20 Caves in Maharashtra 2022: With Location & Entry Fee

Famous Caves in Maharashtra

If you are on a vacation in Maharashtra and on a hunt for historical and religious destinations, you will be delighted to know that there is a remarkable count of caves in Maharashtra that meet both those requirements. These caves are gorgeous in their architecture and photography lovers can take endless stunning shots of the beautiful sculptures. Religious devotees will love the panels depicting various stories from Hindu mythology and cultural connoisseurs will delight in the ancient paintings adorning the walls.

Enjoy the calm and serene environment offered by the caves and feel relaxed and rejuvenated after the soulful visit. Be it in search of divinity or just to quench your wanderlust soul, a visit to these intricate Maharashtra caves will make your trip memorable. Apart from this, if all you wish for is solace and peace, then these caverns are choice with no regrets and cater to this excellent combination.

Here are the best caves in Maharashtra: 

COVID-19 : MAHARASHTRA is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 15 May 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to MAHARASHTRA?

Entry to Maharashtra is open from all domestic states

  • Face masks mandatory in public areas
  • It is mandatory for all people to follow social distancing in public areas.
  • Malls and Shopping complexes open from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • All essential shops will remain open
  • Non-essential shops remain open from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • Government offices to work at a 15 percent strength
  • E-commerce activity to be operational for both essential and non-essential service
  • Home delivery restaurants and kitchens remain open
  • For international passengers, 7 days of institutional quarantine followed by 7 days of home quarantine is mandatory
  • For domestic passengers, 14 days of home quarantine is mandatory.
  • Quarantine exemption can be provided to domestic passengers who are visiting Mumbai for less than 7 days and have confirmed return or ongoing ticket as proof

Flights to Maharashtra (Mumbai) are available from Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Goa and 20 other destinations


Special COVID trains available from Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and 10 other places to Mumbai

Local Transport
  • Intra-district bus service allowed outside Mumbai with 50% capacity and social distancing norms
  • Inter-district bus services have been resumed with various strict safety measures
  • Taxi, rickshaw, four wheeler and two wheeler are allowed.
  • Taxi, cab or aggregators allowed only for essential activities with capacity of 1 + 3
  • Rickshaw allowed only for essential activities with capacity of 1 + 2
  • Four-wheeler allowed only for essential activities with capacity of 1 + 3
  • Two-wheeler allowed on 1 + 1 capacity with helmet and mask

If you're planning to travel to Maharashtra, Thrillophilia recommends you follow all safety guidelines and measures issued by the government and practice personal hygiene to make sure to are safe.

Inter-state travel open in Maharashtra with certain restrictions. Updated: 15 May 2021

Travellers can now travel to different districts of Maharashtra without much restrictions. However, tourists are required to present a negative RT-PCR report on arrival.

All famous landmarks and tourist attractions closed Updated: 03 May 2021

All famous landmarks and tourist attractions closed till further notice to curb the rising cases of covid-19

Domestic flights resume in Maharashtra from May 25 Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Commercial domestic flights in Mumbai have resumed in Mumbai from May 25. All passengers arriving to Mumbai have to go through a mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

Passengers arriving in Maharashtra to fill a self-declaration form and undergo screening Updated: 08 Feb 2021

The arriving passengers will have to fill a self-declaratory form and undergo screening at the Mumbai airport. Passengers who are found to be symptomatic will be taken to the quarantine facility directly.

Maharashtra government allows hotels to reopen with 100% capacity Updated: 08 Feb 2021

Hotels in Maharashtra are now allowed to reopen and function with 100% capacity.

Chandrapur Tiger Reserve in Maharashtra To Resume Safari From October 1 Updated: 22 Sep 2020

The Chandrapur Tiger Safari in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra is resuming Safari from October 1 with strict safety measures and guidelines issued by the government. Read more.

Wearing masks and following social distancing is mandatory for all passengers Updated: 17 Aug 2020

Masks are made mandatory for all passengers and crew flying to Mumbai, throughout the journey. Social distancing has to be followed compulsorily by passengers while de-boarding the flight. 


