Manmade wonders : A trip to pandu leni nashik

There are some things out there which you see and you are just blown away by there magnificence and brilliance. The thought of how they were made just makes you wonder how mighty creative and beautiful the creators of such artifacts might have been. One example of such brilliance are the pandu aka pandava leni (caves) situated in nashik Maharashtra.  Going to nashik and not visiting this spot is just unimaginable such is the beauty of it.

Situated or I say carved out in the mountain stand these beautiful structures. More than 200 steps above and there you reach the caves. A nominal fee of 5rs for Indian and 100rs for foreigners is what the archeological dept charges. The caves are open from morning 9am to evening 6pm. We visited the place in the evening so it was nice and cool and the wind up top is just awesome :).

And what you see there?well a beautiful view of the nashik from top for one and if that’s not enough you get to view the beautiful sculptures the awesome caves and awesomely carved out idols of lord Gautama Buddha. There are praying rooms carved for the monks to pray , water reservoirs made in the mountain itself , residential rooms for the monks.

All an all a wonderful place to visit to take a peek In the glorious history of India and just to amaze at these manmade wonders 😁

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The buddha vihar situated at the base
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Water reservoir

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Inside one of the many caves

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Beautiful nashik from the top

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Hope you guys do pay visit to this place.
(Have uploaded just a few pics hope you guys to and see them all one day )

Cheers
Rs

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. honestme363 says:

    Thank you for the tour Rs it is beautiful! I always enjoy carvings and stone buildings. Imagine the labor required! A weird question for you – is a person allowed to drink from the water reservoir?

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    1. Indeed creativity at it’s very best…. And Btw the water isn’t drinkable !

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      1. honestme363 says:

        Would it be sacrilegious to put your toes in the water?

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      2. Well for starters some crab might just hang on to one of ur toes if you wanna take that risk go ahead 🙂 Btw these used to be little ponds made to store water for the monks who used to live in these caves and since these are Buddhist caves there isn’t any custom of any holy water or something … So yeah u can put ur toes but then it will still look funny :p

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      3. honestme363 says:

        I would be tempted anyway, after I check for crabs. Interesting that they took the time to hollow out places for water to collect. Thanks again Rs. I did enjoy the visit ☺

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      4. Smart people I will say 🙂 …and no need for thanks its always a pleasure to share ones experiences 😁

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