The Pataleshwar caves are located in Pune, Maharashtra, India and these are considered as the beautiful rock-cut caves finding their roots back in the 8th century. These beautiful caves were carved in the period of Rashtrakuta. Visitors find this place as a calm and peaceful place in the heart of city Pune on the Jungli Maharaj Road.
Even though the name of the place is Pataleshwar “Caves”, it contains more of the temple. There is a small gate at the entrance of the Pataleshwar Caves temple and there is also a huge Banyan tree. The ASI maintains this place and it is really a wonderful place in the crowded city like Pune. After going inside there is a circular structure that houses Nandi.
How to get there?
How to Reach Pataleshwar Caves by Road:
Since this place is located in the heart of Pune city, one has to reach to Pune first. There are many State run buses available that run between Pune and other major cities in the Mahrashtra as well out of the Mahrashtra. Once one reaches to Pune, there are many local buses available from the main stations like Swargate or Pune Station etc that take visitors to Jungli Maharaj Road where the Pataleshwar Caves are located or one may also opt for an auto.
How to Reach Pataleshwar from Pune Railway Station: From Pune railway station use Wellesley Road to reach Pataleshwar Caves. Head towards La Meridien Pune – RTO Office Pune – cross the Sangam Briedge – Sancheti Hospital – Engineer College Ground – Pataleshwar Mandir.
How to Reach Pataleshwar from Swargate, Pune: From Swargate travel through Dinkarrav Javalkar Road till Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum. Then drive forward on Bajirao Road. Head towards AB Chowk – Maharshi Annasaheb Patwardhan Chowk – Hanuman Mandir. Cross the briedge from Dr. Hedgewar Chowk. Drive further and take a left turn on JM Road to reach Pataleshwar Caves.
How to Reach Pataleshwar Caves from Mumbai: From Mumbai to Pataleshwar head towards Panvel and take Mumbai Pune Expressway to reach Pune. From Pune use above rout to reach Pataleshwar Temple.
How to Reach Pataleshwar Caves by Train:
Pune is well connected to the major cities in the Mahrashtra as well as out of the Mahrashtra by train as well. As soon as one gets down to the Pune Railway Station he or she may catch local buses or autos for the Jungli Maharaj Road i.e towards Pataleshwar Caves.
How to Reach Pataleshwar Caves by Air:
If one wishes to visit this place by air, then he or she has to fly to Pune. Since Pune is the major city, it is connected to other major cities in the Maharashtra as well as out of the Maharashtra. From Pune airport, one may choose to prefer a local bus for the Jungli Maharaj Road or an auto.
Distance from Major Cities to Pataleshwar Caves
- Pune to Pataleshwar Caves Distance – 3 KM
- Pimpri-Chinchwad to Pataleshwar Caves Distance – 16 KM
- Chakan to Pataleshwar Caves Distance – 31 KM
- Satara to Pataleshwar Caves Distance – 110 KM
- Mumbai to Pataleshwar Caves Distance – 147 KM
- Nashik to Pataleshwar Caves Distance – 208 KM