Khandagiri Caves
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Voyager_Nineteen71
Pune, India562 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
We went to these caves on an evening and it was extremely crowded. The caves are very old and there is quite some history to this place. There is a temple at the top of the caves. Overall an above average experience that can be given a miss.
Written 24 July 2023
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Manish B
Jaipur, India1,329 contributions
Jun 2023
These ancient caves are in front of udaigir caves and its as beautiful as udaigir caves. A place for ancient history lovers.
Written 5 July 2023
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Anita M
Coonoor, India42 contributions
Mar 2023 • Family
Everything about the caves was amazing.
A must visit place in Bhubaneshawar.
Just a tip- go in the evening. It’s very hot during the day.
Written 19 March 2023
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Saurabh
New Delhi, India70 contributions
Sep 2022
It's a beautifully preserved monument of caves and ancient rocks. A good visit worth a couple of hours to get away from the rush of the city.
Written 22 November 2022
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Avik Mukherjee
New Delhi, India1,895 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
A must visit destination. Ticket counter is bit far from the gate. Nearly 3000-3500 years old but every inch is important need to explore most of it. Try climb at the top of the hill you can get mesmerising view.
One must visit
Written 16 October 2022
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Pratush
New Delhi, India346 contributions
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 29 August 2022
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Vanshika Sehgal
2 contributions
Jun 2022
its a very beautiful and fantastic place to visit it has scenery beauty and having a excellent view ti witness from the height
Written 6 July 2022
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India1,935 contributions
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 18 June 2022
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sdn7
Karwar, India89 contributions
Oct 2021
must visit to these caves they are neat clean well maintained ...though u need to climb few steps worth seeing . tickets required to get in one of these twin caves ....udaygiri n khandagiri are just beside each other on either side of the road . just one section is ticket entry ...other is open to all but be carefull of monkeys . they are not aggresive though
Written 6 December 2021
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esangeeta
New Delhi, India16 contributions
Nov 2021
these are across the road from Uday giri and much smaller but the pandit was very nuce and explained and showed us all the idols on the cave
Written 3 December 2021
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