Ajanta Caves

Send Enquiry

The 34 caves cut of rock are some of the most popular caves in Maharashtra. These caves, carved out of solid rock with only a hammer and chisel, have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site and are a marvelous sight to behold. Do not miss out on visiting the Kailasha Temple, which has a magnificent architecture and life-sized elephant sculptures to amaze you.

The temple holds religious importance among followers of Lord Shiva as it features his abode at the Kailash Mountain. Embark on a visit to Ajanta Caves to witness its marvelous beauty and spellbinding architecture.

Location: Ajanta Caves Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, open every day except on Mondays.

Entry Fee: 
INR 600 for foreigners, INR 40 for Indians, INR 15 for children.

Send Enquiry

Ellora Caves

Send Enquiry

The complex artistic sculptures at Ellora Caves are a tourist hotbed, attracting people from all over the world. These caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the sanctuaries dedicated to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism will enchant you.

While the walls feature elaborate and elegantly created sculptures and paintings from different religions, the ones featuring scenes from Hindu mythology are the most dramatic. Erotic depictions and life-sized animal sculptures are the most famous. If you are a cultural buff, the Ellora caves is an unmissable destination.

Location: Khulatabad, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm, every day, except on Tuesdays when the caves are closed.

Entry Fee: INR 600 for foreigners, INR 40 for Indians.

Send Enquiry

Kanheri Caves

Send Enquiry

Also known as the Krishna Caves, the Kanheri Caves are tucked away amongst the serene and tranquil surroundings of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, just outside Mumbai. The caves attract tourists from all over the world because of the black basalt stone used in their construction.

They feature a magnificent Buddha sculpture, a statue of Bodhisattva, along with an advanced water management system. One of the caves also features a ceiling painted in brilliant colors. Experience peacefulness and seclusion like never before, in the midst of scenic natural beauty and marvelous Buddhism inspired art and architecture.

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7.30 am to 6.30 pm, open every day except on Mondays.

Entry Fee: INR 5 per person.

Send Enquiry

Elephanta Caves

Send Enquiry

Elephanta Caves represent one of the most elegantly crafted caves in Maharashtra. Having been declared a World Heritage Site, the caves are an attractive tourist spot and are dedicated mainly to Hinduism. Cultural buffs can get a peek into Hinduism and Buddhism as the deity Lord Shiva is featured in many forms here along with a section of caves featuring Buddhist sculptures.

The caves are far away from the hustle and bustle of the fast Mumbai life and allow a chance to relax in a peaceful environment. Enjoy the breath-taking view of the Mumbai skyline across the sea from these caves as cool breeze provides you a sense of freedom. You can make the trip to the caves more interesting by trekking there, the scenery along the trek is breath-taking.

Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 am to 5.30 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 250 for foreigners, INR 10 for Indians.

Send Enquiry

Karla Caves

Send Enquiry

Just a few kilometers from Mumbai, the Karla Caves are beautifully designed caves cut into the rock on the side of a hill. Perhaps the most enticing feature of the caves is one of the largest and well-preserved prayer hall in India, dated back to the 1st century, and it is decorated with magnificent sculptures of elephants, lions, and other animals.

You will be enticed by the awe-inspiring architecture, which has beautiful arch interiors and vaulted ceilings. The caves are located far away from the city and there are a lot of tourist destinations around if you want to explore around the area.

Karla, Lonavala, Maharashtra.

7 am to 7 pm, open every day.

Entry Fee:
INR 5 per person.

Send Enquiry

Bhaja Caves

Send Enquiry

Bhaja Caves, one of the best examples of the rock-cut architecture prevalent during the 1st-century buildings, are among the oldest caves in India. The 22 caves feature gorgeous sculptures and mesmerizing wall paintings inspired by the Hinayana phase of Buddhism.

Cultural buffs will enjoy the embellishments and animal statues. The architecture is fascinating too – with arched doorways, Mauryan style verandahs, and horseshoe-shaped windows. There is a beautiful waterfall nearby and the Lohagad fort is a favorite among tourists.

Location: Bhaje Caves Road, Near Bhaja Village Maval District, Lonavala.

