Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak in Nashik
The Dada Saheb Phalke is the legendary figure who was the progressive spirit behind the century old Indian Cinema. A memorial to this great visionary, Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak is committed towards edifying, devout and rational development. The building contains a place for meditation, a main conference hall and an exhibition center. The Smarak also displays with an eloquent version of the works of the Dadasaheb Phalke. Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak spread across a vast extend of 29 acres, and it holds a pretty garden in its courtyard. Placed in the pretty surroundings of a majestic Pandava caves, Dada Saheb Phalke Smarak is one among the busiest attractions in Nashik. Lawns, musical fountains, and museums that display Phalke’s works are the other major attractions.
Pandav leni Caves are a group of caves, on a tableland, atop the Trivashmi Hill in Maharashtra. Situated 8 km south of Nashik, these 2000-year-old caves house the idols of Buddha and Bodhisattvas. These caves were also the abode of Jain saints and the interiors were used as a popular meeting place for sermons.
The caves have an excellent arrangement for water, with skillfully chiseled water tanks, exquisitely carved into the rocks. Cave 3 is a large ‘Vihara’ noted for its magnificent sculptures. Cave 10 has a similar design that of Cave 3, but it is much older and finer in its detail.
It is contemporary to the Karla Cave near Lonavala. Cave 18 is a ‘Chaitya’, which is also thought to be as old as the Karla Cave. Its elaborate façade and stunningly beautiful carvings are noteworthy