:

                8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Time To Be Spent:

                1 Hour.

Nashik Cave Address:

Pandav Lene Rd, Buddha Vihar, Pathardi Phata, Nashik, Maharashtra 422010

How to Reach Nashik Cave:

                Nashik Bus Stand to Cave – 7 KM.

                Nashik Railway Station to Cave – 14 KM.

                Nashik AirPort to Cave – 28 KM.