Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups, Junagadh
A number of Buddhist caves dot the Junagadh landscape. Carved during Emperor Ashoka's period from 1st - 4th century CE, they were used by monks as residential quarters. The caves vary from being simple to elaborate with artworks of Buddhism (and Jainism too!). Even the pillars have been detailed with carvings in some of these caves, making every inch of the space a visual delight!
Things to see
- The chaityas
- The water cisterns
- The assembly halls and spacious courts
How to get there?
- For air travel, head to Rajkot airport, which is the nearest airport to Junagadh.
- Buses from cities such as Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur and Surat also go to Junagadh.
- Trains from cities such as Kozhikode, Pune, and Ahmedabad are connected by train to Junagadh.
Buddhish Caves, Junagadh
Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups, Junagadh, Mullawada, Junagadh, Junagadh, Gujarat, 362001