Timings: 8 am to 6 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 200 for foreigners, INR 15 for Indians.

Send Enquiry

Bedse Caves

Send Enquiry

Though not as popular as the Bhaja and Karla caves, the Bedse Caves have a quaint charm of their own. Explore the two parts Bedse Caves are divided in – the prayer hall and the monastery. Experience grandeur as magnificently sculpted pillars and statues of elephants, bulls, and lions will welcome you at the entry.

The prayer hall has a dome in the center, and the monastery is said to have housed monks in the 1
st century. You will experience a calming ambience coupled with unparalleled peace at the place. There are several other small caves in the proximity, with a special hall dedicated to meditation. Visit the Bedse caves to enjoy the serene quality of the environment.

Location: Maval taluka, Pune, Maharashtra.

Timings: 8.30 am to 6 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 5 per person.

Send Enquiry

Lenyadri Caves

Send Enquiry

One of the most famous caves in Maharashtra, the Lenyadri caves are known for being the birthplace of Lord Ganesha among devotees of the Hindu religion. The Ganesha temple is also famous as one of the shrines in Ashtavinayak Yatra. At first glance, the caves look strange and convoluted, carved into the rock on a hillside.

As you get closer, the magnificent architecture and the beautiful entrance become clearer. Besides the Ganesha temple, there are Buddhist caves at Lenyadri. These caves said to be the residence of monks, are the perfect destination for spending an afternoon amongst natural greenery and beautifully designed sculptures.

Location: Lenyadri Ganapati Road, Junnar, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 am to 9 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 10 per person.

Send Enquiry

Pandavleni Caves

Send Enquiry

The 2000 years old caves are rock-cut in the Trivashmi hills and are 24 in number. The beautiful architecture is mesmerizing to the onlookers and the caves feature awe-inspiring sculptures of animals and deities. Built in the traditional Buddhist style and feature gorgeous fountains and informative museums.

You can walk around the mystical caves and enjoy the marvellous design in complete solitude. The walls of the caves are covered by inscriptions written by monks in the 2
nd century AD. You will be impressed by the chambers and one-of-their-kind water structures here, which is visited by tourists from all over the world.

Location: Pandav Lene Rd, Buddha Vihar, Pathardi Phata, Nashik, Maharashtra.

Timings: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 2 for adults, free for children.

Send Enquiry

Pataleshwar Caves

Send Enquiry

Created by carving out a single rock, the Pataleshwar Caves reside in the heart of the city and make for a wonderful afternoon spent in the midst of magnificent architectural feats. Explore the temple in the caves as it features a wide array of sculptures devoted to various Hindu Gods.

The walls are gorgeously carved with pictures of deities and some of them are even painted on. There are massive pillars elegantly sculpted, impressive idols of Lord Shiva and his Nandi, and huge circular stones engrave with breathtaking designs. Experience serenity in the temple as it offered a sacred space.

Location: Jangali Maharaj Rd, Revenue Colony, Shivajinagar, Pune, Maharashtra.

Timings: 8 am to 5.30 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: no entry fees.

Send Enquiry

Pitalkhora Caves

Send Enquiry

The 14 caves in Kannad are some of the most picturesque caves in Maharashtra, as they enjoy the spectacular views of the beautiful Western Ghats. As you climb up the stairs to the cave complex, a gorgeous waterfall welcomes you and the pristine water rushes beside you, humming along.

Explore the caves housing a number of viharas and chaityas and beautiful sculptures of magnificent beasts like elephants and lions. Witness the soldiers watching over various areas and the statue of Gaja Lakshmi that overlooks the entire complex. The Pitalkhora Caves also feature an awe-inspiring statue of Yaksha and various gorges where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon.

Kannad, Chalisgaon, Chandikawadi, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 100 for tourists.

Send Enquiry

Aurangabad Caves

Send Enquiry

One of the most magnificent caves in Maharashtra, the Aurangabad caves are a cluster of 12, cut out of rock and once acted as shrines for Buddhist monks. Explore this popular tourist destination for their marvelous design, lush greenery encircling them, and the aura of peace and serenity that surrounds the place.

