Five Most Popular Ancient Caves in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh, The heart of Incredible India offers maximum number of tourist attractions in the country and the ancient caves are one of them. Most famous caves of of Madhya Pradesh includes Parvati caves Bhojpur, Jatashankar and Mahadeo caves Pachmarhi, Jana Mana Caves in Kanha National Park and Doodh Dhara Caves of Amarkantak.

Bhimbetka Caves -Raisen

Bhimbetka-Caves

The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka is located in the Raisen,approximately 30,000 years old and declared a World Heritage Site. Bhimbetka Caves have a large number of paintings on Rocks,stone walls and floors and the entire area is covered by thick forest, natural shelters and rich forest flora and fauna.

Udayagiri Caves -Vidisha

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The Udayagiri Cave site is located near Vidisha,about 13 km from the Buddhist site of Sanchi and one of India’s most important archaeological sites in Madhya Pradesh. Udayagiri is known for a series of rock-cut sculptures,ruined buildings and monumental figure of Vishnu as Varaha Avatar. Image Source: onefivenine

Pandav Caves -Pachmarhi

Pandav Caves are situated in hills of Pachmarhi,A popular tourist retreat also known as Satpura ki Rani in a valley of the Satpura Range in Madhya Pradesh. Pachmarhi also has lot of caves and rock paintings in the forests such as Pandava Caves,natural mountain caves,Jatashankar caves and Mahadeo caves.

Bagh Caves -Dhar

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The Bagh Caves are a group of nine rock-cut monuments situated in the slopes of the Vindhyas mountain ranges in Dhar. Bagh Caves has paintings on the walls and ceilings and one of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist arts in India.

Dharmrajeshwar Caves -Mandsaur

Dharmrajeshwar is an ancient Hindu cave temple located in Mandsaur and one of the best example of Indian rock-cut architecture. The monolithic temple of Dharmarajeshwara is carved out of solid natural rock and there is a series of rock-cut Buddhist caves with monasteries and Stupas.