Udaygiri Caves – Bhubhaneswar

From Wikipedia:

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves(Oriya: ????????????????????? ??? ???????????????????????? ??????????????????) are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Orissa, India. The caves are situated on two hills Udayagiri and Khandagiri, mentioned as Kumari Parvat in Hathigumpha inscription and face each other across the road. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out huge residential blocks for the Jain monks, during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri meaning Sunrise Hill, has 18 caves while Khandagiri has 15 caves.

1. These caves have survived for centuries….but…


2. Will they survive the tourist overload???


3. These people have come to see the caves:-)


4. Local Priest


5. Left me gaping at the Vandalism..


6. Why are we Indians so disrespectful of our cultural heritage? Beats me….



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3 thoughts on “Udaygiri Caves – Bhubhaneswar

  1. thefloatingclouds

    These look very interesting, especially the angle captured in the first picture. Hadn’t heard of them before. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Anonymous

    @thefloatingclouds tq yes there are plenty of little known gems in India

  3. Anonymous

    Thanks for these beautiful click. Udayagiri caves are treat to watch and feel ancient architecture of Gupta Empire.

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