Buddhist Cave Groups

Baba Pyara Caves mirrors the style of Satavahanas period, and are as old as 1st and 2nd century AD. In their architecture, these caves show the influence of Satavahanas and Graeco-Scythian periods and are considered to belong to 2nd and 3rd century AD. Moreover, the archaeologists say that these structures belong to the 3rd and 4th century. However, by looking at the Viharas, pillars, Stupas, and the rock cut caves, one can clearly speak about the presence of Buddhism in Gujarat. Notably, the state has been mentioned in various Buddhist books.Buddhist Cave Groups are so-called Buddhist Caves. These are rooms made up of stones that were used as monk’s quarters. Built as separate rooms, these caves were carved from 1st to 4th century AD. It reflects the art and architecture of early era in the monarchical history of India. These cave groups in Junagadh district include Khapra Kodiya Caves, Baba Pyare Caves, and Uperkot Caves. Simple looks are the beauty of Khapara Kodia caves. These are known as the first monastic settlement in the region. Nestled on the banks of Sudarshan Lake, the caves flank Uparkot’s northern part. The caves are small in size but features attractive and unique architecture of the water tank design on the western side. Situated opposite Uparkot, Baba Pyara caves symbolise the influence of Satavahanas period. One can feel the impact of Satavahanas period by looking at the pillars of the caves and door jambs. The main feature of these caves includes their big court and a Chaitya hall. Moreover, the Buddhist caves are quite famous for the floral design on their walls. These caves have three tiers but only two of them have proper floors. The upper floor features a cavernous tank enclosed by verandas.

About Buddhist Cave Groups

Baba Pyara Caves mirrors the style of Satavahanas period, and are as old as 1st and 2nd century AD. In their architecture, these caves show the influence of Satavahanas and Graeco-Scythian periods and are considered to belong to 2nd and 3rd century AD. Moreover, the archaeologists say that these structures belong to the 3rd and 4th century. However, by looking at the Viharas, pillars, Stupas, and the rock cut caves, one can clearly speak about the presence of Buddhism in Gujarat. Notably, the state has been mentioned in various Buddhist books.Buddhist Cave Groups are so-called Buddhist Caves. These are rooms made up of stones that were used as monk’s quarters. Built as separate rooms, these caves were carved from 1st to 4th century AD. It reflects the art and architecture of early era in the monarchical history of India. These cave groups in Junagadh district include Khapra Kodiya Caves, Baba Pyare Caves, and Uperkot Caves. Simple looks are the beauty of Khapara Kodia caves. These are known as the first monastic settlement in the region. Nestled on the banks of Sudarshan Lake, the caves flank Uparkot’s northern part. The caves are small in size but features attractive and unique architecture of the water tank design on the western side. Situated opposite Uparkot, Baba Pyara caves symbolise the influence of Satavahanas period. One can feel the impact of Satavahanas period by looking at the pillars of the caves and door jambs. The main feature of these caves includes their big court and a Chaitya hall. Moreover, the Buddhist caves are quite famous for the floral design on their walls. These caves have three tiers but only two of them have proper floors. The upper floor features a cavernous tank enclosed by verandas.

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Baba Pyara Caves mirrors the style of Satavahanas period, and are as old as 1st and 2nd century AD. In their architecture, these caves show the influence of Satavahanas and Graeco-Scythian periods and are considered to belong to 2nd and 3rd century AD. Moreover, the archaeologists say that these structures belong to the 3rd and 4th century. However, by looking at the Viharas, pillars, Stupas, and the rock cut caves, one can clearly speak about the presence of Buddhism in Gujarat. Notably, the state has been mentioned in various Buddhist books.

Monument Information

Address

Buddhist Caves, Uparkot, Junagadh, Gujarat, 362150

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Junagarh Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Junagarh Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 35 °C, Minimum: 27 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 41°C, Minimum: 29 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 29°C, Minimum: 12 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (November to February)

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Contact Details

  • Shri A.K. Tiwari
  • Phone: 2429323(T-f), 2429387
  • E-mail: circlevad.asi@gmail.com

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Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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