Aurangabad Caves feature Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in various sculptures, along with a breathtaking statue of Buddha himself in the state of Nirvana. The caves are a great source of delight for cultural buffs and Buddhism devotees.

Location: Grishneswar temple Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.

Timings: 9 am to 5 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 100 for foreigners.

Send Enquiry

Mahakali Caves

Send Enquiry

Located on the west end of Mumbai, these 19 rock-cut caves are devoted to Buddhism. Unlike other monuments in India, the caves are very clean and spotless. The walls feature inscriptions written in Pali, a variant of Sanskrit and that makes the Mahakali Caves a source of great curiosity for archaeologists and history buffs.

The caves have been carved out of a soft basaltic rock, so some of the sculptures show a little wear and tear. But it is still worth spending a few hours walking in these caverns, enjoying the solitude, and admiring one of the most beautiful examples of rock-cut architecture in India.

Location: Mahakali Caves Rd, Sunder Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 20 per person.

Send Enquiry

Jogeshwari Caves

Send Enquiry

Western Mumbai is home to several forgotten, unconventional tourist places and one of them is the Jogeshwari Caves. The caves are dedicated to Buddhist monks and also feature Lord Shiva as the presiding deity. Enjoy a day wandering in the dimly lit corridors of the caves and explore the statues of various Hindu Gods, beautifully carved pillars, and magnificently adorned walls.

You will also find statues of Lord Ganesha and Lord Hanuman here. Jogeshwari caves are a hotspot for architectural buffs who visit the place to admire the ancient rock-cut designs of the complex.

Location: Gupha Tekdi, Jogeshwari West, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Timings: 6 am to 6 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 15 for Indians, INR 200 for foreigners.

Send Enquiry

Mandapeshwar Caves

Send Enquiry

More than a millennium old and located in the picturesque settings of IC Colony, Mandapeshwar caves are some of the most beautiful Maharashtra caves. The caves were carved of basaltic rock from the Sashti island and feature a wide range of sculptures, most of them some form of Lord Shiva.

There is a Nataraja form of the Lord with the Nandi and there is another panel depicting the wedding of Shiva and Parvati. The architecture of the caves is stunning and it is easy to lose oneself admiring the paintings and panels. Explore some of the most diverse forms of Shiva in the cave and enjoy a day away from the noisy city.

Location: Borivali West, Dahisar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

open 24 hours, every day.

Entry Fee:
no entry fee.

Send Enquiry

Bahrot caves

Send Enquiry

One of the most important caves for Parsi devotees, the Bahrot caves are carved into the side of Mount Bahrot and are located at a height of 1500 feet. The caves house a temple complex, the only one for Parsi religion in the area. It is said that the caves housed Parsi ancestors for 13 years as they hid from Muslim invaders here.

Bahrot caves are a protected monument under the Government of India. They feature various artifacts related to Parsi religion, including pottery, glassware, and coins. Enjoy a calm and cool day far away from the hustle and bustle of the city at the caves and experience serenity like never before.

Location: Dhamanagaon, Maharashtra.

Timings: 8 am to 5 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: no entry fee.

Send Enquiry

Kharosa Caves

Send Enquiry

Witness the confluence of Buddhist influences and Hindu architecture at one of the most beautiful caves in Maharashtra - the Kharosa caves. Located some 40 kilometers from Latur, the caves feature a large number of panels with mythological creatures from Hindu religion carved in various stories.

There is a magnificent statue as well as a stunning painting of Buddha. There are sculptures of Yaksha, a finely created statue of Lord Dutta, and a gorgeous Shivaling. People travel far and wide to visit the caves because of its religious significance, as well as the calm and peaceful environs the place provides.

Location: Latur, Maharashtra, India.

Timings: 8 am to 1 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: INR 10 for Indians, INR 100 for foreign tourists.

Send Enquiry

Kondana Caves

Send Enquiry

Kondana Caves provide new meaning to solitude and serenity. Located in the middle of deep green jungles and surrounded by groves of tall tropical forests, the caves offer a perfect escape from all that plagues modern lives. The exotic architecture is another reason for visiting the beautiful caves as the complex is carved into the stone and the sculptures and paintings are breathtaking.

