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Kadia Dungar Caves Vadodara

A Glimpse of Uniqueness

The Indian state of Gujarat is one of the world’s 10 most unsung places. Gujarat has a lot of lesser known but increasingly popular tourist spots. One such place is the seven rock-cut caves at Kadia Dungar. These caves are situated near Bharuch, Vadodara. The uniqueness of these caves is the monolithic lion pillars.

The shape of these caves suggests that they were viharas which were in use as early as 1st and 2nd centuries AD. These caves have a religious aura in them, which attracts Buddhists and people of other religions from across the world. When tourists go to visit Kadia Dungar caves, they also visit the Brick Stupa located at the foothills, which is dated around the same time.

The Gujarat Government has been doing its best to make this place as tourist friendly as possible. The best season to visit Kadia-Dungar Caves is between October-March. In order to stay in one of the hotels in the area, one needs to reserve rooms well in advance because there is a lot of rush during this time.


Located near Bharuch, the seven rock-cut caves at Kadia Dungar are assumed to be built around 1st century AD. These were erected during the time when Buddhism flourished in India. From their shapes, it can be told that they had been used as viharas during the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.

How to Reach

By Rail

Vadodara Railway Station is the closest to these caves. It is well connected to Delhi, Mathura, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and many other cities in India.

By Air

Vadodara Airport is situated in the north-east section of the city in the suburbs of Harni. It is a domestic airport and there are regular flights from Vadodara connecting Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad and other Indian cities.

By Road

Vadodara is linked to major cities like Delhi, Gandhinagar and Mumbai via National Highway 8 and to other cities in Gujarat through National Expressway 1. Major bus services are operated by the Vallabhipur Transportation Cooperative Society. These buses are also the main transport facility available in Vadodara to reach other tourist hot-spots like the Kadia-Dungar Caves.

Nearest Town : Bharuch

Nearest Village : Raj Pardi

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