Heading out on a Deccan Rendezvous sightseeing tour?
Begin your journey with the Pataleshwar Cave Temples
The Pataleshwar Cave Temples is dedicated to Lord Pataleshwar- the God of Underwater and Lord Shiva. The design of these temples is similar to those of Elephanta Cave. It was constructed in 8th century and many of its stones date back to 700 to 800 AD. These temples are considered to be a part of the protected monuments category of Pune. The temple has ornate carvings on the black rocks present within it. It is also known for its museum which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The museum is known for the grain of rice which has 5000 characters inscribed on it.
The temple is located across the river in Shivaji nagar on Jangali Maharaj Road. The worshippers of Lord Shiva celebrate the Shiva Linga Pooja with much vigour. There are many worshippers who assemble outside the temple to offer their prayers and be a part of the celebration. The temple inculcates massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull. The temple hence offers a peaceful and delightful historic as well as educational experience to all its visitors.
The National War Museum was built in 1997 and is a memorial for Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation. It was established by citizens of Pune under the Express Citizen Forum which established the War Memorial Fund. The museum is situated in Pune Cantonment and has been opened up for the public since 1998.
The National War Museum is made up of pillars and spreads across 25 feet of land. The major attraction of the museum is MIG 23 BN Jet Fighter which was used during the Kargil War. The museum showcases arms, uniforms and personal mementos which were given as a scottish contribution to the British Army.
- Timing: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Entry Fee: Rs. 50 | Foreigner: Rs. 250
- Camera Fee: Rs. 50
- Video Camera Fee: Rs. 100