Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Check Out The Top 10 Unique Ancient Caves Of India

India is an amazing country. It is the land of surprises, diversities, magical monuments and miraculous architects. Dense and deep forest of India is also blessed with natural and man made pyrotechnic caves. These caves are the mirror of pristine history and astonishing arts. Most of the caves are devoted to the Hindu Gods and Buddhist religions. Explore the unexplored beauty of India by the remarkable caves here:

The Ajanta and Ellora Caves
The Ajanta and Ellora Caves

  •  The Ajanta and Ellora Caves

The Ajanta and Ellora caves are the resplendent blend of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain religion .These amazing rock cut caves located in the Aurangabad in Maharashtra (India).The caves of Ajanta and Ellora are one of the magical archaeological sites of India. The Ajanta and Ellora both a have separate collection of caves. There are around 34 caves at the Ellora, which get shaped between the 6th and 11th centuries AD.Ellora  is the perfect blend of three religionsAjanta caves decorated with the 29 groups of caves, which constructed between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. It is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites. Really these caves present wonderful ancient stories on the rocks.

Elephanta Caves
Elephanta Caves

  • The Elephanta Caves

 Mumbai is the metropolitan city of India and it is also decorated with many tourist attractions. Famous Elephanta caves are also located in the middle of Mumbai just 9 km northeast of the Gateway of India at the Elephanta Island. Elephant caves are the spectacular rock cut temples. It is a miraculous collection of Hindu and Buddhist art. Elephant caves are full with amazing carvings, sculpture and wonderful history; it is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Badami  Caves
Badami  Caves

  •  The Badami Caves

 Badami is a small town, which is situated in North Karnataka. It is renowned for the wonderful carved cave temple on the cliff of red sandstone hill. This cave built in 6th and 7th centuries. Badami caves are the collection of four cave temples. Two temples of them are devoted to the Lord Vishnu,one dedicated to the Lord Shiva and the fourth one is a Jain temple. Badami caves are also famous for the Museum and artificial lakes.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
Udayagiri and Khandagiri
  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri 

 Udayagiri and Khandagiri are the two hills near the Bhubaneswar.These two low hills embellished by the ancient monument-Udayagiri caves and Khandagiri caves. Udayagiri means “Sunrise Hills” and Khandagiri means “broken hills”. These caves were made during the territory of Kharavela of the Maha Meghavahana dynasty. These rock cut glorified by the sacred text of Jain religion and Jain art. The aromatic glory of these caves enamor to each and every tourist.

Kanheri Caves
Interior Of  Kanheri Caves
  •  Kanheri Caves

Kanheri Caves are located in near Mumbai and easily reachable through the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is a Buddhist pilgrim cave. Kanheri caves are the collection of remarkable 109 caves. Most of the caves are monasteries. All of them caves are best carved sculpture; wonderful rock cut stupas and deep meditation centers. These caves tell the story of the period from the 2nd to the 9th century AD. The place is majical , considering the collaboration of amazing rare artistic examples and lush greens , but is dazing to learn that once it was a endowed trade route, and place to a Buddhist university, well renowned to the world.

Varaha Cave
Varaha Cave
  • Varaha Cave,Mahabalipuram

The famous Varaha cave, which is the four complex caves, is situated in Mahabalipuram in Chennai. This cave presents the Pallava architecture of the late 7th century. The Varaha rock cuts listed in the UNESCO World Heritage. This rock cut is dedicated to the incarnation of Lord Vishnu”Varaha”. This cave listed to a UNESCO World Heritage site named "Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram".

Tabo Caves
Tabo Caves
  • Tabo Caves,Himanchal Pradesh

Tabo monastery or caves were established more than 1000 years ago, in 996 AD.Tabo caves situated   in the Spiti valley on the high altitude of Himachal Pradesh.  The pristine part of the Tabo monastery likes a fortress, made of clay and sand. It is a remote meditation cave of India.

Edakkal Caves
Edakkal Caves
  • Edakkal Caves.Kerala

 Kerala is like a wonderland, which is blessed with amazing thing and architects..Ambukuthy Hills of Wayanand , Kerala dazzled by the Edakkal caves. “A stone in between” is the meaning of Edakkal caves. As per the name it looks that one large stone  wedged in between two bigger ones to create a cave. About the formation of these caves local people believe that God Rama, shot an arrow pierced the mountain and created a deep slit there.

Bagh Caves
Bagh Caves
  • Bagh Caves

 Bagh caves are the miraculous monuments of the pristine Buddhist art and sculpture located in the remote southern slopes of the Vidhyanchal hill ranges in Madhya Pradesh. Bagh caves are the wonderful collection of nine splendorous rock cuts, which is famous for paintings. Due to the wonderful paintings on the rocks it also  known as the “Rang Mahal”.

Undavalli  Caves
Undavalli  Caves
  •  Undavalli  Caves

Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh is a very famous tourist destination. Amazing Undavalli caves located about 8 kms from Vijayawada in Undavalli village. It is the great miraculous example of art of the 4th or 5th century. These caves are also related to the Vishnukundin kings during 420 to 620 AD. These caves totally devoted to the Hindu god and Goddess. Walls of the cave carved with the images of Gods and goddess.Undavalli caves also related to the Buddhist era .

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  1. No wonder that India has so many gods and goddesses and stories and legends about them. The country has so many beautiful sights. Thanks for showing all these caves!
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team.