Pataleshwar Caves on Jungli Maharaj Road are 8th
century cave temples dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar,
God of the Underworld. Believed to have been cut
out from a single rock, the place has massive pillars,
which are the grandeur of the temple caves. The
shrine out there is dedicated to Shiva and the Nandi.
religious shrine on Jungli Maharaj Road,
housed in caves, that dates back to 700-800
AD has rather grand statues of Nandi, Sita,
Ram, Lakshman, Lakshmi, Ganesh and an over-sized
shivalingam under its roof.
The attached museum is dim, dank and dusty and not
worth wasting time over, apart from an exhibit that
has made the Guinness Book of World Records - a
grain of rice engraved with some 5000 characters
Getting there: Open daily from
08.00 to 17.30, this is located in the middle of
the busy thorughfare of Jangli Maharaj Road. Gettting
there with most rickshaws willing to ply there!