Tulja Lena, Junnar

Tulja Lena, plan of Cave 2

Wonder Tulja Lena, Junnar   In short There are more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples in area around Junnar. Four main groups of these temples are Tuljalena Caves to the west, Shivneri Caves to the south-west, Manmod Caves to the south-east, and Lenyadri Caves to the north. Rating 44.8% GPS coordinates 19.2083 N 73.8358 E Location, […]

Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist temples

Ajanta Caves, Cave No 20 in the forefront

Wonder Ajanta Caves – rock cut Buddhist temples   In short Unique feature of Indian cultural heritage is rock-cut chambers – cave temples and monasteries. In total, we know more than 1,500 such temples spread out throughout the country. These temples contain an incomprehensible amount of art values – paintings, sculptures, inscriptions. Archaeological and historical investigations […]

Shivneri Caves, Junnar

Shivneri Caves in India, southern wall

Wonder Shivneri Caves, Junnar   In short Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Shivneri Caves to the south-west, Manmod Caves to the south-east, Tulja Lena to the west and Lenyadri Caves to the north. Rating 71.7% GPS coordinates 19.1937 N 73.8567 E Location, address Asia, […]

Manmod Caves, Junnar

Wonder Manmod Caves, Junnar   In short Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. Main four groups of these temples are Manmod Caves to the south-east, Shivner Caves to the south-west, Tulja Lena to the west and Lenyadri Caves to the north. Rating 42.8% GPS coordinates 19.1832 N 73.8871 E Location, address Asia, […]

Lenyadri Caves, Junnar

Wonder Lenyadri Caves, Junnar   In short Area around Junnar contains more than 200 ancient rock-cut temples. The largest and most impressive group is Lenyadri Caves known also as Ganesh Lena. These caves are located to the north from Junnar, on southern hillside of large mountain called Sulaiman Pahar or, after the Ganesha shrine in one […]

Kuda Caves

Kuda Caves, India

Wonder Kuda Caves   In short There is a group of ancient rock-cut Buddhist caves in central Maharashtra, near the sea, at Janjira creek. These are Kuda Caves – 26 caves made for Buddhist mendicants some 1700 – 2100 years ago. Rating 40.3% GPS coordinates 18.2858 N 73.0726 E Location, address Asia, India, Maharashtra, Raigad district, […]

Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave

Jogimara Cave, India

Wonder Jogimara Cave, Sita Bengra Cave   In short Although India is a country of miracles and surprises, Jogimara Cave and Sita Bengra Cave is miracle even by Indian standards. Together with the nearby Sita Bengra cave it forms 2,300 years old performance stage – one of the oldest theatres in the world. Interior of Jogimara […]

Malayadipatti rock-cut Hindu temples

Malayadipatti Vishnu temple (Pallikonda Perumal Temple), Tamil Nadu

Wonder Malayadipatti rock-cut Hindu temples   In short South from the small Malayadipatti village there are located several granite hillocks. Here are located amazing monuments of the past – the two Malayadipatti rock-cut Hindu temples rich with stone carvings. Additional charm to these monuments is added by painted stucco covering some of these sculptures. Rating 43.3% […]

Saspol Caves

Saspol Caves, paintings of Buddhist pantheon, India

Wonder Saspol Caves   In short Jammu Kashmir contains amazing monuments of Tibetan medieval culture and some of the most interesting ones are located in the Indus valley around Saspol village. Right in the village are located Saspol Caves – amazing rock-cut temples. Four of these caves are richly adorned with paintings of the Buddhist pantheon […]

Karsamble Caves

Wonder Karsamble Caves   In short Some of the most impressive rock-cut caves in the vicinities of Pune city are the ancient Thanale Caves and also Karsamble Caves. Rating 43.3% GPS coordinates 18.5075 N 73.3352 E (mistake up to 1000 m) Location, address Asia, India, Maharashtra, Raigad district, 7 km south from Thanale Caves, east from […]