A waterfall rushes by near to the caves and then the sound of trickling water adds to the tranquil aura of the complex. Soak in the natural splendor around and enjoy the day letting the calm and peaceful ambiance wash over you.

Location: Kondana, Lonavala, Maharashtra.

Timings: sunrise to sunset, every day.

Entry Fee: no entry fee.

Send Enquiry

Shivthar Ghal Caves

Send Enquiry

The caves in Shivthar were home to Samarth Ramdas Swami for over 22 years and are therefore some of the most famous caves in Maharashtra. The caves provide the visitor with a serene atmosphere that will make you feel as if you have been transported to a different world.

Enjoy the picturesque views of the Sahyadri mountains and the natural beauty of the dense forests encircling the caves. The architecture of the caves is magnificent and pristine waterfalls sing nearby, giving the place a magical aura.

Location: Mahad, Barasgaon, Maharashtra.

Timings: 7 am to 8 pm, every day.

Entry Fee: no entry fee.

Send Enquiry

Chambharlena Caves

Send Enquiry

Nestled 400 feet above sea level and on the top of a hill are one of the most beautiful of Maharashtra caves, the Chambharlena Caves. The caves are considered sacred among devotees of Jain religion as they feature a magnificent statue of Teerthraja Gajpantha.

Designed in a spectacular fashion, these caves are a hotspot for cultural buffs, photography lovers, and architects. Enjoy the tranquility of the place and experience an afternoon relishing in the serene ambiance and natural beauty of the place.

Location: Peth Road, Nashik, Maharashtra.

Timings: no timing restrictions.

Entry Fee: no entry fee.

Send Enquiry
Newly Added Maharashtra Experience

Popular On Thrillophilia

Things to Do in Bangalore Things to Do in Mumbai Things to Do in Pune Things to Do in Goa Things to Do in Dubai Chadar Trek Pawna Lake Camping Maldives Packages Everest Base Camp Trek Ladakh Tour Packages Leh Ladakh Bike Trips Andaman Tour Packages Sikkim Tour Packages North East Tour Packages Bali Honeymoon Packages Treks in India Camps in Rishikesh Jaisalmer Camps Weekend Getaways from Bangalore Places to Visit near Mumbai Weekend Getaways from Delhi Weekend Getaways from Pune Places to Visit in Dubai Places to Visit in Singapore Places to Visit in Bali Things to do in Singapore Skydive Dubai Switzerland Honeymoon Packages Northern Lights in Finland Greece Tour Packages Greece Honeymoon Packages Northern Lights in Norway Turkey Tour Packages Italy Packages Switzerland Tour Packages Europe Tour Packages Jim Corbett Packages Nainital Tour Packages Mussoorie Tour Packages Paris Tour Package Paris Honeymoon Package London Tour Package Iceland Tour Packages Germany Tour Package Amsterdam Tour Package Italy Honeymoon Packages France Tour Packages Northern Lights in Sweden Finland Tour Package Istanbul Tour Package Spain Tour Packages Norway Tour Packages Europe Honeymoon Packages Sri Lanka Tour Packages Haridwar Tour Packages Manali Tour Package Himachal Tour Packages Rajasthan Tour Packages Triund Trek Kashmir Honeymoon Packages Kashmir Tour Packages Maldives Honeymoon Packages Places to Visit in Delhi Places to Visit in Jaipur Desert Safari Dubai Resorts in Maldives Himachal Honeymoon Packages Shimla Tour Package Uttarakhand Tour Packages Rishikesh Tour Packages Srinagar Tour Packages Ranthambore Tour Packages Golden Triangle Tour Packages Udaipur Tour Packages Shimla Honeymoon Tour Packages Manali Honeymoon Packages Mount Abu Packages Jaisalmer Tour Packages Jaipur Tour Packages Auli Tour Packages Burj Khalifa Tickets

