Udayagiri And Khandagiri Overview
The name of the two caves, comes mainly from their location on the hills with the respective names. Located across a road, the two caves literally stand facing each other. They are believed to have been carved out as residential accommodation for Jain monks during the reign of King Kharavela. Udaygiri, popular as the sunrise hill, has 18 caves, while Khandagiri has 15. These caves mingle between religious and historical relevance in their time, with many of them depicting deities and idols of different gods.

These caves, which date back to the first century, provide visible evidence and insight into the Jain aesthetics. More precisely, these caves depict epic court scenes, royal processions and leisure of the era, through motifs and engravings, which are stark and unique in every sense, which is why it is one of the most popular Places to visit in Bhubaneshwar. 

Location: Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar, Odisha 751030

Price: Indians – Rs 20; Foreigners – Rs 200

Timing: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Best Time to Visit: October to March
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