List of Caves in India

The cave is a natural opening in the earth large enough for human exploration. The cave is also called as a cavern. Such a cavity is formed by many processes and in many types of rock.
The most common and largest caves are those formed by a chemical reaction between circulating groundwater and bedrock composed of limestone or dolomite. All the important caves in India are listed below:

Sr.NoStatecaves
1Andhra PradeshUndavalli caves
2BiharBarabar Caves Oldest Rock-cut Cave of India
Lomasrishi caves
Sudama caves
Colganj Rock-cut Temples
3.Himachal PradeshMasrur Rock Cut Temple
4.KarnatakaAihole
Badami Cave Temples
Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple
Nellitheertha Cave Temple
Hulimavu Shiva cave temple
5.KashmirAmarnath
6.KeralaKaviyoor
Trikkur Mahadeva Temple
Vizhinjam
Tuvarankad
Bhutapandi
Kottukal
Airurpara
Irunilamcode
Bharatanpara
7.Madhya PradeshBagh Caves
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Udaygiri Caves
8.MaharashtraAjanta Caves- Buddhist
Aurangabad Caves- Buddhist
Bedse Caves- Buddhist
Bhaja Caves- Buddhist
Elephanta Caves – Hindu: Shiva, Brahmanical
Ellora Caves – Hindu, Buddhist, Jain
Jogeshwari Caves- Buddhist
Kanheri Caves- Buddhist
Karla Caves- Buddhist
Karli- Jain
Kailash Temple
Kondivita Caves- Buddhist
Lenyadri – Buddhist, a cave converted into Hindu
Mahakali Caves – Buddhist
Mandapeshwar Caves – Hindu
Pandavleni Caves- Buddhist
Pataleshwar, Pune
9.OrissaUdayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
10.Tamil NaduMahabalipuram
Narthamalai
Varaha Cave Temple
Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple
Kazhugumalai Cave Temple
Thirunadhikkara Cave Temple
Sittanavasal
Mandagapattu (Mahendra Pallava’s)
Dalavanur
Mamandur (near Kanchi)
Kuranganil Muttam
Siyamangalam
Mahendravadi (near Arakonam)
Tirukazhukundram (on Hilltop)
11.UttarakhandPatal Bhuvaneshwar

In this post, we have covered all the important caves in India, which are frequently asked questions in various competitive examinations. All the best for your upcoming Defence Exam.

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