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Udaygiri Jain Caves

Udayagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India. The caves is situated on Udayagiri hill. They have a number of finely and ornately carved caves. It is believed that most of these caves were carved out as residential blocks for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. Udayagiri means "Sunrise Hill" and has 18 caves.

The caves of Udayagiri called lena or leṇa in the inscriptions, were dug out mostly during the reign of Kharavela for the abode of Jaina ascetics. The most important of this group is Ranigumpha in Udayagiri which is a double storeyed monastery.

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Odisha, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
20.2631202°N, 85.7835363°E
Distance from Bhubaneswar city center to Udaygiri Jain Caves
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Udaygiri Jain Caves..

Overall Rating:4.3

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"There is nothing special but you can look many caves on the hill. It's a tourist place near khandagiri which about 5 km away from main city Bhubaneswar. "
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"OMG the MONKEY!!! they snatch food from visitors so make sure you don't have any food with you unless you want to feed them "
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"Must visit, if you are on a tour to the city. It has lost a bit of its serenity off late due to increase in houses and other commercial establishments, however you will still like the view from the top."
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"For Photography its the best place..it was awsme ..."
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"A very good and attractive tourist place ..!!! beautiful ancient cave!!"

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