Udayagiri Caves

Udayagiri Caves

  • Sanchi
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • India

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Udayagiri Caves, Sanchi Overview

Featuring some of the oldest images of Hinduism and Jainism along with a number of ancient caves temples, Udaygiri Caves Sanchi, is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the heart of India i.e., Madhya Pradesh. The name of the caves, Udaygiri, is literally translated into ‘mountain of the rising’ and comprises of a U-shaped plateau. These caves exhibit an exquisite picture of the local art form during the 4th – 5th centuries. These caves are located around 4kms away from the Vidisha town and consist of a series of at least 20 caves. Carved out of the rocks atop the Udaygiri hill, these caves are certainly a delight for all the history buffs. 

It Is Known For:-
1)    The brilliant depiction of Hindu and Jain scriptures and deity images craved out intricately in the caves.

2)    The flavor of Buddhist monuments that is reflected within the caves.

3)    The archeological evidence of the Gupta era that is mirrored in the carving on the walls of the caves.

4)    The twenty or more caves that have inscriptions and scriptures from the ancient times.

Best Time To Visit:-
The best time to visit the Udaygiri hills is between the months of October and March. Madhya Pradesh, being in the heart of the country, can get pretty hot during the summer days. The humidity in the air can also increase and you may not be able to enjoy the visit to the caves in hot summers. Therefore, it is advisable to visit the caves during the cool months to make the best of the visit.

Reaching There:-
Udaygiri caves are located around 4kms from the town of Vidisha, which is 13kms away from the famous tourist spot Sanchi. The Udaygiri caves are easily accessible via roadways. Even the climb up the Udaygiri hills is connected by road which makes it easy for anyone to reach these caves.

Nearest Railway Station:- Vidisha Railway Station
Nearest Airport:- Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal

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