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“Beautiful, Serene, Ancient, Calm and still midst of city”

Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Ranked #17 of 301 things to do in Pune
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

Can you imagine an ancient place or rather cave and a temple which is carved upside down in heart of Pune city? Yes. Its there. Pls go and visit at least once and you will keep on visiting again and again. Do not expect to be a decorative one with gardens and something as its a cave. But its Gr8. Just besides Janglu Maharaj Temple on J M Rd.

Thank Ninad M
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

its nearby Jungli maharaj temple... its unique shiva temple.. good for short visit. Good things is that its well maintianed

Thank rajesh_korgaonkar
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Beautiful cave temple. Not much climbing. Need to walk a few meters and get down 3-4 steps and you will reach the caves. YOU WALK INTO A NICELY CUT CAVES AND we walk into a beautiful shiva temple. There is a nandi in front of the shiva idol and another big bull outside the temple as well. The caves are in a very well maintained beautiful garden and the place is cool in hot poona weather.
Visit this place if you visit Poona and enjoy the cave temple. One can go inside the temple and worship the Shiva Idol. The place is constantly cleaned by the staff.

2  Thank loki_knows
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

It is next to the jungli maharaj temple and easy to locate . Walking past a century old banyan tree, in a cool garden , one enters a sunken area , caused by cutting a huge rock. There is the ubiquitous nandi in a hexagonal mantap. The diety is shiva,in a patal-underground cave- hence the name pathaleshwar-, lodged in a large hall, darkened by ages of worship. The temple deserves a short visit- of less than an hour- to wonder at the work of the artisans a 1000 years ago, in cutting the rock face to establish a temple.

2  Thank nilaseventy
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Having lived in Pune for almost 7 years, I had never visited the Pataleshwar temple and was pleasantly surprised when I finally made it there. The minute you turn off the main road, your breath is taken away by the sight of the massive banyan tree near the entrance of the place. Continue on and you come to a flight of stairs leading down into an area cut out of the rock around 1300 years ago! It is hard to imagine that you are just separated from the chaos of JM road by a few metres! It is a Shiva temple with a Nandi sitting outside in a ringed area in front of the temple door. There are games carved into the temple floor, and it doesn't take much imagination to picture people many centuries back, spending hot summer days on the cool temple floor. Since my first visit, I have been there twice more and was also thrilled to visit the Jangli Maharaj temple next door on my last visit. We went on the occasion of Tripuri Poornima, two weeks after Diwali, but did not know that there would be a special lighting of oil lamps all around the temple that very night. It would have indeed been an unforgettable sight, and I cannot wait to go back next year. I recommend this place as a mandatory stopover for anyone visiting Pune.

2  Thank Aparna R
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