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Visit Pataleshwar Cave Temples

The Pataleshwar Cave Temples is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater and Lord Shiva. The design of these temples is similar to those of Elephanta Cave. It was constructed in 8th century and many of its stones date back to 700 to 800 AD. These temples are considered to be a part of the protected monuments category of Pune.

The Pataleshwar Cave Temples is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater and Lord Shiva. The design of these temples is similar to those of Elephanta Cave. It was constructed in 8th century and many of its stones date back to 700 to 800 AD. These temples are considered to be a part of the protected monuments category of Pune. The temple has ornate carvings on the black rocks present within it. It is also known for its museum which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The museum is known for the grain of rice which has 5000 characters inscribed on it.

The temple is located across the river in Shivaji nagar on Jangali Maharaj Road. The worshippers of Lord Shiva celebrate the Shiva Linga Pooja with much vigour. There are many worshippers who assemble outside the temple to offer their prayers and be a part of the celebration. The temple inculcates massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. The temple hence offers a peaceful and delightful historic as well as educational experience to all its visitors.

Visiting Timings:0800 Hours to 1730 Hours

Visit Duration:1 to 2 Hours

Visiting Charges:Free of Charge

Timing

0800 Hours to 1730 Hours

PREFFERED BY

Spiritual Lovers, Nature Lovers, Photography Enthusiasts

TIME SPENT

1 to 2 hours

ENTRY FEE

Free Entry

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Education Center
  • Altitude

    560 m
  • STD Code

    020
  • Best Season

    Jul - Feb
  • State/Code

    Pune/4110xx
  • LANGUAGES

    Marathi, Hindi and English