Ravana Phadi, Aihole

Ravana Phadi, entrance

Wonder Ravana Phadi, Aihole   In short Aihole – the ancient capital of Chalukya dynasty – contains more than 125 temples and many among these temples are cut in the rock. Many visitors and researchers have got an opinion that this ancient city served as a playing ground in the search of a new architectural identity […]

Pitalkhora Caves

Pitalkhora caves

Wonder Pitalkhora Caves   In short OOnce upon a time, more than 2000 years ago Pitalkhora Caves belonged to largest temple complexes of Buddhists in India and nowadays this is the largest group of Hinayana Buddhism monuments in India. Rating 44.8% GPS coordinates 20.3138 N 74.9921 E Location, address Asia, India, Maharashtra, Aurangabad district, 16 km […]

Bagh Caves

Bagh Caves in India, entrance

Wonder Bagh Caves   In short One of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist art is found in remote, collapsing Bagh Caves. Here in 1818 were discovered significant monuments of art including some of the most amazing paintings known to be made by ancient man. Unfortunately, out of the initial 9 caves only 5 have […]

Kanheri Caves

View from the hill above Kanheri Caves towards suburbs of Mumbai

Wonder Kanheri Caves   In short The exotic jungle of Sanjay Gandhi National Park at the outskirts of Mumbai hosts large basaltic outcrop. This basalt massif in contains 109 rock-cut Kanheri caves – more than 2000 years old Buddhist cells and shrines. Rating 45.3% GPS coordinates 19.2084 N 72.9062 E Location, address Asia, India, Maharashtra, 22 […]

Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves

Holy man in Khandagiri Cave, India

Wonder Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves   In short Two hills – Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar – are located only some 150 – 200 m apart and contain unique monuments of ancient Indian culture – Udayagiri Caves and Khandagiri Caves. Udayagiri means “Sunrise Hill”. Udayagiri has 18 caves, Khandagiri – 15. Count of caves though is […]

Bhaja Caves

Entrance in chaityagriha, Bhaja Caves

Wonder Bhaja Caves   In short Significant monument of art, architecture and history is a group of exquisite rock cut chambers at the valley of Indrayani River – Bhaja Caves. These 22 rock-cut caves have been created approximately 2,200 years ago, sometimes around 200 BC. Rating 49.8% GPS coordinates 18.7293 N 73.4811 E Location, address Asia, […]

Badami Cave Temples

Badami Cave 3 in India, entrance portal

Wonder Badami Cave Temples   In short The first ruler of the Early Chalukya dynasty, Pulakesi I established a new capital for his kingdom sometime around 540 AD. This city was located at the mouth of a steep ravine and initially was named Vatapi. Nowadays it is known as Badami. Rating 45.3% GPS coordinates 15.9182 N […]

Elephanta Caves

Inside the Great Cave, Elephanta Caves in India

Wonder Elephanta Caves   In short The center of one of the largest cities in the world – Mumbai – is just 10 kilometers away from the small, forested Elephanta Island. Forests and cliffs of this island hide magnificent secrets – Elephanta Caves, giant chambers hewn in a solid cliff and adorned with some of the […]

Tabo Caves

Wonder Tabo Caves   In short Many centuries ago the cliffs above the ancient Tabo monastery have been hollowed out by several caves – Tabo Caves. These artificial cavities served and still serve as dwellings for monks during the harsh winters of Himalaya. Rating 36.3% GPS coordinates 32.0961 N 78.3809 E Location, address Asia, India, Himachal […]

Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple

Kailasanatha, India

Wonder Ellora Caves, Kailasanatha Temple   In short The last great cave temples of India are Ellora Caves – group of 34 monasteries and temples made at the ancient trade route between the nearby Paihan and the important city of Ujjain. Not that many know that in total in this area there are more than 100 […]