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List of famous caves in India

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Caves

A cave is a natural void (or empty place) in the ground, specifically a space large enough for a human to enter. Caves often form by the weathering of rock and often extend deep underground.

India have so many ancient caves that are like buried treasure in this vast country, still unexplored and mysterious. Most of the natural caves in India are Hindu, Jain and Buddhist cave temples.

This section of static gk is very important section part of competitive exams like IAS, SSC, RRB, CPO, KVS, NVS, RPSC, TNSC, MPPSC, UPSC, Railways, Banking and so many other states and central government job entrance exams.

Here we compiled the list of famous caves in India. You can download the pdf file of this post.

List of famous caveas in India

S.No.StateCityCave Name
1Andhra PradeshVijayawadaAkkanna Madanna Caves
KurnoolBelum Caves
PrakasamBhairavakona Caves
VizianagaramBodhikonda and Ghanikonda Caves,
VisakhapatnamBojjannakonda and Lingalakonda, Anakapalle, Borra Caves, Aruku Valley,
West GodavariGuntupalle Caves (Andhra Ajanta)
Guntur districtUndavalli Caves
2AssamDima HasaoLongthaini Noh
South SalmaraDudhnath
3BiharSon Bhandar CavesRajgir
Barabar CavesJehanabad 
Lomas Rishi CavesSultanpur
4GoaSanquelimHarvalem Caves
5GujaratRajkotDhank Caves
Junagadh districtJunagadh Buddhist Cave Groups, Bava Pyara Caves
BharuchKhambhalida Caves
Gir Somnath Sana Caves
KutchSiyot Caves
BhavnagarTalaja Caves
6HaryanaMahendragarhDhosi Hill cave temple
Yamuna NagarNar Narayan Cave Temple
BhiwaniTosham Hill cave temple
7Himachal PradeshLahalpurMasroor Rock Cut Temple
8KarnatkaBagalkotAihole Badami cave temple
BengluruGavi Gangadhareshwara Temple, Hulimavu Shiva cave temple
BidarNarasimha Jharni
Dakshina KannadaNellitheertha Cave Temple
HampiElora kailash temple
9KashmirAnantnagAmarnath Temple
KatraVaishno Devi Temple
10KeralaThiruvananthapuram Airurpara
WaynadAmbukuthi mala, Edakkal Caves, Thovarimala Ezhuthupara
Ernakulam Kallil Temple
ThrissurTrikkur Mahadeva Temple
PiralimattamNedumala caves,
11Madhya PradeshDharBagh Caves
BhopalBhimbetka rock shelters
VidishaUdaygiri Caves
12MaharashtraAurangabadAjanta Caves, Aurangabad Caves, Ellora Caves
PuneBhaja Caves, Bedse Caves, Lenyadri Caves, Pataleshwar
OsmanabadDharashiv Caves
AhmednagarDhokeshwar Mahadeva Cave Temple, Pitalkhora Caves
MumbaiElephanta Caves, Jogeshwari Caves, Kanheri Caves, Mahakali Caves, Mandapeshwar Caves
LonavalaKarla Caves, Kondana Caves
AndheriKondivita Caves
NashikPandavleni Caves
DahanuBahrot Caves
JunnarManmodi Caves
13OdishaJagatsinghpurAjaikapada Bhairava Temple
DhenkanalAnanta Shayana
BhubaneswarAnanta Vasudeva Temple, Brahma Temple (Bindusagar), Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves
SambalpurAnantasaayi Vishnu Temple
DhenkanalAnnakoteshvara Temple
Cuttack Bhattarika Temple, Brahma Temple (Niali), Brahmeswara Temple, Chateshwar Temple, Dhabaleswar
MorenaChausath Jogini Mandir
KoraputGupteswar Cave
14TamilnaduMalayampattuArmamalai Cave
ChengalpattuAtiranachanda Cave Temple
PudukkottaiSittanavasal Cave Temple
MahabalipuramVaraha Cave Temple
KanyakumariThirunadhikkara Cave Temple
15UttrakhandPithoragarh Patal Bhuvaneshwar

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