Udayagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar

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Explore some of the oldest cave temples in India at Udayagiri Caves, dating back to the Gupta period (320 to 550 CE). Stroll along and admire precious Hindu cave carvings lining the walls, as well as detailed sculptures of Hindu gods. Archeologists have even found evidence of shelters, water systems, and fortifications that have yet to be fully investigated. Each of the caves has its own theme, in some cases dedicated to a specific Hindu god. Amenities include restrooms, shops, and a restaurant. With our online itinerary creator, Bhubaneswar attractions like Udayagiri Caves can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Two hills - Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar - are located only some 150 - 200 m apart and contain unique monuments of ancient Indian culture - Udayagiri Caves and Khandagiri Caves. Udayagiri...  more »
  • 150 rupees about Ola taxi from downtown. There are two sites separated by a road congested of parked vehicles and shops or to drink. The entrance ticket costs 200 rupees the Indian. The interest of the place resided mainly in seniority (1 century BC) and the idea that it gives to the extreme poverty in which lived the cenotaphs and swamis (renunciants and priests) who occupied the many caves that were actually cells carved into rocky blocks to the sculpted edges. The panoramic view of the city is spectacular and the rock takes a caramel tint if you visit the site in the sunset. The observation of the daily life of the langur monkeys who live permanently is tremendously interesting, mostly females and their young.
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  • Do take a guide. There are so many interesting thing to see which only a guide can explain. Guide charges around 200 rupees for both udayagiri and khandagiri caves. It takes almost 3 hours to see both...  more »
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