Lenyadri Buddhist Caves (Junnar Caves), Junnar
Junnar has over 200 cave excavations spread over four hills. Junnar Caves were built between 3rd century BC and 3rd century AD. You'll notice quite a few water reservoirs and dwelling areas (viharas) which helped sustain a large settlement in the area. Junnar Caves consist of four groups of caves - Lenayadri or Ganesh Lena (one of the most popular ones), Sivaneri, Manmodi and Tuljalena, each with their own beautiful features. Book tickets now!
Things to see
- The extensive circular dome ceiling and 12 octagonal pillars in Cave 3 of Tulja caves
- The image of Ganesh in cave 7 of the Lenayadri, which is one of the Ashtavinayak shrines, (Maharashtra's eight prominent shrines for Ganesha)
How to get there?
- By road, there are regular buses from Pune to Junnar every hour. If you're coming from Mumbai you can take a car/taxi.
- The nearest station is the railway station in Pune.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport at a distance of 154 km.
Cave, Temple and Inscriptions, Junnar
Lenyadri Buddhist Caves (Junnar Caves), Junnar, Lenyadri Ganapati Road, Junnar, Pune, Maharashtra, 410502