How to reach Udayagiri caves

How to reach Udaygiri Caves (MP)

The Udayagiri Caves is famous for cave temples in India. They are located near the city of Vidisha, about 45 km from Bhopal in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is India’s most important archaeological sites from the Gupta period, and the site are under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India. Lets see how you can reach to Udayagiri caves. 

Udaygiri caves near the Sanchi stupa
God Vishnu in Varah Avtar

How to reach Udayagiri caves :

Udayagiri is about 4 km from the town of Vidisha and 13 km from the World heritage monument of Great Sanchi Stupa.

By Flight: Nearest airport is at Bhopal hardly 45 km from Vidisha so you can book a taxi to for Udaygiri cave and Sanchi both.

By Train: Maximum train on this route have stoppage at Vidisha. from station you can hire a auto just for Rs. 300/- for covering Udaygiri cave and Sanchi. Two hour is enough to explore Udaygiri caves.

By Bus: Regular buses are there from Bhopal to Vidisha and it is about 1 hr journey.

Udayagiri has a series of rock-shelters, ruined buildings, inscriptions, water systems and fortifications. The complex consists of twenty caves, mostly belong to Hinduism. The site have a unique sculpture of God Vishnu in Varha Avtar.

Moreover, as I find this site need proper maintenance and somebody should be there to guide. Only your Auto or Cab driver tell you storied about these ruins.

Note:  There are a number of places in India with the same name, the most notable being the mountain called Udayagiri at Rajgir in Bihar and the Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves in Odisha.

See Also: How to reach Sanchi Stupa

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