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“Dada Saheb Falke Memorial”

Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial
Ranked #38 of 87 things to do in Nashik
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial, dedicated to the Father of the Indian Cinema Dadasaheb Phalke, is most famous tourist attraction in Nashik, Maharashtra, India.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

The highlight is Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial, Buddha Memorial & Pandavleni Caves are at the same location adjacent to each other with Buddha Memorial at center.

The above three places makes families gather in large numbers on weekends & public holidays.

Best time & sequence to visit this place is;
i. Pandavleni caves from 4.30 pm 5.30 pm & then
ii. Buddha memorial & then
iii. Dadasaheb phalke memorial

Travel tips for budget travelers;
From Nasik Road railway station there are buses to Pandvaleni.
Bus ticket Rs.24/-. Share auto Rs.40/-. Journey of 40 minutes.
From main road couple of minutes walk to main entrance.

1. Pandavleni caves (30 minutes to 60 minutes enough to see 24 caves)

Timings 9 am to 5.30 pm
Entry fee Rs. 15/- near the caves on mountain & not at foothill
Free parking at foothill of Pandavleni caves
Easy trek of 15 minutes
Nice caves on mountain
Good views from top of Nasik city

2. Buddha Memorial (5 minutes inside memorial & 15 minutes more than enough in garden)
Entry free
Free parking at the foothills of Pandvaleni caves
Footwear stand Rs. 1/- for each group
Very spacious green garden campus at the foothill of Pandavleni caves
Continuous echoes of sound in the Buddha Memorial is the main attraction of this place apart from calm peace & serene environment for meditation in Pagoda / Stoop like construction
Two photographers sell photo at Rs. 30/-. Ignore their instruction & take photos. I took photos as I wish

3. Dadasaheb Phalke Memorial (Minimum 30 minutes to as you wish)
Entry free Rs. 10/-
Parking free inside campus
Museum on Bollywood as Dadasaheb Phalke is related to film industry.
Restaurant for snacks
Musical water fountain from dark till 9 pm (not worth to wait till the end as same pattern of lighting without much variety)
Free children entertainment park, plenty of things for kids to play and enjoy
Very very spacious green garden with plenty of sitting arrangement for families to eat & enjoy. Families do bring food with them sit relax & enjoy eating in the garden at the place of their choice.
The only thing I disliked is toilet facility located at very very far away & is ignored completely from maintenance point of view.
It is a very pathetic thing that such a nice family outing place has been ignored on this aspect.

There are small stalls & street hawkers eateries available at the entrance gate as well as on the main road junction selling snacks items such bhel, paani puri etc.

I have attached photos in this review with appropriate tag for better understanding of the reader.

I highly recommend this place for families especially from kids point of view. It is an excellent place for kids.

Wish you all the best.

4  Thank RajuSalvi
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

At the base of the hill, one is Dadasaheb Palke Smarak and other a Buddhist Smarak. We visited the Buddha Smarak - resembling Sanchi. This hosts a beautiful dome, in which, there is a tall Buddha statue and the hall resonates - used for meditation and prayers.

1  Thank Karthik R
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Peaceful and comfortable atmosphere here.

Outside the hall, you can enjoy the breeze on the lawn and have lunch with your friends and family.

In the hall, you can enjoy meditation with holy chanting.
When I visited, no photo shooting was allowed, but an authorised photographer was there to take a photo for nominal charge.

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Reviewed July 5, 2017

This is just below the pandavleni caves, which makes it an on the way place to visit. There is a huge hall in the centre of which we have a large golden Buddha statue. The attraction of the place is the hall which has an echo in it. The moment you enter the hall, you tone down your voice because it starts to echo and you realize the importance of silence. Good place to relax after the Pandavleni caves visit.

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