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“Great place needs proper signage” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Udayagiri Caves

Udayagiri Caves
Udaygiri Khandagiri Road | Udaygiri Hills, Bhubaneswar, India
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Ranked #12 of 53 Attractions in Bhubaneswar
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Bulandshahr, India
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“Great place needs proper signage”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

The place has old caves and great sculptures. The signage that gives you no. and name of the caves is not easily visible. There is no description of what the cave is about. Even the no. are not in sequence.

Visited December 2013
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“Jains Pilgrim site”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Bhubaneswar is a pilgrim place for Hindus, Jains & Buddhists. Udaygiri caves are one of the most important place for Jain pilgrims. Good to visit.

Visited November 2013
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“Rock cut shelters rather than caves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

These were mainly built for the Jain monks and date back to 1st and 2nd century B.C.
There is an inscription recording the thirteen year reign of King Kharavela
Most of the caves are single storey with a few being double storied. There were drainage channels and the floor sloped upwards to become the pillow for the monks. Normally each of these dormitories would house about 10 monks
The decorative art of the caves include panels/friezes depicting popular legends, historical episodes, religious observances, etc
The Queens Cave is the architectural marvel of the complex , had to climb to the second level scrabbling across rocks, but what a great view from there.

Visited October 2013
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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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“Technologies which can get you astonished...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The twin hills Udayagiri and Khandagiri (Lat. 20.16 N; Long. 85.47E) are located in the vicinity of Bhubaneswar town.These hills are honeycombed with excavated rock-cut caves, essentially meant for the dwelling retreats of the Jaina recluses. On the basis of inscriptional evidences, these caves were first excavated by king Kharavela of Chedi dynasty and his successors who were devout Jainas during the first century B.C. The Jaina occupation was continued here with occasional breaks down to the present day. The Jain temple on the top of the Khandagiri hill was constructed in late 19th century is under worship even at present, preserving the continuity and tradition of the glorious past of the hill.

Visited November 2013
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Rajkot, India
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“Within easy reach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

These caves are almost in the city. Not so good as the other cave location in Odisha but worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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