TOP 10 MIRACULOUS AND UNCANNY CAVES OF INDIA

India is the most naturally and culturally rich country which is sported with a wonderful range of fabulous and unusual phenomenon covering the entire plateau of this popular country. The amazing country is the home to the white snow coated Himalayan Mountains in the north to the very typical south and from sandy beaches of the west to the appetizing cuisine of the east. It homes many beautiful and the most amazing wonders of the world.

India is the most naturally and culturally rich country which is sported with a wonderful range of fabulous and unusual phenomenon covering the entire plateau of this popular country. The amazing country is the home to the white snow coated Himalayan Mountains in the north to the very typical south and from sandy beaches of the west to the appetizing cuisine of the east. It homes many beautiful and the most amazing wonders of the world.

Caves of India are very popular for and the long time tourist attraction. A cave tour of India is a perfect combination of history, spirituality, mystery, meditation and adventure. These caves are the living example of Indian art, rich culture, tradition, background, longest surviving murals, outstanding architecture and carvings and sculptures.

Many visitors from all over the world visit Indian caves and found them as a living examples of past, present and future of the human being and declare them as an amazing wonders that can’t be described in words.

Let’s explore the top ten caves of India.

1) Ajanta and Ellora Caves,

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Maharashtra Situated near Aurangabad in Maharashtra, these caves are considered to be unique representations of Buddhist culture. Ajanta and Ellora caves are inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 34 Ellora caves are an example of meticulous design and 29 caves of Ajanta are filled with paintings. The mystifying caves and Buddhist temples depict the glorious past of credulous India. The wonderful art of the caves never fail to throw a lasting impression on one’s mind.The caves of Ajanta are associated with Buddhism and are known for their exquisite murals painted using vegetable dyes.While some of the Ellora caves are associated with Buddhism, others are associated with Hinduism or Jainism.

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2) Elephanta Caves, Maharashtra

Eephanta cave Maharastra

Elephanta cave, Maharastra

Elephanta caves built between 5th to 8th centuries A.D and situated on the Elephanta Island, tourists can travel on motor boats to reach the Elephanta Islands. These caves have lord Shiva and Lord Buddha idols which build by cut rocks. In these caves there is a twenty-foot high sculpture of “Lord Shiva” is situated, with three heads personifying his fierce, feminine, and meditative facets. It is such a fine example of Art of India. This place is frequented by many foreign as well as domestic travellers.

3) Badami, Karnataka

Badami Cave Karnatak

Badami Cave, Karnatak

Badami, famous for its surprising rock cut historical cave temples and artificial lakes. Badami is comprised of four spectacular caves which are constructed on the precipice of a hill. These caves are famous for the sandstone caves cut out from the hills. The numerous caves house temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu as well as Jain caves. Apart from that the ceilings are wonderfully painted surprised pictures.The natural surroundings enhance the aesthetic appeal of these cave temples at Badami built during the rule of the Chalukyas. Their elegant architecture and rich carvings are dedicated to Hindu deities, to Jain saints and others used as Buddhist Worship Place

4) Bagh Caves, Madhya Pradesh

There are five caves of Bagh, near the city of Mandu, carefully preserve the prehistoric treasures. These were constructed with 9 wonderful caves but among them five are survived till date

Bagh Caves, Madhya Pradesh

Bagh Caves, Madhya Pradesh

The architectural work of Bagh and Ajanta caves parallel to each other having beautiful paintings in and outside the cave. This wonderful Bagh caves are located on the bank of Baghani River which enhances its attraction.

5) Bhimbetka Caves, Madhya Pradesh

Bhimbetka Caves, Madhya Pradesh.

Bhimbetka Caves, Madhya Pradesh.

Bhimbetka Caves, numbering about 700 but only 15 rock shelters are open for the tourist, are situated on the southern tip of the Vindhyachal Mountains. Much renowned for their pre-historic paintings, the caves have the largest collection of pre-historic art in India having the oldest known traces of human life in India.
The arresting Bhimbetka Caves are also a paradise for bird watchers. From here, one can see various species of birds, including some rare ones which can not seen elsewhere.

6) Udayagiri Caves, Orissa

Udayagiri Caves, Orissa

Udayagiri Caves, Orissa

Udayagiri is well known for its unique rock-cut sanctuaries and the incarnation of God Vishnu as a boar-headed Varaha is exclusively depicted on the wall of the cave. It is one of the most precious archaeological sites since Gupta period which has presently become a major tourist attraction of Orissa Tour in India. There is the mysterious Tiger Cave, which has an entrance shaped like a tiger’s mouth, and the Queen’s Palace Cave, which has the remains of the Jain symbols.

7) Mawsmai Cave, Meghalaya

Mawsmai Cave, Meghalaya

Mawsmai Cave, Meghalaya

Offering adventure, these caves are visited by many a tourist seeking adventure. Here one can find more than 200 caves but all are comparatively short than others. The interiors of Mawsmai are consisting of huge halls and each of them looks like as an amphitheater. Entering inside Mawsmai, one can experience deep darkness. Before coming out of the caves, you would miss few heart beats on the way.
Made of limestone, these caves have stalactites and stalagmites, which are formed due to a fascinating phenomenon. The joining of the roofs and floors of these caves lead to the formation of pillars that attract attention.

 

8) Edakkal Caves, Wayanad

Edakkal Caves, Wayanad

Edakkal Caves, Wayanad

Edakkal caves in North Kerala are regarded as one of the oldest centers of human inhabitation. These caves are formed between the two big stones that are balanced on the many smaller stones, giving these caves its extraordinary beauty. The rock wall contains some interesting carvings which represent human, animal figures and objects of prehistoric age.

9) Borra Cave, Andhra Pradesh

Borra Cave, Andhra Pradesh.

Borra Cave, Andhra Pradesh.

Borra caves situated in the Ananthagiri hills and carved in such a way that they looks like as a human brain. These naturally formed caves gives a wonderful look of the place and its flowing sound can be easily heard from inside the cave.

10) Varaha Caves, Tamil Nadu

Varaha Caves, Tamil Nadu

Varaha Caves, Tamil Nadu

Varaha, is the greatest example of Indian rock-cut architecture which is situated at Mahabalipuram. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, having carvings, detailed sculptures, and incredible artistry has made these caves rank among the major tourist attractions of Grand South India Tour. The Dura Devi Temple and Vishnu avatar Trivikrama are the two major attraction of Varaha which were constructed during the 7th century.
Come and explore the complexity as well as natural beauty of these caves.

 

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