Maharashtra Top Attractions

Places To Visit In Maharashtra
03 January 2021
We were 5 people and went on the next day of Christmas. It was the best experience so far in lake side camping. The staff namely Ramrao Rathod and Baldeo were very much helpful. He alloted our tents. Tents were clean and bedsheets and woolen blanket were provided. After checkin we had our evening snacks which was Tea and Maggi. We went back to our tents. Ramrao fired up bonfire around 7. We sat around and after an hour he brought kebab sticks for BBQ. The weather was very good. Got to see both sunset and sunrise. The food was great. Veg and Non Veg both options were provided. Lightning was dim which was just perfect. Can't get better. We danced till 12 am midnight. Went to the lake in evening. Clicked some great photos. The trip was memorable and will surely visit next year in winter season.
11 November 2015
An amazing experience. For the first time, I got the chance of river rafting and I loved it alot. Thanks you my lovely friends for insisting me to go on this trip.
"one of the best Trek celebrated Independence Day at top, enjoyed a lot by exploring new peoples, I would specially thanks the best ,caring and friendly host Atit and Smith team who assured me that I m solo traveler while coming to trek but while going I will be hand full of memories, and really the same thing happened with me and these guys kept their words . \nfinally I will conclude it was really awesome day thank you thrillophilia for making my day. "
19 February 2019
It was my husband bday and I wanted to give surprise to him and whole family .. As my mother in law and father in law was with me I was really scared how the place will be will they be comfortable but Mr Anirudh gave me surety that visit once and sees the experience he gave me the number of host who is really awesome she made all the arrangement I request her for decoration & cake . As soon as I reached there she welcome whole my family with warm-hearted and arrangement. Tents were neat and clean, she made my family and me so comfortable she explained about the place in detail then we went to sunset it was really beautiful and feel peace to see that, as soon as we Came back evening snacks was ready Taste was awesome and it was unlimited. Barbeque with born fire was really pleasant with cold weather .. my family really enjoyed and especially I want to thank camp manager she really made them feel comfortable and it was Home away from home.
"Rajmachi trek was an amazing experience, of course given its beauty any nature lover would get mesmerised, BUT what matters more in such trekking experience is the trekking companions. Sagar Shinde is a great guy and true professional, he went beyond and make us have a great experience even though our trekking group reduced to just a couple of us. I am posting some pics that would be just glimpse of trek and the one with the trek guide Sagar who helped us trek such beautiful place."
It was altogether good 1 day trip. Organizer Shailesh and Driver Mukesh organized the trip very well.
"One of the best Camp I have ever witnessed, best arrangment with best food, Trip organizer - Subham was very professional and approachable. "
"Excellent host, good food... "
enjoyed. well organised - thanks
Excellent trek. Organised well

Popular Related Destinations

People Also Ask About Maharashtra

  1. Which are the caves in Maharashtra to visit with family?

    1. Karla Caves: Located far away from the buzz of the city, visiting the Karla Caves with your family is a great way to bond with them. The still-intact prayer hall, magnificent architecture, vaulted ceilings, and various sculptures will surely mesmerize you.

    2. Pandavleni Caves: One of the ancient Maharashtra Caves is the 2000 year-old Pandavleni Caves. Designed in the conventional Buddhist style of architecture, the 24 caves are elegant, and the inscriptions written on the walls will leave you in awe.

    3. Bahrot Caves: Situated at an altitude of about 1500 feet, the Bahrot caves are present on the side of the majestic Mount Bahrot. Inside the cave, you will find evidence of a temple for the Parsi devotees and various other artifacts that highlight the religion.

    4. Aurangabad Caves: One of the most intriguing and worth visiting caves in Maharashtra with family are the Aurangabad caves. This group of 12 caves houses various Buddhist Goddesses and Gods and displays a magnificent Buddha statue.
  2. Which are the famous caves in Mumbai?

    Elephanta caves: Dedicated to both Buddhism and Hinduism, the Elephanta Caves boast of being a World Heritage Site. Here, you will find Buddhist sculptures along with idols of Lord Shiva, and the surrounding visuals of charming nature will make you want to come here again and again.

