Dhokeshwar Caves

Category Historic, Religious

The Dhokeshwara Cave is a large hall with triple cells, on the east side of one of two rugged hills rising from a stony plateau. The largest is 18.28m deep and 13.7m wide, front open and supported by two massive square pillars and two pillars and two massive pilasters, a little inside of these another similar row supports a great architrave running right across the temple, and within this again is the shrine, hollowed out of a rectangular block left standing from floor to roof, and surrounded by dark passage. The chief object of worship is a linga is in central shrine. The caves are assignable to 8th century AD.

How to Reach:

By Air

Nearest airports are Aurangabad and Pune. Airport Shirdi (limited flights).

By Train

Ahmednagar is nearest railway station.

By Road

Regular State Transport Buses are available from Any Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation Bus Stand.