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List of Famous Caves in India

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There are many caves in India that are worth exploring. Each state in the country has certain number of caves that are specimen for history, culture and spirituality; for instance, there are caves with many legends attached to them, on the other side one can also find oodles of caves that reflects the rich culture and tradition of India. Therefore, it becomes an eminent need for having a knowledge about at least some of them. Here are some of the best caves in India that are required to be known for various exams where GK section is present.

Andhra Pradesh

  • Undavalli caves


  • Barabar Caves Oldest Rockcut Cave of India
  • Lomasrishi caves
  • Sudama caves
  • Colganj Rock Cut Temples

Himachal Pradesh

  • Masrur Rock Cut Temple


  • Aihole
  • Badami Cave Temples
  • Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
  • Nellitheertha Cave Temple
  • Hulimavu Shiva cave temple


  • Amarnath


  • Kaviyoor
  • Trikkur Mahadeva Temple
  • Vizhinjam
  • Tuvarankad
  • Bhutapandi
  • Kottukal
  • Airurpara
  • Irunilamcode
  • Bharatanpara

 Madhya Pradesh

  • Bagh Caves
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  • Udaygiri Caves


  • Ajanta Caves- Buddhist
  • Aurangabad Caves- Buddhist
  • Bedse Caves- Buddhist
  • Bhaja Caves- Buddhist
  • Elephanta Caves – Hindu: Shiva, Brahmanical
  • Ellora Caves – Hindu, Buddhist, Jain
  • Jogeshwari Caves- Buddhist
  • Kanheri Caves- Buddhist
  • Karla Caves- Buddhist
  • Karli- Jain
  • Kailash Temple
  • Kondivita Caves- Buddhist
  • Lenyadri – Buddhist, a cave converted into Hindu
  • Mahakali Caves – Buddhist
  • Mandapeshwar Caves – Hindu
  • Pandavleni Caves- Buddhist
  • Pataleshwar, Pune


  • Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

 Tamil Nadu

  • Mahabalipuram
  • Narthamalai
  • Varaha Cave Temple
  • Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple
  • Kazhugumalai Cave Temple
  • Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple
  • Sittanavasal
  • Mandagapattu (Mahendra Pallava’s)
  • Dalavanur
  • Mamandur (near Kanchi)
  • Kuranganil Muttam
  • Siyamangalam
  • Mahendravadi (near Arakonam)
  • Tirukazhukundram (on Hilltop)


  • Patal Bhuvaneshwar
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