Udayagiri Hills, Madhya Pradesh

Udayagiri caves are best known for their rock-cut images and sanctuaries sculpted and built during the 5th century CE established by Chandragupta Vikramaditya. The caves of Udayagiri are an exquisite illustration of the local ‘Art’ form.

Some of the famous sculptures in the site are that of Lord Vishnu in his boar-headed incarnation Varaha.

There are in total twenty caves, out of which two are related to ‘Jainism’ and the rest eighteen to ‘Hinduism’ directly. On the top of the caves hill remaining of the ‘Mauryan’, ‘Shung and ‘Nag’ dynasties have been found, which also include ‘Buddhist’s Stupas.