Caves in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is famous for Bollywood, okay, but what about the tourist attractions? Forts, beaches, hill stations and many others.“ What many other?” you may question, hold your horses I would answer. Caves in Maharashtra!, “caves are boring” you would say and yet again I would answer patiently.

List of caves in Maharashtra includes Ajanta, Elephanta, Aurangabad, Kanheri, Ellora, Bhaja, Karla, Pitalkhora, Pandavleni etc. These are some of the famous caves in Maharashtra you have heard before, have you not? Perhaps, your textbooks will remind you where they are and what they are. Yes, they all are caves and situated in Maharashtra, in fact, Maharashtra is the state with these beautiful caves that speak the glory of the eras gone by.

List of Famous Caves in Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves Pandavleni Caves Bahrot caves
Ellora Caves Karla Caves Bedse Caves
Aurangabad Caves Lenyadri Caves Kharosa Caves
Elephanta Caves Mahakali caves Pataleshwar Caves
Pitalkhora Caves Bhaja Caves  Tulja Caves

Maharashtra Caves

Maharashtra Caves

Gifted with the Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, Maharashtra is home for around 800 small and large caves. These caves are influenced from ancient Jain, Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims. Some caves built back during 5th to 6th century CE.

Many people think that caves in Maharashtra are boring and have nothing to offer for a tourist to travel that far and then to enter the void. We might just do that at our house with a blanket, is it not?, but what if I told you that Maharashtra caves offer you with exciting memories inside of them?

These caves of Maharashtra are no normal and are not just “null voids of emptiness” like all others. These caves have seen the wisest and oldest of monks meditating in them, the priests of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism created many of them.

Ancient Caves in Maharashtra

As old as 2nd century BC, some of these Buddhist caves in Maharashtra took almost 4 centuries to finish and were completed only in the 6th century BC. Imagine how big they would be, fascinating, is it not? No surprise though, about being declared a UNESCO world heritage site. Neither the mystical aura nor the size of these caves in Maharashtra can be explained by words. You just have to visit Maharashtra in order to know them better.

4 thoughts on “Caves in Maharashtra

  • January 29, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Nice blog about caves in Maharashtra. Maharashtra has huge history and many caves are here are build 1000 years ago. the best things about these caves are the paintings in the caves. Its a mixture of art and culture.

  • March 20, 2016 at 4:32 am

    Nice article. There are many caves in Maharashtra which are carved a long back. Its history is also amazing. You have done nice job by adding information about these caves. Thanks 🙂

  • February 14, 2018 at 11:46 pm

    I think you forgot to mention ” Kanheri caves ” of national park borivali, mumbai.

  • January 12, 2022 at 11:35 am

    So much engaging and easy to read. Thank you so much for sharing all this wonderful info with us. It is so appreciated.


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