Udaigiri Caves

Udayagiri Caves - Udaygiri Caves

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Location: Udaigiri, Madhya Pradesh 464001.
From Bhopal take Bhopal-Vidisha Highway northeast, in Sanchi turn left on Gulgaon Road for 600m, then right to Madha 2 km, in Madha turn right to Udaigiri 6 km.
(23.533529, 77.771042)
Open: All year daily 6-18.
Fee: Adults INR 15, Foreigner INR 200, Video Camera INR 25.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Church
Light: bring torch
Guided tours:
Address: Udaigiri Caves, Udaigiri, Madhya Pradesh 464001.
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5th century excavated.


Udaigiri Caves are located in a monolith located in the fertile plan between the Halali river and the Betwa river west of the city Vidisha. There are twenty rock-cut caves from the early years of the 5th century managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. They were excavated during the reign of Chandragupta II (382–401). This is the only site which is verifiably associated with a Gupta period monarch. Inside the caves are some of the oldest surviving Hindu temples and iconography in India. The Udayagiri hills are one of India's most important archaeological sites.

Udayagiri means sunrise hill, a rather generic name, and so there are a number of places in India with the same name. The most important are the Udayagiri at Rajgir in Bihar and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves in Odisha.