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10 must go Caves in India

Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

Stone Ageat its best

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta caves describes the Buddhism a remarkable place to visit, superbly crafted cave with finest ever artifact on stone(mountain stone) and some detailed ancient and well guided Buddhist paintings.  Cared and maintained by Archaeological Survey of India and also the world heritage site as per UNESCO.

Ajanta Caves
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ELLORA

Most complexes and remarkable art you will ever see, it shows how magnificent Indianancient art is. It represents the Buddhism, Hinduism and Jain religion. All the caves are crafted by the unique and finest artists ever in India. These caves maintained by Archaeological Survey of India and also the world heritage site as per UNESCO. An unmatched beauty of Kailash Temple at Ellora caves makes you speech less

Just imagine….Now we have machines and technology, but still not even close to the Ancient Arts, Artists, Architects and Engineering’s. It gives me joy and goose bumps that how well they build these caves…still shining as the sunshine of India, leaving the marks that how deep and amazing Indian history is.

ELLORA
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Pataleshwar Cave temple, Maharashtra

Shiva’s Underworld

This is true footmarks of Hinduism in India. Another superb example of the rock carved Temple Origin is somewhere around 8th century. Aesthetically craved corridor of Lord Shiva can’t be explained until you see…. One Must visited place for lover of history and lord Shiva.One can see an unimaginable carved circle around Nandi (vahana of lord shiva).

Pataleshwar Cave temple, Maharashtra
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Amarnath Temple Cave (Jammu and Kashmir)

Place of Goddess Pigeons

One important placefor Hindu’s in India. One most religious temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Cave founded by a Shepherd in somewhere around 15th century….A rare beauty of iced LINGA(Shiv Linga) is priceless…. In summer as moon dawn to its main position linga’s get bigger, freeze and Shrivel. If you are religious and looking to travel come to Amarnath…..

Amarnath Temple Cave (Jammu and Kashmir)
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Koteshwara Mahadev (Uttarakhand)

Place of Peace

Place of Peace is the correct norm for this place, as Lord Shiva hide here to concentrate inner peace when Bhasmasur(a demon) chased to ashes Lord Shiva. Come to Koteshwara and feel the peace and energy to strength your mind and body…..where water drops always dropping on Shiv Linga……

Koteshwara Mahadev (Uttarakhand)
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Badami Caves, Karnataka

Mini Ajanta &Ellora

The Badami caves similar to Ajanta and Ellora nicely architected and engineered cave by chalukyas. It represents Buddhism, Hinduism and Jain religion. 18-armed dancing Shiva, Shaiva Siddhanta&Vaishnav hints, Mahavira and many other magnetic attractions makes this a holy place to visit if planning to travel Karnataka…

Badami Caves, Karnataka
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Carla Caves, Maharashtra

Buddhism Cave

Oldest cave to represent the root of Buddhism associated with Maharashtra,Lately, one can see that this cave has some prints of Hinduism.. Origin is somewhere about 200bc.

Major attraction is Elephant heads carved on pillars (37approx.) which so nicely explains the strength of Elephant. It is another example of rarest architecting and engineering of ancient India.

Carla Caves, Maharashtra
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Undavalli Caves, Andhra Pradesh

River Cave

It was originated somewhere around 7th century AD.  Located on the bank of river Krishna, crafting on walls is so nicely done. Main attraction are well  crafted structure on one single stone(granite) of Lord Vishnu with Lean  position and Having  Sculptures and stone artifacts of  LORD BRAHMA, VISHNU and MAHESH(SHIVA)…… and a beautiful and nice architected multistory cave.

Undavalli Caves, Andhra Pradesh
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Patal Bhubaneswar Cave, Uttarakhand

Home to Moksha

Initiated during TretaYuga, it is believed to be home of Gods.It is located in the picturesque village of Uttarakhand’s village Bhubaneswar. As per ancient sculptures, Vedas this cave have four ways with four doors to Randwar’ ‘Paapdwar’, ‘Dharamdwar’ and ‘Mokshadwar’makesPatal Bhubaneswar Cave a unique cave.

Patal Bhubaneswar Cave, Uttarakhand
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Bhimbetka Cave, Madhya Pradesh

Pandavas cave

Located in Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary (Raisena district) in the state of Madhya Pradesh, as per historic sculptures it’snoticeable that Pandavas, stayed here when migrated.It is known as ‘the sitting place of Bhim’.It has extraordinary chariots and yakshas(kind of gods) drawn in the caves.UNESCO declared this historic cave world heritage site.

Bhimbetka Cave, Madhya Pradesh
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Pandavas cave
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