Khandagiri Caves
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Pratush
New Delhi, India371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
If you believe you'll click some good photo's and quickly move to next place then you just missed important part of the caves.

As it's very imp. to know it's history and will help you even exploring Ajanta and Ellora caves which we are planning to do in our next trip .
Written August 29, 2022
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AJ
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Absolutely love visiting for an early morning hike. And, always a pleasure to visit the place.
Also, I would like to appreciate the government's efforts in restoring and maintaining the place. It's looking beautiful now.
Written January 11, 2024
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gauravd376
Guwahati, India7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
This place was recommended to me by my Oriya colleague when I told him that I would visit Bhubaneswar via road from Vizag. It was easily accessible, located to the left of NH16, on our way. 25 INR tickets. Nearby parking facility is available. We had already read in the internet about the place. So, we felt we did not need the services of the guide. The caves gave us an insight into the austere lifestyle of the Jain tirthanakaras. We spent half an hour in the place, which is all that is needed to explore the place. The place is not very grandiose but yes, quaint!
Written September 22, 2018
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Basutripathy
Bhubaneswar, India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018
World Famous Caves were carved before Lord Jesus Christ.
A must visit place in Bhubaneswar. Go up the hills and enjoy ..................💖
Written August 20, 2018
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Saurabhpatki
Mumbai, India58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
these are caves which around 20 min by car from main city. these are more than 2000 years old . these were places of accomodation for monks of kalinga empire. there is 15 rupees entry ticket and should be seen in daylight. there guides available which charge around 300 rupees per hour..there is also a temple near the caves which has monkeys ..so beware of that ..overall the caves are spread across and they really give you insight into how monks lead their lives here and some of their living conditions..you will amazed at some of the structures here..i highly recommend you take a guided tour. this will help you appreciate the place more..there is a lot too see here..there is also a point atop here where one can see old and new bhubaneshwar city along with udaygiri..must visit for all..the place outside gets crowded pretty fast..recommend going by cab its best to avoid for people who are old or knee problems as there is considerable climbing upo and climbing down
Written January 7, 2018
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,945 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Khandagiri Caves are located outer side of Bhubaneshwar city and adjacent to Udayagiri Caves. Udayagiri and Khandagiri caves are formerly called as Cuttack Caves which are 6km away from Bhubaneshwar Airport and 10km away from Railway station. These caves are approximately 118 feet in height. These caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of historical and religious importance. It is believed that these caves are built during 2nd Century BC.

Khandagiri caves has 15 caves.

Cave1-Tatowa Gumpha1
The parrots are carved above the entrance arch and hence it is called Tatowa Gumpa

Cave2-Tatowa Gumpha2
This cave is decorated with sculptural friezes like Nayakas, gandhrvas, different animals and birds.

Cave3-Ananta Caves
Ananta cave has carved figures of women, elephants, athletes and geese on it.

Cave4-Tantuli Gumpha
It is a small rock cut chamber with just one column

Cave5-Khandagiri Gumpha
It is a roughly cut cell and has double storeys

Cave6-Dhyana Gumpha
It is a small cave with no significant importance

Cave7-Navamuni Gumpha
It has sculptures of nine Jain Tirthankara's and Sasana Devis

Cave8-Barabhuji Gumpha
It has twelve armed Sasana Devis. The Sasana Devis considered to be form of
Hindu deity Durga Devi. Barabhuji Gumpha gets it s name from the sculptures which are having 12 arms.

Cave9-Trusula Gumpha
There are three sculptures of Rishabha Deva in the standing posture and 24 rough image of Jain Tirthankara's.

Cave10-Ambika Gumpha
The Yaksha and Yakshini's of each Tirthankara's is carved on the walls of this Cave

Cave11-Lalatendukesari Gumpha
The relief images of Mahavir, Parshvanath and few Jain Tirthankara's are found in this caves

Cave12-Name is unknown
This unnamed cave is located on the south side of Khandagiri hill. it is located little up ahead of a rock cut tank which is called as Radhakunda. Now there is no physical resemblance to this cave

Cave13-Name is unknown
This unnamed Cave has a portion of the ceiling while the pillars are gone and only remaining this is its foundation and ceiling

Cave14-Ekadasi Gumpha

Cave15-Name is unknown

Tips for your Visit:
1. Here I personally don't feel any importance is there for those 15 caves. I have just walked around and my only recommendation here is don't waste your time and energy. Just reach top of the Khandagiri and Visit Jain temple which is located on top of this hill. After Darshan enjoy bird view of the Bhubaneshwar city and comedown. while climbing up and coming down you can just have a look towards this caves. nothing much special other than this.
2. There is no separate ticket is required for this visit. Same ticket is valid for both Udayagiri Caves and Khandagiri Caves.
3. Monkeys are more here. Please take care of your belongings.

Visit Timings:
Morning 09:00 to Evening 05:00 and no separate ticket is required here.
Written June 18, 2022
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Akash G
Hyderabad, India195 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I don't have a nice experience of visiting these caves after visiting the nearby Udaygiri caves. These caves don't have any visiting fee, due to which it was too overcrowded. Moreover, due to the presence of a newly constructed white temple of Jagannath at the uphill of these caves, the archeological beauty of these caves was overshadowed by the religious gathering of local folks. Monkeys are a nuisance there, as locals feed them on the way to the temple. People were less interested in looking at the barely preserved carved sculptures of Tirthankaras on the walls. No rules and restrictions to visit these caves.
Written October 30, 2019
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AwadheshKatiyar
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India242 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Family
A kind of unique cave in Bhubaneswar, it shows that how human will be living in ancient days, it's a kind os couple attraction also, you will find many couples there. It is a must place to visit in Bhubaneswar
Written August 12, 2018
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rajveer0072016
Kolkata (Calcutta), India717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Udaygiri, and Khgandgiri are two hills, where ancient Jain temples are located. It is believed that Jain monks used this place for their austerity. Its a great place for those who have interest in the ancient indian history and culture. The word "Khandagiri" means broken hills. These caves were carved out of the hills on the order of King Kharvela.
Written September 12, 2017
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Culture702677
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
People came to Bhubaneswar must go and see once khandagiri caves ..One of the oldest structure not structure..But man made caves which is use to be in ancient times ....Must visit ..Also location of this make this more scenic ...Perfect hangout for couples ...You can see complete Bhubaneswar from above...
Written April 21, 2017
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