How about giving the beaches and hill stations a miss this year and heading to the caves of India for an off beat vacation?india Updated: Oct 27, 2012 01:08 IST
How about giving the beaches and hill stations a miss this year and heading to the caves of India for an off beat vacation? Here is list of the top cave destinations to try
Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad: The richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.
Ellora Caves, Aurangabad: Spectacular rock-cut caves and elaborate sculptures can be found at this UNESCO World Heritage site that is over 10 centuries old.
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Bhopal: The pre-historic paintings here depict life in the Neolithic age.
Badami Cave Temples, Badami, Karnataka: On offer here are beautiful carvings in stone.
A must visit.
Kanheri Caves, Mumbai: Considered to be in use from the 1st century BC to the 9th century AD, primarily by Buddhist monks, the caves were chiseled out of a massive basaltic rock.
Borra Caves, Visakhapatnam: It is an interesting place to visit as it boasts of natural stalagmites, a worthy sight.
Udayagiri Caves, Bhubaneswar: The history associated with this cave is mind boggling. Just keep an eye out for the monkeys.
Karla Caves, Lonavala: The caves may not be that great in comparison to the ones listed above, but do make the climb for its beautiful scenic view.