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Khambhalida Caves-A Paragon of Buddhism

#Cave in Rajkot

Being a splendid city of Gujarat, Rajkot also houses archeological sites and Khambhalida Buddhist caves are one of them. These caves are a group of three containing chaitya and stupa. Amidst beautiful environment, the location of these caves is on a small hillock and near a spring which is just perfect and appealing for nature and archeological lover.

Depicting the Buddhist culture and history, Khambhalida caves have become a point of a visit in Gondal which is near to Rajkot. Looking back, it is known by the archeological survey that the caves were carved from limestone by a Saint of the Dinyan branch of Buddha tradition. The entrance is accentuated with two large sculptures of Bodhisattva-Padmapani and Vajrapani. You will surely be stunned to witness the rich work of art that still remains intact and stands as a symbol of the Buddha tradition.

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Location:
Rajkot
Gujarat, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
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Time people usually spend here:
1.5 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
21.7754020°N, 70.7076645°E
Distance from Rajkot city center to Khambhalida Caves
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Read traveller's reviews about Khambhalida Caves..

Overall Rating:4.2

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  '5' out of 5
""KHAMBHALIDA" My native and birth place small and beautiful. Located in lap of valley. Spectacular and full of nature specially in monsoon. You can find thousand of different plants and birds. As well ancient caves known "Lord Buddha Caves" more then 1700 years old. You may feel peaceful place like "PIN DROP SILENT"."
  '4' out of 5
"One of the very few Buddhist caves in Gujarat. One big cave in very good shape even today and it is worth the visit to this place. Others are not in good shape. The government has put in good efforts to keep the surrounding and the cave itself in good condition. "
  '4' out of 5
"Only one heritages site of Buddhist of Gujarat, very poor maintenance by archeological survey of India No guide, No Security, No Cleaning at such great site....... Must visit if u interested in archeological sites........."
  '5' out of 5
"My Native and birth place, very small village, funtastic hilly view, may enjoy to visit for historical monuments Recently biggest buddh temple in Gujarat is constucted with all facility. You can also have visit to Khodaldham-Kagvad only 2 km. from buddhist caves. Round trip to area will cover Virpur, Bhadardam, Parabvavdi, Bhidbhanjan and Three place at Khambhalida"
  '5' out of 5
"very nice and very oldest place namo budhhay we must need to reserve this place as heritage place "

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