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Pataleshwar Cave Temple, Pune

  • One of the fascinating sightseeing places in Pune, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is an important temple in Pune dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar who is the God of the Underworld. Dating back to the 8th century, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is renowned for being carved out of a single rock and been announced by the government as a protected monument in Pune. Along with its architectural brilliance, Pataleshwar Cave Temple is also known for its unique sound of bells.

    Pataleshwar Cave Temple offers an interesting glimpse of rock-cut architecture in India and dedicated to Lord Shiva and Nandi. At the main shrine of the temple, pilgrims pay their respect to the imposing Shiva lingam which is built there. One of the astounding features of Pataleshvar Cave Temple is that its construction was never completed and thus one can witness that there is no specific entrance to the temple. Pataleshwar Cave Temple is a great visit both for spiritual reasons and appreciating the art and culture the region.


    • Location: Jangali Maharaj Road, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra 

    • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit here is from the month of June to February

    • Entry fee: You are not needed to pay any entrance fees at Pataleshwar Cave Temple

    • Timings: The timings at this temple are from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm