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“worth a visit, but not very large” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pataleshwar Cave Temple

Pataleshwar Cave Temple
Ranked #18 of 264 things to do in Pune
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Sudbury, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“worth a visit, but not very large”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

I would have rather have gone to Karla caves, but it was against my company's policy to travel that far out of Pune. It's free and worth snapping a few photos. It's much older than anything I'd find in the US.

Visited January 2012
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Pune
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Temple in the Heart of City”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

This is a great Temple of Shiva in the Heart of City. It is carved in a single rock and is a cool place to visit. It is located at Jangli Maharaj Road just behind the jangli maharaj mandir. I am staying in Pune for last 8 years..but just happened to visit this place this year...and I was amazed.

Visited April 2011
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Bengaluru, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“You can give a miss, if you are running out of time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2011

This place is no frills samadhi of a local baba and houses a cave temple as well. This place is calm, natural gardens are very good. Cave temple is active with ongoing pooja. Samadhi attracts many faithful people.

Visited November 2011
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Gurgaon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing & unique piece of antiquity in the heart of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Pataleshwar Cave Temple is in the heart of the Pune city on the Jangli Maharaj Road. It is hidden by the more popular temple of Jangli Maharaj.
It is a beautiful rock-cut cave temple, dating 8th century in the Rashtrakuta kings' period.
It was probably originally situated outside the town, but the urban expansion has eaten up the surrounding hills and even from a very close point, you cannot anticipate a cave temple of this kind! The temple, is dedicated to Shiva. The sanctum has a Shivlinga(covered with Braas !) There are two smaller rooms on each side, one is a lakshmi tremple.
In front of the cave is a circular building housing a big Nandi Bull in addition to Nandi Bull inside the cave.
There seems to holes in some of the walls & may some sculptures have been pilfered away.
There ia a pathy of local tourism to this antiquity.there is no sign Board and u have to tell the cab driver to takeyou to Jangli Maharaj Temple and from there you should ask for directions.
Archeological survey has done its job like many other places by just putting a Board. at the entrance from the main rpoad you can see some carved pillars lying around that make you feel that this place has more to tell.

Visited September 2011
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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“surprise place in centre of city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2011

1. quiet n calm temple in heart of city at J.M road..
2. temple inside cave is nice
3. if one loves to spend some quality time in peace , then this is the place to be.....n one does n need to travel much.....

Visited April 2011
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