Best time to visitRound the year but October to March seem to be preferred and advised by the locals.
Open hours7: 00 am to 6:00 pm all week long.
Things to doFeel what it is like to lose one's land and have to live in a cave.
BudgetThe body that maintains these caves would need to be contacted to know more about this.
Best MonthsAll year
Rank5 out of 31 attractions in Pachmarhi
When in the state of Madhya Pradesh, one should not miss the famous Pandav Caves that are located atop a small hill. Legend has it that the Pandavas from the Mahabharata lived in these caves when they were exiled from Indraprastha. There are 6 caves in total, five named after the Pandava brothers Nakul, Sahdev, Bheem, Arjun and Yudhisthir and the other is called Draupadi. These caves are over 1000 years old and are now protected by the government. The Draupadi cave is by far the cleanest and most airy while the one named after Bheem is the darkest. During the 1st century AD, Buddhist Monks sought shelter here as well.
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Reviews of Pandav Caves • 2
beautiful view, ancient cave paintings in the caves
Just at the distance of 5km, the Pandava caves can be located. This is when the picturesque heritage kicks in. Legend has it that these famous caves of Pachmarhi were built by the Pandavas, during their exile and were home to them. The place has been marinated with history and spiritual sentiments, which attracts hordes of people every year. The caves are rugged in structure whose beauty has been enhanced by a visionary garden.