Famous Caves of India that Shouldn’t Be Missed

Traveling gives an awesome feeling. You will definitely lose yourself while exploring these beautiful and historical Indian Caves. Get across these caves and have unique travel experience. If you are fond of finding new experience by discovering new places and things then you are surely going to love these caves.

Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra:

Elephanta Caves have rock cut architecture and sculptural art of medieval India. It is located approximately 7 km from the shore of Mumbai. Its unique rock cut caves attract visitors.

  • The caves are grouped into two categories 5 Hindu caves dedicated to Lord Shiva and another group constituting two Buddhist caves called the Stupa Hill.
  • The main cave is the Shiva Cave which has a pillared hall called mandapa, and an aisle. The walls are adorned with carvings of the deity.
  • Trimurti is an iconic attraction of the cave having three faces of Shiva, Vamadeva, and Tatpurusha.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Aurangabad:

Ajanta and Ellora Caves are situated in Jalgaon city of Maharashtra.

  • The cave consists of ancient religious paintings and sculptures. Ajanta Caves are the set of 29 caves representing the 2nd to 6th century AD.
  • On the other hand Ellora Caves are famous for exquisite architecture which is the set of 34 caves representing 6th and 11th centuries AD.
  • The caves are related to different religions of Hindu, Buddhist and Jains.

Badami Caves, Karnataka:

Badami Caves is Located in the Bagalkot district of North Karnataka.

  • It is the cave of four complex temples cut out of sandstone rocks; with three Brahminical temples and one Jain temple.
  • The caves consist of exquisite sculptures and images of Hindu gods, Mahavira and Jain Tirthankaras.
  • In 1st Cave you will find the carvings of an 18 armed dancing Shiva and Ganesha. While the 2nd and 3rd are the Vaishnavite and Shaivite caves.

Bhimbetka Caves, Madhya Pradesh:

The Bhimbetka Caves are situated inside Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary in Raisena, Madhya Pradesh. The caves are famous because it is believed that these caves were the shelter of Pandavas during their exile.

  • Have a look at caves; it has around 243 rock shelters with the paintings on the wall representing earlier traces of human life and religious symbols.
  • You can view the shelter of caves which consists of rock painting of around 30,000 years old.
  • The residues of cave represents the five periods of time: Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Chalcolithic, Early history and Medieval History.

Koteshwar Temple Cave, Uttarakhand:

This cave is Located about 3 km from Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand.

  • This cave holds a religious significance and is considered as a meditation place for Lord Shiva.
  • It is a pilgrimage site dedicated to Lord Shiva so many Hindu Pilgrimage came here to visit it in the month of August and September.
  • The cave lies on the River Alaknanda, and have a beautiful view. The spring water drops fall directly on the Shiva Linga which gives a magnificent view.

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