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Bagh Caves, Madhya Pradesh

Bagh Caves, Madhya Pradesh
Bagh Caves, Madhya Pradesh
Bagh Caves of Madhya Pradesh are considered amongst the finest specimens of Buddhist art and architecture in India situated 50 km away from Mandu on the road between Indore and Vadodara. The caves are located 6 km away from Bagh village and 97 km away from the town of Dhar District. It is a significant monument of art including some of the most amazing paintings known to be made by ancient man. Only 5 have survived out of the initial 9 caves. The Bagh Caves are a group of nine rock-cut monuments which are renowned for mural paintings from 4th century.

It consists of Buddhist caves dated between 400 and 700 AD. The area adjacent the caves has forests in its vicinity with traditional rural landscape around it. The caves have been constructed on a perpendicular rock face of the Vindhya Range near the bank of Bahini River. These caves have impressions of Buddhist inscriptions and the mural has been made in tempera technique.

It has been said that the Bagh Caves resembles Ajanta Caves situated in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Each of these caves is a Monastery containing a small chamber and a prayer hall.

Timings
7.00 A.M. to 5.30 P.M.

Entry Fee
Indian Tourists: Rs. 5/- per head
Foreign Tourists: Rs 100/- per head