About Udaygiri Caves

A group of 20 rock-cut caves, Udayagiri Caves are located in the two small hills near Betwa River, Madhya Pradesh. These caves comprise some of the oldest temples and cave paintings. These ancient caves are protected monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. The cave paintings include the drawings of Lord Vishnu, Goddess Durga and Lord Shiva. One of these caves also have a remarkable sculpture of Lord Vishnu in the form of one of his incarnations as Varha, the man-boar. These caves also comprise many inscriptions of the Gupta Dynasty. The Udayagiri Caves have many other remnants such as shelters, fortifications carvings, sculpture remains, water systems and habitation mounds. Some caves here are situated at a higher part of the hills and require the travellers to climb a little to explore them.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Udayagiri Caves are ancient structures which date back to the early years of the 5th century CE. These caves place immense emphasis on Chandragupta II, who was a ruler of the Gupta Empire between the years 380-414 CE. These caves are said to be made during the 4th century. According to the findings by archaeologists, Udayagiri is said to have been a human settlement during the early periods. Near these caves, The Udayagiri Lion Capital, a symbolic statue was also discovered. This statue dated back to 2nd Century BCE.

Monument Information


Udaigiri Caves, Madhya Pradesh 464001

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Raja Bhoj International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Vidisha Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Vidisha Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 9:00 AM
  • Closing Time :6:00 PM


  • Monsoon : Maximum: 32 °C, Minimum: 25 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 36°C, Minimum: 28 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 30 °C, Minimum: 17 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Garbage bins
  • Visitor circulation path
  • Electricity
  • Brochure/guide book

Accommodation near the monument

  • PWD Gust Houses

Contact Details

  • Shri S. K. Verma
  • Phone: 91-7592-232384
  • E-mail: scvidisha.asi@gmail.com

Museums near monument

Ticket Information

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.