About the walk

Maharashtra is known for the rock-cut caves or shrines hidden in the mountain ranges spread across its landscape. Often we feel that to experience an archaeological site we would have to travel to an obscure looking place and hunt for a route to reach an architectural marvel. The Pataleshvara Caves are situated alongside one of the busiest roads of Pune city, on the Jangli Maharaj Road, but still manage to remain aloof and preserve the historicity of the place. Let’s explore these caves, dated approximately to the seventh or eighth century. What do the caves tell us through their architecture, and how can we look at them in the urban chaos of today? Discussions surrounding the changing landscape in the area, a journey through time, history and some interesting stories are waiting to be heard at this marvellous site.

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
08:45 am
Monolithic Wonders - The Historical Journey of the Pataleshvara Caves
Sunday
27 Jan

Walk Leader

Swapna Joshi
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Duration

09:00 am - 10:30 am

Meeting Time08:45 am

Meeting Point

Entrance of Jangli Maharaj Mandir, JM Road, Shivaji Nagar

MediumEnglish, Hindi, Marathi

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About the Walk

Maharashtra is known for the rock-cut caves or shrines hidden in the mountain ranges spread across its landscape. Often we feel that to experience an archaeological site we would have to travel to an obscure looking place and hunt for a route to reach an architectural marvel. The Pataleshvara Caves are situated alongside one of the busiest roads of Pune city, on the Jangli Maharaj Road, but still manage to remain aloof and preserve the historicity of the place. Let’s explore these caves, dated approximately to the seventh or eighth century. What do the caves tell us through their architecture, and how can we look at them in the urban chaos of today? Discussions surrounding the changing landscape in the area, a journey through time, history and some interesting stories are waiting to be heard at this marvellous site.

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

  • No entry fee.
  • The walk involves interior and exterior site-seeing, hence it is recommended to wear suitable/comfortable shoes, and carry a cap/hat and a bottle of water.
  • Please maintain decorum throughout the walk as it is a living shrine and is substantially busy at most times.
  • Photography allowed.
  • The site is on the main road and has no authorised parking facilities. Public parking facilities are available nearby.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

JM Road, Model College

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