Kuda Mandad Caves

Kuda Buddhist Caves

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Location: Kuda, Rahatad.
(18.285593, 73.072820)
Open: no restrictions.
Fee: free.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: bring torch
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Kuda Mandad Caves, Rahatad, Maharashtra 402111.
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1st cty BC caves excavated.


Kuda Mandad Caves are located on the hill above the small village Kuda, hence the name. There are fifteen Buddhist caves, which are small, simple, and were excavated in 1st century BC. They also created several reliefs of the Buddha, carved with symbols of lotus, wheel and Nagas. In the 5th and 6th century the Buddhist branch of the Mahayana took over the caves. They added sculptures of a different style and inscriptions.