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Caves in India



Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra India is having some of the most famous world heritage sites of the world such as Ajanta and Ellora caves in Maharashtra. Maharahstra has indeed a rich heritage of ancient monuments representing different phases of development in art and architectural style. The rock cut architectural beauty witnessed in almost all the cave temples spread over entire Maharashtra is a fine example of the majestic architectural glory of ancient India.

Just like Ajanta and Ellora caves, Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves in Orissa are a perfect example of Jain rock-cut shelters. These Indian caves are not only famous Jain pilgrimage centers; they are also the hallmarks of the rich cultural heritage and traditions of eastern India.

Famous Caves in India

Ajanta Caves
These caves are the most magnificent examples of rock cut architecture and cave paintings. The Ellora caves are over 10 centuries old and represent elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths. While the caves at Ajanta dates back to the 5th century and contain paintings and sculptures of major events in the life of Lord Buddha.
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Ellora Caves
These caves are the most magnificent examples of rock cut architecture and cave paintings. The Ellora caves are over 10 centuries old and represent elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths. While the caves at Ajanta dates back to the 5th century and contain paintings and sculptures of major events in the life of Lord Buddha.
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Elephanta Caves
The green island of Elephanta is famous for world's wonder rock-cut cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The most remarkable feature of these caves is the mammoth representation in stone of the various heads of Shiva, depicting his several moods.
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Udayagiri & Kandhagiri Caves
Not many caves have got as much significance after the Maharashtrian caves as much the Khandhagir and Udaygiri Caves have. These caves are considered to be the one of the most sacred Jain pilgrimage centers situated in Orissa.


Aurangabad Caves
Aurangabad caves are a travellers paradise that illustrate the tales from the "Jatakas", a large collection of stories about the previous incarnations of Lord Buddha.

Borra Caves
The natural formations of Borra caves are unique, and are breathtakingly beautiful. There are several interesting structures inside the caves, including a mushroom formation, a temple, a mosque, and a church.

Karla & Bhaja Caves
Beyond Lonavala are picturesquely situated three sets of caves, Karla, Bhaja and Bedsa that are full of historical interest. Karla caves are also the largest Chaitya caves in India.

Kanheri Caves, Maharashtra
There are 1000 caves situated in this cave site that belong to Buddhism, believed to have been dated between 2nd to 9th centuries AD.

Yana Caves, Karnataka
Experience the wilderness holiness and loneliness in this limestone rock dome paradise. Yana is known for its unique rock formations and is a haven for rock climbers.

Tour Packages Of Caves in India

1. Ajanta Ellora Tour - IMP-12
    5 Days / 4 Nights
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