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The Promised Pictures.

We went on a trek to Bhedsa Caves. They are on top of a hill about an hour's drive from Pune, India. They are Rock cut caves with awe-inspiring architecture. And they date back to 2nd century B.C. Somehow, historic monuments always impress me.It is like walking into a fairy tale which really happened a long time ago.
They are caves where Bhuddist monks used to live. I marvelled at the architecture and their spartan life style.There was so much beauty and such a positive feel about the place. The climb was really hard. We had to park our vehicles at the foot of the hill.We huffed and puffed as we climbed, and were drenched in sweat. But when we reached the top, it was totally worth the effort.

See for yourself what I am raving about!

It was so green--I felt I was driving into a picture postcard!

We had to reach the top of this hill!

There was a tiny stream trickling down the hill, on the way .Water was so cool and refreshing.

Finally, we reached the top.This board greeted us.

And the cave temple!

The details left me gaping in wonder.It was splendid, statusque, stunning.

The kids inside the main prayer hall ,posing beneath the 'stupa'

There are many more pictures (I just couldnt stop clicking) But I think this post has enough pictures! Or would you like a part- 2 ?


  1. WOW..I can almost feel the coolness if the chambers..such a contrast to the lush humid greenery outside, but beautiful non the less!

  2. Wow! Very Stunning. I would love to see it first hand.

  3. Awesome architecture indeed, PS, and well worth the hike - bring on Part Deux I say...


  4. Niall: I thought of how much you would have enjoyed it.Come to India!

    Maeve: These caves are actually lesser known.The more famous one in india, being the Ajanta-Ellora.
    Had visited that too.To read that post click here

    Scotty:Part Deux coming right up!!

  5. I dont know why the pictures arent enlarging.Bad bad blogger.Grrr--Humph!

  6. Pretty good pictures. Interesting too. You should put up a few more, if time permits :-)

  7. So beautiful!

    Kids pic is the BEST!


  8. Vik: Surely will! Thanks!

    Keshi: :-) Dont miss the way they are posing! The one in white t shirt is my son.The one in black T shirt is my daughter And the one in red is my friend's daughter.

  9. STunningly gorgeous. Well done.
    More pics please!!!!

  10. Kudos to you guys for reaching the top.

    I get pretty interested in historic stuff as well cause of the stories it hold behind each monuments etc.

    I love the picture with the streams best. Its pretty.

    And i have to say wow to the architecture as well.

    And da kids..beautiful.

    It was a beautiful sharing PS.


    Have a good weekend.

  11. This is all so astonishing! What a wonderful place! Please keep sending the pics!
    And you could post some high-res ones on Multiply too... :)

  12. Lovely pictures! I am now reminded of this leadership training I took when I was in high school. It was sponsored by our school and it took place in this very beautiful mountain retreat.

    We had the option to be taxied to the top of the place, but my friends and I somehow felt adventurous so we politely turned down the option because we wanted to hike.

    How wrong we were! We hiked for about a mile and had to climbed steep steps in order to reach the top. I think that permanently gave me my hatred for walking. The steps numbered about 600 or so.

  13. More pictures please! I could actually feel the heat of the sun on me when I looked at the hill and the coolness of the chambers when I looked at the entrance to the cave temple! :D


  14. Blue:Sure--more pics coming up!

    Sweetsticky:You too! I made satish read your last post--It was so entertaining and well said!

    Guto:Will do!

    JeanGray:same here--quite a number of steps.

    Vidya:Posting more pics soon.

  15. Wow! What a reward for climbing the hill. It is absolutely magnificent! I bet it was nice and cool in their after the hot climb too!

    Your pictures are great and I can't wait to see more. Thanks for sharing them!

  16. Hi there..coming across this blog while blogsurfing..nice posts(Will be back to read more later)...and,nice pictorial description of tbe Bhedsa caves.I'd never heard about them,so,as always,our country never ceases to amaze me.Cheers.(

  17. How incredibly wonderful! I've never been one for mountains, but I think for that, I would make an exception ;)

  18. yep I noticed the so cute!



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