Do not fear the Caves, for they hold Mysteries!

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By Afrin

If you are a traveler, then nothing could awestrike you more than exploring the mysteries this planet has hidden in it for you to uncover. This world is so full of mysterious places to venture. If you set your mind on a mission to unveil the beauty that lies within this planet than it would leave you with a jaw-dropping experience. Such places are found even in India. Some of the most mysterious caves in India are:

Ellora and Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

Ellora caves are in Aurangabad and they are popularly known for their huge structures that are etched out of the vertical face of the Charanandri Hills. The Ajanta Caves are located near Jalgaon, outskirts of the village Ajintha. The caves form the largest corpus of early Indian painting.

Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves, Orissa

They are a mix of natural and artificial caves with a touch of archeological, historical and religious importance set with their roots near Bhubaneshwar. They are known for their finely and daintily carved caves.

Undavalli Caves, Andhra Pradesh

Located few kilometers from Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, these caves are one of the finest bounty to ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis. These caves are a hint of conversion of Buddhist artefacts and stupas into Hindu temples and deities.

Bhimbetka Rock Shelters, Madhya Pradesh

These are the caves standing tall since Paleolithic Age, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on Indian subcontinent. These caves are located in the Raisen district of MP, inside the Ratapani Wildlife Sanctuary.

Borra Caves, Ananthagiri Hills, Andhra Pradesh

The name Borra comes from a Telugu word ‘Borra Guhalu’ meaning something that has been bored in the ground and Guhalu means caves. They sit on the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley of the Vishakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. These are mainly Karstic limestone structures which are known to be the deepest caves in India.

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