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Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

Old Caves, Odisha

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves

The Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are a remarkable complex of rock-cut caves located in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of the eastern Indian state of Odisha. These ancient caves are known for their historical, architectural, and archaeological significance. The caves were carved out of natural sandstone hills and served as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela in the 2nd century BCE. The site is a testament to India's rich cultural heritage and the religious diversity that thrived in ancient times.

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Reaching the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves is convenient, and various transportation options are available:

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar, approximately 4 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the caves.

  • By Train: Bhubaneswar Railway Station, well-connected to major cities in India, is approximately 6 kilometers away. From the railway station, you can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the caves.

  • By Road: The caves are easily accessible by road and can be reached by driving, taking a taxi, or using public transportation within Bhubaneswar.

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