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|
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.
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.