UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
One km walk from our front gate is the entrance to one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, with monuments and artwork of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism from the 600-1000 CE period. The site features over 100 caves, of which 34 caves are open. Cave 16 features the largest single monolithic rock excavation in the world, the Kailasha temple, a chariot-shaped monument dedicated to Shiva. This cave also presents the gods, goddesses and mythologies found in Vaishnavism and Shaktism, and relief panels summarizing the two major Hindu epics. We recommend you allow at least one full day here. We can help you hire an expert guide so that you get the maximum benefit from the experience. Open 6 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Tuesdays.