This once small museum across the street from Sevagram Ashram was undergoing a major renovation and expansion at time of writing and is expected to reopen…
- Mahatma Ghandi Photo Art Gallery
- Cave 12
Cave 12, the huge Tin Thal (Three Storey) Cave, is entered through a courtyard. The locked shrine on the top floor contains a large Buddha figure flanked…
- Cave 30
Cave 30, the Chhota Kailasa (Little Kailasa), is a poor imitation of the great Kailasa Temple and stands by itself some distance from the other Jain…
- Sita Gumpha
Sita is said to have hidden in this cave-like temple while being assailed by the evil Ravana. You’ll have to stoop and shuffle your way into the cave as…
- Kala Rama Temple
The city’s holiest shrine dates back to 1794 and contains unusual black stone representations of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana. Legend has it that it occupies…
- Ambala Lake
On the road to the temples you’ll pass the delightful Ambala Lake, lined with small Narsimha Temples in which mourners typically release the ashes of…
- Cave 11
Cave 11, the Do Thal (Two Storey) Cave, is entered through its third basement level (undiscovered until 1876). Like Cave 12, it possibly owes its size to…
- Shrimat Chatrapati Shivaji Museum
This simple museum is dedicated to the life of the Maratha hero Shivaji. Its collection includes a 500-year-old chain-mail suit and a copy of the Quran,…
- Pataleshvara Cave Temple
The curious rock-cut Pataleshvara Cave Temple is a small and unfinished (though actively used) 8th-century temple, similar in style to the grander caves…
- Khasbag Maidan
Professional wrestling bouts are held sporadically between November and May in this small arena a short walk south of Motibag Thalim. It's behind the…
- Cave 34
The final temple, the small Cave 34, also has interesting sculptures. On the hilltop above the Jain temples, a 5m-high image of Parasnath looks down on…
- Cave 5
Cave 5 is the largest vihara in this group, at 18m wide and 36m long; the rows of stone benches hint that it may once have been an assembly hall.
- Cave 7
Cave 7 has an atypical design, with porches before the verandah leading directly to the four cells and the elaborately sculptured shrine.
- Cave 14
Cave 14, the Ravana-ki-Khai, is a Buddhist vihara converted to a temple dedicated to Shiva sometime in the 7th century.
- Shree Ganpatipule Mandir
This seaside Ganesh temple houses a monolithic Ganesh (painted a lurid reddish-orange), supposedly discovered 1600 years ago.
- Jangali Maharaj Temple
Adjacent to the Pataleshvara Cave Temple is the Jangali Maharaj Temple, dedicated to a Hindu ascetic who died here in 1818.
- Cave 2
Cave 2 is notable for its ornate pillars and the imposing seated Buddha, which faces the setting sun.
- Cave 33
Cave 33, the Jagannath Sabha, is similar in plan to 32 and has some well-preserved sculptures.
- Cave 8
Cave 8 is the first cave in which the sanctum is detached from the rear wall.
- Cave 9
Cave 9, located above Cave 8, is notable for its wonderfully carved fascia.