    Lenyadri caves: Carved onto a hillside, the Lenyadri Caves is popular for being the place where Lord Ganesha was born. It is a popular spot for Hindu devotees, but you will also admire the breathtaking architecture and ethereal beauty of nature around.

    Pataleshwar Caves: If you want to explore one of the most mesmerizing Maharashtra Caves on a lazy weekend then make sure that you come over to this place. Pataleshwar Caves boast of being developed from a single rock and offer numerous sculptures, stone engravings, and elegant carvings.

    Kondana Caves: Located amidst dense greenery and cascading waterfall, tranquil air permeates the area surrounding the Kondana Caves. You will be baffled by the sheer magnificence of the architecture of the cave.
  3. Which are the famous Buddhist caves in Maharashtra?

    1. Ajanta Caves: One of the most gorgeous Buddhist caves in Maharashtra, the Ajanta caves have been labeled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are 34 rock-cut caves that depict the various aspects of two different sects of Buddhism - Mahayana and Hinayana.

    2. Bedse Caves: Dating back to the 1st century, the Bedse Caves have indeed survived the test of time and are one of the most magnificent caves. You can explore the elegantly designed prayer hall and the calming monastery section.

    3. Ellora Caves: Categorized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves have various artifacts and sculptures dedicated to three distinct religions – Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. You will admire the mesmerizing sculptress and elegant paintings along with the erotic depictions.

    4. Kanheri Caves: Located in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Kanheri Caves, also popularly termed as the Krishna Caves, is one of the most famous Buddhist caves in Maharashtra. Here, you will find an astonishing Bodhisattva statue and various other Buddhism-inspired relics and art.
  4. What is the best time to visit Maharashtra?

    The best time to visit Maharashtra is during the months of October to March. During this time, the weather is pleasant, and the temperature is comparatively low. As a result, you can explore the numerous attraction sites without sweat causing you disturbance. Moreover, you can also partake in various adventurous activities without any issues.
  5. Why are the Ellora caves famous?

    Declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Ellora Caves is famous for the portrayal of three different religions prevalent in India. These include Jainism, Hinduism, and Buddhism. There are various temples, scriptures, sculptures, and paintings that are carved from the rock. The magnificent architecture, graceful sculptures, and various scriptures will mesmerize you.

Popular Nearby Places Around Maharashtra

More Things to do in Maharashtra

Luxury Deals in Maharashtra Group Departure in Maharashtra Day Outs in Maharashtra Villas in Maharashtra In City in Maharashtra Camping in Maharashtra Multi Day Tours in Maharashtra Sightseeing in Maharashtra Private Tours in Maharashtra Family Tours in Maharashtra Resort Day Outs in Maharashtra Entry Tickets in Maharashtra Local Experiences in Maharashtra Nature Camping in Maharashtra Cruises & Boat tours in Maharashtra Day Tours in Maharashtra Water Sports in Maharashtra Private Tour in Maharashtra Transfers in Maharashtra Weekend Tours in Maharashtra Romantic Experiences in Maharashtra Lake Side Camping in Maharashtra Attractions in Maharashtra Off-beat Camping in Maharashtra Moderate Treks in Maharashtra Workation in Maharashtra Beachside Stays in Maharashtra Cycling in Maharashtra Rappelling in Maharashtra Rafting in Maharashtra Nature and Wildlife in Maharashtra Entertainment Zones in Maharashtra Hilltop Camping in Maharashtra Scuba Diving in Maharashtra Corporate Team Outings in Maharashtra Kayaking in Maharashtra Day Outbounds in Maharashtra Budget Camping in Maharashtra Shopping Tours in Maharashtra Helicopter Ride in Maharashtra Beachside Camping in Maharashtra Biking in Maharashtra Parasailing in Maharashtra Bungee jumping in Maharashtra Glamorous Camping in Maharashtra Paintball in Maharashtra Theme Parks in Maharashtra Wildlife Tours in Maharashtra Adventure Tours in Maharashtra Hot Air Ballooning in Maharashtra Fishing in Maharashtra Honeymoon Tours in Maharashtra Luxury in Maharashtra