Khambhalida Caves



 Caves

Khambhalida Caves are located in Rajkot district of the Indian state of Gujarat near Gondal. The group has three caves containing chaitya and stupa. The chaitya gate includes figures of Bodhisattva Padmapani and Vajrapani on right and left respectively. These caves come under the jurisdiction of the Archaeology Department

                                                                   Khambhalida Caves


History

The caves are believed to have come into existence in the 4th or 5th century AD. It is said that they were built by Saint of Dinyan branch of Buddha tradition. Shri P. P. Pandya, a prominent archeologist, discovered the Buddhist Cave in 1958. These caves come under the jurisdiction of the Archeology Department. It is said that for years, Gir Forest continued till Khambhalida Village and it was home to Asiatic lions.



Information for Visitors :   Weather: During the summer months the temperature
                                                                   varies between 32 and 44 ° C and during winter
                                                                   it ranges from  18 to 25 ° C.

Timing         :  During any time of the day.

Entry Fee   :  No fee.