Top 10 Rock Cut Caves of India

India is a fine amalgamation of many wonder things that’s why the country is called incredible India and that is the reason lacks of tourist visit this nation throughout the year to explore its complexity as well as its natural beauty.

The historical rock cut architecture of India surprises the entire tourist by its exceptional sculptor’s marvelous work. It is quite unbelievable that how one can construct a building from a single large slab of stone? Followings are top ten rock-cut miracles of India which will surprise you one by one…

Ajanta Caves

The world’s greatest historical monument Ajanta, is situated in Aurangabad district of the state Maharastra. The cave is completely dedicated to Lord Buddha and his several reincarnations and is decorated with beautiful paintings and creative sculptures. Ajanta, is comprised with 30 rock cut cave monuments which were constructed between 2nd century BCE to 600 CE.

Bagh Caves

One of the finest specimens of Buddhist art and architecture is Bagh, which is placed 97 km away from Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh. The architectural pattern of Bagh and Ajanta resembles each other which are surrounded with beautiful paintings. These were constructed with 9 wonderful caves but among them five are survived till date. This wonder is located on the bank of Baghani River which enhances its attraction.

Udyagiri Caves

Udayagiri, is located near the Vidisha district of the state Madhya Pradesh, Northern India. It is one of the most precious archaeological sites since Gupta period which has presently become a major tourist attraction in India. 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. The major attractions of Udayagiri are its rock-shelters and petroglyphs, water system, inscriptions and fortification and habitation mounds.

Badami Caves

Badami, is seated in the North Karnataka which once was the capital of Chalukya Dynasty. It is well known for its wonderful rock-cuts, surprised carved temples, and artificial lakes. Badami is comprised of four spectacular caves which are constructed on the precipice of a hill. Badami is dotted with some beautiful temples of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva and Jain Temple. Apart from that the ceilings are wonderfully painted surprised pictures.

Barabar Caves

Another amazing wonder of India is Barbara, which is situated in the Jehanabad district of the state Bihar that is approximately 24 km apart from the north of Gaya. The caves are looks as if they are made of by woods but in reality is that they are made of by rocks. These are highly polished and carved with granite and each cave is constructed with two chambers. This is one of the famous holy places of Buddhist pilgrims.

Borra Caves

Borra, are situated in the Ananthagiri hills of Eastern Ghats which comes under the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Borra is carved in such a way that they looks like as a human brain. Gosthani River which is continuously flowing beside Borra gives a wonderful look of the place and its flowing sound can be easily heard from inside the cave.

Edakkal Caves

Edakkal, is located in the Wayanad district of Kerala which is placed in the Western Ghats of India. The pictorial writing of ancient 5000 BC is clearly visible inside it which was the indication of Neolithic man’s presence in this region. The wonderful carvings in the wall are still to be deciphered which suggest the existence of prehistoric settlement.

Varaha Caves

Varaha, is the greatest example of Indian rock-cut architecture which is situated at Mahabalipuram, a small village of Chennai in the state Tamil Nadu, India. The Dura Devi Temple and Vishnu avatar Trivikrama are the two major attraction of Varaha which were constructed during the 7th century.

Mawsmai Caves

The most beautiful tourist attraction Mawsmai is situated in the Cherrapunji district of Meghalaya, which is considered as the heaviest rain fall region of the world. 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.

Jogimara Caves

Jogimara, is situated at Amarnath, near the Surguja District of the state Chhattisgarh. The interior of the Jogimara shows the great paintings of animals, birds, human beings and flowers which are painted on the white base plaster with a red outline. The inscriptions that were written on the walls of the cave are counted as the world’s first message of love.

 



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