24 November 2009
India's Pataleshwar Cave Temple in Pune is one of the country's most beautiful sights, it has been claimed.
Located at the centre of Shivajinagar city on the Jungli Maharaj Road, the edifice is a "wonderful rock-cut" structure of more than 1,800 ft, Suite 101 reports.
"Pune's Pataleshwar Cave Temple is one of the most amazing tourist attractions," it noted, adding that its "unique architecture" dates back to the 8th century and has been carved out of basalt.
According to Suite 101, the literal meaning of Pataleshwar is God of Underground and tourists visiting the site should make sure to view its Shiva shrine and Nandi bull.
A cave in the local vicinity with rocks dating from 700-800 AD is also an advised trip, the news provider added, with India travellers also able to make a journey to nearby Mumbai.
The New York Times recently stated that Rajasthan offers holidaymakers a luxurious and extravagant experience.