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“An ancient and religious site worth visiting”
Review of Chambharlena Caves

Chambharlena Caves
Ranked #38 of 84 things to do in Nashik
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

Just about 6 kms from the city of Nasik is a hill that is home to some beautiful Jain caves dating back to 3rd/4th century AD. These are locally known as Chambhar leni or Chamar leni and is an important religious site for the Digambar Jain community. There are more than 400 steps that lead up to the caves that has temples and black stone carved statues of Jain Tirthankars. There are a couple of temples at the base of the hill and there is provision to stay for the people belonging to Jain Community. Even if one is not religiously inclined, it is an awesome place for the adventure seeker. As you climb up, just before reaching the caves/temple there is a path that allows you to walk around the hill and get a 360 degree panoramic view of the beautiful surroundings. The peaceful environs and pure air invigorate the visitors.

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is situated on the hill name Gajpanth. 400 steps are there to reach this caves. Many olds god idols carved here in the caves. Very much popular in Digamber jain community. Anajaneri caves are just 16 kms away from this caves.

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Chambharlena is one among such sacred spot is Teerthraj Gajpantha, which is a holy places of the Jains and Chambharlena caves are a portion of this famous place. Placed atop of the hill at an elevation of 400 feet, commands a panoramic sight of the valley below. These cave offers a tranquil ambience suitable for rumination. Gajapantha Teerth where the caves are a part consists of other important structures like a small hut, a temple, among other things. The popular belief is that Chamaraj the King of Mysore built Chambharlena in 600 BC. Hence the caves obtained the name “Chamer Caves” or “Chambhar Caves” in the local lingo.

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Reviewed 31 October 2015

Its an ancient piece of history and has lot of significance for the Jain devotees.. While the climb is bit difficult with the step, but totally worth it...

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Reviewed 25 October 2015

great to see such level of history architecture and culture in India, one of the best caves to visit.

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