This carved buddhist caves have many more pictures than the ones of Ellora. They are like small 'Sixtine Chapels' of buddhism. Located some 100 kms away from Aurangabad, this caves were discovered in the 19th century by an english officer who was hunting tigers in this place.
Entrance, 10$. The best months to see them are august & september: low season, few people, green scenery (monsoons).
Pune is the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra in western India, around 160 kilometers south-east of the state capital, Mumbai. Situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau, at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha river, it is the administrative capital of Pune district and the eighth most populous metropolitan area in India
The original agricultural settlement became known by Punnaka by the 8 th century, the earliest evidence of this region can be dated back to as early as 758 AD. Copper plates of these early times reveal this region to be under the rule of Rashtrakutas. Until 1818 it continued to be under the rule of various dynasties, predominantly the Mughals and Marathas. A look at the history of Pune will bear evidence of its medieval roots from the temples present there. The oldest among them is the Pataleshwar Cave Temple in Pune , cut from a single rock structure in the 8 th century. Also called the Panchaleshvara cave-temple complex, it is situated out of the old town, squarely in the middle of city off the Jungli Maharaj Road, and attracts hundreds of tourists each year.
"Tourist Spots in Pune"
• Bund Garden
Bund Garden lies on the right bank of the Mula Mutha river. Constructed by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy primarily for providing water to the poor during summer, it has become a popular unwinding spot for citizens with an added attraction of boating facilities and has recently added a well-designed jogging track. Bund Garden is now known as the Mahatma Gandhi Udyan.