Gujarat is one of the best travel destinations in India for all types of trips. Gujarat has the longest coastal line in the country, which everyone knows, but how many tourists knows about famous caves in Gujarat? Only a few tourists know that Gujarat has also a good number of historical caves. So, let’s see some of the most famous historical caves in Gujarat for your historical places trip.
5 Famous Caves in Gujarat for Ancient Places Trip
1. Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups, Junagadh
Junagadh is blessed with a large number of tourist places, including historical and ancient caves. These groups of caves, namely 1. Baba Pyare Caves 2. Khapra Kodiya Caves and 3. Uperkot Caves. All these caves are located in Junagadh. These all caves are so many old, even date back to 1st century AD.
2. Khambhalida Caves, Rajkot District
Khambhalida Caves are located in the district of Rajkot, near Gondal. It is a group of three ancient caves containing chaitya and stupa. According to the information available, these caves were carved in the 4th to 5th century AD in the limestone rock.
3. Pandava Caves, Saputara
Pandava Caves or Aravalem Caves are the most popular tourist attractions in the state of Gujarat. These caves are located in Gujarat’s popular hill station, Saputara. It is believed that in these caves Pandavas spend some of their time during their hideout days in forests and offered prayers to God Shiva.
4. Panch Pandav Gufa, Veraval
Panch Pandav Gufa is one of the sacred group of caves located near Lalghati in Somnath. This gufa-temple is dedicated to the five Pandava brothers, founded by Late Baba Narayandas in 1949.
5. Siyot Caves, Kutch
Siyot Caves are located in the district of Kutch. These caves are dated back to the first century AD, have an east facing sanctum and an ambulatory. It is must to visit place in the district of Kutch.
Article first published on November 12, 2015.