Bhaja caves are rock-cut Buddhist temples, which fall along the trade route of ancient times, which is said to be from the Arabian Sea to the Deccan Plateau. These caves are said to derive inspiration from even older, Barabar Caves. These caves are built with 14 stupas, which were used for meditation. The carvings in these 22 caves pave way for significant observation from that era. The Twelfth cave or the “chaityagrah” is the grandest of all the other caves and is noted for its impressive wooden architecture. In these caves one will find only the symbolic representation of Buddha which was prominent in those days, unlike the physical representation which is used now from depiction.
These caves are a star attraction for tourists who are highly delighted to visit this ancient architectural marvel. One can easily reach the place through different means of transportation.
Bhaja Caves open at 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
15 INR (Indians, BIMSTEC and SAARC Nationals), 200 INR (Others) and children upto 15 yrs is free
Best Time to Visit
Go early morning it would be difficult to climb in afternoon