Bedsa Caves


Bedsa is situated in the Maval Taluka of Pune district and is situated about 45 km Northwest of Pune. It can be reached by taking a diversion at Kamshet. The caves at this site were excavated during 1st century BC. There are two finished and two unfinished Buddhist caves at Bedsa along with some rock–cut cisterns and a memorial stupa. The chaityagriha is carved with a stone screen and a verandah has tall pillars with beautifully carved images of animals and riders. The vihara at Bedsa is unique for its apsidal plan and vaulted roof.