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Ancient Bhartrihari Caves

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The Bhartrihari caves are located at the banks of Kshipra river in the city of Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. Named after a famous sage “Bhatrihari” stepbrother of King Vikramaditya, it is believed that he used to reside and meditate here.

Assigned to 11th century, the Bhartrihari caves are fascinating with caves leading to the place where Bhatrihari meditated. These caves are an example of Indian rock cut architecture. You will find stone images carved on the walls of the caves. There is a statue of Rishi Bhatrihari, Mahadev’s tridents and Holy ash called ‘dhuni’. It is belived that the Pipal tree near the caves is a samadhi to Rishi bhatrihari. The caves are a peaceful place to visit with Kshipra river flowing next to it. Throughout the journey of Bhartrihari caves, you will have a sense of travelling to a different era.

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Madhya Pradesh, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
23.2040917°N, 75.7663643°E
Distance from Ujjain city center to Ancient Bhartrihari Caves
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Read traveller's reviews about Ancient Bhartrihari Caves..

Overall Rating:4.5

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"It's quite peaceful and also quite humid in the caves. Before long, you will be covered in sweat and begging to come out. The opening of the caves is big enough for a single person to pass at a time and photography is frowned upon."
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"Raja bhartari palm can be seen over the cave. "
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"Beautiful place"
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"Historic and mysterious place"
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"Woo...what a place..keep clean."

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