About Khambhalida Caves
The central cave known as a 'chaitya' has a worn-out stupa, where according to popular belief Buddhist monks had meditated during ancient times. The entrance of the chaitya has two large sentinel sculptures known as the Bodhisattvas- Padmapani (on the right) and Vajrapani (on the left). These sculptures are similar to those of the late Kushan-Kshatrapa period. Maintained by the Archaeology Department of Gujarat, the caves lure history buffs from across the country and are among the prominent tourist places in Rajkot.
Timings: Open all-day
Location: Khambhalida, Gujarat
Best Time to Visit: April to October